West End Apartment

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Our West End self-catering apartment is situated in Atholl Crescent Lane just minutes walk from the city centre and transport links to the airport and railway station and so it is ideally located for any visitors looking to be close to the city centre and financial district.

Situated within easy walking distance of the city centre and transport links this apartment is ideal for those wanting to experience Edinburgh’s city centre but who don’t want to travel far at the end of a busy day.

Renovated in January 2019 the apartment has oak flooring throughout the lounge, bedroom and hallway, a separate bathroom with shower over the bath and a kitchen area off the lounge.  The apartment is on the ground floor with main door access to the street.

The lounge has a 3 seater sofa that folds out to a queen-size sofabed, has high-speed WiFi, a 40in flat-screen TV with access to Netflix and other streaming services.  The dining area has a round glass table with 2 leather chairs and 2 folding chairs for extra guests

The kitchen is fully fitted with integrated fridge freezer, oven, hob, washing machine, microwave kettle, toaster.  Stocked with crockery, cutlery and glasses for 4 as well as cookware and utensils.  The kitchen is also equipped with a fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide alarm and smoke alarms throughout.

There is a Sainsbury’s supermarket (open 6.00am to 11.00pm daily) and an ATM in Shandwick Place which is just 1 minute from the apartment.

Transport links are excellent with the Airport tram stop and Number 100 Airlink bus stop are just 2 minutes walk away in Shandwick Place and Haymarket Train station is just 5 minutes walk away.

If you’d like to convenience of staying the centre of our beautiful city, with many of the city’s tourist attractions, bars, cafes, restaurants and shops within a few minutes walk.  Then this apartment will be right for you.

Two minutes walk:

Princes Street and the Gardens – Wonderful skyline view of the Old Town and Edinburgh Castle and “The Mound” with access to the Old Town. The newly refurbished Portrait Gallery is not to be missed.

Lothian Road – Is home to a wide variety of restaurants and bars including Innis&Gunn’s Brewery Taproom, BrewDog, Nandos, Wagamama and Wetherspoons to name but a few.  The Usher Hall, The Lyceum and Traverse Theatres are also located here.

George Street & Rose Street – With its many upmarket shops, bars and restaurants.

Ten Minutes Walk:

Edinburgh Castle – Edinburgh’s iconic centrepiece. There is lots to see and do at Edinburgh Castle so plan at least half a day to get around it all.  Attractions include The Royal Palace, The Scottish Crown Jewels, Mons Meg, The Stone of Destiny, The Scottish National War memorial and much more.  The top attractions is the firing of the One o’clock gun each day.

The Scottish National Gallery – Situated at the foot of the Mound the Scottish National Gallery displays some of the greatest art in the world, including masterpieces by Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Constable, Turner, Monet, Van Gogh and Gauguin, amongst many others.

The Water Of Leith – Fed from the Pentland Hils the Water of Leith runs through the city from the South West to the Port of Leith.  Accessed from the Dean Village The Water of Leith walkway provides an escape from the city and allows visitors to experience Edinburgh’s hidden natural assets.

The prices quoted are based on 2 people sharing.  The apartment has a sofa bed in the lounge so can sleep up to 2 adults and 2 children.  For more than 2 people there will be an additional charge.

If guests are staying for longer than one week, we will provide a change of linen, towels and a thorough clean of the apartment included in the price.

We encourage careful use of services (Gas and Electricity).  Included in the prices is an allowance for services, any usage above this allowance may be charged after departure at a standard no profit rate.

Period Midweek night Weekend night Weekly Minimum stay
Spring £120 £120 £720 2 nights
Summer £125 £125 £750 2 nights
Edinburgh Festival £170 £170 £1190 7 nights
Autumn £120 £120 £720 2 nights
Winter £120 £120 £720 2 nights
Christmas and New Year £170 £170 £1190 4 nights

These are our standard rates. Rates may change during these periods for specific occasions or events. Please check Online Booking for the exact rate and for any special offer rates.


A deposit of the first nights rental will be taken on confirmation of booking. The balance will be taken 30 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy:

In the event that all or part of a booking is cancelled the following will apply:

Cancellation made after the booking is confirmed, the full deposit will be charged.

Cancellation within 30 days prior to arrival 100% of the full price will be charged.

We strongly advise that you arrange travel insurance in case of cancellation.

Additional charges.

Extra cleaning – Guests are asked to leave the apartment in a clean condition, remove rubbish and leave the place tidy. If, after departure, we have to spend additional time cleaning or laundering we will levy an additional charge commensurate with the time and costs involved.

Damages – A charge will be levied for any damage to the property, items within the apartment, linen or towels.

Services – Usage in excess of the allowed rate may be charged at a standard non-profit meter rate after departure.

This is a main door 1-bedroom apartment with an entrance hallway, lounge, with kitchen and bedroom off the lounge and a bathroom with a shower over the bath.  Situated on the ground floor of 1980s development access is directly onto the street with 1 step up from the pavement. Located on a quiet street just a few minutes walk from the city centre and the tram and bus stop to the airport, it is the perfect place for anyone looking for a quiet location in the city centre.   Please contact us to discuss any requirements you may have.  This is a non-smoking apartment.

The apartment is fully equipped with all items a guest should need for a comfortable stay.


Queen size bed – high-quality pocket sprung mattress with matters topper
Bedside chest of drawers
Bedside Lamps
Double wardrobe
Full-length mirror
Suitcase stand
Extra pillows
Coat hangers

Bedroom – Linen:

Changed weekly or more frequently for longer stay guests.
100% high thread count Egyptian cotton bed sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers.
We can supply man-made pillows and duvet cover if requested in advance.


Free Wi-Fi
Flat-screen TV with Freeview channels and access to streaming services
3 Seater Sofabed
Glass dining table
2 Dining chairs
Extra folding chairs
Tourist Information maps and guides


Bath with electric shower
Wash hand basin
Scottish Fine Soaps – Sea Kelp Range – soap, shower gel and shampoo


Changed weekly for longer stay periods
Per person:
Bath sheet
Hand towel
Towelling slippers
Bath mat

Mobile-phone signal:

The signal is strong through the apartment.

Kitchen Equipment:

Washing machine
Electric kettle
Lasagne dishes and casserole
Pots, Pans and Frying pan
Chopping boards
Salad bowl and servers
Dish towels
Full range of kitchen utensils
China table setting for 4 people
Cutlery set of 6
Full range of glassware
Place mats and coasters

Kitchen – Food and beverage:

There is normally a small supply of items which are all fresh and checked before every let.
Ground Coffee,
Instant Coffee,
Olive Oil and Virgin Olive Oil,
Balsamic vinegar,
Tomato Ketchup,
Cooking salt,
Salt and Pepper Mills (stocked).
Boarders Biscuits


Kitchen roll
Toilet roll
Freezer containers
Vacuum cleaner
Ironing board
Cleaning products

The following is a list of some of Edinburgh’s most popular attractions.   Click of the titles for links to the attraction’s website.

Rabbie’s Tours of the Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rabbie’s are a multi-award-winning tour company providing small group tours of Scotland. They have tours departing 7 days a week and ranging from 1 to 6 days in duration.

National Galleries of Scotland

The National Galleries of Scotland, Four sites each contains some of the best Scottish and international art in the world.  Entry is free although a charge may be made for special exhibitions.

Edinburgh Castle

Sitting high above Edinburgh on its volcanic rock the castle is Scotland’s number one paid attraction. Home to Scotland’s Crown Jewels, the National War Museum and the one 0’clock gun.

St Giles’ Cathedral

Standing halfway down the Royal Mile the spire of St Giles’ Cathedral is one of the most recognizable features on Edinburgh’s skyline.

Royal Botanic Gardens

Without a doubt one of the finest public gardens in the world. 72 acres of peace and tranquillity.

National Museum of Scotland

A great day out for the whole family. With 36 galleries the museum displays over 20,000 objects.

Edinburgh Zoo

A fantastic family day out. Visit the giant pandas or come and see the famous penguin parade. Edinburgh Zoo has over 1000 animals, onsite restaurants and children’s play area as well as animal shows at various times throughout the day.

Edinburgh Bus Tours

A selection of open to bus tours providing great value for money with hop-on hop-off tickets.

Our Dynamic Earth

Our Dynamic Earth takes you on a journey back through the history of our planet, great family fun.

Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre

Take a ride through a mock distillery to find out how the ‘water of life’ is made.

Royal Yacht Britannia

Now moored in Leith the Queens former Royal Yacht is now a museum giving visitors an insight into the Royal Family.

Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Queen’s official residence in Scotland. Take a tour around the palace and find out about Royal life and the palaces legendary former inhabitants.  Tickets bought from the Royal Collection Trust provide free re-entry for 12 months.

Museum of Childhood

Often referred to as the ‘noisiest museum in the world’ the Museum of Childhood is packed with toys from past and present. Children can see and learn about toys and games from the past and adults can take a trip down memory lane. A great way to spend a few hours. Entry is free.

The Real Mary King’s Close

A warren of hidden streets buried below the Royal Mile for hundreds of years. Take a guided tour and see where people lived, worked and died between the 17th and 19th centuries. Pre-booking is advised.

Scott Monument

Built to commemorate the Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott, this 200 ft high Victorian gothic monument stands at the west end of Princes Street Gardens. Climb the 287 steps and you will be rewarded with panoramic views over Edinburgh, the Lothians and across to Fife.

Online booking discount

Book direct with us through our website and receive a discount of £10 per night off the standard rate.

The offers listed on the page are single offers and can not be taken in conjunction with each other or any other offer.

Any discount or promo code provided via this website, any advertisement or social media site will not be valid for use on the following dates.

  • August 1st to 31st.
  • December 24th to 1st January inclusive.
  • Other dates may be excluded at our discretion through the year for specific events that will attract high demand.

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