Set in private grounds alongside Edinburgh Castle mound, this delightful ground floor apartment and garden offers stunning views of the Castle in one of the city's best locations. In the heart of the Grassmarket, which features bistros and craft shops, Castle Wynd South offers bright and modern ground floor accommodation – it also boasts its own outdoor terrace and shared garden. Sainsbury Local is just a few minutes walk and the Royal Mile and major Edinburgh attractions are around the corner, so you can enjoy all the city sights from your own comfortable and very central base. The Castle itself is on your doorstep: take the shortcut straight up the Castle Wynd South steps to reach the Castle gates.
Offers comfortable leather sofas and a dining table with chairs for four, plus flatscreen TV and complementary broadband. The room also features patio doors to the sunny terrace and stairs up to the shared lawn, with its mature apple tree and breathtaking views up to the Castle.
Equipped with modern fittings including fridge, gas hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher , washing machine and cutlery & crockery for four. There is no freezer in this property.
Bedrooms 1 and 2
Each room offers a comfortable double bed and an integrated closet giving ample space for clothing and luggage. Each room has a window looking onto Castle Wynd South and each is located off the main hallway, with its shared bathroom.
Featuring pushbutton electric shower, sink and WC, the bathroom also offers a full-size bathtub.
* Linen and towels are provided.
* Complimentary tea, coffee and milk are provided for your arrival.
* The airport bus drop off point and main railway station are 10 minutes walk.
A deposit of 25% is payable on booking and the outstanding balance of the rental price must be received 2 months prior to your arrival date. For bookings made less than eight weeks before your arrival date the whole rental price falls payable at the time of booking. Please note that a separate 200 pounds refundable key/security deposit must be provided prior to arrival. This is rescinded 2 days after departure.
* No smoking is allowed within the apartment.
* Well behaved pets by prior arrangement.
A "meet and greet" service is operated , whereby you will be met at a property at a pre-arranged time to give access. Full instructions of this procedure can be found in the secure guest area after a booking has been completed. It is very important that an approximate arrival time is provided before arrival for this process. Entry is from 14:00 onwards but if nobody has booked to depart on your day of arrival it will probably be very suitable for us to give you entry as early as possible. Departure is by 10am (a guaranteed late departure up to 20:00 can be obtained for 50% of that daily rate. Please contact us if you want to utilise this facility and a price will be calculated).
Please note that arrivals after 19:00 will incur a range of late arrival fee.
**LATE ARRIVAL: fees, 19:00 - 22:30 - 15 pounds, 22:31 - 00:00 - 30 pounds and 00:01 - 02:00 - 50 pounds. The latest access can be given is 02:00, otherwise it is given at 08:00 the next day. ESC accept no liability for any costs involved in alternative accommodation for this 6 hour period.
1 There are three options to get from Edinburgh airport to the city centre, all take approx 30-35 minutes. The main rail station Waverley is approx 700 metres from the Castle Wynd apt.
1. Edinburgh trams, approx every 8-10 mins (Sunday 12-15 mins), right outside terminal, the nearest drop off point for Castle Wynd is the Prince St stop which is approx 700 metres away. Cost 8.50 pounds for adults and 4.50 pounds for children for a RETURN journey.
2. Airport express bus, every 15 minutes right outside terminal building, drop off point on Waverley Bridge approx 700 metres from Castle Wynd. Costs 7.50 pounds per person for a RETURN journey.
3. Taxi, many can be found right outside the terminal building and will cost 15 - 20 pounds for a one way journey. However a taxi will drop you off right outside the property you have booked.
Street parking is enforced Mon Sat 08:00 - 18:30, it is expensive and inflexible as you can only stay in one spot for a few hours.
There are many city centre car parks to choose from, you can use these for a short time or full days which cost approx 16 pounds or more or enter the postcode of the property you have booked into this website http://www.parkopedia.co.uk/
Alternatively if you do not plan your use your car much, (Edinburgh is a relatively small city centre and is much better explored on foot), leave your car in a well lit residential street outside the restricted city centre, the whole operation should take approx 30 minutes. Alternatively, the return journey in a taxi from an unrestricted area (approx 2.5 km) would be less than one days parking charges. Information on the best areas for this can be provided.
Die Schlüsselübergabe hat gut geklappt. Maya war sehr freundlich. Sie kam auch, als wir uns am nächsten Tag über den moderigen Geruch beschwerten und dass die Zündung am Gasherd permanent zündete. Sie ließ Dave kommen, der sich um die Zustände in der Wohnung redlich bemühte (putzen, Einlagen in die Schränke, um den Modergeruch zu übertünchen, Anzünder für den Gasherd bei gleichzeitiger Kappen der Sicherung für die automatische Zündvorrichtung), konnte aber die Mängel nicht wirklich beheben. Als wir dann Maya nochmals anriefen, sie solle kommen, war sie schon sichtlich genervt. Sie sagte, die Firma könne uns keine Reduktion des Mietpreises anbieten aber auch keine Ersatzwohnung, da alles restlos ausgebucht sei.
In der Wohnung roch es modrig, die Betten waren sehr schmal, es gab weitere kleinere Mängel. Schränke haben wir nicht benutzt, obwohl der Caretaker Einlagen in die Schubladen legte. Dennoch mussten wir zu Hause die Wäsche mehrmals waschen und Jackets in die Reinigung bringen, um den üblen Geruch loszuwerden.
Die Wohnung war sehr zentral gelegen, wir würden sie aber aus o.g. Gründen nich noch einmal anmieten.