This quirky interior-designed apartment is stylish, colourful, sunny and full of character. Sleeping four and only a stone's throw from the Royal Mile. it's the perfect central base for exploring this World Heritage city on foot
This apartment is just a five minute walk from Waverley Station and new airport tram terminus, making arrival and departure easy, and offering stress-free access to Glasgow and other parts of Scotland for day trips further afield
Situated in the same block as the prestigious 5-star Scotsman Hotel, and opposite the exclusive Hilton hotel, Royal Mile Mansions has a concierge service 12 hours a day, seven days a week; secure video entry system and a carpeted lift to all floors
All rooms in this historic Listed Building apartment open onto the stylish entrance hall, which has crystal light fittings, a full-length silver Louis mirror, and storage cupboard for coats and suitcases
The living area overlooking Cockburn Street - one of Edinburgh's prettiest streets, full of independent boutiques, gift shops, cafes and restaurants. At one end of the open plan living area is a loft-style galley kitchen with chunky oak worktops, stainless steel units, and glossy subway tiles containing high-end appliances (Neff oven and hob, SMEG retro fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine as well as a microwave, toaster, kettle and quality cutlery, crockery and glassware - including a Thomas dinner service for entertaining
The dining area seats six around a stylish glass table with harlequin gel chairs. A handmade oak and glass staircase created by Scottish cabinet-maker Alasdair Gall (whose work has sold at Chrstie's and Bonham's auction houses) leads to a glass-fronted mezzanine study. Here you can relax with a glass of wine and a good read on the leather armchair (you will find a range of Scottish fiction and non-fiction for use during your stay). Or sit in the Eames Eiffel chair at the mezzanine desk and catch up on writing postcards or sending emails
Socialising and relaxation are the themes of the living area. An L-Shaped sofa piled with quirky cushions provides the perfect chill-out space for watching the 50-inch smart flat screen TV or a classic movie or box set from the DVD library which is available for guests to use. Or simply watch the world go by from the large windows, with views down Cockburn Street and up tot the Royal Mile
The romantic master bedroom has cream pure wool wall-to-wall carpeting, a genuine Victorian oversized half-tester brass bed draped in antique lace, a vintage painted armoire, gilded Louis chair and gold-leaf chandeliers. You won't want to get up in the morning!
The second bedroom, a smaller double, comfortably sleeps two adults and is furnished and decorated in British eccentric Jack Wills style, with a wall of tastefully quirky eclectic artwork
The spacious bathroom has a full size bath with a powerful Grohe shower above, two wash basins set into a marble surface and Hollywood-style illuminated mirrors
In summer months this apartment is a great base for all of the Festival venues.The Pleasance courtyard andGeorge Square are just a short walk away making this a great location for all that Edinburgh has to offer
Be aware: The apartment is bang in the heart of the action, making it the perfect base for the best that Edinburgh has to offer. However, please be aware that the area is fully of lively bars and restaurants, it can get noisy at night - generally people noise (there is very little traffic noise at any time). All windows are double-glazed to reduce noise, and there are heavy, blackout-lined curtains too, to help ensure a good night's sleep
Be aware: The apartment is bang in the heart of the action, making it the perfect base for the best that Edinburgh has to offer. However, please be aware that the area is full of lively bars and restaurants, it can get noisy at night - generally people noise (there is very little traffic noise at any time). All windows are double-glazed to reduce noise, and there are heavy, blackout-lined curtains too, to help ensure a good night's sleep.
This self catering apartment is available for holiday lets, short term and corporate lets, and as Edinburgh Festival accommodation.