Wonderful historic apartment close to Edinburgh Castle just off the Royal Mile with commanding views out over the city.
This is not a modern apartment but wood panelled rooms are comfortably furnished with traditional pieces in keeping with it’s original charm and character. Blackie House was built around 1680 in what was at the time the highest building in Europe, the worlds first skyscraper. There is a small lift which will take you up to the apartment if you don’t wish to use the stairs. Many artist have enjoyed living here over the years and have added murals to the walls and left behind some of their artwork.
Situated just off the Lawnmarket at the top of the Royal Mile within easy walking distance of the Castle, the Scottish Whisky Experience, the Camera Obscura and many excellent restaurants such as the Witchery, Odine, the Outsider and many more which can be reached on foot or by bus. This a great location and not far from Waverley Station or the airport express bus terminus. There is no parking with the apartment but most things are within walking distance or by bus and there is an excellent bus service in the city. During the Festival it’s only a short distance to where you can watch the street performers on the Royal Mile and many of the fringe venues are also close by.
The apartment has 3 bedrooms all of which are spacious. 2 of the bedrooms have kingsize beds and the other is a single bedroom. The apartment sleeps a total of 5 guests. There is a living room with wonderful views out over the city, kitchen with views over Lady Stairs Close, a bathroom with shower over the bath and a 2nd toilet.
Lady Stairs Close has many historical tours and there always seems to be something happening there during the day.
The apartment is well equipped with washing machine and drying facilities, dishwasher, microwave, iron, TV, DVD player free Wifi internet, heating and lighting. There is an ample supply of towels and linen which are included in the rental. There are no taxes or extra fees.
This in an apartment to be enjoyed and feel part of the history of Old Town Edinburgh.
Discounted rates for longer stay please enquire.
- DVD Player
- Oven & Hob
- Separate WC
- Washing Machine