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 Arrival / Departure


Q. How do I find Grassmarket Studio (Webster's Land)?
The Webster's Land apartment block is on the street of West Port (the post code is EH1 2RX). When you have paid the balance we will email you a PDF attachment with full directions from the airport, train stations, etc.

Please note: the directions we email will also contain the APARTMENT NUMBER, the ACCESS CODE to the front gate, and the KEY-BOX CODE, so please make a note of all these or remember to bring the directions with you!


Q. How do I collect the keys?
Collect the keys from the secure Key-Box at the apartment door. You'll receive the key-box code by email before you arrive.
(If you prefer to be met in person at the apartment on arrival you can arrange this in advance.)

Q. What time can I arrive?
The apartment will be ready from 15:00 (3pm) onwards.
If you wish to have an earlier arrival time, please ask in advance to find out if it is possible.


Q. What time can I depart?
The apartment should be vacated by 10:00 (10am). If you wish to have a later departure time please ask in advance to find out if it is possible.
Leave the keys inside the apartment when you depart.


Q. Are there any stairs?
There is a total of 20 stairs up to the apartment, which is one level above street level. As it is built on a hill, the block is taller at the back than at the front. In Grassmarket Studio you will notice you are actually four floors above the lane at the back of the block. (Sorry, there is no lift/elevator.)


Q. Where can I store luggage if I arrive earlier or want to depart later than arranged?
Sorry, there is nowhere to store left luggage at Grassmarket Studio, or in Webster's Land, but here are some storage facilities in the city centre: 

  • WAVERLEY TRAIN STATION: Left Luggage
    Open daily, 07:00 - 23:00. Each item: £7.50 (3 hours) / £12.50 (24 hours)

  • EDINBURGH BUS STATION (North St. Andrew Street): Luggage lockers
    Open daily 04:30 - 00:00. Lockers (12 hours): Small £6 / Medium £8 / Large £10 / XL £12

  • Various shops and hotels (eg Premier Store in the Grassmarket)
     STASHER.COM      Book space in advance online: approx. £6.00 each item


Inside the Apartment


Q. What facilities/equipment are in Grassmarket Studio?

  • Wi-Fi 
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron, ironing board, clothes airer
  • Electric heating (kitchen has underfloor heating)
  • Tourist information, guide books, games, DVDs
  • Travel adaptor plugs
  • Linen:
    bath and hand towels, bed-linen, tea towels
  • Bedroom/Lounge:
    standard double bed, sofa, TV with Freeview channels and DVD player
  • Kitchen:
    kettle, toaster, microwave, nespresso machine, electric oven and hob, washing machine, fridge (with icebox), plates, cooking pans, cutlery, etc.
  • Bathroom:
    electric shower over bath, shaver-socket


Q. Do you supply any groceries or toiletries?
A few items are provided to get you started: coffee, tea, sugar, cooking oil, salt and pepper, kitchen paper, washing-up liquid, laundry liquid, hand-wash, and toilet paper.
Please bring your own toiletries such as toothpaste, shower gel and shampoo.


Q. Where is the nearest grocery shop?
There is a Sainsbury's Local just a minute's walk from Webster's Land. It is open 7am - 11pm (Mon-Sat); 8am - 11pm (Sun).


Q. Are there cafes, restaurants and bars nearby?
Too many to mention here! We leave a copy of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide in the apartment to help you choose!


Restrictions


Q. How many people can stay?
The maximum number of guests allowed is 2, not counting infants.
Please note there is one standard double bed (width 135cm) in the lounge/bedroom. If 2 guests want separate beds we can also provide a single-size Z-Bed in the same room. If the Z-Bed will be required please request it on booking.
NB: the Z-Bed cannot be used by a 3rd guest as 2 is the maximum number of guests permitted in this apartment.


Q. Is the apartment suitable for an infant or a child?
The apartment has no special equipment for infants or young children, but there is room to put up a baby's travel cot if you are bringing one with you.
Children (of any age) MUST be supervised both inside and outside the apartment because Grassmarket Studio is on the 4th floor of a 6-storey building and the windows do open! Also, the guard rails around the exterior walkways on each level have gaps between the rails.


Q. Can I smoke in the apartment?
Smoking, vaping or using e-cigarettes is NOT allowed inside the apartment or in the enclosed corridors and stairways leading to the apartment.
Outside, smoking is permitted on the covered walkways overlooking the courtyard garden but please be considerate of neighbours who may not smoke and please dispose of any cigarette ends carefully.


Q. Can I bring a pet?
Sorry, no pets allowed.



Energy Performance Certificate

Rated higher (more efficient) than the Scottish average.
Energy Efficiency: C - 74        Environmental Impact: D - 67
View the EPC


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