Edinburgh is a city that deserves to be indulged, a city that offers culture, history, nightlife and wonderful places to eat and drink.
So why not stay somewhere that fits with the urban chic lifestyle? We took a look inside the Panoramic Penthouse and spoke to Hatty Webster about this stunning property that has even been featured in Vogue, don’t you know.
Firstly, can you tell us a bit about the Panoramic Penthouse?
The Panoramic Penthouse @ Quartermile is an amazing property. The interior is spread across three floors, with three double bedrooms and a child’s pirate themed bedroom on the bottom floor, a huge open plan kitchen, dining and living room leading out to a massive balcony. The balcony looks over The Meadows with views onto Arthur’s Seat and Bruntsfield. On the balcony, there is dining for eight people and a barbeque! Up the next flight of stairs, you’ll find a games room where you can relax after a days’ exploring Edinburgh! A private stairway then leads you up to the roof top terrace where you can chill out in the hot tub whilst you take in the 360 degree views of Edinburgh. The view is literally unbeatable – you can see the castle, Arthur’s Seat, the Pentland Hills – everything!
People come and stay in Edinburgh for all kinds of reasons. Have you got a few things that you particularly recommend for visitors to the city to see or do?
The Panoramic Penthouse @ Quartermile is primarily a family apartment, and with it’s central location, it’s perfect for all the main tourist attractions. There are all the main things to do such as the Castle and The Dungeons, but I’d recommend finding all of Edinburgh’s windy streets and exploring! Venturing out in the beautiful areas of Stockbridge and Bruntsfield, you’ll always find amazing individual little shops and café’s. Going to The Pentland Hills for a walk, of if you’ve brought your bike with you, cycle to Crammond village and have a lovely pub lunch overlooking the water!
Is there anything a little bit more off the wall or unusual that you could suggest to potential visitors?
A few new maze attractions have popped up in Edinburgh recently – there’s one called Escape. Camera Obscura is always fun.
What about beyond the city limits? Where would you send guests for a day’s exploration?
Obviously there are amazing places close(ish) to Edinburgh such as Loch Lomond and St Andrews, however I’d recommend for our guests who are staying a little longer to venture out and visit the Highlands. There are several great tour companies in Edinburgh which take you up to Skye and the West coast via Fort William, then round to Loch Ness and back down south via Aviemore and the Cairngorms. You can do these trips in a day and it’s a great opportunity to see these amazing places whilst your base is in the City.
For those with a more active inclination, what can you suggest in terms of sports or outdoor activities?
If you bring your bike, or rent one – I’d highly recommend taking a cycle out to Crammond and – if you’re fit – even further round to South Queensferry. It’s amazing how these seemingly little villages are right outside the city. Walking up Arthur’s Seat is a tourist favorite – you’ll certainly feel the burn on your legs but that view is 100% worth it!!