Accessibility at The Georgian Apartment

Accessibility at The Georgian Apartment

We wish to make your stay as enjoyable as possible and aim to describe our facilities in an accurate manner to allow you to book with confidence. If you have any questions please ask via our enquiry form.

Getting Here

India Street is not on a bus route and the 15-20 minute walk from either Waverley or Haymarket rail stations, or the tram stops on Princes Street, does involve going up and down a hill and crossing some cobbled streets. Taxis are plentiful in Edinburgh and we are only a 5 minute journey from these stations. Please refer to the Local Facilities page on the website for more travel information including parking.

General Access

There are three steps up from the pavement to the short level platform leading to the private front door and then a further step of 170mm to enter the apartment. There is level access to all rooms once inside the property apart from the hall W.C. which has a 35mm step up to enter. India Street is on an incline and is cobbled, there are sloped cobbled kerbs to gain access from the street to the pavement. The pavement and front door approach are well lit with streetlamps when dark.

Specific Room Access Dimensions and Details

Front door: access width at door is 1000mm, access width of steps and platform approach is 2000mm. The key safe is positioned to the left of the front door at a height of 1630mm from the ground, the dials may be difficult to read for the visually impaired. The front door has a traditional mortice lock and yale lock and pushes open once unlocked. A meet and greet service can be provided although this is dependent on our work commitments and so must be arranged in advance.

Drawing room: access width at door is 900mm. There are two large sofas with seat heights of 500mm and a high backed armchair with a seat height of 450mm.

Kitchen/dining room: access width at door is 850mm and there is 850mm clearance between the island and cupboards and 850mm clearance passed the island to the main open plan space. Kitchen work surfaces including the hob and sink are at 925mm, the base of the upper level of cupboards is at 1430mm. There is a sofa with a seat height of 450mm and four backed chairs with seat heights of 500mm, there are also two swivel bar stools with seat heights of 650mm.

Hall W.C.: access width at door is 750mm and there is a 35mm step up into the room. There is a 200m step up into the shower cubicle with a sliding door providing an access width of 390mm. The shower cubicle measures 970mm x 830mm. The toilet seat height is 420mm and there is 700mm in front of it, the basin height is 820mm.

Utility room: access width to the washing machine cupboard is 500mm through a push to release door that opens into the W.C.

Bedroom: access width at door and into the room is 800mm with 700mm clearance around the bed. The bed height is 600mm. Bedroom furniture is movable. There is a built-in wardrobe with an access width of 600mm at the outwardly folding door, it contains a clothes rail at a height of 172mm. The access width at the door of the ensuite is 650mm and the bath height is 540mm. The toilet seat is 420mm high and there is 850mm in front of the toilet, the basin height is 800mm.

Store Cupboard: width at door is 1000mm although there is no ground level access. The freezer sits on a step 720mm above floor level and a narrow set of 6 steps (350mm width) lead up to a platform where cleaning products are kept. The light switches for this cupboard are on the right as you open the door.

All basin and sink taps are single lever operated mixer taps and both showers and the bath have dials for waterflow and temperature control. The ensuite bath has an overhead shower as well as flexible shower hose attachment at bath level. Slip resistant bathmats are stored under the basin in both the hall W.C. and ensuite. There are no grab rails around the bath, shower or toilets.


The bedroom is the only carpeted room. The hallway is flag stones, the hallway bathroom and ensuite are tiled, the drawing room is solid wood and the kitchen/dining room is laminate wood. There are floor rugs in the hall, drawing room and kitchen/dining room.

Internal doors

All door handles are traditional brass knobs and open inwards into the room except for the hallway bathroom and store cupboard which open outwards into the hall. There is a mortice lock with key on the inside of the hallway bathroom and no lock on the ensuite. 


All rooms other than the hall W.C. and store cupboard have traditional sash and case windows that are fully operational. Instructions are provided both digitally and in print on their operation.


The Georgian Apartment is on a relatively quiet residential street and the bedroom and kitchen/dining room benefit from having no road or pedestrian noise at all, facing out over an enclosed private courtyard.

Hearing and Visual

The smart TV has an Accessibility Menu within the 'all settings' tab of the settings menu and includes audio guidance, audio description, high contrast, grayscale and colour conversion options for the visually impaired. There are also subtitle options for the hard of hearing.

Information guidance sheets about the apartment are printed in large easy to read font.

Information About the Georgian Apartment and Local Area

We have a digital App packed with information about our apartment and the local area which is emailed to customers on booking. This information is also available in written form as a book of laminated sheets at the property for those who prefer this.

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