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The Scholar's Rest


Key features

2 bedroom
Sleeps 4
No smoking
Permit parking
Parking for 1 car


Smart TV


Electric hob
Fridge freezer
Cutlery & crockery
Coffee machine
Iron & ironing board
Towels & linen
Weekly cleaning service


One Kingsize bed
One double bed


1 bathroom
Separate shower
Separate wc
Welcome to The Scholar’s Rest.

The apartment sits opposite The Mount school built in 1856. 2 Driffield terrace was used as accommodation for visiting scholars, and the property has been named as such in honour of those who came before.

This superb 2 bedroom property sits just a stone’s throw from the heart of the city centre and internally there is wonderful attention to details throughout that create a genuinely unique feel.

The apartment itself sits on the second floor of the building. As you enter you’re welcomed by some quirky modern art, antique lights, cabinet and rug and a funky modern coat hook.

In the dining area, you’ll find again some modern art mixed with some old oil paintings and crystoleum pictures surrounding an antique mirror, sitting above the dining table and chairs which are Victorian, and the chairs have recently been reupholstered with modern fabrics.

The main living area is an eclectic mix of Asian, European and English antiques are mixed in with some modern pieces of décor. The “Foo Dogs” which sit either side of the tall display cabinets are there as they symbolise prosperity, success, and guardianship.

As the morning sun beams into the apartment, roman blinds serve two purposes, one to take the glare away from your morning tv indulgence by using the free “Netflix” provided on the Samsung Smart TV, with the other being to stop the sun fading some of the antique furniture.

The living room has a main chandelier and wall lights and is enhanced by two lamps either end of the living area, one sits on the credenza and the other on the French bombe chest of drawers.

The kitchen has a dishwasher, oven, hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, “Smeg” kettle and toaster, Nespresso coffee machine, Joseph Joseph accessories as well as a good selection of wine and champagne glasses. If you’re in the mood to cook, then the owners have provided a selection of roasting trays, stainless steel pans, a wok and frying pan.

The main bathroom is equipped with a beautiful freestanding bath along with a separate shower.

The WC / utility room has a toilet and wash hand basin as well as the washer/dryer, clothes airer and shark cordless vacuum cleaner, hanging space to dry tops is also incorporated into the shelving above the worktop area.

The main bedroom has a king size bed, two cupboard spaces either side of the fireplace, both the windows in this bedroom have recently been refurbished to eliminate any drafts and being fully operational to opening both top and bottom sash windows. In the chest of drawers, you’ll find a BaByliss hair dryer with diffuser, and for those hair tongs or brushes we have provided silicone mats for them to sit on and a hair drier tongs housing, to make getting ready so much easier. A luggage rack for sitting your suitcase on is situated next to the chair. Robert Walsh robe hooks are provided on the back of the bedroom door. Marks & Spencer firm and medium pillows are provided for a good night’s sleep.

Bedroom two also has a robe hook behind the door and a double wardrobe along with a luxurious double bed. For convenience a hair dryer stand and silicone mat are also provided.

Permit parking for 1 car is provided.

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