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Dining with a sunny view over the Grassmarket

Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

The Grassmarket area and the adjacent streets offer a host of cosmopolitan bars, restaurants, independent and traditional retailers and is surrounded by exciting festival venues .The area is steeped in dramatic, intriguing history with its well preserved cobbled streets and medieval architecture bringing this area to life.

The Grassmarket Flat overlooks the West Bow Well and faces directly out onto the Grassmarket pedestrian precinct which plays host to numerous musical, dramatic arts and acrobatic fringe acts throughout the festival season, not to mention a Mardi Gras festival and Saturday markets. This entertainment is free from your windows!

The Grassmarket Flat has been tastefully finished to a very high standard, with beautiful Scottish fabrics encapsulating the essence of Scotland, to enhance your experience and maximise the ambience of your holiday.

This flat has been designed with the holidaymaker in mind and attention has been paid to every detail to ensure your stay is a very comfortable and memorable experience.

This is a perfect place for those romantic at heart with a chilled bottle of wine waiting for you on your arrival!

If you intend visiting Edinburgh, this is the perfect place to stay.

Size Sleeps up to 2, Studio
Nearest beach Portobello 6 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport 14 km, Nearest railway: Edinburgh Waverley 500 m
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Further details indoors

New oak furniture and flooring compliments the traditional style. The dining table is situated next to the two large west facing windows, which flood the flat with sunshine throughout the day. The windows overlook the busy Grassmarket precinct allowing you to watch world go by as you dine!

Ipod / iphone player / charger / WIFI for your convenience. A welcome pack and a wide selection of information leaflets and maps available for guests.

Bespoke double glazed window shutters are fitted along with mood lighting for enhanced comfort. Ample wardrobe space and dressing area and mirrored dressing table.

The flat benefits from a totally refurbished modern bathroom, just completed in April 2012. The bathroom is complimented by an LED illuminated mirror with built in demister pad and electric shaving point for the comfort of guests.

Luxurious linen and towels provided.

Complimentary wine and milk / tea / coffee facilties for your arrival.

WIFI just fitted in April 2012.

Further details outdoors

This property is situated on the third floor of a historic old town tenement. Access is via a winding stairwell. There is no lift available.

PARKING****Metered on street parking is available in surrounding streets. Long stay parking is available at the nearby Castle Terrace car park. Free parking is available in residential streets on the outskirts of the City Centre, a short bus ride away. Please ask for directions.

The property benefits from good transport links. Further details available on request.

Further details

Minimum let is 2 nights


Please arrive after 3pm on the date of arrival and leave before 11am on the date of departure. If this is not suitable tell us when you book, so we can try to arrange alternative times.


See calendar or contact us for availability and prices.

Confirm a booking by phone / email with your details and a booking form will be sent to you for completion

25% deposit required when booking over a month in advance,

100% payment required when booking less than a month in advance

PAYMENT by: UK cheque or BACS payment (Please contact owner for details)

During major events ie Rugby weekends or marathon there is a supplement of an £10 extra per night.

Please email for prices.

DIRECTIONS to the property will be sent after the balance is paid. They include directions from the train stations and the airport. Keys to the property will be provided on arrival or by prior arrangement

The Lothians region

The Grassmarket Flat is situated on the West Bow, Grassmarket, within the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. The City Centre, Princes Street and Princes Street Gardens are a short walk away. The Forth Road and Rail Bridges, South Queensferry, Stirling and Glasgow City Centre are within a one hour drive from Edinburgh.


The Grassmarket flat is ideally located for those interested in the history of Edinburgh.The West Bow is a steep street in the historic Old Town of Edinburgh, leading from the Grassmarket, up the hill to the world famous Royal mile and Edinburgh Castle, which is a mere two minute walk away.

Directly in front of the Grassmarket Flat is the large open Grassmarket square, now a pedestrian precinct. This was the scene of public hangings, the Porteous Riots and the haunt of the notorious body snatchers, Burke and Hare. The Martyr’s Cross memorial marks the spot of the public gallows where over 100 covenanters were hung for their beliefs.

The predestrian precinct is now host to an extensive number of bars, resturants and quality shops for your enjoyment.

Please look at links for festivals and things to do In Edinburgh at certain times of the year;

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7 Aug 2014


"Perfect location, lovely flat."

Stayed here in July this year, perfect location and lovely flat. Great view of the Grassmarket. Handy for shops, pubs and restaurants. Definitely recommend. Flat has everything you need for a shor… More

Thank you for the great review.
I hope to see you again in the future.
We pride ourselves on making your stay as good as possible.

7 May 2014


"A great spot to call home"

Wonderfully located, close to all the Grass market dining and drinking spots. Easy walk to Princess Street and Railway Station area. Well appointed and we enjoyed 3 nights here.… More

Thank you for the great review. I am glad you agree we are in a fabulous location.
I look forward to seeing you in the future sometime
Best wishes. Gill.

10 Feb 2014


"Fantastic Studio Apartment in the Grassmarket"

Just back from a two night stay and can't praise the apartment enough. If it was possible to mark it higher I would. It has everything you require, very comfortable with pubs, restaurants and e… More

6 Jan 2014


"The Jewel in the Edinburgh Crown"

We have just returned from a fabulous Hogmanay stay at the Grassmarket flat and cannot stress enough how fabulous it was. As previously stated the 3 flights of spiral stairs are quite daunting but are… More

Many Thanks for your kind review.
I always strive to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
I hope to see you in the future again sometime.

21 Nov 2013


"Best apartment on the Grassmarket by far!!!"

We stayed at this lovely apartment for a long weekend in mid November.The view from the twin windows is just amazing. Pull a chair out from the dining room table, pour a glass of the complimentary bot… More

Thank you for your fabulous review.
I look forward to welcoming you back many times in the future.

15 Nov 2013


"What a find!"

What a find! This bijoux flat lived up to expectations and more! The Scottish tweed /heather theme is lovely. Everything is immaculate and well presented, cosy and homely. A very clever use of limited… More

Thank you so much for your kind review.
I always try to make your stay as memorable as possible. I hope to see you in the future again sometime.

1 Jul 2013


"Great flat ... Great location"

Delightful flat right on Grassmarket square. Walk to anywhere in Edinburgh. Comfortable bed, clothes washer, wifi, and a bottle of wine.… More

14 Jun 2013



The reviews and photos are not enough to show just how perfect this apartment is.The 3 flights of stairs are a pain BUT it is worth it when you're in the gorgeous room. The attention to detail is… More

30 May 2013


"Excellent location, great apartment"

We had a great time in Edinburgh. The apartment was great with a bird's eye view over grassmarket. The location was excellent, being only a few minutes walk from the castle and other interesting … More

29 May 2013


"Loveliest apartment"

This is the loveliest little apartment we have rented - and we have had plenty of experience. Well worth the climb, within convenient walking distance of most Edinburgh attractions, well located near … More

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