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The Moorings

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £72 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 21 reviews

Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

A self catering holiday apartment at Ocean Terminal, Leith, The Moorings is a cozy flat inside a modern warehouse conversion that sleeps up to 8.

With the Royal Yacht Britannia just a few moments away you can take a stroll along the cobbled tramlines in front of "The Moorings" and savour the holiday atmosphere. Award winning restaurants fill the area and overlook the water serving a variety of food whilst nearby there are up to-the-moment style bars serving drinks from around the world or enter the Ocean Terminal, the site of the 2003 MTV Awards, for a cappuccino and a view across the Forth or enjoy a film in the multiplex.

With Edinburgh's world famous Princes Street only 10 minutes away, it is an ideal base to enjoy the festival or City without the hustle and bustle of the City Center. Private, parking is available at the flat and a regular bus service is right at your door.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Portobello 2 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 10 km, Nearest railway: Waverley 3 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Access Parking
Further details indoors

This delightfully cozy flat is set within a newly converted warehouse. It sleeps 6 guests comfortably with a double bedroom with en-suite shower and two twin bedrooms. A double sofa bed in the living room increases the occupancy to 8 and there is a second bathroom. Soundproofing to windows has recently been installed (Nov 2014) to ensure complete comfort. The kitchen is fully fitted with a washer/dryer, dishwasher and microwave. There is also a drying room in the spacious hall, central heating, and video entry phone. The apartment is one where you can safely relax after enjoying your day or recharge your batteries before venturing forth into Edinburgh's celebrated nightlife. Secure wifi available.

Further details outdoors

Parking for up to three vehicles at all times on the doorstep

Further details

Damage deposit on booking. Returnable once checked.

Accommodation rate varies dependant on occupancy and time of year.

The Edinburgh region

From the atmospheric cobbled streets of the Old Town to the beautiful Georgian avenues of the New Town, Edinburgh is a city of contrasts blending shopping, historic attractions, gardens and plenty of restaurants and cafes where you can relax.

Step inside Edinburgh and the Lothians’ most magnificent historic houses and palaces and see the birthplace and the home of Mary Queen of Scots, the striking grand home of the Hope family at Hopetoun House and the home of one of Scotland’s oldest families.


All the castles in Edinburgh and the Lothians have a different story to tell, whether it’s about the Stone of Destiny, the difficult life of Mary Queen of Scots or one of Scotland’s most powerful families, the Crichtons.

Plus a fantastic variety of productions staged in amazing theatres. Settle down in a comfy chair and enjoy work by big companies such as Scottish Opera and the National Theatre of Scotland or see leading amateur performances.

Fascinating museums as you would expect. See T-Rex at the National Museum of Scotland, Concorde at the National Museum of Flight and Steiff Bears at the world’s only dedicated Museum of Childhood.

Edinburgh has a collection of fantastic art galleries which feature fine and modern art, portraits and contemporary work. Look out for pieces by Raphael, Monet, Picasso and other great artists from the early Renaissance to the modern day.

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Review 1-10 of 21

25 Aug 2014


"Still Brilliant, As Before"

This is my second time staying at this flat. So good the first time, last year, had to return again this year and was lucky to get the dates I wanted. It's a perfect place to stay, has absolutely… More

18 Jul 2014


"Well appointed apartment"

I stayed at the Moorings in May with two friends, the apartment was in a good location and very well appointed and spacious. The down side was that it was very noisy all through the night as Commercia… More

Rita, thanks for your review. This is the only complaint I have had in 12 years about noise, so sorry to hear you found it troublesome and hope the fact that everything else was so nice made up for that. I suppose thats just cities for you! Hope to see you all again tho. Di

9 Jul 2014


"Could not ask for better"

I booked this property as my brother and I were running the Edinburgh marathon, as support we took our wives, children and parents with us and every one of us had a fabulous time, made even better by … More

17 Mar 2014


"Ideal spot for a short break"

Plenty of room for six of us in this comfortable, stylish and well appointed apartment, ideally situated for all that's good in Leith (lots!) and handy for transport links to Edinburgh or a bris… More

4 Jan 2014


"Perfect base to explore Edinburgh"

I recently stayed at 5 The Moorings, Leith with my husband, 2 children (5 years and 11 months) and our friends who also have 3 children to celebrate hogmanay 2013. We all agreed that the apartment is … More

3 Jan 2014


"Absolutely brilliant place!"

We were extremely surprised to see how spacious the apartment was! Excellent location, very warm and cozy. Had everything we needed for our 6 people Christmas stay in Edinburgh. Would recommend it to … More

2 Oct 2013


"The Moorings is a wonderful vacation rental"

We greatly enjoyed our stay at the Moorings. Di was a pleasure to deal with during the booking process and it was lovely to meet her and her partner. The apartment is spacious, well-appointed and loca… More

23 Sep 2013


"Spacious, comfortable accommodation in a good location"

We booked this apartment for 7 people, two in each of the three bedrooms and one on the sofa bed in the sitting room. The owner, Diana Callander, was accommodating and thoughtful in her communication… More

19 Sep 2013


"Fantastic - spacious and brilliant location"

Can't say enough about this amazing apartment. Home away from home. Comfortable, warm and spacious. Everything was of a very high standard without feeling like a hotel. Di and Lenny were the … More

7 Aug 2013


"Brilliant, spacious and equipped with everything and more you could possibly need."

We stayed at the flat for four nights at the beginning of August 13, two friends from Germany and two of us from Coventry. We have been going to Edinburgh for the last three years for the tattoo and t… More

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Calendar last updated:11 Dec 2014

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