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Cockburn Street

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 6 reviews

Lounge 2

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Cockburn Street is well-known for its lively, varied character. This narrow, cobbled thoroughfare curves steeply up the hill between Waverley Station and the Royal Mile, and is home to an impressive array of eclectic shops and cosy bars and eateries.

Throughout the year it is a popular destination for locals shopping for unique fashion and giftware, or seeking to enjoy the street's medieval charm alongside a hearty meal and relaxed drink. It's a friendly, laid-back neighbourhood, despite its heavy foot traffic, and the perfect place to sample Edinburgh's idiosyncratic spirit.

Property Overview

2 Bedroom Apartment on the 1st floor (access by stairs). Fully refurbished.

Comfortable and practical furnishings.


Bright living room with Freeview TV, DVD and CD player. Dining area. Kitchen (4 hotplates, oven, microwave, fridge/ toaster and kettle).

1 Bedroom with 1 double bed.

1 Bedroom with 1 double bed and 1 single bunk bed.

1 Shower/WC with heated towel rail.


Towels and linen provided

Gas Central Heating

Secondary glazing

Washing Machine

Iron and ironing board

Access to internet: Wifi (free)


Victorian building in Old Town, central and lively location near shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. Secure entry system.


Metered Bays on Road Mon-Sat 8:30-18:30 free outside those hours)

Cockburn Street is within close proximity and walking distance to many of Edinburgh's favourite tourist locations:

Edinburgh Castle 550m (0.4mi)

Princes St 300m (0.2mi)

National Museum 700m (0.4mi)

Royal Mile 160m (0.1mi)

Parliament/Holy rood House/Park 1.1km (0.7mi)

Edinburgh International Conference Centre 1.8km (1.1mi)

Other Distances

Grocers 500m (0.3mi)

Key Collection

To be arranged with landlord

Key safe box

Terms and Conditions

Please note that the terms and conditions for this property include the following points:

* Minimum stay: 3 nights

* All utilities included in the price

* Extra bed for £30 (1-3 nights), £50 (4+ nights)

* full payment is required 6 weeks prior to arrival or immediately after booking if booking is within 6 weeks of arrival date

* 4% fee for payments by credit card

* This is a no smoking property and not suitable for pets.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Portobello Beach 5.8 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport 12 km, Nearest railway: Waverley Station 400 m
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, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair

The Edinburgh region

Edinburgh is a multi-award-winning, world-class tourist destination. A must-see cultural capital. From stunning skylines to sandy beaches, festivals to fireworks – the city has something for everyone, day and night.

A modern day Jekyll and Hyde, the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, split between the medieval Old Town and the Georgian splendor of the New Town.

But Edinburgh isn't living in the past - it's a vibrant, cosmopolitan city, boasting an exceptional blend of contemporary pubs and bars, restaurants, specialist retailers and leading tourist attractions.

Days can be spent exploring the city's medieval alleyways and glorious architecture – not least the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, dramatically perched on an extinct volcano, high above the city centre.

Old Town, Edinburgh

Discover Edinburgh's amazingly preserved medieval Old Town as you wander its labyrinthine network of narrow alleyways and cobbled streets. Admire its Reformation-era tenement buildings as you walk down the Royal Mile from the top of Castle Rock where Edinburgh Castle sits, to the grand Palace of Holyroodhouse.

See the magnificent vaulted ceiling and ornate tombs of St Giles' Cathedral and view priceless artefacts in the recently refurbished National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street.

You can even delve beneath the town's surface on an Edinburgh Vaults Tours and discover a secret subterranean world of forgotten chambers that once housed the city's poor.

While the Old Town is a fascinating destination at any time of year, it is particularly captivating in August when its austere streets come alive with the sights and sounds of the Edinburgh Fringe and Festival.

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16 Nov 2014


"Marvellous location for a short stay in Edinburgh"

We had a great time in Edinburgh, and this flat was a great base. We found it quiet at night yet near to the bustle of the old town. It is very close to the station and good restaurants. The kitchen is small - I wouldn't want to prepare a three course meal, but it is fine for breakfasts and lunches.

16 Nov 2014


"Lovely Flat In A Lovely Location"

Arrangements over the internet for getting the keys went well. The owner provided some useful tips about where to park the car. Everything in flat worked/in good condition and it was all very comfortable. Excellent location for the centre of Edinburgh.

23 Oct 2014


"Fantastic location, great comfort!"

We had a little trouble when we first arrived, since the keys from the key box belonged to another apartment in the building. Where someone else was living. (We shared a couple of beers and made a new… More

29 Sep 2014



We stayed at this Cockburn Street flat for four night because of its convenient location and great prior sole review. Unfortunately, we cannot echo the accolades of the previous guest who stayed here… More

Whilst we take great care to ensure our guests have a great stay at Cockburn Street, it would seem that even our best efforts some time don't meet the mark.
For clarification on some of the points raised, the mattresses are memory foam for improved posture and don't have springs.
The maintenance person had to order a replacement part. We cannot anticipate what may be broken or damaged with outgoing tenants. We do however address these matters with great urgency.
Communication prior to the visit predominated around an insistence on early access to the property. In order to satisfy this we would have had to upset the outgoing holiday makers which was in our view unreasonable. We did however manage to arrange early access by some three and a half hours to help accommodate this issue.
By good fortune the bedrooms are to the rear of the property enjoying the quietest part of the building. Whilst a City Centre property may have some noise, this is the first and only time we have comments regarding this matter. We will address any issues which may further reduce noise going forward.
We pride ourselves in all the positive feedback and delighted guest we have had over the last 2 years. We will use the comments constructively to ensure our future gusts have a fantastic holiday.

24 Sep 2014


"Perfect apartment, perfect location"

My partner and I, as well as two friends stayed here for a weekend getaway. The location of the apartment is absolutely amazing, right in the heart of it all, though it is nice and quiet when you'… More

27 Jul 2014


"Comfy flat with a great central location"

For my first visit of Edinburgh this flat was very convenient as it is so close to the Waverley Bridge (the last stop for the 100 bus from the airport). It meant getting around the city was easy and t… More

Review 1-6 of 6

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Calendar last updated:28 Jan 2015

Based in United Kingdom

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