Edinburgh holiday apartment rental with internet access, balcony/terrace and TV and telephone

21 Cordiner's Land

from £85 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5

43 reviews

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Amazing view including Edinburgh Castle from 21 Cordiner's Land front door balcony.

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 280166

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

21 Cordiner's Land is a compact 2 bedroomed apartment, which is fully equipped and luxuriously appointed to the highest standards. Both our apartments (Apartment 39 Lothian House is our other Edinburgh property) have received annual Four Star Self-Catering awards for the past 16 years, so you can book this property with confidence for your Edinburgh holiday. The apartment has recently been tastefully modernised with an elegant decor, to suit discerning travellers requiring quality, homely comfort and relaxation. It is extremely well maintained and always presented in the highest condition of cleanliness. It is located on the third floor (sorry, no lift or elevator in this historic building) in the delightfully peaceful and quiet rear wing of the building. It overlooks the Cordiner's Land private terraced courtyard gardens and enjoys an outstanding outlook over the Old Town and Edinburgh Castle, which dominates this area. This is a great place to stay, particularly if a central location is important, and you want cleanliness, comfort & excellent value for money.

Cordiner's Land is a unique building within Edinburgh's historic architecture and reflects a part of the city's ancient history upon its walls. One of only two remaining historic stone emblems of Edinburgh's 'cordiners' (shoemakers) features above the front entrance. The central location makes sightseeing very easy, with many attractions close by. It is only a short walk to Princes Street, through its famous gardens. The Edinburgh International Conference Centre, major banks, theatres, cinemas, restaurants, public car parks, shopping and Edinburgh Castle are all within a 5-10 minute walk.

This lovely property is very flexible and is ideal for single travellers (also being 'female friendly'), couples seeking a romantic city centre hideaway, or for families needing a comfortable base for sightseeing.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 60 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 11 km, Nearest railway: Edinburgh Waverley 1.6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The apartment is quite compact, however, the master bedroom offers a comfortable king width bed (with dual control electric blanket so you will be cosy on those cold Scottish evenings). The second bedroom has quality bunk beds, with a small double bed below and full size single bed on top (both beds have supportive slatted bases and firm mattresses). The bathroom is small but has a full size bath with electric power shower above the bath, a toilet and vanity wash basin area. The sitting room is open plan with the dining area and well equipped modern kitchen. It is a versatile property, which suits single travellers (it is female friendly), as well as couples and families.


Further details outdoors

21 Cordiner's Land is on the third floor. There is a balcony walkway that leads up to the front door, which overlooks the well maintained secluded private courtyard gardens (only used by Cordiner's Land residents). The building is unique and has a street frontage wing and a quiet rear terraced wing-where number 21 is located. Although access is via the stairs leading to the third floor, due to the terracing of the gardens, this property is only one level above the ground by the time you get to the apartment's front door. The outlook and views are spectacular, enjoy standing on the balcony soaking up the atmosphere!

Further details

A complimentary generous arrival welcome continental breakfast package is included, along with some Scottish sweet treats and toiletries. (All food and drinks provided are sealed and individually packaged.)

The Edinburgh region

There is such a lot to see and do in this famous city! Edinburgh is the Capital of Scotland and it is full of historic buildings, places of interest, museums, galleries, theatres, cinemas, culturally enriching experiences, sporting venues, theatrical events & literary tours. It is also easy to take half day trips to a multitude of interesting surrounding places, attractions and general areas of historic note, as well as day trips up to the Highlands from Edinburgh. Over the past 16 years our guests have regularly said they wished they could have stayed longer, and many have returned for those promised longer 'return visits'!


21 Cordiner's Land is located just below Edinburgh Castle, so it easy walking distance away from the Royal Mile. This historic mile is a road leading down the hill from the Castle to the Palace of Holyrood House. It is full of places to visit, tourist attractions, museums, restaurants, and experiences to create memories of a lifetime! The famous Grassmarket, Princes Street & its lovely gardens are also only a few minutes walk away. These gardens are superb for relaxing, or even enjoying a picnic on a summery evening, when the long twilights encourage visitors to make the most of the extended daylight hours. The Grassmarket is another vibrant area to visit, there are historic pubs where you can enjoy a relaxing meal or take in some entertainment. The Farmers Market is only 5 minutes walk away from 21 Cordiner's Land - which really is in a fabulous location, right in the heart of the action - particularly at festival times (but 21 is quietly tucked away in the private gardens at the rear of the building, so there is no street noise!). Edinburgh has so many festivals, including the Edinburgh International Festival, Fringe Festival, Military Tattoo, Book Festival, Film Festival & Jazz Festival - to name some of the main ones! Events are mainly based at venues within the city centre area, and so are either an easy walk away, or a short bus journey. Public transport passes the front door of Cordiner's Land.

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18 Feb 2015


"Happy days"

Perfect location with amazing views of the castle.Very clean and tidy inside accommodation with all facilities that you require for a great stay in Edinburgh.

Thanks for this great review, we are glad you had such a good time in Edinburgh, it is a city full of surprises!

23 Jan 2015


"Nice flat close to everything."

Great place to stay. Good location, walking distance to most things. Bed was a bit firm. All in all a great place to stay.

Thank you for providing a great review of your stay in 21 Cordiner's Land, we are very glad you enjoyed yourself and hope you will return. Edinburgh has so much to offer in regards to attractions within the immediate area, so you would never be short of something exciting to see and do!

27 Aug 2014


""Perfect location, apartment and host."

Everything that the photos promised, immaculate apartment beautifully decorated, extremely well-equipped. Jenny the most thoughtful host....she knew what we might need even before we did! Her personal touch and attention to detail made it feel like a home from home experience. Taking courtyard garden route for stairs access easier for older people. Amazingly quiet green oasis in the centre of the city. Excellent communication throughout. Well-deserving of the 4 stars awarded with a 5 star host. Thank you."

25 Aug 2014


"The perfect place to stay for a relaxed and very comfortable holiday in Edinburgh"

We received excellent service. We were met on arrival by a very pleasant housekeeper who gave us a complete introduction to the property and its facilities. m The flat was spotless and very well provisioned with breakfast basics, personal amenities and housekeeping essentials. The property has been set up with excellence in mind. All fixtures, fittings and amenities are of the highest quality. The flat is located on a very busy street, but when entered via the security door, one enters an oasis of peace and quiet. The location is perfect for a visitor to Edinburgh, being close to the Royal Mile and Castle. In summary, a great location, very quiet, beautifully presented and an ideal home from home. Strongly recommended as a place to stay.

11 Aug 2014


"Excellent value, efficient service and great attention to detail"

Its hard to fault this compact two bedroom flat. Very well stocked with bed linen, towels and kitchen equipment it is spotlessly clean and newly decorated, and feels like a genuine home while there. The main asset, however, is the host, who is as attentive to needs as its possible to be, ensuring that the guest feels completely at ease while staying. Although in my repeated visits I have never had any real problems, I remain confident that should an issue arise it will be dealt with quickly and without fuss. She is always pleasant, and with an obviously genuine wish to offer good service, I would recommend staying at the flat to anyone (just not the week I have it every year during the festival, please!). My only "negative" comment is that it is up several flights of stairs, but that is made very clear in the details offered. Unless you find steps difficult, in which case Edinburgh itself may not be for you, this is not really an issue beyond carrying your case up.

19 Jan 2014


"Tidy, well equipped apartment in great location"

I found this apartment to be completely suitable for our stay there. It's very clean and is well equipped if you are thinking of eating in whilst visiting. The location is super - 10 min walk to Princes St and well positioned for public transport. I also really enjoyed the 1 min walk to good size Sainsburys on the corner. Very handy for any traveller. The apartment is small but a thousand times better than hotel accommodation with the added benefit of privacy. Travelling with my teenage daughter I also felt completely secure at this address and at no time were we bothered with any noise at all. It may be worth noting that the flat is up three flights of stairs, but this is pointed out and made clear if you read reviews. This wasn't problematic for us but maybe older visitors would want to consider. All up I would recommend this property to couples or small family looking for accommodation close to city.

We appreciate your excellent review, thank you for taking time to provide this for us. We are glad you enjoyed your visit, the location of the apartment and its proximity to shops and attractions!

6 Dec 2013


"Great flat in the heart of Edinburgh"

The flat does everything it says on the tin and more so check out the website!! Great location very close to Grassmarket, beautifully furnished with everything one could want and to cap it off a friendly welcome by the owner on arrival. On my next trip to Edinburgh I won't even bother look for other accommodation, I will be staying at 21 Cordiner's Land.

Thanks for providing this excellent review of 21 Cordiner's Land, we look forward to welcoming you back sometime! We try very hard to ensure our guests are well provided for during their visit, so it's nice to hear our efforts are appreciated.

25 Nov 2013


"Comfortable and characterful Old Town apartment with lovely view of the castle"

We had a very enjoyable stay at October half term 2013. The apartment is small but very well-equipped and comfortable. Jenny provides comprehensive instructions and information for guests, and a most generous welcome breakfast pack. The location is convenient for the old town, but feels secluded and private. The children loved it. The steps up to the flat might be a problem for those with heavy bags.

Thanks for this review, we are glad to hear your children enjoyed themselves. (The tower bridge leading into the gardens is usually a big attraction for children, so I hope they had a chance to explore ... we've heard there might even be trolls hiding under the ferns below!)

27 Sep 2013


"Lovely apartment in great location."

Stayed for a few nights. Small apartment and rooms but very comfortable and clean. Historic building with all amenities close by. Walking distance to everything in the city. Up a few flights of stairs and no lift. Recommended.

I apologise for the delay in thanking you for this helpful review of 21 Cordiner's Land. (It would be lovely if we could have a lift, but as you say, this is an historic building and its status as a Listed Building ensures that these type of changes can never occur - even if it was possible to fit a lift, which it is not!) Thankfully there are lots of spots to stop on the stairs, and the outlook is lovely if you take a few moments to stop and enjoy it. Many guests say the steps via the gardens are easier on the legs and there is a nice garden seat going that way too, although personally I prefer the main stairs.

16 Sep 2013


"A great base for exploring Edinburgh"

Having had a great experience in making the booking we arrived with all information needed and all queries dealt with,making the arrival smooth and easy.We were greeted warmly and soon felt at home in the apartment.Everything was catered for over and above our expectation,we didn't require a lot that was on offer,e.g dishwasher,washing machine or telephone but it was good to know it was available.Everything was clean/maintained to a very good standard and location perfect.

It is good to hear your experience was a positive one. It is important to us that our guests feel 'at home', so it was nice to read that in your review. Thank you very much.

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