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Lovely Grassmarket apt. 5min Walk From Royal Mile & Castle.

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Apt in Grassmarket, Old Town area of Central Edinburgh, Lothians, Scotland - Central Location. In The Heart Of The Famous Grassmarket, Ideal For Royal Mile & Princes Street

Fantastic central Edinburgh Old Town location. You are in the very heart of The Old Town in the historic Grassmarket itself. Perfect flat as a base for sightseeing, with many attractions within a few minutes walk. It's also great if you're working in Edinburgh as it's a real home from home. The Grassmarket is a lively, bustly area, and the 3 large windows in the lounge look down onto the Grassmarket itself. The quiet bedroom has a Kingsize bed with lovely white bed linen is at the rear of the flat with unique views to the Castle, overlooking lovely gardens and greenery. The flat is cosy and feels light and airy, with modern well - equipped kitchen with granite worktops. Lovely fully tiled 4 piece bathroom. The sofa in the living area folds out to a double bed for additional guests. Check-in is from 4pm on the day of arrival and check-out by 10:30am on the morning of departure. We will be in touch once you've booked and will make sure you find us easily and have a great start to your stay.

In the Grassmarket/Old Town area you'll see street performers, artists and a wonderful Saturday market on the doorstep, with a mixture of food, crafts and vintage stalls. Perfect Festival and Castle location to live like a local!

Free WIFI

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Kate Laing
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

About Kate Laing

Kate & Alan also own a guest house in Fife and love hosting guests from all over the world. We are friendly folk, and love to share places we find around the city with our guests.

Kate Laing purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Kate Laing chose Edinburgh

Location, location, location!

It's just the perfect spot to experience true city living, whilst being close to Edinburghs attractions. The flat is decorated to a very high spec and is a mix of modern and retro pieces - it's full of character.

The Grassmarket is still very well conserved with many historic buildings, and an open, cobbled market square, which allows pubs and restaurants to spill out onto the pavement. There are also a number of small retailers in the area.

Did you know of Edinburgh's tallest buildings are in the Grassmarket, with some having eight or nine stories, each story of around 9 or 10 feet.

The Grassmarket was the location of public hangings in days gone by. Maggie Dickson being the last lady hung - you'll find the pub in her name just 2 doors along, beside The Last Drop pub!

What makes this apartment unique

Location and the views over The Grassmarket - perfect for people watching!

Modern, fresh, light and airy accommodation. Large windows, unusual for The Old Town.

Free WIFI

Lovely restaurants on doorstep

View of the Castle from the window and also a cleverly placed mirror means you can see the Castle from your bed!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great welcome from the hosts, who showed us around the apartment and gave us some handy advice on nearby restaurants and sights. The apartment was great. Very well decorated and incredibly cosy without feeling small. My partner and I were sad when we had to leave it! The location is ideal for tourist sights around the old city of Edinburgh (including the castle, Holyrood, the national museum etc.) Highly recommended as a place to stay in Edinburgh.

January 2015



What a little gem! In the crazy Hogmanay in edinbugh finding this little spot was marvelous. Super well located to explore the city Kate and Alan were super nice to start with, even leaving us with milk, tea and biscuits to recover after the long drive. The place was spotless, with modern kitchen and bathroom but with a very homey feeling overall. The living room looks down to the Grassmarket, making it a perfect spot for people watching (or going down for a pint!) and you wake up with a view to the castle from the main bedroom. The only thing to know is that it requires a few floors staircase but that was absolutely no problem. Thanks again to Kate and Alan. Can't wait to get back! P.s. They gave also amazing recon on bars/restaurants which was a perfect touch!!!

Dec 2014



I really enjoyed the weekend at Kate's flat. Everything was as she said. She was very friendly and helpful explaining a lot of curiosities about the city. There was even a birthday card. The flat was just perfect! Cleaned, fully equipped, and well situated. I'll come back to Edinburgh and I'll be in the same flat for sure! I would highly recommend it!

Dec 2014
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great welcome from the hosts, who showed us around the apartment and gave us some handy advice on nearby restaurants and sights. The apartment was great. Very well decorated and incredibly cosy without feeling small. My partner and I were sad when we had to leave it! The location is ideal for tourist sights around the old city of Edinburgh (including the castle, Holyrood, the national museum etc.) Highly recommended as a place to stay in Edinburgh.

January 2015



What a little gem! In the crazy Hogmanay in edinbugh finding this little spot was marvelous. Super well located to explore the city Kate and Alan were super nice to start with, even leaving us with milk, tea and biscuits to recover after the long drive. The place was spotless, with modern kitchen and bathroom but with a very homey feeling overall. The living room looks down to the Grassmarket, making it a perfect spot for people watching (or going down for a pint!) and you wake up with a view to the castle from the main bedroom. The only thing to know is that it requires a few floors staircase but that was absolutely no problem. Thanks again to Kate and Alan. Can't wait to get back! P.s. They gave also amazing recon on bars/restaurants which was a perfect touch!!!

Dec 2014



I really enjoyed the weekend at Kate's flat. Everything was as she said. She was very friendly and helpful explaining a lot of curiosities about the city. There was even a birthday card. The flat was just perfect! Cleaned, fully equipped, and well situated. I'll come back to Edinburgh and I'll be in the same flat for sure! I would highly recommend it!

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4 Reviews

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(4 traveller reviews)

5

Bright, spacious, comfortable and well appointed.

  • 5 of 5

Kate and Alan's apartment is a beautifully appointed, gracious, bright space. The comfortable spot is outfitted with a great bed, wonderful bedding, fluffy towels and everything you could need in the kitchen. We appreciated that it was very clean and that they had thought of everything including soaps and shampoo. Located in the centre of things and right near the castle. A delightful stay. Highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location! Perdect stay!

  • 5 of 5

The best location in Edinburgh and the apt was perfect! Thanks Kate!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location.....fantastic apartment - clean, modern and extremely comfortable bed - we loved it and will stay again and again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A five-star flat in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

It is a very clean, up-to-date and beautifully appointed flat: marble countertops in the kitchen and bathroom, a washing machine, all-new kitchen appliances, a bidet, views of the Old Town and Edinburgh Castle -- we hated to leave! The bedroom is in the back of the flat so you'll only hear the birds in the garden. It is easy walking distance to everything: the two castles, the museums, many restaurants and pubs (be sure to check out the nearby Bow Bar for their extensive selection of Scotch whiskies and beer), the botanical garden, and much more. We look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Location, location, location! It's just the perfect spot to experience true city living, whilst being close to Edinburghs attractions. The flat is decorated to a very high spec and is a mix of modern and retro pieces - it's full of character. The Grassmarket is still very well conserved with many historic buildings, and an open, cobbled market square, which allows pubs and restaurants to spill out onto the pavement. There are also a number of small retailers in the area. Did you know of Edinburgh's tallest buildings are in the Grassmarket, with some having eight or nine stories, each story of around 9 or 10 feet. The Grassmarket was the location of public hangings in days gone by. Maggie Dickson being the last lady hung - you'll find the pub in her name just 2 doors along, beside The Last Drop pub!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : on the doorstep! Nearest Ferry : Rosyth at 12 Miles Nearest Golf : Prestonfield at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Waverley Station at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : on the doorstep! Nearest Beach : Portobello at 4 Miles Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Combine a stay in this flat with a stay in our Fife guesthouse Redlands, handy for St Andrews. If you're travelling up to the Highlands, Fife is a perfect stop over.

Coast/Beach:

Portobello Beach is approx 20 mins drive.

Travel:

Nearest AIRPORT - Edinburgh Airport: 8 Miles

Nearest AIRPORT: Edinburgh, use the Tram system for quickest way into the City Centre

Nearest TRAIN - Edinburgh Waverley - 1 mile

Nearest MOTORWAY - M8: 4.7 Miles

Nearest BEACH - Portobello Beach: 4.4 Miles

Nearest BARPUB - Last Drop: 100 Metres

Nearest GOLF - Prestonfield Golf Course: 2 Miles

Nearest RESTAURANT - Le Maison Bleu: 100 Metres

Distances:

Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, Greyfriars Bobby, National Museum of Scotland all with 5-10 min walk.

Princes Street about 10 min walk max.

Further Details:

You won't need a car!

Tea, coffee, milk and biscuits provided for your arrival.

Towels and hairdryer provided.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
From
£135
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£560
for 4 nights
From
£140
From
£145
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£800
for 4 nights
From
£200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
From
£125
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Check in 5pm (may be flexible, depending on individual request) Check in prior to 2pm or after 7pm will be charged additional £25
Check out 10.30am. Late check out may be available up to 1pm, for an additional charge of £25.
Non-refundable 50% deposit required at time of booking
XMAS BOOKINGS: NO CHECK IN OR OUT ON 24/25/26 DEC
Balance payable 4 week prior to arrival.

Changeover Day: Flexible changeover days wherever possible.

Notes on prices: Please enquire if you require alternative min stays and we'll see what we can do! Sorry, no 1 night stays, no pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Location and the views over The Grassmarket - perfect for people watching! Modern, fresh, light and airy accommodation. Large windows, unusual for The Old Town. Free WIFI Lovely restaurants on doorstep View of the Castle from the window and also a cleverly placed mirror means you can see the Castle from your bed!

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre
  • town

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Hotel styled, fully tiled bathroom with great shower over full size bath. Bidet. Towels and toiletries supplied.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Rear facing quiet bedroom with Kingsize bed with outlook to Castle and green areas below. TV, bedside cabinets and plenty of storage.

Outside

  • Golf ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Rates quoted are based on 2 people occupying. Additional guest to a max of 4 people in the property are charged at £25pppn. No Hen or Stag parties. No children under the age of 10.