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Quiet 2 bedroom apartment, sleeps 5 - free parking / wifi / families welcome

Bedrooms 2
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Fully equipped kitchen, Egyptian cotton linens, recently refurbished apartment

Two bedroom flat in the converted Crabbies Warehouse in Leith. Sleeps 5 (double bedroom, single bedroom, plus sofa bed for two).

Benefits from a private parking space (rare in Edinburgh!), 50 meg broadband, cable TV, large kitchen, washer drier.

It's on several bus routes - the 22, 14, 10, 35, 7, 16, 12.

Night buses: N22 and N16

Flat is situated in Leith, at the foot of Leith Walk, and is a short walk from Ocean Terminal, and about a 15 minute walk from city centre (5 min taxi). The apartment is close enough to the city centre for your convenience, but also in a quiet enough area to ensure a good nights sleep.

High chair and travel cot available.

Furnished to a high standard throughout, with solid oak furniture, high quality Egyptian cotton linens, and a well equipped kitchen.

A high quality white face cloth, hand towel, and bath sheet is provided for each guest.

Five people can be accommodated in one double bedroom, one single bedroom, and one double sofa-bed in the living room. This is self-catering accommodation.

The building itself is the former warehouse for Crabbies Green Ginger wine, and was constructed around 1850, before being converted into apartments in 1999. It's in a cosmopolitan location in Leith, with the trendy restaurants of the Shore on the next street.

Unusually for Edinburgh, we have a private parking space. Not that you'll need it - transport throughout the capital is fantastic, and from the apartment, there are seven bus routes, including two night buses (see further down the page). However, if you require additional parking, parking on nearby streets is free, and does not require a permit.

The apartment is on the ground floor, making it accessible for those with mobility issues. Despite being in the city, the apartment is very quiet, by virtue of the thick walls of the converted warehouse.

To welcome you after your journey to Edinburgh, you'll find a gift basket of tea, coffee, a few Scottish treats, and your first night's toiletries. There's also a pint of milk in the fridge.

Facilities available:


The kitchen is fully equipped with the items you'd expect such as matching crockery, cutlery and glassware, as well as utensils for even the more adventurous cooks. If you need some inspiration to make use of the whisks, blender and pastry brushes, I've also supplied a selection of cookery books.


We provide:

- A washer-dryer

- On request: a travel cot and high chair

- Two hairdryers

- A dressing table and mirror (there are many mirrors throughout the apartment)

- Iron and ironing board

- Towels and linens

- A welcome pack

- Entertainment

We have fast, free, 100 meg broadband internet, available both as wifi and wired connection. There's cable TV, with over 130 TV channels. I've also supplied a DVD library with over 80 DVDs suitable for all ages. If you prefer a relaxed evening reading a book, then there's also a selection of over 100 novels.


Unlimited free calls to UK landlines! The apartment's landline has free calling to landlines in 68 countries, and free calling to mobiles in many more, including the US and Canada.


- Parking

The apartment is located on Great Junction Street, in Leith, Edinburgh, at the site of the Crabbies Warehouses. We have one private parking space, and there is further communal parking on a first-come, first-served basis. There is also free on-street parking nearby.

- Public Transport

Public transport is excellent, with 7 bus routes from within 100 metres of the apartment, including two night-bus routes. Despite its central location, the apartment is very quiet, thanks to its situation on the warehouse development.

The number 22 bus takes around 10 minutes to reach Princes Street, which is considered the heart of Edinburgh.

I look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh!

More Details

Joe McDougall
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018

About Joe McDougall

We're Joe and Peter - and we look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh. We used to live in this apartment (or flat, as they're called in the UK!) until a few years ago - it's a place we know and love.

Joe McDougall purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Joe McDougall chose Leith

We used to live here before we moved to the countryside. It's situated in the Crabbies Warehouse, on the site of the old Yardheads Distillery - where Crabbies Green Ginger Wine was made, from 1850! In 1990 the business moved to a soulless industrial estate, leaving this gorgeous warehouse for conversion into flats.

What makes this apartment unique

You'll be in a great position at the foot of Leith Walk - meaning there's great access to the city centre, while avoiding the constant footfall of tourists.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Leith in Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


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Quiet 2 bedroom apartment, sleeps 5 - free parking / wifi / families welcome
average rating of 4.5172415 based on 29 reviews

Good location for the centre

  • 4 of 5

This is a very good location to be in as the bus route and tour buses stop mins walk from the apartment.

It is a quite location but due to being a ground floor flat you are subject to the noises and pipe work from the flat above.

There is a very damp smell in the lobby area before entering the flat which is no fault of the owners.

The beds were very comfortable and towels and linen of good quality.

Communication with Joe was easy and answered very quickly.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Perfect, Lovely and Homey Apartment

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful opportunity to stay in such a lovely, spacious, well equiped apartment and the location is perfect! We look forward to our next opportunity to stay there again. We also really appreciated the great communications and concern for our stay. Thanks so much!!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in a lovely Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Spent four wonderful days in this unit in Leith. Great working class neighbourhood, about a half hour walk to the heart of Edinburgh. There is also great bus service as thoroughly outlined in the material the owners leave out for you.

The apartment itself is cosy and comfortable. Beautiful upgrades to the bathroom are spectacular. The kitchen is also modern and equipped with everything you could need.

The living room is very comfortable, with nice sofas and a great TV.

The bedrooms are small but have everything you need including lots of storage space.

The owners were totally accessible and able to answer any questions we had.

Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to friends, or to return there ourselves the next time we visit Edinburgh.

Thanks for a great stay!


  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything and more we could have asked for, apartment was beautiful could have stayed forever. Owners were very helpful and polite if we visit again will definitely try to stay here again ☺️

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy apartment close-in to city center

  • 5 of 5

Affordable apartment in Leith - 10 minutes on bus to Princes St. Well equipped modern eat-in kitchen - also nice to have washer/dryer. Comfortable beds. Nice bathroom with heated floors. Reliable wifi and cable TV. Grocery store 2 blocks down. Immediate area has few restaurants but continue down Henderson a couple bus stops to several good pubs and nice Italian restaurant. Continue on same bus 10 minutes to end of line to Ocean Terminal mall - for restaurants, shops and large Mark & Spencer grocery store --- home of Royal Yacht Britannia. Quiet, safe area with kids park across the street - nice after the busy of city center.

Joe was very responsive and helpful. My sister hurt her knee and he helped with instructions of where to go for an urgent care clinic - all services and crutches were free by the way - didn't need to use our travel insurance. Good value for the price and close to city center. We do recommend getting the weekly bus pass - takes all the hassle out of having exact change for the buses.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cosy flat

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely week in this apartment it was all clean on our arrival with everything we needed. A good location bit of a walk to town so used the buses they are very frequent. We stayed one week and did everything, it was nice to come back to this cosy apartment after being on our feet all day no complaints 😀

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Edinburgh!
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Edinburgh Waverley Station
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Car: not necessary


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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.