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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 2 - 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2017

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 Edinburgh

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
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 ...
  • 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

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Quiet 2 bedroom apartment, sleeps 5 - free parking / wifi / families welcome
average rating of 4.368421 based on 19 reviews


  • 2 of 5

Positives- good location, excellent transport in to city, The Shore has lovely restaurants.

Negatives- pictures do not reflect the condition of the flat. Carpets need replacing. It needs TLC throughout with regard to decoration. No welcome basket or milk as advertised. After a long drive my daughter was looking forward to the basket. Kitchen requires a thorough clean. Overall it put a dampener on our break.

We are seasoned travellers and use this type of accommodation often, we just felt we were let down!

This flat could be excellent with the TLC and care it requires.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfy as home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Leith flat for five nights in November (2015). What a great place! Comfortable furniture, lovely bathroom and bedrooms, full (and separate kitchen)— everything we needed and more. Joe met us at the flat, which we found easily with his very clear directions. He showed us around and was available throughout our visit when had questions. This is a good location, plenty of stores and restaurants, excellent bus service. Edinburgh is a compact city and we traveled all over without difficulty. We will definitely contact Joe next time we visit Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, tidy and cosy.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in this flat during the festive period. We are a wee family of four and the space suited the occasion exceeding our expectations.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

The owners met us upon arrival and walked us through everything in the apartment. We loved the place and felt comfortable in the apartment. We would highly recommend it to others. The only downside was the washer/dryer combo as it took forever to get stuff dry, but we hung our stuff up to air dry and it worked out fine. Short ride into Edinburgh with bus transportation very reliable!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centrally located apartment in Edinburgh

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is very centrally located within reach of shops, pubs and restaurants. It is well served by public transport to the city centre. Ideal for small families maximum 4 adults.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location for our stay in Edinburgh

  • 3 of 5

The owner Joe was wonderful to work with throughout the process of booking, confirming and arriving. Easy access to public transportation. We used the bus system throughout the city and the bus stop was within a block from the Apartment. This apartment fits 4 adults comfortably, and a 5th person can be squeezed in. Loved the location.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Leith, Edinburgh and Lothians

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Edinburgh Festival 2017
4 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Edinburgh Festival 2018
3 Aug 2018 - 27 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

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.
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