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Old Town Property in the Grassmarket with Castle Views and parking

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Lovely bright apartment situated in the heart of the Old Town with great views of the castle. The apartment is in on the quiet side of an apartment complex on busy West Port side off the Grassmarket. It is a homely and comfortably place you would want to return to at the end of a busy day.

It is well equipped with the modern convenience you would expect from microwave to Wifi. Crisp cotton sheets, comfortable beds, and a good heating system for those occasional cold days.

The area is rich in second hand book shops, interesting clothes, craft shops and excellent restaurants and cafes. The farmers market is held on Castle Terrace every Saturday morning and there you can buy all sorts of interesting local produce.

The location is excellent for visiting the castle and Royal Mile and also for the Film and International Festival as there are may cinemas and theater close by. From Princes Street to you can catch a bus to all parts of the city and that's about 5 minutes walk from the lane. You can also catch the airport express bus from Princes Street.

Keywords: First floor apartment, garage 4 floors down but there is a parking bay at the front of the building which is just 1 floor down from the apartment. There is no lift in the building. Parking is charged at £5 per day

More Details

owner/property manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Mandarin
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 September, 2016

About owner/property manager

I ran a bed & breakfast and self-catering cottages for a number of years before moving to Edinburgh. Having studied design all my apartments are thoughtfully furnished and tastefully decorated to make it a pleasure to be in them. They have a slight Scottish feel and a warm welcome.

It's been a great pleasure meeting so many wonderful people from all over the world and I really enjoy what I do.

owner/property manager purchased this apartment in 2009

Why owner/property manager chose Edinburgh

It's a brilliant location and the views of the castle are impressive. The apartment is also in quiet location in what is a busy and bustling area. There are lots of interesting antique shops nearby, good restaurants, pubs and cafes as well as many interesting places to visit.

The apartment is light and airy and the brightness of the surrounding light painted buildings gives it a good feel.

What makes this apartment unique

It's so central and close to theater, cinemas and the Royal Mile there's so much going on round about and so much to see and do. The area is very vibrant with it's open air markets and busy cafes.


4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Old Town Property in the Grassmarket with Castle Views and parking
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
Albany, NY, USA

Great stay with Greatbase

  • 4 of 5

Overall, an en excellent value for the money. Very clean, comfortable and well equipped and in a great location. Only issue is that we found it a little cramped for 2, We had to keep our suitcases in the kitchen/living room area, hang our coats on chairs and drop our stuff on the dining room table. Can't imagine 4 people using apartment. In addition to heading to old town and all the typical tourist stuff, head the other way on West Port and find more typical Edinburgh life. Oh, and try Maxies.. Would definitely stay with Greatbase again in Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

True Edinbrugh experience

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful flat, great accomodation, fantastic location and amazing views of the Castle. We stayed during the Tattoo and were lulled to sleep each night by the pipes and drums ! Clean, comfortable and very pleasant, HIGHLY recommend ! ! ! !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mudgee, NSW Australia

A charming apartment in Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

This well-appointed and spotlessly clean apartment is perfectly located just near Grassmaket, ideal for exploring the sights that Edinburgh has to offer. We were very comfortable here and so happy to have a nice place to return to after hours of walking and sightseeing. The kitchen is great and doesn't want for anything, the bed comfortable, and the heating perfect.

Nearby is a lovely French restaurant, Maison Bleue and a must-do is the Water of Leith walk ( a bit further afield) with a lunch at one of the many restaurants in Leith.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Old Town in Edinburgh and Lothians

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre

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