Bright, modern, cosy one bedroom apartment. Amazing views of the Castle from the building's walkways. Situated in the heart of old historic Edinburgh within walking distance of all city centre attractions. Just 2 minutes to the bustling Grassmarket with it's quirky boutiques, restaurants and bars. Well equipped kitchen and very comfortable bed. Sleeps two in the king sized double and a third person on a sofa bed in the lounge. High chair and cot available on request.
One bedroom, cosy apartment, sleeps 3, city centre
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- 21 Mar 2019
Hello, I am Lynne and have lived in Edinburgh off and on for 25 years. I started self catering holidays for my own family when they were small, and loved it so much, I decided to offer it here in Edinburgh.
Lynne purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Lynne chose Old Town
The Grassmarket is a great location in the Old Town of Edinburgh. Close to quirky boutiques, owner managed coffee shops and restaurants, many bars, a Farmer's Market on Saturdays and all in the shadow of our iconic Castle, the area is quite simply stunning.
What makes this Apartment unique
The open plan living area makes the apartment very socialable and a comfortable, cosy place to start and end your busy day of sightseeing.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Perfect location. Wonderful decorated and exceptionally clean.
I would recommend a Scotland visit to anyone who likes History, Great People and Good Food
Great Location, compact, one bedroom apartment but it all works perfectly
The apartment is in a fabulous location to explore the Old City as well as the New Town. Lynne is extremely helpful and replies quickly to any queries, before and during the stay. The apartment is compact, though there is enough room for plenty of luggage and we don't travel lightly. There was a comment in a previous review about the number of steps to the apartment. There are two flights, but if you're staying in Edinburgh, then stairs and steep hills are just part of the deal. The kitchen works well, for preparing meals, everything is there that you need.We'd definitely stay at this apartment again.
Great apartment in very central area
It was good to have the extra space. Everything worked fine. The only downside was the stairs and a small shower.
Enjoyed my stay at Just under the Castle
Good location near a number of sights. Clean, tidy apartment in Grassmarket area. Great French pastries across the street.
great location, nice apartment
My daughter and I had a lovely time in this very clean, well equipped apartment. We walked through the old town and all the way to the new town on foot easily. Two minutes from the Grassmarket and two from a supermarket. Very convenient. The only thing that might be a problem - the shower is pretty small so if you are a big person - be aware.
Amazing location and helpful host
The location of this apartment is absolutely ideal for Edinburgh, it is just under the castle which provides beautiful views when entering or leaving as well as an easy landmark to follow back. It is an easy walking distance from everything in the city, both in old town and new as well as close to multiple bus stops and Waverly Station. The apartment itself is clean and comfortable and fitted with everything you may need. The host is excellent and came to greet us when we first arrived, bringing with her fresh milk and extra towels. She made sure there was nothing else we needed and gave us some advice for places to go in the city, including one of our favorite places, Bow Bar, one street over with an incredible selection of whisky.
The only issue we had while staying here was having trouble with the washer-dryer, we could not get it to dry, but there is a drying horse in the closet so as long as you don't wash the clothes a few hours before you want to wear them (oops) it should not be a problem.
Overall, excellent apartment in an excellent city, you can't go wrong staying here.
The apartment is in a super central location, just two minutes from the Grassmarket with its cosmopolitan variety of cafes, bars, restaurants and quirky boutiques.
A 10 minute walk will bring you to our famous Princes Street and its gardens. Many of the museums, galleries and attractions in Edinburgh city centre and the Royal Mile with the Castle and Holyrood Palace are also a stroll away.
There are good public transport links with one bus stop about 10 metres from the building entrance and many more within 10 minutes walk.
There is a good supermarket just 5 minutes away with a good choice of food. Every Saturday, there is a Farmer's Market on Castle Terrace where you can buy lovely Scottish meet, fish, fruit and vegetable. This is also a good option for an al fresco lunch.
Directly opposite the apartment is The Coffee Mill, run by the gregarious Gino, where you can have breakfast, lunch or tea. And just 5 minutes away is one of the best cake shops in Edinburgh - Lovecrumb. A perfect place for a coffee and cake. Mary's Milk Bar is just down the road with the best ice cream in Edinburgh and for animals lovers, Edinburgh's only cat cafe, Maison de Moggy is also very close.