Lovely second floor one bed apartment, located in the heart of the Old Town and close to Greyfriars Churchyard. Free wifi. The apartment is let on short lets for only a few weeks a year and recently mainly on repeat custom. We've also recently undergone a refurbishment. There are beautiful wooden floors throughout the apartment.
The building itself is of architectural significance (Grade B listed) and of historical importance, dating from 1739 and originally the Edinburgh Charity Workhouse. The living room has a dining area and traditional fire place with electric fire.
The modern kitchen area is well equipped with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a washing machine, fridge-freezer, cooker and microwave. The double bedroom has a wardrobe and chest of drawers. The bathroom is tiled (recently re-tiled) and has a wash-hand basin, toilet and bathtub with shower over.
Gas, electricity, linen and cleaning are included. For the comfort of future guests, the apartment is non-smoking and pets are not allowed.
There is so much to do in Edinburgh! Have a look at the official Edinburgh visitors website ( Edinburgh has an astonishing array of tales to tell from its dark and gory past. There are plenty of guided tours that will help you learn more.
The apartment is very close to the attractive Grassmarket, with its many shops and restaurants (head down Candlemaker Row by Greyfriars Churchyard). Just off the Grassmarket, and leading back to the Royal Mile, is Victoria Street (or the 'West Bow'). Check out Maison Bleu for great food!
Just around the corner from the apartment is Greyfriars Church (built in 1620) and churchyard. At the entrance you will find a memorial to Greyfriars Bobby, the faithful Skye terrier, who, so devoted was he to his master, that he sat on his master's grave for 14 years until he died in 1872.
Across the road from the Greyfriars Bobby memorial is the National Museum of Scotland (Chambers Street), recently refubished and holding international collections of decorative arts, science, industry, archeaology and the natural world. Next door you can enjoy fine dining at the splendid Tower Restaurant on the top floor of the Museum of Scotland, which has terraces with amazing views over the city.
The apartment is close to the University of Edinburgh main campus (established in 1582), with its many landmark buildings. Next to the University lie the Meadows, a large area of open parkland in the heart of the city. Near the top of the Meadows path (close to the apartment) you will find a small Sainsbury's supermarket. Starbucks is next to Sainsbury's.
For some serious nightlife, the Cowgate (centre of the city’s nightlife) is close by.
We are happy to provide any further information to help you with your stay, so please do ask!