Central apartment with castle view
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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The space

A cosy bright apartment, centrally located in the heart of old historic Edinburgh beneath the castle. All the main tourist and festival attractions are within walking distance: the castle, the Royal Mile, National Museum, National Gallery, Princes street and much more. Free wi-fi is available.

The apartment is in a fabulous central location just up from the vibrant Grassmarket. There is no shortage of cafes, bars and restaurants nearby. The bedroom and kitchen have a wonderful view of the castle and as the flat is situated to the back of the building it is very peaceful. During the festival and Hogmanay you may hear the military tattoo and fireworks as well as see them! The apartment is accessed on street level through a secure gate with just a few steps up onto the balcony landing from where you gain entry.
Perfect for 2 but can accommodate 4 with the double sofa bed in the lounge. There is also a single fold out bed. The apartment would be an ideal base for a city break, family fun or a romantic getaway as well as the business traveller.
The lounge is bright and airy with a sofa bed and two armchairs, an extending dining table and seating for four ( more fold away chairs are in a cupboard). There is a flat screen TV with freeview and built in DVD player as well as CD player. Free wi-fi.
The bedroom has a comfy double bed, ample wardrobe space, a chest of drawers, hairdryer and radio alarmclock .
The bathroom has a bath with shower over, toilet, washhandbasin and a heated towel rail. Linen and towels are provided with complimentary shampoo and shower gel.
The kitchen is equipped with all you would need if you choose to eat in, with basic foodstuffs like salt and pepper and cooking oil supplied. Coffee, tea, sugar and milk is provided to help you settle in.

A child's travel cot is available if you need.

There is a small supermarket just up the street which stocks a good variety of food and groceries and every Saturday there is a farmers market close by on Castle terrace where you can buy lovely Scottish produce from meats, seafood, fresh vegetables and fruit to delicious baked breads. Directly opposite the apartment there is a friendly breakfast cafe that also serves delicious lunches and teas.

There is parking in metered bays close to the apartment which is free from 18.30 each night until 08.30 in the morning and from 18.30 on Saturday night through to 08.00 Monday morning. During the day you can pay to park in these bays (free Sunday) or use the multi storey car park nearby on Castle Terrace/King Stables Road.

The Grassmarket is in the historic centre of Edinburgh and is home to numerous bistros, cafes, Scottish pubs and specialist shops selling antiques, books, cashmere, clothes and much more. Restaurants in the pedestrianised areas allow for al fresco eating and drinking within the proximity of the castle with festival and tourist venues all around. The area is steeped in history. Public hangings were held here and it was the haunting ground of the famous body snatchers Burke and Hare. During the summer the place comes alive with street performers, musicians and special events. A quick stroll will take you up to the Royal Mile and the Castle or along to Princes street through its lovely gardens.
Other places within walking distance:
Whisky Heritage Centre
Camera Obscura
Gladstones Land
National Museum of Scotland
Holyrood Palace
National Galleries
Usher Hall
Traverse Theatre
Royal Lyceum
Festival Hub
Fringe Box Office

Check in is from 3pm but where work commitments and other bookings allow earlier times may be possible.


Guest access

The entire apartment is for yourself.

Interaction with guests

I am usually never far away and can always be contacted if needed.

Other things to note

There will be some building work being undertaken in the area which might create some additional noise during the morning/day but not at weekends or after 5.30pm. I'm hoping that in any case you would be out sightseeing most of the day and that it wouldn't affect the enjoyment of your stay.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Please respect other neighbours and keep noise levels down at night, thanks.
Switch off appliances/lights when out.
Please bear in mind I don't charge any fees for cleaning.
Enjoy yourselves!


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

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358 Reviews

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Caroline User Profile
September 2017
This place was amazing! Charlotte is so helpful and easy to communicate with and the location of the apartment was great! I would definitely recommend staying here if traveling to Edinburgh!

Anna User Profile
September 2017
Charlotte was such a great host offering tons of information on Edinburgh including places to eat, before and when we arrived. She welcomed us with fresh baked bread and everything you need to start your day including eggs, butter, jam, porridge, coffee, tea, milk etc. The flat is located in the Grassmarket area of Edinburgh which is in Old Town and close walk to everything we wanted to see and do. We loved everything about this place and would definitely stay again!

Mike User Profile
September 2017
Great location and host and good value too. All that you need for a good stay in this beautiful, compact and accessible City. Charlotte is an excellent host who clearly cares for her guests

Vicki User ProfileVicki is a superhost.
September 2017
Very central cute little flat. All the things you need are provided - including marmite - (for Aussies missing their Vegemite - better than none!) very comfortable stay.

Sheri User Profile
September 2017
This flat is in a perfect location, with an amazing view of the castle, a short walk to Grassmarket, the Royal Mile and tons of great restaurants and pubs. Also, easy walk from the Waverly train station and the 100 bus from the airport. The home was very comfortable with all necessary amenities. Charlotte met me when I arrived, showed me everything I needed to know about the house, had lots of info about the city and left a fabulous loaf of fresh baked bread, fresh Scottish eggs, juice, milk, cereals, jam, etc. I couldn't have asked for anything better. Best Airbnb I've stayed in!!

Fiona User Profile
September 2017
Charlotte's place is centrally located in Edinburgh's Old Town just off the Grassmarket. It's within walking distance of many attractions including the Castle, and is also well served by the hop on, hop off bus, which we made good use of. There's everything you need for a comfortable stay, Sainsbury's is at the corner of the street, and the kitchen and bedroom look straight up to the Castle! Highly recommended.

Lara User Profile
September 2017
Charlotte was super knowledgeable about Edinburgh and very thorough with our check in and how everything in the flat worked, where everything was, etc. The flat is very cozy and was the perfect size for my fiancé and I for two nights. It is located in the lower part of the Old City so it was quiet but still walkable to everything!

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Charlotte User ProfileCharlotte is a superhost.

HI, I'm a mother of 2 teenage boys. I work in a hotel and am looking forward to welcoming people to my own place. My passions are art, food and travel and wish I had time to do more!

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