Spacious, airy and bright second-floor flat at Haymarket, an oasis of calm in the city

A spacious, airy and bright flat at Haymarket, this two-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–4) is within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, and nightlife. The apartment is very quiet and provides an oasis of calm in the city. The tram stop for Edinburgh airport and Haymarket railway station are both 3 minutes away.

Key Features

  • 3 star rating3 Star
  • Sleeps up to 4Sleeps up to 4
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • Second floor (no lift)Second floor (no lift)
  • Gas central heatingGas central heating
  • No TVNo TV
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • IronIron
  • Shops within 100 metresShops within 100 metres
  • Linen/towels providedLinen/towels provided
  • Non-smokingNon-smoking
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Cot/Highchair on requestCot/Highchair on request
  • No pets allowedNo pets allowed
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Washing machineWashing machine
  • Electric cookerElectric cooker

More features

  • FridgeFridge
  • FreezerFreezer
  • King bedKing bed
  • ShowerShower
  • MicrowaveMicrowave

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COVID-19 information: In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing

COVID-19 information: In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing


  • sleeps one to four
  • a 3-minute walk from Haymarket railway station and the tram stop for a direct link to Edinburgh Airport
  • a few minutes' walk from the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)
  • two double bedrooms
  • living-room plus separate kitchen with dining area
  • bathroom with bathtub and shower over

This spacious and airy Edinburgh holiday home is a very comfortable two-bedroom apartment in a Grade B listed building. It is within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, Edinburgh International Conference Centre, shops, nightlife and transport connections. The apartment is very quiet and provides an oasis of calm in the city.

The west-facing living room has a large sofa, atmospheric lighting and is light and bright in the evening sunlight. The large kitchen has a dining area at the window that comfortably seats four; this room catches the morning light. The kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a dishwasher, fridge, and freezer. A washing machine is available in the utility room. There are two double bedrooms, both with king-size double beds, and a bathroom with bathtub and shower over.

The apartment has gas central heating. The price of heating, electricity and local taxes is included. For the comfort of future guests, the apartment is non-smoking and pets are not allowed.

The main door at Coates Gardens; the apartment entrance is on the 2nd (top) floor after going through this door

The main door at Coates Gardens; the apartment entrance is on the 2nd (top) floor after going through this door

Coates Gardens is 3 minutes from Haymarket (one of Edinburgh's mainline railway stations and tram stops) and a short walk to the West End. This area has an array of small independent shops, and Princes Street, the New Town and the Old Town are all just a short walk or bus ride away. You can walk to the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle via Shandwick Place, Lothian Road and Johnston Terrace. Haymarket station has excellent connections for day trips to Glasgow, Stirling Castle, and the coast for walks, etc. Haymarket tram stop gives direct access to Edinburgh Airport, and also to the East End and onwards by bus to Leith and other parts of the city.

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is a short walk or bus ride away and houses the outstanding national collection of modern and contemporary art. You can also walk to the Gallery of Modern Art via the Water of Leith walkway. The Water of Leith is Edinburgh’s hidden natural asset. Flowing for 24 miles from its source in the Pentland Hills, the river winds its way through the heart of the city to its outflow in Leith. The river can be explored on foot or bike along the Water of Leith Walkway and it is accessed from the end of Magdala Crescent (one street from Coates Gardens) or from Belford Bridge. For those who enjoy "the rural in the city", it's a very pleasant walk through to Dean Village and to Stockbridge and then up into the New Town.

Coates Gardens is only a few minutes' walk from the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). It's also a great location to enjoy the city's cultural life: along Lothian Road are Lyceum TheatreUsher HallTraverse Theatre and Filmhouse (home of the Edinburgh International Film Festival). The King’s Theatre and Cameo Cinema are also nearby. Many of these venues serve the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe.

In the other direction is the West End and the New Town. The New Town was laid out in the early eighteenth century and encompasses the geometric streets between Great King Street to the north and Princes Street to the south and Broughton Street to the east and Charlotte Square to the west; it is a complete contrast to the medieval irregularity of the Old Town. The New Town is mainly residential but there are lots of independent shops, galleries, bars and restaurants to discover, especially around Dundas Street, Thistle Street and Broughton Street. Charming William Street is well known for its specialist shops and popular pubs. You can walk to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, which houses the outstanding national collection of modern and contemporary art, from the beginning of the twentieth century and post-war, including Matisse, Picasso, Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Andy Warhol, Lucian Freud, Antony Gormley, Gilbert & George, Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. The other National Galleries are also in the city centre; these galleries are the Scottish National Gallery, which holds the national collection of fine art from the early Renaissance to the end of the nineteenth century, including masterpieces from Raphael, El Greco, Velázquez, Rubens, Van Gogh, Monet, Cézanne, Degas and Gauguin, and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, which tells the story of Scotland and her people through a wealth of imagery including portraits of famous historical figures such as Mary, Queen of Scots, Prince Charles Edward Stuart and Robert Burns, through to more recent pioneers in science, sport and the arts.

Princes Street has mostly high-street brand names, whereas George Street and Multrees Walk (across St Andrew Square from George Street) offer a more upmarket retail experience. St John’s churchyard, at the junction of Lothian Road and Princes Street, is home to the annual Festival West End Craft, Art and Design Fair.

Getting there

The apartment is a 3-minute walk from the railway station Haymarket and tram stop Haymarket (or the tram stop "West End / Princes Street"). The trams run directly from/to Edinburgh Airport. We will send you detailed directions before your arrival.

For those arriving by car, there is metered parking on Coates Gardens and surrounding streets, though the maximum parking period is 2 hours. Parking on meters and single-yellow lines is free from 6.30pm to 7.30am; please check on-street signage for exact times of parking restrictions; parking is forbidden at all times on double-yellow lines. Castle Terrace Car Park is a 20-minute walk away. The car park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click on this website  and you can search for “Edinburgh Castle Terrace”.

Edinburgh has an efficient public transport system run by Transport for Edinburgh. Trams and buses run throughout the city from early morning till midnight, after which there is a reduced night service. Lothian Regional Transport's information office is on Waverley Bridge.

  • “A fantastic place to stay, the apartment is a good size and great location. An easy walk into the centre of Edinburgh, great amenities near by (Haymarket Station is just around the corner), and plenty of shops and cafes to choose from. The apartment itself is very spacious, bigger than I expected for being so close to town - good size bedrooms and living room, a lovely kitchen and dining room, and a good bathroom. I’d happily stay there again.”
    SD, London, UK UK flag
  • “The apartment is located at the very convenient location nearby to the bus and train stations as well as the local supermarkets Tesco and Co-op. The apartment is also very spacious and cozy. I would definitely recommend this place.”
    GH & co, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysian flag
  • “Great location, better apartment! Apartment was better than in pictures! Many space, very well equipped, clean and high qualities, including high speed wi-fi. 100% recommendation. Additionally, location is amazing, walking distance to Old and New Edinburgh. Mr. Martin - from Vacation Rentals Scotland- was very kind and at all times he attended our needs and doubts. Recommended at 100%!”
    GC & family, Madrid, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Great place to stay, just 200 meters from Haymarket station and bus stop. Well organized two bedroom appartment with central heating and modular kitchen, separate [utility] room with washing machine and steam iron in it. A lot of good restaurants nearby.”
    RC & co, Uttar Pradesh, India Indian flag
  • “My friend and I had a wonderful stay at this flat over Christmas and Hogmanay! Although the city was quite busy over the holidays, it really is an oasis of calm and quiet away from the madness - and only a short walk or even shorter bus ride away. It's just blocks from the tram and bus service to the airport, and well-served by transit into the town centre. The flat is light-filled and very spacious ... I was very impressed by how well-appointed the flat was, and would happily stay here again.”
    KL & co, Portland, OR, USA American flag
  • “My family really enjoyed staying here as it’s a very nice place!”
    SF & family, Hulu Langat, Malaysia Malaysian flag
  • “Perfect weekend in Edinburgh: Lovely flat for a long weekend. The rooms are spacious and with very comfortable beds. Short walk from the centre and there nice places to go for dinner nearby. Will definitely be coming back.”
    MW & PW, Kirkwall, Orkney UK flag
  • “Great place to stay. The beds are comfy, and the kitchen well-equipped. Recommended. Thank you for welcoming us.”
    TP & colleagues, Mulhouse, France French flag
  • “The flat is very nice and comfortable.”
    AZ & co, Bagnolo Mella, Italy Italian flag