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Bright and spacious apartment in Leith waterfront. Free parking

A bright, stylishly modern two-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–6) in a waterfront warehouse conversion in Leith. This is a quiet, peaceful apartment that's convenient for all that Leith has to offer and well placed for transport connections to central Edinburgh.

Key Features

  • 4 star rating4 Star
  • Sleeps up to 6Sleeps up to 6
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • Third floor (lift available)Third floor (lift available)
  • Electric heatingElectric heating
  • TV and DVD playerTV and DVD player
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • IronIron
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • Shops within 50 metresShops within 50 metres
  • Linen/towels providedLinen/towels provided
  • Non-smokingNon-smoking
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Cot/Highchair on requestCot/Highchair on request
  • No pets allowedNo pets allowed
  • Tumble dryerTumble dryer
  • Washing machineWashing machine
  • Electric cookerElectric cooker

More features

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

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View of the Water of Leith and the dockland area from the living-room window

View of the Water of Leith and the dockland area from the living-room window

 

  • sleeps one to six
  • double bedroom (with king-size double bed), twin bedroom & double sofabed in living room
  • living room, separate dining room, separate kitchen
  • family bathroom with bathtub, plus ensuite with shower
  • lift to the third floor apartment
  • wide selection of excellent restaurants within a few minutes' walk
  • great for exploring Edinburgh city centre & Leith's historical dock area
  • Michelin-starred restaurants a few minutes away
  • Royal Yacht Britannia a few minutes away
  • excellent, frequent bus service to Edinburgh city centre & airport
  • free parking available

This corner apartment is on the third floor of a stylish warehouse conversion in a waterfront development. Overlooking the old docks, it is well served by transport and is close to Leith's vibrant restaurant scene. The apartment is quiet and peaceful. It has an entryphone system, internal elevator and private parking for one car. The apartment is furnished to a high standard with a comfortable living room with windows on two sides (one of which has a window seat looking out towards the Shore area across the Water of Leith), a fully equipped galley kitchen, a separate dining room (with seating for six), two bedrooms (one double with large en-suite shower room, one twin bedded), bathroom and central heating. The double bedroom has a king-size double bed. The bathroom is off the hallway and has a bathtub (no shower) and WC. The living room has a three-seater sofa (which converts into a bed), a two-seater sofa, and an easy chair..

The corner of Commercial Street and The Shore

The corner of Commercial Street and The Shore

Located on Edinburgh’s eastern shore, the old port of Leith is only a 15 to 20 minute bus journey from the city centre. In recent years, Leith has become one Edinburgh’s most vibrant areas, but has retained its traditional character as a working port. Like many waterfront developments, Leith has become a desirable place to live, and the influx of young people has created a trendy shopping and nightlife scene. There are dozens of cafes, pubs and restaurants within a few minutes' walk of the apartment, which come in to their own in the summer, when they spill out in to the streets; you can even eat and drink al fresco. Ocean Terminal shopping centre, a 5-minute walk away, is home to many fashionable shops and eating places and has a multiscreen cinema, Vue; moored alongside is the Royal Yacht Britannia. Nearby Bernard Street and The Shore have several useful shops, including a small supermarket, a wholefood shop and gift shops. Leith is renowned for its fish and seafood restaurants and also has a tantalizing choice of Italian, French, Scottish, Indian, Chinese, and Turkish restaurants, as well as three Michelin-starred establishments (The Kitchin, The Plumed Horse and Martin Wishart). You can walk to Edinburgh city centre in about 25 minutes or just hop on one of the buses that stop opposite the apartment (buses run 24 hours a day). Leith is ideal for a night out after a busy day sight-seeing in Edinburgh.

Leith is the port of Edinburgh and was once a separate town until in 1920 a hastily organized local referendum (the so-called 'Arranged Marriage', with Leith the reluctant bride) brought Leith under the administrative rule of its neighbourColourful Leith Walk is the long avenue that links Edinburgh and LeithLeith Walk is the umbrella name for a series of differently named streets and terraces. Foodie delicatessens rub shoulders with greasy-spoon cafés, and you can go from Italy to China in the space of a few blocks. On Elm Row at the top of Leith Walk is Valvona & Crolla, one of Britain's top Italian foodshops. The shopfront boasts 'Founded in 1934, Origins in 1860s', and those years of tradition are evident the minute you step inside: hams hang from the ceiling, floor-to-ceiling shelves strain with Mediterranean delicacies and you can often hear Italian being spoken. The shop is still owned and run by descendants of the Crollas and Valvonas who set it up in the 1930s. The shop also has a café, where you can sample the cuisine of Mary Contini, one of Britain's premiere food writers and chefs. The shop plays a role in the Edinburgh Festival each August, when it becomes a venue for Italian music and drama. The Italian theme continues on Albert Street at the Sicilian Pastry Shop, and further down the Walk are a couple of Chinese supermarkets.

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 into the Firth of Forth, meters from the apartment. The river can be explored on foot or bike along the Water of Leith Walkway. On the southern side of Leith is leafy Leith Links, an area of open parkland that is one of the places where golf was first played. Leith Victoria Swim Centre on Great Junction Street has a swimming pool and gym.

Getting there

The apartment is about a 10-minute bus ride from the tram stop "York Place" (which runs directly from/to Edinburgh Airport) and from the main railway station: Edinburgh Waverley Station. Taxis can be hailed throughout the city centre. We will send you detailed directions before your arrival.

For those arriving by car, there is parking available for one car (on request).

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

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  • “I had a brilliant time in Edinburgh. Everything in the apartment was as described ... Handy location, many nice pubs and restaurants close by. Stars well deserved.”
    PT & co, Balmedie, nr Aberdeen, Scotland Scottish flag
  • “Both my son and I had a really good time and we will recommend Vacation Rentals Scotland to everybody who thinks about a trip to Scotland and I'm also sure that we will come back.”
    BH & AH, Hohenlockstedt, Germany German flag
  • “This property was everything promised and more. It was spacious, light, clean and in a great area of town. Though about a ten minute bus ride from Princes Street, the distance made for a very peaceful stay during a busy time in Edinburgh. There were several very good pubs close by as well as options for fine dining literally sharing the same parking area. We are a family of 4, two adult children, and we all enjoyed our stay immensely.”
    LB & family, Raleigh, NC, USA American flag
  • “Fabulous weekend. Really loved the film "Sunshine on Leith". Beautiful flat, fantastic location.”
    B&M, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England English flag
  • “Sehr hochwertig und komplett eingerichtete Wohnung in Leith/Edinburgh. Bushaltestelle mit 3 Buslinien direkt vor der Haustür. Fahrzeit ins Zentrum Edinburghs ca. 15 Minuten. In unmittelbarer Umgebung viele Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, Restaurants und Pubs. Nette und unkomplizierte Betreuung durch Martin und Team. Immer wieder!”
    AL & IL, Essen, Germany German flag
  • “We stayed for 3 nights - --four adults. We loved the flat, it was perfect for us. It was spacious with room to hang out and the kitchen was well equipped. Leith was a delight! There were several restaurants and pubs within an easy walk and the waterways were beautiful. The bus stop to get to Princes street was right out front. We got to pretend we weren't tourists for a bit. Would absolutely recommend this delightful property.”
    LB & co, Raleigh, NC, USA American flag
  • “Thank you for a wonderful stay in this wonderful flat! We really enjoyed it and will recommend it to all our friends in Norway!”
    AH & TH, Arnatveit, Norway Norwegian flag
  • “We had a great week in Leith and loved the flat. The service from Vacation Rentals has been great and we would have no reservations about using you again.”
    MB & IB, Gloucestershire, England English flag
  • “We enjoyed our holiday in Leith very much. This flat was great!”
    BH & MH, near Hamburg, German German flag
  • “Very nice and comfortable flat! Good location. Looking forward to coming back to this great city.”
    JOP & PB, Perth, Australia Australian flag
  • “We had a fabulous stay over Christmas. Great location!”
    AD & family, London, UK UK flag
  • “Wonderful holiday. The flat is perfectly located and beautifully set up. So much to do and so accessible! Great!”
    DD & KD, Eastbourne, E Sussex, England English flag
  • “We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Commercial Street apartment. It was a great location to tour Edinburgh and area, and Leith was a lovely home base with easy access to groceries, restaurants, etc. The apartment was perfect for our group, very clean, comfortable, nicely decorated and well equipped. We will definitely recommend to anyone travelling to Edinburgh.”
    CO & family, Ladysmith, BC, Canada Canadian flag
  • “Really enjoyed our stay. Good apartment and handy location.”
    BD & family, Dublin, Ireland Irish flag
  • “We had a great pre-Christmas break. Good choice of restaurants and bars on the doorstep and the bus to central Edinburgh next to the apartment block. Leith Saturday market was lovely too. The apartment was very clean and had everything we needed - car parking handy. Excellent communication with Martin when we needed to reach him during our stay.”
    RM & GM, Leeds, England English flag

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