Spacious Victorian two-bedroom apartment in quiet central location. Free on-street parking

Roomy accommodation with two bedrooms in a comfortable two-storey Victorian flat (sleeps 1–5)

Key Features

  • 4 star rating4 Star
  • Sleeps up to 5Sleeps up to 5
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • First floor (no lift)First floor (no lift)
  • Gas central heatingGas central heating
  • TV and DVD playerTV and DVD player
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • IronIron
  • On-street nearbyOn-street nearby
  • Shops within 250 metresShops within 250 metres
  • Linen/towels providedLinen/towels provided
  • Non-smokingNon-smoking
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Cot/Highchair on requestCot/Highchair on request
  • No pets allowedNo pets allowed
  • Private gardenPrivate garden
  • 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


  • spacious accommodation
  • quiet yet central location
  • sleeps one to five: two double bedrooms; single mattress available on request to extend capacity to up to five people
  • living room with bay window and dining table
  • separate kitchen with kitchen table
  • bathroom with bath and separate shower
  • free on-street parking

Spacious accommodation in a comfortable two-storey Victorian flat. This apartment is in a secluded street close to Leith Walk, with free unrestricted on-street parking and a regular bus service to the city centre (or a 20-minute walk to Princes Street if you prefer to go by foot). There are two double bedrooms, a large living-room with dining table in the bay window, a well-appointed kitchen (with dishwasher, electric oven, gas hob, fridge and freezer) with kitchen table and dining chairs, a utility room with a washing machine, and a private garden. The bathroom has a bath, separate shower, WC and hand basin. There is also a separate cloakroom with WC and a rack for drying clothes. Access is via an internal stair from the ground floor; the accommodation is on two levels (some rooms are not open for guests).

The apartment has gas central heating/hot water, and the price of electricity and local taxes is included.

n.b. A single blow-up mattress is available if required; there is an extra charge of £20 for the bed linen.

The cafe scene on nearby Leith Walk, which is a few minutes' walk from the apartment

The cafe scene on nearby Leith Walk, which is a few minutes' walk from the apartment

Rosslyn Crescent is set around a mature garden of specimen trees, known as the Plantation. Because the street is a cul-de-sac there's little traffic and it's very peaceful, yet it's only a 20-minute walk to the city centre. Theres a regular bus service to Princes Street and beyond from the end of the street, and yet more buses a short walk away on Leith Walk. Pilrig Park at the end of the street has connections with Robert Louis Stevenson's family, and the nearby Water of Leith is another pleasant place to walk.

Rosslyn Crescent leads off Pilrig Steet, which marks the boundary between Edinburgh and Leith. 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 neighbour. Edinburgh has a reputation as a city of contrasts. The city that spawned Deacon Brodie, the original Jekyll and Hyde character who inspired Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, could hardly be anything else. Burghmaster by day and petty thief by night, Brodie personifies the contradictions and contrasts so evident in Edinburgh today: from the Deacon's descendant Miss Jean Brodie enjoying her prime to Irvine Welsh's characters squandering theirs in Trainspotting, the city has a rich tradition of diversity.

Leith Walk, the long street that links Edinburgh and Leith, is no exception: foodie delicatessens rub shoulders with greasy-spoon cafés and you can go from Italy to China in the space of a few blocks. Leith Walk is the umbrella name for a series of differently named streets and terraces. 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. At the bottom of Leith Walk is the site of the old Leith Central Station, which forms the key image of Irvine Welsh's influential novel. Nearby, along Great Junction Street, is Leith Victoria Swim Centre, which has a swimming pool and gym. A couple of streets from here is The Shore, Leith's waterfront area, once decaying but now enjoying a renaissance. Many of the old industrial buildings have been converted in to apartments and offices to house a new generation of residents and businesses. There are lots of great places to eat and drink, 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.

Getting there

The apartment is about a 20-minute walk, 5-minute bus journey or a 10-minute taxi journey from the tram stop "York Place" (which runs directly from/to Edinburgh Airport) and a 20-minute walk 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 free on-street parking on Rosslyn Crescent and surrounding streets. This apartment is close to the city centre. (Most of our other city centre / Old Town properties are in areas where you have to pay for parking either in an NCP car park or by using an on-street parking meter.)

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.


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  • “The house is amazingly roomy, very well located for shopping, restaurants and Edinburgh sites. We highly recommend.”
    JH, Marestaing, France French flag
  • “The flat was in a beautiful residential area about 20 mins walk from the centre of Edinburgh and all the touristy sights. You can catch a bus but we chose to walk everywhere and take in the surroundings. We visited the gorgeous Botanical Gardens too - also about 20mins away on foot. Flat is surprisingly spacious and very homely. The rooms were warm (visited in chilly mid December) and beds were comfortable. It was the perfect base to explore the city for the weekend. We’ve already talked about returning in the new year. So glad we chose to stay here rather than a hotel!”
    JJ & co, Cardiff, Wales Welsh flag
  • “A lovely place with wonderful art and touches! Martin was friendly and helpful, would definitely stay again.”
    KS, London, UK UK flag
  • “This home is perfect. You have the house to yourself and it’s in a great location. Walking distance to tourist attractions or an easy bus ride. I loved staying here there’s space to stretch out, sit and read, cook for yourself. The complimentary tea and biscuits were a nice touch. All the instructions were clear and easy to follow it’s a nice comfortable house. The WiFi was as a good speed I had no trouble connecting and doing a little bit of work.”
    PQ, Arlington, TX, USA American flag
  • “First class: A lovely spacious and comfortable apartment. Clean and well equipped, also interesting in terms of decor with attractive features and quirky artistic touches. We loved it: it is an apartment with a personality. Location was great easy access to public transport: the no.11 bus is King. Also the area is quiet. Definitely reccomend.”
    FB & family, Southampton, Hampshire, UK UK flag
  • “This is a lovely, spacious, warm comfortable home. It is an oasis in the middle of the city. There is a near-by grocery and a near-by bus stop. We felt that it was an excellent choice for our stay in Edinburgh, and we highly recommend it. Martin was great to work with. Good communication and very accommodating. Thank you!”
    BF & family, Oregon, USA American flag
  • “A beautifully presented and spacious property, which exceeded expectations. Situated on a pretty street which is a good location for buses to the city centre.”
    KB, London, UK UK flag
  • “Quiet, spacious lovely apartment: We loved this apartment. It was so quiet and peaceful, but close to loads of shops and restaurants. Portobello beach was a short drive away, as was the castle. Thank you for a lovely stay.”
    JH & co, Hereford, England English flag
  • “This flat is amazing! The location is very close to Leith walk but off on a quiet side street. The rooms are spacious and clean. We really enjoyed our stay here.”
    LF & co, Highland, NY, USA American flag
  • “Martin’s apartment is a beautiful and spacious property in a very convenient location to both the airport and city centre. This was a very last minute booking on my part, as I had to visit a friend in need, yet there were no issues in booking and everything was sorted within hours! Key collection was very straightforward which allowed me to arrive at my own convenience ... The apartment itself was cosy yet spacious, lovely furnishings with everything you need, plus a few little extras! Ideal for 2-4 people with plenty of space for all. Cannot recommend enough! I will definitely be back :)”
    AF, County Monaghan, Ireland Irish flag
  • “First class: Stayed for 4 nights for our son's wedding in Edinburgh. The accommodation was fantastic in a great location. We all had a super time location is great with lots of bars restaurants and shops nearby. Would fully recommended for any one visiting Edinburgh. The accommodation was fully equipped with everything you need. Convenient bus stop two minutes away for the city centre.”
    RG & co, Garlieston, Galloway, Scotland Scottish flag
  • “Wir hatten einen supertollen Aufenthalt in Edinburgh. Die Wohnung liegt in einer sehr ruhigen Sackgasse; die Bushaltestelle der Linie 11 nur 250 m entfernt und zum Leith Walk, wo mehrere Buslinien halten, ist es auch nicht weit. Um Abends auszugehen bietet sich Leith an. Die Wohnung ist einwandfrei und liebevoll eingerichtet. Einzig für Rollstuhlfahrer oder Leute mit eingeschränkter Mobilität ist die Wohnung nicht zu empfehlen. Aber wer nach einem anstrengenden Sightseeing-Tag abschalten will, ist hier optimal aufgehoben.”
    JR & co, Bremen, Germany German flag
  • “I would highly recommend this place. It is very spacious and in a great location. Easy to get downtown via bus or Uber in just a few minutes. Everything was very clean with a nice living room and kitchen, including dishwasher and washing machine for your clothes. We really liked the modern bathroom, and it was very big (unusual for Europe). I would highly recommend to stay here. Well worth it!”
    RF & family, Houston, TX, USA American flag
  • “This is both a very well-located and very quiet space. Great shower, and very comfortable mattresses. Nice cul de sac with a park close by; and also a central space outside where the local kids play. Double-glazing means it’s quiet though. The overall space is bigger than you think because of the way it’s laid out, so no feeling of over-crowding. Recommend thoroughly.”
    NE & co, Johannesburg, South Africa South African flag
  • “This flat is great for anyone looking to stay in Edinburgh for the weekend, it is very central, comfortable and all round a great apartment. It’s an old Victorian house that has been renovated, with high ceilings and lots of space. I would highly recommended it. Check in was super easy. Also, great place round the corner called Serrano Manchego for Spanish style breakfast!”
    MA & co, Aberdeen, Scotland Scottish flag
  • “We had a great time in this stunning city and were always happy to return to a place we could call home after an exhausting day. This wonderful place gave us always a good start in the day and a good sleep at the end.”
    M&A, Schöneck, Germany German flag
  • “We really enjoyed our stay in your very chic apartment. The extra space and little home comforts really made all the difference to our stay in this brilliant city. Thank you.”
    PW & family, Newton-le-Willows, England English flag
  • “The home is beautiful. Check-in was easy and the information book provided was comprehensive. The home is in a beautiful quiet little court/street, the bus can be picked up 5 minutes away, and there are restaurants and bars just 10 minutes away. Wonderful.”
    KD & co, Saint-John, NB, Canada Canadian flag
  • “Everything was great! Thank you! We want to come back!”
    M, T & L, Regensburg, Germany German flag
  • “Agréable séjour dans votre maison acceuillante, confortable et spacieuse. Nous avons pu visiter pleinement Edimbourg que nous avons beaucoup aimé. Thanks a lot! We hope to come back.”
    RS, SS, JS, Aixe-sur-Vienne, France French flag
  • “We had a fantastic time at this roomy apartment. It is full of character and makes you feel like a resident of Scotland and not just a tourist. Martin is well organized and quick to respond to any concerns. We got used to the walk into town and figured out the buses and Uber. We would use this property again.”
    KA & family, Oregan, USA American flag
  • “We came to see our granddaughter born. Great apartment and we have booked in again for Christmas.”
    B&K, London, UK UK flag
  • “Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Die Wohnung ist super gemütlich und sehr gut ausgestattet. Die Umgebung in der Straße ist sehr hübsch und es ist auch nicht zu weit vom Stadtzentrum entfernt. Der Kontakt mit dem Vermieter war nett und hat unproblematisch geklappt.”
    BE & co, Hamburg, Germany German flag
  • “Lovely Edinburgh and lovely apartment (and lovely day for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival!). Prompt and helpful support and feedback when we had a problem with the shower. Thanks!”
    WH, AH & family, Northampton, England English flag
  • “I'll come back for Edinburgh and for this apartment. I feel at home!”
    MvO, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Dutch flag
  • “Here it was so wonderful! We hope to come back very soon! The days have gone by too fast!”
    DW & MW, Magdeburg, Germany German flag
  • “Thanks for everything. We spent four perfect days in this beautiful city and in this beautiful house!”
    PA & family, Prague, Czech Republic Czech flag
  • “Love the apartment. Returning to Edinburgh after a long time, we had a great time walking down memory lane. Hope to be back soon!”
    JH, HH & TP, Peterborough, England English flag
  • “Very happy with the house, and nice friendly street.”
    MB & RB, Aberdeen, Scotland Scottish flag
  • “We enjoyed our holiday and the apartment was more than we expected: We really appreciated it.”
    YK & co, London, UK English flag
  • “Had a great stay. Apartment was wonderful and Edinburgh was incredible. Waht a wonderful experience! Hope to come this way again.”
    CL & BL, Wabamum, Alberta, Canada Canadian flag
  • “You have a lovely house, very comfortable. We really enjoyed staying here. Many many thanks.”
    FB & SS, Lahore, Pakistan Pakistan flag
  • “Everything was great! The apartment was wonderful. Close to everything. Looking forward to coming back.”
    BO & OR, London, England English flag
  • “Enjoyed our stay again. Great place to be near the centre of Edinburgh.”
    MB & RB, Aberdeen, Scotland Scottish flag
  • “A wonderful stay in a great location. Plenty to see and do. Ideal base from which you can explore the many attractions Edinburgh has to offer.”
    J & R, Ripon, North Yorkshire, England English flag
  • “We had a great time in this stunning city and we were always happy to get into a place we could call home after an exhausting day. This wonderful place always gave us a good start to the day and a good sleep at the end.”
    P, J, A & M, Dresden, Germany German flag
  • “Great time, great apartment. Great location to see Edinburgh, and such a nice place to come back to after seeing the city!”
    TG & family, Pendleton, IN, USA American flag
  • “A fantastic home in a great location. Thank you for everything!”
    CO & family, Gothenburg, Sweden Swedish flag
  • “A lovely, peaceful place to stay in the midst of a busy, fascinating city. Thanks for all.”
    JF & BF, Connecticut, USA American flag

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