Matisse Suite

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A smart basement flat in majestic Edinburgh with castle views and its own outdoor space - ideal for a grownup weekend exploring the city


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

The Experience

On an elegant 1850s Georgian street, close to the centre but nicely tucked away, is a smartly renovated flat for two. Everything has been carefully considered: Dyson hot and cold fans, espresso machine, a kitchen fit for a chef. But also art books, games and New York abstract art on the walls.

It’s the sort of place you can easily spend time hanging out after a busy day or evening soaking up Edinburgh’s delights. There’s a plush comfy sofa and daybed to lounge on, a huge TV, cards and games to play. Pour a wee dram (a bottle is left for guests) at the drinks cabinet and sit out in your private courtyard, it has a gas fire to keep you toasty, even on chilly Scottish nights.

The kitchen is immaculate and pretty dreamy for whipping up meals but you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out, whatever you fancy you’ll find it in cosmopolitan Edinburgh. Don’t leave without visiting the castle.

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We think you'll love

  • Exploring all the cities sights on foot or by bus
  • Stocking up at the Saturday food market around the corner and bringing it back to cook
  • Snuggling up to watch a film if the weather turns iffy
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You should know

  • Parking on the street is metered, there's an NCP car park across the road
  • No dogs or children
  • No smoking inside the flat


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at the weekends, 5 nights during the Festival, 3 nights for New Year. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 3-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £200
Weekly price
from £1400
Damage deposit
Extra cleaning available for an additional fee.
1 Apartment for 2
From £2001 bed1 bedroom


I have just had the incredible privilege and experience staying at the Matisse Suite in Edinburgh. Every detail to make my stay enjoyable was done perfectly and more luxurious than I could have ever imagined!! I highly recommend this wonderful place to anyone looking for a magical place to stay while in Edinburgh. From the excellent taste in interior design to having every traveler detail in place, I can’t speak more highly of the Matisse Suite. I loved it there and I will definitely return!!

Kim, Nevada

It’s our second time staying in this gorgeous apartment. The location is fantastic - just minutes from the Castle, the Grassmarket and Princes Street. And the flat is just a few minutes walk from the tram stop to get to the airport. The apartment has everything you need and is beautifully decorated. We love staying here.


Wonderfully appointed apartment in a fantastic location! Great host!

Logan, London

Gorgeous apartment with all the comforts of home. Every detail considered, like a luxury hotel experience. You’re right on the doorstep of the wonderful city center. You won’t believe the incredible castle views.

Marcus, New York

Great place with beautiful décor. Very close to Princes Street and the Grassmarket. The castle view was great, would definitely stay here again. Highly recommended.

Artemis, Moffat

A cool little base from which to explore the city, with lots of quirky artwork which you can buy if you like. It's generous too - find whisky, umbrellas, shortbread, milk in the fridge. And a baseball hat!

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

You're in the beating heart of the city, yet tucked away on a quiet street, so you can walk pretty much anywhere: Princes Street and its lovely gardens are round the corner. There are great places to eat all within a short walk: Kanpai serves the best sushi, Love Crumbs for tea and cake, Peppers (breakfasts and lunches), Timbers Yard hits the spot for dinner. Hop on a bus to the Botanic Gardens.

Local points of interest from James & LeeAnn Wheatcroft

  • Castle views at the entrance make this the best place in Edinburgh to watch Festival or New Year fireworks at the castle from the comfort of your private outdoor courtyard.
  • The flat is situated in a very central location with Princes Street and the Grassmarket a three minute walk away.
  • The Usher Hall, The Lyceum Theatre and the Filmhouse cinema are right on your doorstep offering a cornucopia of cultural events.
  • There are excellent restaurants and bars nearby, including Stuart Muir's "Dine' restaurant. Stuart still holds the accolade of being the youngest Scottish chef to be awarded a coveted Michelin Star.
  • Edinburgh's famous "One Spa" is across the street in the Sheraton Hotel, including relaxing spa treatments and a rooftop hydropool.
  • Pick up fantastic local Scottish produce at the weekly Saturday morning farmers market on Castle Terrace.


James & LeeAnn Wheatcroft

James and LeeAnn are the owners and Lewis will be your point of contact during your stay. He looks after a handful of properties in the city and knows the place like the back of his hand. He's brimming with suggestions if you're wondering where to go and what to do.