Pied a Terre | Self-catering apartment in Edinburgh | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Pied a Terre - Self-catering apartment in Edinburgh

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Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5BU, Edinburgh
Scotland, United Kingdom

Derek & Gemma Kennedy

+44 (0)7970 015518(landline)

A comfy launch pad for cultural expeditions: the best of the capital within easy reach but still plenty of fun on your doorstep

There’s a rare gem hidden behind the slightly dour exterior of this Victorian tenement. You’re up on the first floor with tons of space – rooms are elegant and unfussy, simply decorated and full of natural light. Derek, Gemma and Derek's dad Jim put their hearts into restoring this charming apartment. No need to sprint for the best bedroom – both are enviably big, restrained and uncluttered but still full of everything you could possibly need. The gleaming state-of-the-art shower room has a lavish supply of goodies, and the pristine dove-grey kitchen, white tiled and wood floored, takes the sting out of cooking duties. The makings of a splendid continental breakfast are thoughtfully supplied, but any long-felt want can be met on Leith Walk, one of Edinburgh’s longest streets. You’re at the midpoint of its vibrant, hipsterish mix of tapas bars, Portuguese coffee houses, galleries and antique stores. If rain stops play, collapse by the fire in the elegant blue and white sitting room and take full advantage of the free Netflix.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Babies welcome
Suitable for guests with a baby or toddler under 3.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Derek & Gemma Kennedy:

Local points of interest from
Derek & Gemma Kennedy:

  • There is a Leith Farmers Market every Saturday that is only about a 15 min walk from the apartment. Well worth a visit.
  • The Royal Yacht Britannia is within walking distance from the apartment and a must for anyone visiting Edinburgh. The Britannia has been voted best tourist attraction in Scotland for a 10th year running.
  • Arthurs Seat is a must visit and again within walking distance. Beautiful walks with views across the entire city on a clear day.
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  • 1 Apartment for 4
Price:(i) £560 to£1750 per week

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Pubs/restaurants 2-minute walk.




Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5BU, Edinburgh

Self-catering Pied a Terre (self-catering)
Apartment ~ 2 doubles; 1 shower room, 1 wc
Price: (i) £ 560 to £ 1750 per week

Derek & Gemma Kennedy

+44 (0)7970 015518(landline)