The Ironmonger's Shop

Leith, Edinburgh
+44 (0)7811 797434

Bright apartment in the historic port of Leith, with shops and restaurants around the corner and Edinburgh only a 20-minute bus ride away


4 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Babies welcome

The Experience

This former ironmonger’s shop dates from the 1850s is now a swish two-bedroom apartment with an open-plan kitchen and living space, and views out of the original shop windows onto a charming cobbled street.

Let yourself in using the key safe and find the essentials including tea, coffee and milk. There are also books, board games and a TV, but there’s plenty to do on your doorstep: you’re in the heart of the creative port district, previously a busy working dock but now a thriving mix of commercial and residential spaces including film studios, artist workshops and galleries.

Quirky cafés and bars are just around the corner as well as a couple of independent bakeries; restaurants include the Michelin-starred Martin Wishart and The Kitchin, both just a few steps away. A local farmers market takes place every Saturday, and Edinburgh city centre is a 20-minute bus ride away, with a stop at the end of the road.

The Ironmonger's Shop - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Staying in the heart of the historic port of Leith surrounded by creative souls
  • Visiting the cafés, bars and restaurants on your doorstep
  • Exploring Edinburgh, only a short drive (or 30-min walk) away
The Ironmonger's Shop - Gallery

You should know

  • One bathroom is shared by the two bedrooms
  • No allocated parking, although there's free street parking nearby


  • 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

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Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.


Nightly price
from £160
Weekly price
from £1050
1 Apartment for 4
From £1604 beds2 bedrooms


Great place to stay If you think Edinburgh is only about the Golden Mile then think again. Leith is a great place to stop with a vibrant food culture and the Old Ironmongers Shop is in an ideal position to sample it. Parking was fun but we did arrive at the start of the Jubilee Bank Holiday. We highly recommend "Toast" for breakfast and the Moonwake tap room. Make sure you try out Bundits as well. We'll be back.

Andrew, Washington

Visit trendy eateries, admire historic buildings, explore local art galleries, and soak up the edgy independent vibe the historic port of Leith has to offer! Return to the light, stylish, carefully considered space designed by the owner herself.

Nicole, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

The apartment is off the main road so feels peaceful but is just 25 metres from The Shore, a road lining the port with a range of cafés, bars and restaurants. For a tasty brunch, head to Toast or The Printworks cafés - both just a 2-minute walk away. You're a 20-minute bus ride, or 30-minute walk into Edinburgh centre.

Local points of interest from Lynda Christie

  • Fantastic location with many independent cafes, bars and restaurants on the doorstep
  • Great freshly roasted coffee and pastries at cool Custom House
  • So many lovely places for a lazy brunch - where to choose? Toast, Printworks, Granary, Nobles .......
  • Michelin starred Martin Wishart restaurant is just round the corner
  • Hang out with Leithers at the local weekend street market
  • Delicious freshly caught Scottish oysters and seafood at the Ship on the Shore, Fishers and the Shore all 2 minutes walk away


Lynda Christie

Lynda lives a 10-minute drive away so can always be on hand if needed. She previously had another rental on the Royal Mile which she managed for over four years before selling and buying The Ironmonger's Shop in 2021. The property allows her to develop her interest in design, interiors and photography and keeps her busy during her retirement after working for the NHS.