Open lounge, kitchen and dining area
Kitchen area
Master bedroom with french doors
Master bedroom
Shops, restaurants and water at front of apartment
Front of property
Waterfront overlooked by lounge and bedroom
External view of ground floor apartment
1 / 10  Entrance
2 / 10  Open lounge, kitchen and dining area
3 / 10  Kitchen area
4 / 10  Master bedroom with french doors
5 / 10  Master bedroom
6 / 10  Bathroom
7 / 10  Shops, restaurants and water at front of apartment
8 / 10  Front of property
9 / 10  Waterfront overlooked by lounge and bedroom
10 / 10  External view of ground floor apartment

The Cooperage

Leith Shore, Edinburgh and Lothians
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Situated in vibrant Leith with its abundance of shops, bars and restaurants
  • Lovely 12 mile walk along the Leith Waterway from your doorstep
  • Fantastic day/night bus service on your doorstep taking you into the centre of Edinburgh
  • Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre is a short walk away
  • Ideal location for a short break to take in all of the Edinburgh sights
  • Why not visit the Royal Yacht Britannia
Property code: E1678

Charming converted apartment retaining many original features. A unique and quiet waterside location with patio doors leading out onto a cobbled wharf on the banks of the river. Shops and pub within walking distance.

This modern ground floor apartment, within a late 18th century building, retains many of the original features including wooden beams and stone pillars, with patio doors opening out onto the cobbled wharf on the banks of the river.  Leith boasts a very vibrant community with a wealth of pubs, parks and community events. It has become the top 'foodie' destination in Edinburgh and among the best in the UK with an enormous choice of restaurants within a small area including a Michelin star restaurant opposite.  The area enjoys a thriving 'Continental' atmosphere . Ocean Terminal boasts excellent shopping as well as a cinema complex, bars and restaurants, some overlooking the Royal Yacht Britannia, Commercial Wharf is also just a short walk away.  The 12 mile Water of Leith Walkway offers a lovely afternoon walk it runs from Leith to Balerno, a designated 'Urban Wildlife Site' and home to over 80 species of birds and patches of ancient woodland, passing many points of interest including the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Botanic Gardens and Dean Village.   The area has an excellent regular bus service into the city centre which runs day/night, the bus stop is just 200 meters from the accommodation.  There are ten local golf courses within 3 miles and the beautiful East Coast offers some of the best areas in Scotland for golf, with a wide array of stunning and historic courses.

Walking into the apartment from the secure entrance you will find the bedroom and bathroom off the hallway.  The double bedroom is bright and comfortable with French doors allowing access straight out to the cobbled walk way and Water of Leith. The bathroom has a shower over bath and WC.  The open plan lounge/kitchen has an electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, washer/dryer.  The lounge area has views over the water and has a TV, DVD and hi-fi to allow you to relax and enjoy a night in should you wish there is also a double bed settee in the lounge/kitchen area. 

There is a large private car park at the rear of the property and a communal grass area for residents to enjoy.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 double bedroom and double sofa bed in the open plan lounge/kitchen
  • 1 bathroom
  • Kitchen - electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, washer/dryer
  • TV, DVD and hi-fi in lounge
  • Electric and heating included
  • WI-FI included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Private parking for one car in the carpark
  • Shops, bars and restaurants in the vicinity
  • Princes Street 1.5 miles
  • Arrival 2.30pm

The apartment building is located right on the wharf in the centre of the popular cultural quarter of Leith, in the north of Edinburgh. The Water of Leith floats by, and you can follow the waterside trail through hidden cycle paths and walkways right into the heart of the city.

There are plenty of things to see and do in Leith and its vicinity - visit the cinema and shops at Ocean Terminal less than a mile away or take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia. The town is especially known for its food, with seafood restaurants of all shapes and sizes making the most of their Firth-fresh location.

Head into Edinburgh for unique city delights and astonishing history. Edinburgh Castle is 3.5 miles away – make the journey by bus, car, or a gentle walk to see this magnificent structure with award-winning historical exhibits. The Royal Mile begins at the gates of the castle and you can follow it for all the tartan and haggis you could desire. Take a ghost tour to get a taste of the more haunted side of the city. Or, if you fancy checking out a lovely neighbourhood beach, head to Portobello, a quaint community by the seaside, 3.5 miles from your door.

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alison 25th January 2020

The apartment was clean and smelt nice, nice and warm and a comfortable bed. It had everything you needed in the apartment

Reviewed by Andrew 18th January 2020

Very pleasant flat.convenient location.parking space good. Comfort could be improved. Bed a bit small for two largish people.seating in living room likewise.

Reviewed by Gillian 3rd November 2019

Nice warm cottage with hot water in good location to bars/restaurants and bus stop. The street noise can be a bit of pain if a light sleeper with the buses going past.

Reviewed by George 12th October 2019

Flat was well situated with great view over the water of Leith & ideally situated for public transport. Ideal for a stay in Edinburgh.

Reviewed by Angus 5th October 2019

The property is situated in an excellent location for visiting all attractions both locally and further afield. Plenty of restaurants, takeaways and shops within walking distance. Private parking is a definate bonus with easily accessible public transport and walking / cycling routes in the immediate vicinity.

Reviewed by Michael 21st September 2019

is in a nice part of leith a couple of miles from edinburgh . but plenty of busses and taxis if needed a realy good base and plenty of food places nearby lots of bars a great place

Reviewed by Treva 18th August 2019

We were in Edinburgh for the festival and while this property is a bit out of the center of things, it was quite easy to get to the city by bus. Lots of great restaurants in the area.

Reviewed by Susan 20th July 2019

The location of the property is good for all the attractions of Edinburgh, and there are lots of bars and restaurants along the Shore, this does mean it can be quite noisy. The regular buses running along the cobbles are also noisy. The accommodation itself could do with some improvements, but on the whole a good stay!

Reviewed by Julie 15th June 2019

Ideal location, very pretty with lots of cafe culture and easy access to buses into the city.

Reviewed by Maria 13th April 2019

Setting if fantastic but apartment very tired especially the bathroom. Kitchen not well equipped. Due to the style of the windows they cant be left open. No comfy seats. Never stayed anywhere else that we did not get at least a pint of milk.

Reviewed by Adrian 7th March 2019

In a good location plenty of bars and restaurants within 2min walk bus stop 50 metres away to go into Edinburgh really enjoyed our week there would recommend as a very good base to explore Edinburgh and the surrounding areas

Reviewed by Julia 9th February 2019

Lovely flat and the location is brilliant.

Reviewed by Kim 12th January 2019

Cottage was amazing right location near everything. Bus stop just out side your front door and they run till 4am cheap so once there no need to drive anywhere. Loved loved loved

Reviewed by Edward 4th August 2018

this is in a great location close to all shops pubs and bars great place to stay could not fault area

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