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 beautifully presented apartment sits right on the cobbled quay of Leith’s wharf. Stroll straight out of your patio doors onto the portside streets, full of vibrant shops, restaurants and local history. The apartment is a contemporary, calming space, the perfect base for two from which to explore this fascinating area of Edinburgh.

The property itself is a one-bedroom apartment, situated in a lovely converted wharf building dating back to the 18th century. The rooms are light and bright, and decorated in a sweet modern style, letting original features like exposed beams and stone pillars shine.

Enter into your open-plan living space, combining sitting room, dining area, and kitchen, all arranged delightfully around the view of the river as it passes by the cobbled wharf. The kitchen has all the modern conveniences you could want for making your own feasts while you’re here. Take your meal to the romantic dining table for two, where you can eat beside the view. Head through to the bedroom next door, a gorgeously light and breezy room with patio doors opening straight onto the cobbles. The bathroom is an indulgent, chic space with a shower over bath, perfect for enjoying a relaxing soak before heading out on the town.

Outside the property, the exterior of the building forms a pretty part of the town’s vista, and the streets of Leith are right outside your door - yours to stroll and begin the trail along the Water of Leith to the Firth or into town. A communal grass area offers a great spot to enjoy a morning coffee in the Scottish sunshine.

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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