Open plan lounge
Lounge area open plan to dining and kitchen
Dining area
Well-equipped kitchen to dining area
Modern kitchen with island
Bright double bedroom
Time to relax and unwind
Bathroom with feature beam
Dining area looking over to kitchen
Relax in contemporary surroundings
City living
Entrance to apartment
1 / 12  Open plan lounge
2 / 12  Lounge area open plan to dining and kitchen
3 / 12  Dining area
4 / 12  Well-equipped kitchen to dining area
5 / 12  Modern kitchen with island
6 / 12  Bright double bedroom
7 / 12  Time to relax and unwind
8 / 12  Bathroom with feature beam
9 / 12  Dining area looking over to kitchen
10 / 12  Relax in contemporary surroundings
11 / 12  City living
12 / 12  Entrance to apartment

The Firkin

Leith Shore, Edinburgh and Lothians
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
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: E1982

Fabulous contemporary third-floor apartment beautifully set in a quiet waterside location. Open-plan with communal grounds running along the water’s edge. Shops and pubs within walking distance.

Situated in a beautiful and quiet waterside location on the bank of Leith is this stylish and contemporary third-floor apartment. Converted from an original late 18th century cooperage, this modern-day apartment has beautiful river views and sits in pretty communal grounds that run along the Water of Leith. With so many attractions right on your doorstep, you will be perfectly placed to discover and explore an area of Edinburgh that is fast becoming one of the top food destinations in the whole of Scotland.

This impressive property is accessed through a secure entrance into the main building and then either an elevator or stairs can be taken up to the apartment door. Furnished and finished to a high standard, the property has some lovely features that make it personal and homely. The lounge/diner is equipped with a sofa bed and underfloor heating making it a warm and tranquil space to relax in. Separated by impressive exposed wooden beams, the kitchen area is spacious and well-equipped with a central island so that you can prepare dinner whilst enjoying a glass of wine and entertaining guests. As you continue down the hallway there is the bright double bedroom with a built-in wardrobe and the chic family bathroom.

Outside, the apartment enjoys shared communal gardens that are situated along the water’s edge and boast wonderful views over the river. Here you can sit in the grounds and watch the boats and wildlife pass you by or take a walk along the Leith Waterway which runs for 12 miles, right from your doorstep. There is also resident parking.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Kitchen - electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Electric and heating included
  • Private residents parking - permit provided
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance

Leith was once the main port for trade into Scotland and is now a vibrant and thriving area of Edinburgh. This waterside location offers an abundance of cultural attractions such as the Water of Leith Walkway and the historical maritime Trinity House whilst also being home to The Royal Britannia ship that sailed the Queen and her family for over 40 years. This area of Edinburgh is also extremely well known for its selection of culinary delights and considered to have some of the best places to eat in the whole of the UK. With a fantastic variety of seafood restaurants, bistros, celebrity kitchens, pubs, restaurants and much more on your doorstep, you might find it hard not to fall in love with Leith!

With Edinburgh surrounding this pretty little port, there is regular transport in and out of this beautiful historical city day and night. With so much to see and do here you will be completely spoilt for choice. Steeped in culture and history, why not start your adventures at the famous Edinburgh Castle or the impressive University, both in the old town of the city commanding fabulous views. Visit the array of art galleries, museums and gardens the city has to offer, not to mention its numerous golf courses available for a round or two. Whatever activity you chose to try or sight you decide to see during your stay here in Leith, you will not be disappointed with what you find.

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Deryn 28th January 2020

Fabulous apartment. Had the best time....will return.

Reviewed by Gordon 30th November 2019

Had a lovely comfortable week in the firkin, everything you need for self catering, great resturants on your door step excellent bus service into Edinburgh.

Reviewed by Margaret 12th October 2019

Very comfortable accommodation with everything you could possibly need . It is very convenient for catching buses into the city.

Reviewed by Martyn 31st July 2019

Brilliant property, We wanted for nothing. Ideally positioned for sightseeing. Park the car in the private car park ,hop on the bus for Edinburgh -see the sites- Great eating establishments in site of the flat .Don' worry if you require disabled access -Lift provided , all buses are low entry as well. We will be returning.

Reviewed by Christopher 8th June 2019

Perfect place to stay, central & convenient for south Scotland. Apartment is wonderful.

Reviewed by Claire 1st June 2019

Fantastic flat - very close to bus stops for the city and plenty of local bars and restaurants. Ideally situated for exploring.

Reviewed by Laura 25th May 2019

It is a lovely apartment and very conveniently located for getting into Edinburgh. Bus stops close and the busses are frequent. Loads of bars and restaurants right on the door step.

Reviewed by Debbie 6th April 2019

Fantastic apartment, really clean and comfortable with everything we needed for a lovely holiday. Great location with shops, cafes and restaurants nearby. Ocean shopping centre short walk away with shops and cinema as well as Royal Yacht Britannia. Buses just outside the apartment to get to all parts of town. We had a brilliant holiday and would hiRead moreghly recommend it. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 22nd October 2018

Location of The Firkin is great for hopping on a bus into town. The apartment is nicely decorated and furnished, making it a lovely place to relax at the end of a busy day. We found it clean, well equipped, and in a quiet apartment building We would definitely book again

Reviewed by Sandra 15th September 2018

Lovely apartment on the shores of the Leith. Leith Walk nearby. Great restaurants and pubs. Bus links to the city centre.

Reviewed by Peter 1st September 2018

very good local for eating out, you will need to book reservation, also very good public transport links to city centre.

Reviewed by Lorna 21st July 2018

Very comfortable apartment in a pleasant location with a wide variety of restaurants locally.

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