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The Wee Thistle, Grassmarket by Edinburgh Castle

4.91(210 reviews)SuperhostEdinburgh, United Kingdom
Entire apartment hosted by Gavin
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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Central apartment in a quiet courtyard in Edinburgh's historic Old Town with views to Edinburgh Castle. The Grassmarket, Princes Street and all the main attractions are within easy walking distance. A great base for couples and families to explore all that Edinburgh has to offer.

The space
A cosy bright apartment, centrally located in the heart of the historic old town below Edinburgh Castle. All the main tourist and festival attractions are within easy walking distance: the Castle, the Royal Mile, National Museum, National Gallery, Princes Street. Free wi-fi is available.

The bedroom and kitchen have views to the castle esplanade and as the apartment is at the back of the building it is very quiet. The apartment is on street level through a secure gate with just a few steps up onto the balcony landing from where you gain entry.

Perfect for two but can accommodate four with a comfortable double sofa bed. The living area is fresh and modern with a sofa bed, armchair, dining table and seating for four. There is a flat screen TV.

The bedroom has a comfortable kingsize bed, a good size wardrobe and a stool for luggage.

The bathroom has a powerful shower, toilet, wash hand basin and a heated towel rail. Linen and towels are provided with complimentary shampoo.
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The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need should you choose to eat in. Coffee, tea, sugar and milk are provided as well as some basic supplies such as cooking oil.

A travel cot can be provided on request.

There is a small supermarket up the street and on Saturdays there is a farmers market on Castle Terrace where you can purchase local produce.

Directly opposite the apartment there is a friendly cafe that is perfect for breakfast or lunch.

Check in is from 3pm but where work commitments and other bookings allow earlier times may be possible.
Central apartment in a quiet courtyard in Edinburgh's historic Old Town with views to Edinburgh Castle. The Grassmarket, Princes Street and all the main attractions are within easy walking distance. A great base for couples and families to explore all that Edinburgh has to offer.

The space
A cosy bright apartment, centrally located in the heart of the historic old town below Edinburgh Castle.…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 crib
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Hair dryer
TV
Dedicated workspace
Iron
Essentials
Washer
Hangers
Heating

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Grassmarket is in the historic Old Town which has been transformed into
a pedestrianised area with numerous restaurants, cafes, pubs and specialist shops. Many of the restaurants have outdoor eating facilities which combines with the street entertainment to create a continental atmosphere.

Experience the local history including that of the famous body snatchers Burke and Hare or take in the Castle, Royal Mile or Princes Street gardens.
Other places within walking distance:
Whisky Heritage Centre
Camera Obscura
Gladstones Land
National Museum of Scotland
Holyrood Palace
National Galleries
Usher Hall
Traverse Theatre
Royal Lyceum
Festival Hubs
Fringe Box Office
The Grassmarket is in the historic Old Town which has been transformed into
a pedestrianised area with numerous restaurants, cafes, pubs and specialist shops. Many of the restaurants have outdoor eating…

Hosted by Gavin

Joined in January 2016
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Hi, I along with my Mum and Dad manage three rental properties, Osprey Lodge in Kingussie in the Highlands and The Wee Thistle and The Wee Highland Coo in the Grassmarket in Edinburgh. I have really enjoyed developing the business and I am lucky to have the ongoing support of newly retired parents. We work well together and the combination has proved successful in that we receive 5 star reviews over 90% of the time. I am married. My wife has also had a hand in the business. She and her mum are the 'interior designers'. They come up with many of the small touches that guests say add to the enjoyment of their stay. What with working and managing the properties, I don't have much spare time but when I can I play golf with my friends. Both my wife and I enjoy outdoor activities as well as cooking and entertaining. I grew up in Edinburgh and many of our family holidays were spent in the Highlands. We know the areas well so please feel free to ask questions and we look forward to hosting you at either Edinburgh or Kingussie. Gavin
Hi, I along with my Mum and Dad manage three rental properties, Osprey Lodge in Kingussie in the Highlands and The Wee Thistle and The Wee Highland Coo in the Grassmarket in Edinbu…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $275
Cancellation policy