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The Grassmarket Flat

West Bow (The Grassmarket Flat situated 3rd floor on right)
5.0 of 5 bubbles
56 reviews
West Bow (The Grassmarket Flat situated 3rd floor on right)
Dining with a sunny view over the Grassmarket
Comfortable bed and fresh towels on your arrival
Scottish themed soft furnishings
Living Room
The Master Bedroom
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Living Room
Living Room
Meal for two....
Living area with ample space for your comfort
In the mood!
Modern fully equipped kitchen
Scottish soaps
Living area
Bath Room
Bath Room
Lounge area
Street entertainment, just outside
New luxury shower room
A kitchen that meets your needs
The West Bow Well at night...just outside
Edinburgh Castle from the Grassmarket
Fireworks over Edinburgh Castle...2 minutes walk away
Edinburgh Military Tattoo...a two minute walk away
Grassmarket Shops and bars...just outside
Victoria Street just outside the front door...
Lounge area
Special orders catered for
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Bath Room
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Dining area
Christmas in Edinburgh!
The Master Bedroom
The Master Bedroom
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Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Edinburgh, Scotland
The Grassmarket area and the adjacent streets offer a host of cosmopolitan bars, restaurants, independent and traditional retailers and is surrounded by exciting festival venues .The area is steeped in dramatic, intriguing history with its well preserved cobbled streets and medieval architecture bringing this area to life.

The Grassmarket Flat overlooks the West Bow Well and faces directly out onto the Grassmarket pedestrian precinct which plays host to numerous musical, dramatic arts and acrobatic fringe acts throughout the festival season, not to mention a Mardi Gras festival and Saturday markets. This entertainment is free from your windows!

The Grassmarket Flat has been tastefully finished to a very high standard, with beautiful Scottish fabrics encapsulating the essence of Scotland, to enhance your experience and maximise the a...
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About the Owner, Gill B
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Dec 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 56 reviews and 1 property
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5 of 5 bubbles Excellent - based on 56 reviews
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Adam F
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Cosy studio flat overlooking the Grassmarket, walk out and you're right amongst it. Very clean and tidy, comfortable accommodation. Highly recommended!

Management response:

Thanks for the great review. We hope to see you again sometime in the future.


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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 for a stay in November 2016
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My partner and I stayed for 2 nights in mid-November and were not disappointed. The flat is beautifully maintained, with all the essentials. The location is also ideal- right in the centre of Edinburgh, perfect for visiting attractions like Edinburgh Castle. Despite this, it was always quiet at night. All in all a brilliant place to stay. We will be...

Management response:

Thank you so much for the great review. It was great to meet you, and I hope you managed to climb " Arthurs seat "in the good weather. It would be a delight to have you back to stay in the future Gill & Tom


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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

I stayed in this lovely flat for six nights at the beginning of October. It's only a 10 minute walk from Edinburgh Waverly but catch a cab if you have lots of luggage (only about £5). It's on the third floor up a spiral staircase but the views down Grassmarket more than make up for that!! It's spotlessly clean and...

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Thank you for your great review I am so glad you enjoyed our place so much. I hope to see you again sometime. Gill


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  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
New oak furniture and flooring compliments the traditional style. The dining table is situated next to the two large west facing windows, which flood the flat with sunshine throughout the day. The windows overlook the busy Grassmarket precinct allowing you to watch world go by as you dine!

Ipod / iphone player / charger / WIFI for your convenience. A welcome pack and a wide selection of information leaflets and maps available for guests.

Bespoke double glazed window shutters are fitted along with mood lighting for enhanced comfort. Ample wardrobe space and dressing area and mirrored dressing table.

The flat benefits from a totally refurbished modern bathroom, just completed in April 2012. The bathroom is complimented by an LED illuminated mirror with built in demister pad and electric s...
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Mar 21, 2017 -
Jun 30, 2017
Mid season
2 nights
Jul 1, 2017 -
Jul 27, 2017
High season
3 nights
Jul 28, 2017 -
Sep 4, 2017
3 nights
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Rugby Dates are £100 per night
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About the neighborhood
The Grassmarket flat is ideally located for those interested in the history of Edinburgh.The West Bow is a steep street in the historic Old Town of Edinburgh, leading from the Grassmarket, up the hill to the world famous Royal mile and Edinburgh Castle, which is a mere two minute walk away.

Directly in front of the Grassmarket Flat is the large open Grassmarket square, now a pedestrian precinct. This was the scene of public hangings, the Porteous Riots and the haunt of the notorious body snatchers, Burke and Hare. The Martyr’s Cross memorial marks the spot of the public gallows where over 100 covenanters were hung for their beliefs.

The predestrian precinct is now host to an extensive number of bars, resturants and quality shops for your enjoyment.

Please look at links for festivals a...
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Edinburgh Airport: 8.7 mi
Railway: Edinburgh Waverley: 0.3 mi
Ferry: Rosyth: 9.9 mi
Edinburgh Airport 9 miles with numerous transport links. Edinburgh Waverly train station 0.5 miles. Frequent local bus and taxi service. Further information available from owner on request.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.7 mi.
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