Thistle Holiday Rentals

Quiet apartments in the very heart of Edinburgh's Old Town

The Wee Highland Coo, Grassmarket

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Description

The Wee Highland Coo is a cosy apartment located in the historic Grassmarket area of Edinburghs Old Town. The private and quiet courtyard complex, which has a stunning view of the Castle, is the perfect base from which to explore what Edinburgh has to offer. All the main attractions, a wide selection of great bars, restaurants and cafes are all on your doorstep and only a short walk away.
*Listed as one the best Airbnbs in the Evening News:
https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/our-region/edinburgh/in-pictures-7-of-the-best-airbnbs-in-edinburgh-1-4710130

Sleeping arrangements

One kingsize bedroom
One sofa bed

Interior layout

The accommodation has recently been renovated to create a modern fresh apartment. The living area has a comfortable sofa bed, table, chairs, a HD Smart TV and free secure wifi.

The kitchen is well equipped with oven, hob and microwave. There is also a washing machine with drying facilities.

A newly refurbished bathroom with a power shower completes the accommodation.

Exterior

The courtyard has a small garden where you can sit and enjoy the spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle.

There is a local supermarket a short walk (about 100m) up the road.

A selection of breakfast/lunch cafes across the road provides excellent food.

Limited mobility access

Limited mobility access

Facilities

  • Fridge/ Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Linen provided
  • Bath towels provided
  • Bedding provided
  • Cot/ Travel cot
  • Hair dryer
  • High chair
  • Iron / Ironing board
  • Washing machine
  • Pets not allowed
  • Radio
  • TV
  • Internet access
  • Wifi
  • Shared garden
  • 24h check-in available
  • Personal meet & greet available
  • Bathroom(s) 1

Great for

  • City
  • Family
  • Secluded

Top facilities

Sleeps 2 (+2) 1 Bedroom(s) 1 Bathroom(s) 3rd floor Wifi


Check-in begins at 16:00.

You will be asked to check-out before 11:00.

Prices from £79 - £225 (Nightly).


Location

Directions

Air- There is a new tram service that takes 35 mins from Edinburgh Airport to the city centre. From there it is an easy 10 minute walk to the apartment. The Airlink 100 Bus travels along the same route but may take slightly longer dependent on traffic.

Train- Edinburgh's Waverley Station is a 10 minute walk from the apartment or a short taxi journey. Taxis can be found outside the station on Market Street and cost around £5-7.

Car- Easy to access by car however as the apartment is central, on street parking is expensive (£3 an hour for a max of 4 hours). If driving I would recommend using an out of town park and rides.

Park and Rides are free for up to a week and have a bus that runs into the city centre taking about 20-30 minutes, costing £1.60 each way. From the bus stop on Lothian Road, it is a 5 minute walk to the apartment:

Hermiston Park and Ride
Riccarton Mains Road, Currie, Edinburgh, EH14 5PX

Ingliston Park and Ride
Ingliston, Edinburgh, EH28 8LS

Straiton Park and Ride
Straiton Road, Straiton, Edinburgh, EH20 9NP

*Other options can be found on the www.edinburgh.gov.uk/find a park and ride

Castle Terrace long stay car park is a 5 minute walk but will cost you £27.50 a day.

Nearby attractions

The Wee Thistle is situated in the Grassmarket which is in the Old Town. The Grassmarket is an extremely popular destination for tourists as it directly next to the castle and has a variety of restaurants and bars to suit all tastes and ages. From the apartment all the major attractions are within easy walking distance. The private courtyard provides a tranquil base to return to at the end of a busy day.

  • Cycle hire
  • Shops
  • Bar / Pub
  • Restaurants
  • Café
  • Car hire
  • Galleries
  • Internet café
  • Museum
  • Nightclub
  • Theatre
  • Supermarket
  • Express supermarket
  • Playground