The Wee Thistle, Grassmarket Edinburgh

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  • Property ID117047
  • Sleeps 2 (+2)
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathroom(s) 1
  • Floor Ground floor

Key features

The Wee Thistle 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.

ENHANCED CLEAN - We clean the flat using the AirBnb and Association of Scottish Self Caterers (ASSC) cleaning protocols, follow their cleaning checklist and completing their risk assessment. We use cleaning products and hand sanitiser that are EN1276 and EN14476 compliant and recommended in addition to our normal green cleaning materials.

Sleeping arrangements One kingsize bed in the bedroom
One futon sofa bed in the living area that can be made into a single or double bed.

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.

Parking notes There is a slightly out of town park and ride car park(Straiton park and ride), which is free, and the bus back into town only takes about 15-20 minutes with a stop just a few minutes walk from the apartment. There is also pay and display parking all around the apartment as well as a multi-storey car park (NCP Kings Stables Road) just around the corner.

  • Paid parking (outdoor)

The Wee Thistle

Centrally located holiday apartment

  • General facilities

    • Dishwasher Yes
    • Linen provided Yes
    • Bath towels provided Yes
    • Hair dryer Yes
    • Washing machine Yes
    • Microwave Yes
    • Fridge Yes
    • Freezer Yes
    • Oven Yes
    • Iron / Ironing board Yes
    • High chair Yes
  • Entertainment

    • Radio Yes
    • TV Yes
  • Internet access

    • Internet access Yes
    • Wifi Yes
  • Accessibility

      Limited mobility access

    • Suitability

      • Pets not allowed Yes
    • Optional extras

      * These extras can be selected when making your booking.

    Interior layout The accommodation has recently been renovated to create a modern fresh open plan sitting/dining/kitchen room. There is an HD Smart TV and free secure wifi.

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

    A newly refurbished bathroom with power shower completes the accommodation.


    Check-in from15:00

    You will be asked to check-out before11:00

    The Wee Thistle, Grassmarket location within Edinburgh

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    • Cycle hire
    • Sports ground
    • Shops
    • Express supermarket
    • Bar / Pub
    • Restaurants
    • Café
    • Nightclub
    • Galleries
    • Museum
    • Theatre
    • Internet café

    Local area 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.

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