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Water Street

5 Guests

1.5 Bathrooms

3 Beds

Enjoy life like a local in this beautiful, bright 3-bedroom apartment. Situated in the vibrant heart of Edinburgh’s Leith neighborhood, Water Street provides excellent access to the city centre as well as some of the capital’s finest restaurants, bars, and cultural attractions.

With a light-filled living room and a freshly refurbished kitchen, this Edinburgh self-catering holiday accommodation is stocked with all the essentials you need for a comfortable and convenient stay. The log burning stove, view of Calton Hill, and Victorian period features add even more charm to this splendid apartment.

This beautiful and bright Edinburgh festival accommodation has lots of sunlight in the daytime. On-street parking along the streets is free of charge all day. Water Street is the perfect location for those who are looking for a comfortable self-catering stay for leisure, work or festivals in Edinburgh.

An airy and spacious Edinburgh festival apartment by The Shore of Leith

Recently ranked the 4th coolest neighbourhood in the world, Leith is one of the most exciting places to stay in Edinburgh. Once Scotland’s main port for trade, the area is now home to the Royal Yacht Britannia, Michelin-starred restaurants, and an abundance of unique spaces dedicated to music and art. Despite being a cultural and creative enclave, Leith is well connected to the city centre. Our Water Street apartment has excellent transport links, and a mere thirty minute walk will take you to Edinburgh Waverley Station. 

Water Street - Edinburgh festival apartment in Leith near city center
The airy and bright Edinburgh apartment is located on Water Street, perfectly surrounded by a vast range of independent shops, cafes, Edinburgh pubs and restaurants for an authentic Scottish experience.

Interior layout

This Edinburgh holiday flat is located on the third floor of a traditional tenement building by the picturesque Shore of Leith.

From the entrance hall, you will find the combined living and dining room to your left. This delightful communal space is luminous and relaxing. The log burning stove acts as a focal point to the room, with a fireplace featuring stunning forest green and blue patterned tiles. Facing the fireplace, two sofas and an armchair encircle a vintage 1960’s glass-topped coffee table. Additional casual seating is provided by cushions placed in the nook of the lovely bay window.

A spacious bamboo dining table along with two pink dining chairs and a wooden bench create a flexible and convenient space for dining, working, and gathering. The room is additionally furnished with a television and a vintage teak sideboard radio and shelving unit. An antique mirror and hanging macrame planters decorate the walls. Original floorboards and two Hessian rugs add comfort and character to the room. 

The recently refurbished and fully stocked kitchen is equipped with an oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, cafetiere, washing machine, and radio. The beautiful green tile backsplash adds cohesion to the apartment, and colourful feature tiles adorn the floor. A small breakfast table seats two for casual dining, and two cushions set up in the window nook provide perfect seats for anyone keeping the chef company. 

Festival holiday apartment in Edinburgh
A fully stocked kitchen caters to every need and makes for a great night in.

Opposite the living area, guests will find the apartment’s two spacious bedrooms. The master bedroom contains a comfortable double bed, a vintage 1960’s teak dressing table and a full mirror with a wood frame. Storage is available in a set of green drawers, as well as a white double sliding door wardrobe. A moss green armchair lounger beside the window provides the ideal space to relax and admire the apartment’s wonderful view of Calton Hill. 

The second bedroom contains a double bed, white metal drawers with a bedside table lamp, a white foldout chair, and a 1920s Art Deco wardrobe. Soft carpeting creates a cosy space. 

The third bedroom is currently empty – however, we are happy to arrange an air bed here on request. Please let us know at least 48 hours in advance of your arrival if you need to use the air bed.

Edinburgh festival apartment - bedroom
The spacious master bedroom has a double bed.
Edinburgh festival apartment - bedroom
The second bedroom has a double bed.

In between the two bedrooms, the refurbished bathroom features a full bath with a showerhead, a toilet, a large sink, a gold-framed mirror, and Victorian period tiling. A separate WC is located down the hallway. 

This self-catering property has Wi-Fi, a hairdryer and an iron and ironing board. A high chair and travel cot are available by request. On-street parking in the area surrounding the apartment is available free of charge. 

Please note the apartment has scaffold on at the front at this moment because of the building roof work and maintenance. Scaffold will be removed by 5th July.

Around and about

This Edinburgh self-catering accommodation is a thirty minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station, and has excellent transport connections to the rest of the city, with numerous buses running from Leith to the centre of town. Meanwhile, there’s no shortage of things to do in Leith, which is an area of Edinburgh with a history of its own. Leith was once Scotland’s main port for trade, and one only needs to take in the cobbled quays and bobbing boats along the picturesque Shore of Leith, just one minute away from Water Street, to imagine Leith’s heyday as a merchant hub.

Today, the charming area is home to many of Edinburgh’s best food and drink options, with an abundance of alfresco waterfront bistros, cosy pubs and cafes, seafood restaurants, and internationally renowned fine dining options. Every Saturday, the Leith Farmers’ Market showcases an array of local businesses, with plenty of fresh food and local produce available for you to enjoy in the comfort of your self-catering holiday let! For those enthusiastic about street food, the Pitt Market is a collective of independent street food and beer vendors open every weekend. 

Attractions in Leith include the Royal Yacht Britannia, formerly the Royal Family’s floating residence, as well as the Water of Leith. Those interested in the scenic route into town can take this path through Edinburgh’s Stockbridge and Dean Village neighbourhoods all the way to Balerno, at the foot of the Pentland Hills. 

Leith is also where you’ll find many of the city’s most exciting cultural and arts venues, such as Leith Theatre and the Biscuit Factory. Water Street is particularly ideal for those attending the Edinburgh International or Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, as many of the best festival venues are just a short distance away!

Booking requirements

One member of the booking party must be at least 25 years old.


This holiday apartment is not suitable for stag or hen parties. A damage deposit of £250 is required prior to arrival and, in the event that there is no damage to the apartment, will be fully refunded one week after your departure.

House rules

  • No smoking, vaping, candles or incense burners.
  • No pets.
  • No parties.

Sleeping details

  • 2 bedrooms with double bed.
  • 1 bedroom with an air bed, by request.

Floor plan

Water Street - Edinburgh festival apartment in Leith near city center



  • Drying racks
  • Flat Screen HD TV
  • Free on-street parking
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Oven & Hob
  • Shower over bath
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wi-Fi

Check-in / Check-out

Check-in is from 16:00 until 22:00, or later by special arrangement.
You will be asked to check-out before 10:30.

We will welcome you in person to introduce you to the apartment, hand over keys and answer any questions. We can also arrange self check-in—please let us know if you prefer this option.

Luggage Storage

You are welcome to store your luggage free of charge at our Greatbase Office, located at 24 St Stephen Street, during office hours from Monday to Friday. Please confirm your drop-off and collection time if you would like to use this service.

If you would like to find a place to store your luggage before check-in, read our article on how to find the best-rated luggage storage in Edinburgh.

If you need to store luggage at Edinburgh Airport, the Luggage Point is a good option.

From £135 per night
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