Open plan lounge
Lounge area open plan to dining and kitchen
Dining area
Well-equipped kitchen to dining area
Modern kitchen with island
Bright double bedroom
Time to relax and unwind
Bathroom with feature beam
Dining area looking over to kitchen
Relax in contemporary surroundings
City living
Entrance to apartment
1 / 12  Open plan lounge
2 / 12  Lounge area open plan to dining and kitchen
3 / 12  Dining area
4 / 12  Well-equipped kitchen to dining area
5 / 12  Modern kitchen with island
6 / 12  Bright double bedroom
7 / 12  Time to relax and unwind
8 / 12  Bathroom with feature beam
9 / 12  Dining area looking over to kitchen
10 / 12  Relax in contemporary surroundings
11 / 12  City living
12 / 12  Entrance to apartment

The Firkin,

Leith Shore, Edinburgh and Lothians
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Situated in vibrant Leith with its abundance of shops, bars and restaurants
  • Lovely 12 mile walk along the Leith Waterway from your doorstep
  • Fantastic day/night bus service on your doorstep taking you into the centre of Edinburgh
  • Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre is a short walk away
  • Ideal location for a short break to take in all of the Edinburgh sights
  • Why not visit the Royal Yacht Britannia


Property code: E1982

Fabulous contemporary third-floor apartment beautifully set in a quiet waterside location. Open-plan with communal grounds running along the water’s edge. Shops and pubs within walking distance.

This fabulous third-floor apartment is beautifully situated in the sought after 'Leith Shore', backing onto the Water of Leith and is part of a unique, late 18th Century converted cooperage.   It has elevator access and private parking.  Leith boasts a very vibrant community with a wealth of pubs, parks and community events. It has become the top 'foodie' destination in Edinburgh and among the best in the UK with an enormous choice of restaurants within a small area. Ocean Terminal boasts excellent shopping as well as a cinema complex, bars and restaurants, some overlooking the Royal Yacht Britannia.  The 12 mile Water of Leith Walkway offers a lovely afternoon walk, passing many points of interest.   The area is extremely well served with buses into town - day and night services.

As you enter the main building through the secure entrance you can either take the stairs or the elevator to this third floor apartment.  The entrance hall leads you into the bright and airy open plan lounge/kitchen with sofa bed, TV, DVD, wi-fi and radio with iPod dock.  The underfloor heating in lounge lets you relax and enjoy a cosy night in after a busy day. The kitchen area with central island fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer and dining area make this a great social space. back to the hallway you will find the double bedroom with built in wardrobe and the quirky bathroom with feature beams has a shower over bath.

As you go outside you will find the communal grounds which run alongside the water's edge. There is private residents' parking for which a permit is provided.

Any property identified with increased accessibility may have different levels of provision, it is therefore advisable you contact us before you book to ensure the property meets your specific requirements.



  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Kitchen - electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Electric and heating included
  • Private residents parking - permit provided
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance

This property joined our collection in 2014 and is managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Deryn, 28th January 2020

Fabulous apartment. Had the best time....will return.

Reviewed by Gordon, 30th November 2019

Had a lovely comfortable week in the firkin, everything you need for self catering, great resturants on your door step excellent bus service into Edinburgh.

Reviewed by Margaret, 12th October 2019

Very comfortable accommodation with everything you could possibly need . It is very convenient for catching buses into the city.

Reviewed by Martyn, 31st July 2019

Brilliant property, We wanted for nothing. Ideally positioned for sightseeing. Park the car in the private car park ,hop on the bus for Edinburgh -see the sites- Great eating establishments in site of the flat .Don' worry if you require disabled access -Lift provided , all buses are low entry as well. We will be returning.

Reviewed by Christopher, 8th June 2019

Perfect place to stay, central & convenient for south Scotland. Apartment is wonderful.

Reviewed by Claire, 1st June 2019

Fantastic flat - very close to bus stops for the city and plenty of local bars and restaurants. Ideally situated for exploring.

Reviewed by Laura, 25th May 2019

It is a lovely apartment and very conveniently located for getting into Edinburgh. Bus stops close and the busses are frequent. Loads of bars and restaurants right on the door step.

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1/3 Deposit

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