Self Catering

Self-catering accommodation in central Edinburgh.
Studio apartment close to the Castle and Grassmarket,
Sleeping 2 to 4.

Cowgatehead and Edinburgh castle

2/10 Cowgatehead

Cowgatehead is at the top of Cowgate where it meets Grassmarket, a canonball shot from Edinburgh Castle, and one of the most central places to stay in Edinburgh.

This modern 4th floor apartment is in what used to be the Greyfriars Hotel - you can see two of its windows, the right hand pair of the three just under the eaves in the middle of the photograph (right).

It's a short walk round the corner up Victoria Street (past Mellis's, the wonderful cheese shop) to the Royal Mile.

And as you can also see in the photograph, the Grassmarket, with its tall 17th and 18th century buildings under the looming mass of the castle, is just a hundred yards away.

Once hay was sold in the Grassmarket, now it's full of boutique shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés, and is one of Edinburgh's most lively areas.


The apartment has an open plan sitting, dining, kitchen area, with a double bedroom area separated by a screen. There's also a separate bunk bedroom and bathroom.

Sitting area Dining area

Above left;
View of the Sitting/dining/kitchen area. Flat screen TV, DVD player. The kitchen area is behind the wall in the middle.
Above right;
Another view of the Sitting/dining area, from the glass dining table. Behind the woven screen in the middle is the double bedroom. The french doors overlook a courtyard at the back.
Below left;
Separate bedroom with a bunk bed for two, and bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and wc.
Below right;
The screen drawn back to reveal the double bedroom.

Bedroom Bathroom Bedroom



The kitchen is also part of the open plan and has:

  • electric oven
  • gas hob
  • microwave oven
  • fridge with freezer compartment
  • washing machine/tumble dryer

The apartment has an entry-phone.


View of Greyfriars from the kitchen window

Sleeping up to 4:

Prices per night range from:
Low season: from £60 to
Peak season: from £130

Prices include central heating, electricity, towels and linen.

No smoking and no pets please.

View of Greyfriars (where Greyfriars Bobby the terrier lived) from the kitchen window.

To enquire or to book:

Please contact:
Xanthe Dunn

28 Cluny Drive
Edinburgh EH10 6DP
Scotland, UK

Mobile Tel: 07880 735 695
or from outside the UK:
Mobile Tel: 44 7880 735 695

Please tell Xanthe you found 2/10 Cowgatehead through About Scotland!

Xanthe has another apartment of similar style lower down in the same block, so if you are a larger party travelling together, please ask her if it is also available.

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