Self Catering

A secluded Self Catering rental apartment below the Castle
in central Edinburgh, sleeping 1-5.
VisitScotland Four-Star Self-Catering Award.
Member of VisitScotland, Edinburgh & Lothians Area
and the Association of Scotland's Self-Caterers.

Cordiner's Land

Right; The stone, above the main entrance door, dated 1696, reads:
"Behold how Good a thing it is
And how becoming well,
Together such as brethren are
In Unity to dwell."

21 Cordiner's Land
West Port

view of Edinburgh Castle

The view from the apartment over Cordiner's Land apartments and gardens to Edinburgh Castle.

Cordiner's Land is an historic Listed Building within the heart of the "Old Town" Grassmarket Conservation Area of Edinburgh. It is also within the World Heritage Area of Scotland's majestic Capital.

Access to this delightful holiday property is via security entry-phone at 70 West Port, "Cordiner's Land". Above the main entrance is a reinstated stone with the emblem of the Cordiners (who were shoemakers and cobblers) and an inscription dating from 1696. To the rear of the building are flights of external stairs and balcony walkways leading to the private inner courtyard gardens and the modernised individual properties.

Refurbished to the standard of excellence required for Four-Star Self-Catering status from VisitScotland (formerly the Scottish Tourist Board), this compact apartment is fully equipped to provide modern accommodation for 1-5 guests.


Dining-sitting room -Kitchen Dining-sitting room -Kitchen

Living area:

  • Double Sofa-Bed.
  • Widescreen LCD Digital TV with Teletext (remote control)
  • DVD Player (remote control) with complimentary DVD movies.
  • Hi-Fi System with CD Player (remote control)
  • Direct Dial Telephone.
  • Wireless Broadband Internet Access.
  • Tourist Information Compendium.

Kitchen and dining:

  • Fridge with Freezer Compartment.
  • Microwave.
  • Electric Oven and Cooktop.
  • Dishwasher.
  • Washing Machine.
  • Tumble Clothes Dryer.
  • Tea and coffee making equipment.
  • All cookware, utensils, dinnerware, cutlery, etc.
  • Dining table, table linen provided.

Master Double Bedroom:

  • Double bed with two bedside tables ie: the bed is not against the wall.
  • TV with remote control.
  • Alarm Clock Radio.
  • Telephone point.
  • Hairdryer.
  • Ironing facilities.

Second Bedroom:

  • Good quality bunk beds.
  • Full size single bed on top.
  • Comfortable 4' double bed below.
  • Dressing-table/desk.


  • Bath with power shower, basin and wc.
  • Electric points for US and European shavers.
  • Complimentary toiletries.
  • Luxury towels in plentiful supply.


Please ask Jenny about prices:

  • Rates quoted based on minimum stay of 3 nights, 7 nights during Edinburgh Festival and Hogmanay.
  • (2 nights may be accepted with surcharge).
  • No smoking please.
  • Cot/crib available, if requested.
  • Security deposit required.
  • Mastercard and Visa accepted with 5% surcharge.
  • Sorry, Pets cannot be accommodated.
  • Electricity, quality bedlinen, tablelinens, towels included.

Note! Complimentary: generous 'Welcome Continental Breakfast Package', toiletries and many extras to help make visit more enjoyable and comfortable.
Special Tariff Options: Please feel free to ask about Jenny's Special Tariff Options:
Value-added Honeymoon Hideaway and Romantic Rendezvous Packages.
Further Discounted Basic Break and Late Availability offers.
1-2 guests (double) can rent this property as a 'One-Bedroom Apartment' at reduced rates between 1 Oct - 31 May. Please enquire for full details.

To enquire or to book:

Walkway to the apartment

The apartment is at the end of the walkway. Behind, you can see the studio windows of Edinburgh School of Art.

Please contact:
Mrs Jenny Stevenson:

Tel: 01780 106 4820
Tel: 44 780 106 4820 from outside the UK

All correspondence to:
Mrs Jenny Stevenson
Apartment 39 Lothian House
124, Lothian Road
Edinburgh, EH3 9DD
Scotland, UK

(or to the email address above).

Please say you found 21 Cordiner's Land, through About Scotland!

Managed in conjunction with Apartment 39 Lothian House

A note about the area:

The Grassmarket area is at the foot of the precipitous Castle Rock, by the West Port (the ancient "Flodden Wall" gateway to the city). It's infamous past is linked to public executions, which took place at the east end of the Grassmarket and the notorious activities of Burke and Hare in the West Port.

These days, the Grassmarket is a very fashionable and popular local area, which offers a wide variety of shops: specialty, second-hand and antiquarian bookshops, fashion, furniture, antiques, bric-a-brac and an abundant choice of dining, from sidewalk cafes and pubs to formal restaurants, all enhancing enjoyment of the summer evenings and long twilights. The Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Princes Street shopping, public transport, major theatres and attractions are all within a few minutes walk.

The Grassmarket area is a browser's paradise, a "must" for visitors who wish to experience the full delights of Edinburgh. Explore, relax and enjoy this marvellous area, basking under the protection of Edinburgh Castle. It is also a centre of activity during Edinburgh's famous festival periods.

Map of the centre of Edinburgh:

Map of Edinburgh

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