Self Catering

Self-catering accommodation in central Edinburgh
Close to Grassmarket and Edinburgh Castle. Sleeping 1-3
Free broadband internet access

The apartment from Greyfriars churchyard

Edinburgh City Apartment: Greyfriars
Flat 6, 3 Forrest Hill

Looking at the apartment from Greyfriars churchyard.
The bedroom, kitchen and sitting room windows are in the middle on the right.

This cosy apartment is on the 2nd (US 3rd) floor of what was once Edinburgh Charity Poorhouse, built in 1739-1743, and now converted into flats. It is incredibly quiet (the rooms are away from the road and look over the tranquil lawns and trees of Greyfriars churchyard).

It's very central and just a minute's walk from one of the liveliest parts of Edinburgh, the Grassmarket (shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants). From there it's a short walk up Victoria Street (Mellis's artisan cheese shop and other good shops) to the Royal Mile. It's also very close to the Museum of Scotland and Edinburgh University.

The apartment has one bedroom, a living room (with sofa bed) kitchen and shower-room, and sleeps 1 to 3 comfortably.


Below left and right;
Two views of the Living Room which looks over Greyfriars to the roofs and spires of the Old Town. Double sofa which converts to a bed for one extra guest. Dining table under the window. Television with DVD and CD player, and there's also a small library of books and DVDs. You can see the door going through to the kitchen.

Sitting room and Dining area  Dining area
Double Bedroom Shower room

Bathroom with power-shower, basin and wc (no bathtub).

Double bedroom looking out to Greyfriars Church.

The apartment has gas central heating.



The Kitchen also has a view over Greyfriars, and has:

  • crockery
  • cutlery
  • glasses and kitchenware
  • washing machine
  • fridge-freezer
  • gas hob
  • oven
  • microwave
  • toaster

Extracts from the Visitors' Book:

"This is our 8th stay in Edinburgh and, at last, we have found the perfect place to stay. Much appreciated." RD, JF & MF, Lewes, East Sussex, England.

"This place was perfect for us! Quiet, yet right in the heart of everything. Who knows when we'll be back again, but we hope to stay here when we do. Thank you." BR & AR, Vancouver, Portland, WA, USA.

"We really appreciated this comfortable homey apartment. The setting is special and the location very convenient. A lovely stay." RW & CW, Ottawa, Canada.


A view of greyfrairs from the sitting room window

Sleeping up to 3:

Prices range between £350 and £790 per week, depending on the season.

Shorter and longer stays possible. Bookings available for any number of days, and starting on any day of the week.
Prices are inclusive of heating, lighting, bed linen and towels.

No smoking in the apartment, and no pets please.

Metered parking nearby.

Dining table with a view over the tranquil gardens and trees of Greyfriars churchyard.

(Top exterior photograph - thanks to Martin Mellor).

To enquire or to book:

Please contact:
Ewan Halley and Martin Mellor

44 Rosslyn Crescent
Edinburgh EH6 5AX
Scotland, UK

Tel: 0131 555 2596
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 131 555 2596

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