The Auld Pottery-Charming & Central
The Auld Pottery-Charming & Central
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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The Auld Pottery is a one bedroom charmer with a very convenient, central location! Just minutes from Haymarket train station and an easy stroll to the Grassmarket and Edinburgh Castle. Enjoy a city break right in the heart of it all!

The space

This quirky two-level charmer includes a well-equipped kitchen with sitting room downstairs and a bright and spacious bedroom upstairs - sleeps two adults, perfect for a couple. There is balcony space off of the bedroom with clothes dryer. Washer, Nespresso machine, toaster, Microwave, kettle, oven/stove and fridge/freezer in kitchen. The sitting area shows the character of the house with its original late 1800s features mixed with modern spiral staircase. WC with shower.
Original and unique!


Meet and greet will be provided.

Edinburgh Haymarket train station, Grassmarket, Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Usher Hall, Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh International Conference Centre and much more all within walking distance! Plenty of nearby restaurants, including Vietnamese, Malaysian, Indian, Italian. Many cafes and bars, including an American pool bar and traditional Scottish pub. Several grocery and convenience stores located within one to two blocks from house.

If preferred, bus stops are located just minutes from the house; buses can take you almost anywhere. You can purchase single-trip tickets or day passes with cash on the bus. Both the bus and tram stops just in front of Haymarket train station provide services directly to Edinburgh Airport. Tram tickets can be purchased from the outside ticket machines.

Guest access


Interaction with guests

Meet and greet will be provided.

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $59 NZD
Security Deposit $198 NZD
Weekend Price $166 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

No smoking or parties. Fireplace is nonworking/not to be used. Please treat The Auld Pottery with care and respect as it is our home and a true treasure.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

The minimum night stay for this listing varies.

107 Reviews

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Colleen User Profile
June 2016
We were greeted with a very warm welcome. The house was very charming and we felt very comfortable. It was as described and we enjoyed the central location and facilities of the house. Thank you Mel for insight and local information it was very helpful. Would definitely stay again. Loved the balcony and the comfy bed. 5 minutes around the corner was a Burger restaurant where I was able to get a really nice G;uten Free Burger and fries & to my delight a GF beer as well. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us Henry.

Bridget User Profile
October 2017
Loved staying here. Short 15min or so walk to Edinburgh centre & 5min walk to Haymarket station. Place was very comfortable for a couple. Mel our host met us on arrival which is becoming rarer in airbnb. Quick responses to queries and questions, tips for eating nearby & shopping. Quiet place to stay with a washer & dryer which was handy after 2 weeks travelling. Great place to base ourselves for our 4/5 days in Edinburgh.

Jessica User Profile
September 2017
Cozy charming little loft bedroom apartment. About 15-20 min walk into center of town. Large enough for two, very tiny bathroom and shower. Very quiet residential street, close to plenty of public transit.

Michael User Profile
September 2017
Place was very nice and comfortable. Very centrally located. Everything in walking distance. Enjoyed stay very much.

Stephen User Profile
August 2017
Great location, close to Haymarket station and a 15 minute walk to all of the main attractions in Edinburgh. Early check-in, which helped us. However, we felt the flat wasn't as new or clean as the pictures show and could do with refresh in terms of interiors/bedding/towels. Having stayed in Edinburgh during the festival at a similarly priced property, this flat didn't meet the same standards.

Kendall User Profile
July 2017
We had a great stay at the auld pottery! The house is so unique and adorable, and the location is great! Sad that we were only in town for a night; I'll definitely be booking again for a longer visit in the future!

Beth User Profile
July 2017
Lovely quirky place, good location for all things touristy in Edinburgh as well. Cute place with everything you could need for your stay.

Edinburgh, United KingdomJoined in July 2012
Henry User Profile

My wife Stephanie and I spend half of our year working and living on cruise ships. We met and fell in love at sea, marrying our British and American roots and culture. The other half of the year we call Edinburgh home in our characterful house, The Auld Pottery. We love to travel and have been fortunate to enjoy many great experiences throughout Europe, South America and North America, some of our favourites being Alaska, Antarctica, Turkey and Spain. The joy and fun comes from the food we eat, the things we learn and the people we meet!

Languages: Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Henry’s place.
Mel helps host.

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