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Self Catering Edinburgh - The James (Boswell) Court Apartment


Sleeps:- 4

Area - Royal Mile/ Lawn market View Map

Post/ Zip Code  - EH1 2PB 

Distance to Edinburgh Castle - 0.1Km

Distance to the Royal Mile - 0.0 Km



A truly "unique" property Situated in the heart of the old town of Edinburgh only 200 metres from the world famous Edinburgh Castle. Whilst staying at the apartment you will be perfectly located to experience everything that Edinburgh has to offer.


Only a few paces off the Royal Mile the apartment is situated down a traditional "close" within the 400 year old James' Court. The accomodation which is located on the ground level is accessed via its own private entrance and consists of open plan living/sleeping area 


The apartment itself is steeped in history and character having played host to such prominent literary figures as James Boswell and Dr Samuel Johnson. Every attempt has been made to compliment the traditional feel of the property by using local artisans to handcraft the carpentry and ironworks.


With prior approval, on arrival your bags can be left in the apartment after 11.00am. On the day of departure, your bags can be left in the apartment till 2.00pm.


James Court. The apartment (left door) and the jolly judge pub (right) in the background. The Close that connects  James court to the Royal mile (High street). 


View of St James court close from the Royal Mile


Living room 


The main living area  features original exposed stone walls and cedar ceiling and is sumptuously furnished with oxblood leather chesterfield seating and footstools alongside a Jotul cast iron stove, there is a small dining area seating four, overlooking the courtyard. Sadditional facilities include cable tv, dvd, cd/radio, broadband internet connection, iron, ironing table, hairdryer and a travel cot is available on request. 


In addition to the main wardrobes there is an under stair storage cupboard for coats and luggage.

Note the mezanine level where the 2nd double bed is located. The bookcase turns into a luxurious double bed


Kitchen Area


Should you choose to dine "at home", the kitchen is fully equipped with oven, hob, extractor hood, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, microwave, waste disposal, toaster, kettle and a good range of pots, pans,crockery, cutlery etc.





Bedroom Area


with a luxurious double bed which pulls out of the stunning library style bookcase, a second double bed is siuated on the mezanine level and features a wonderful wrought iron ballustade, stained glass window panel and hanging tapestry. 


Luxurious double bed which pulls out of the stunning library style bookcase  The second double bed is located on the mezanine above the bathroom





The fully tiled bathroom consists of 3 piece suite with tiled floor, chrome towel shelf, mirrored cabinet, stained glass roof panel and a Mira sport 10.8 kw instant shower.





Access to the Apartment


Please note the self catering apartment is located on the ground floor.  

 This self catering Edinburgh accomodation is ideal as a base to enjoy a self catering holiday in the historic centre of Edinburgh.


 Arrival is after 3pm and departure before 10am.


This apartment has a  checkout time 0f 10.00am. With prior approval, on arrival your bags can be left in the apartment after 11.00am. On the day of departure, your bags can be left in the apartment till 2.00pm.


Enquires for the James Court Self Catering Apartment


Booking enquires for the edinburgh self catering accommodation can be done using the enquiry form. You will get a automatic email response acknowledging your enquiry and we will endeavor to respond to your enquiry within the hour. You can also enquire by email or by phone. We will ensure we get back to you  as soon as possible. We accept all major credit cards.


Check the Availability and Prices of the James Court Apartment



Booking Enquiry  - The James Court Apartment




Telephone                             0131 215 1104


Telephone (outside the UK) +44  131 215 1104


1 The Grassmarket




EH1 2HY  



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The Location of the self catering in Edinburgh Apartment


James Court ( Lawn market, Royal Mile)


James court is located just of the Lawnmarket which is the top end of the Royal Mile right next to the castle. During Edinburgh's 18th century enlightenment many important literary figures enjoyed living at james Court


For example David Hume (1711 - 1776)
and John Boswell (1740 - 1795) who also brought Dr Sammuel Johnston here.


Its very central location, within the Edinburgh Old Town, makes this self catering flat an ideal base for exploring the many attractions of Edinburgh and visiting its many pubs, restaurants and theatres.


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