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Ark at Anchor Apartment. Edinburgh


If guests are affected by Covid-19 lockdown, and we cannot legally provide you with accommodation, or you are unable to travel, due to a breach in Covid restrictions, we are offering guests vouchers or a date change. We cannot cover for your disinclination to travel, or if you have received a positive covid test result, or for personal reasons that you or your party might be experiencing. We would ask that you refer to your travel insurance policy.

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Stunning seaside location

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Spectacular ground floor apartment with unbeatable views across the Firth of Forth.

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Includes …

  • Wifi internet
  • Free parking (outdoor)


Ark at Anchor is a truly spectacular wheel chair accessible ground floor apartment with unbeatable views across the Firth of Forth. It is said to be the closest house to the sea in Edinburgh and the 12 meter balcony that overhangs the sea allows 180 degree uninterrupted views of the Forth and over to Fife. This spacious 3 bedroom holiday house, which has been recently renovated to a high standard, is a perfect base after a days sightseeing or simply to spend a day relaxing, looking out to sea.

Sitting area:
The sitting area has a unique wall of glass with uninterrupted views out over the Firth of Forth and has access onto the balcony and deck. It offers a log burning fire, a small, smart internet T.V at the end of the living room and bluetooth stereo system with digital radio.

Please note that firewood is not supplied but can be bought locally from B and M Stores, Aldi or Lidl all of which are less than 5 minutes drive from the property.

Kitchen and dining area:
The kitchen is fully equipped with induction hob, integrated electrical double oven, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge freezer with ice and chilled water facility, toaster, kettle, instant boiling water tap and a breakfast bar. The dining area seats 6 people comfortably and has views out to sea.

In addition to all the bedrooms having en suites there is a separate w/c and hand basin located in the front hall.

Accessed from the living area or master bedroom this space offers an undercover seating area with chairs, table and is perfect for watching the sunrise or sunset.

The property is located in the suburb of Joppa in Edinburgh and is 4.5 miles from the city centre. The city centre is a short 20 minute drive and there are frequent buses into town provided by Lothian buses

We are afraid that this property is not suitable for babies or young toddlers. This is due to a safety risk on the balconies and the position to the the sea below. We would suggest that from the age of 7 children would understand the risk.

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To make a booking you can book directly through this site. All you need to do is select your dates and the number of guests. The price will be calculated for you . You will then be required to pay a minimum of £250.00 as part payment, which is non refundable in the event of a cancellation. Then, 42 days prior to your arrival date the balance will be payable with a separate refundable damage deposit of £250.00 due 7 days before your arrival date. Your refundable damage deposit will be held until you depart and then automatically refunded back onto your card within the week after you depart

Sleeping arrangements

The Spa suite master bedroom has an en suite with high back bath, king sized bed and sea views. The spa suite is directly connected to a glass conservatory which offers a large multifunctional bath, a separate steam cabinet with seat facility, monsoon shower, body jets and Mp3 connection. Finish off your spa experience with a full body warm air dryer.

Bedroom 2 has a king sized bed with views onto open parkland and the sea. It also has an en suite with w/c, hand basin and shower.

Bedroom 3 has two single beds and an en suite with w/c, hand basin and shower.

Interior layout

All on the ground floor.
Large open plan living, kitchen and dining area with access onto balcony/deck.
Master bedroom with en suite and spa room is directly accessed from the living area.
2nd double bedroom with en suite is accessed from the living area.
Twin room with en suite is accessed from the front hall.
There is a separate w/c with hand basin located in the front hall.
A small utility room is located off the living area.


Ark at Anchor gets it's name due to the unique exterior of stainless steel trims, timber decking and sloping gantry leading you into an overhanging timber canopy entrance.
At the rear of the building you can access the overhanging balcony and decking which offers 180 degree views, perfect for watching fantastic sunrises and sunsets.

Linen and bedding

  • Linen provided Yes
  • Bath towels provided Yes
  • Bedding provided Yes


  • Dishwasher Yes
  • Fridge Yes
  • Freezer Yes
  • Oven Yes
  • Microwave Yes
  • Iron / ironing Board Yes
  • Washing machine Yes
  • Hair dryer Yes


  • Balcony Yes
  • Patio / decking Yes
  • Garden dining furniture Yes


  • WiFi Yes


  • Pets allowed No
  • Disabled access Yes
  • Free parking (outdoor) Yes


  • TV Yes


  • Wood burning stove Yes
  • Spa Bath Yes


  • Whole property wheelchair accessible Yes
  • Ramp access to building Yes

Wheelchair access via sloped entrance ramps and double doors.


Ark at Anchor

Guided tour

Edinburgh, Lothian


From Edinburgh airport:
18 miles/30 minutes via Edinburgh city bypass. Please look on AA route planner for full travel instructions.

Edinburgh Waverley/Haymarket:
Lothian bus no. 26 opposite Haymarket station or from Princes Street if traveling into Waverely Station.

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Free, unrestricted parking on street.

  • Free parking (outdoor)

Check-in from 16:00

You will be asked to check-out before 10:00


  • Swimming (Indoor) [1 mile]
  • Swimming (Outdoor) [1 mile]
  • Cycle paths [¾ mile]
  • Golf [1 mile]
  • Shops [1 mile]
  • Supermarket [1 mile]
  • Bar / Pub [¼ mile]
  • Restaurants [¼ mile]
  • Galleries
  • Museum
  • Playground [1 mile]
  • Beach [¼ mile]

Also nearby

Portobello has 2 miles of golden sand is only a 20 minute walk along the sea wall. The promenade that runs along the beach has cafes, bars and a Victorian swimming pool featuring an original Aerotone and Turkish baths.

The old market town of Musselburgh is 10 minutes in the other direction and has a harbour, theatre, shops and Scotland's second biggest racecourse.

The beach can be accessed by steps located 150 yards from the property and when the tide is out it’s perfect for a stroll along the sand and bird watching.

Many of East Lothians golf courses are within easy driving distance from the property.

Local area

Ark at Anchor is situated in Joppa, an eastern suburb of Edinburgh. 4 miles from the city centre


Guestbook reviews

This apartment is in an excellent spot. Easy access to the city of Edinburgh with a very well served public transport. Few minutes walk to Portobello beach and promenade. That's if you want to even leave the property. The views are spectacular you will just want to sit there and watch. Bird watchers will love it. The apartment has everything you will need for your stay and more. Everything is catered for. It is so peaceful and tranquil. The facilities in the property are excellent which will make your stay very relaxing. Like sitting on a cruise ship surrounded by water.


Ark at Anchor Apartment. Edinburgh, EH15 2PW, United Kingdom
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