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Mapmakers Townhouse @ South Gray Street sleeps 6

Historic Edinburgh property transformed into modern day luxury living. Free parking.


Welcome to the Mapmakers Townhouse, where fascinating Edinburgh history and imposing architecture meets modern luxury, space, light and attention to detail.

Lovingly renovated by the owner who has “poured his heart in to it and has thought of every single detail to make our experience a fantastic one”.

For history buffs, this townhouse’s credentials are second to none, for it once formed part of the impressive premises of the famous Bartholomew Mapmakers firm, situated in Duncan Street from 1911 – 1995. Skilled craftsmen and women worked within the light filled and spacious building to produce world famous maps, maintaining Bartholomew’s reputation as one of Scotland's most influential map making firms. The imposing building has a Palladian façade c1780, taken stone by stone from the former Morningside family home Falcon Hall.

With excellent restaurants, shops and traditional Edinburgh pubs favoured by locals, within easy walking distance. Step out of the townhouse doors and you'll truly feel like a local.
Go for a walk up Arthur's Seat and round Holyrood Park, visit the iconic Summerhall arts complex, have coffee in Hugo's cafe near Meadows park or entertain the family at the recently redeveloped Commonwealth swimming pool and sport centre. The atmospheric Royal Mile is about 20 minutes walk from the apartment and the city centre is within walking distance or a short bus or taxi ride away. For great days out drive out of town to visit the many Midlothian attractions such as Roslyn Chapel or the beaches of East Lothian.

This property has FREE parking which is rare bonus within Edinburgh.

Interior layout Ground floor
1st floor
Lounge and dining area
Shower room
Bedroom 1
2nd Floor
Shower room
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3

Set over three floors, this interesting Edwardian property has been refurbished with attention to details and sense of style.

-First Floor. The Engravers' Room-
The open-plan living room is a gorgeous, bright space, with tall Georgian-style windows. The dining table seats up to 6 guests and is a lovely central space for dining in.
This is the perfect place to relax or entertain yourself with a flat screen HDTV, DVD/CD player, board games and plenty of books provided.
The kitchen features a window pass-through to the living room, making it a bright and spacious room.
The kitchen is equipped with oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, toaster, kettle, microwave and gas hob, all of a high standard.
The stylish double bedroom is a beautifully designed compact space.
With a bespoke luxurious mattress and headboard of carefully selected tweeds, this room is a prefect combination of comfort and luxury-living.
The large built-in wardrobe provides spacious room to store comfortably all your luggage, clothes and golf bags.
The bathroom features a shower over the bath, heated mirror, WC and sink.

-Second Floor. Maps Repository-
The two bedrooms on the top floor display a gorgeous mixture of traditional Scottish design with modern flare.
The headboards have been created exclusively for the house - in rich, lavish tartans, to compliment the colour schemes in each room.
Fascinating antler lamps highlight the true Scottish theme in an effortless, sophisticated way.
The sky light windows allow plenty of natural light to flood the property and come with black-out-blinds for a great night's sleep.
All mattresses in the property are luxury 5* hotel standard and all of the bedding and furnishings are of the highest quality.
A third bathroom features a large walk in shower, WC and sink and benefits from under-floor heating for an added luxurious feel.

Exterior The Palladian portico with its impressive columns, dates 1780 and was moved from Falcon Hall in Morningside piece by piece.

The Mapmakers Townhouse is a unique place to stay in, ideal for a relaxing and memorable experience.

-Booking Requirements-
The Edinburgh Address reserve the right to vet any booking. This apartment is not suitable for stag parties, hen parties, young single sex groups or parties. One member of the booking party must be over 25 years old. Strictly non smoking. The Edinburgh Address require names and ages of all guests, as well as addresses and ID. A damage deposit of £250 is required one week before arrival and will be fully refunded pending no damages one week after your departure.

Limited mobility access This property is not suitable for those with mobility difficulties due to the number of stairs in the property.




However you choose to arrive please do make sure that you have spoken to the 'property manager' to arrange a time to meet you at the property on arrival as there is no reception area or onsite staff to assist you if you arrive without notice.

- Executive Car transfer
Wanting to arrive in style and relax after your fight. The Edinburgh Address can organise a transfer in a luxury Mercedes for up to 8 guests for £57.00.

- Airport Black Taxi
This option is better if you are travelling in a small group as a taxi from the airport to the west end of Princes Street is about £18 to £20 dependant on the time of day and traffic. So its not much more just to get a taxi straight to the property.


Free private secure-parking onsite

Nearby Attractions

Alba Ballooning (), Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (), Royal Observatory Visitor Centre (), National Museum of Scotland (), Royal Museum (), Auld Reekie Tours (), Our Dynamic Earth (), Museum of Childhood (),

Nearby Golf Clubs

Prestonfield Golf Club (), Craigmillar Park Golf Club (), Liberton Golf Club (), Duddingston Golf Club (), Braid Hills Golf Course (), Merchants Of Edinburgh Golf Club (), Mortonhall Golf Club (), Portobello Golf Course (),


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The percentage of all customers leaving a review on who rated the product either 'good' or 'excellent' based on 3 user reviews of Mapmakers Townhouse @ South Gray Street
20 Aug 2018

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Our stay was great. Townhouse was perfect for us, our son and my parents. Very comfy beds! Had everything we needed. Great location, great wifi, nicely decorated. We had a rental car so the parking was great. Property manager and owner were both very responsive. Enjoyed being close to Holyrood Park.<br />


See my other note. Propert was great!

Our response

Dear Sandy, Thank you so much for this lovely 5 star review. We are extremely glad to hear you all loved the property. We agree with you, the property manager and owner really care about creating a great experience for their guests. Of course, the 5 stars quality beds, great Wi-Fi and interior make this home ideal for a relaxing and unique stay.<br>You have been great guests and we hope to seeing you all again soon. All the best, The Edinburgh Address

02 Aug 2018

Review via


Very responsive and accommodating.<br />


Well maintained, good amenities. Staff and host very friendly and helpful.

Our response

Dear Guest,<br><br>Thank you so much for leaving us this 5 star positive review. We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay and are happy with our service. You have been great guests and we hope to see you all again soon. Let us know if you are planning on visiting Edinburgh again and we will give you a Repeat Guest Discount to use or share.<br><br>All the best,<br>The Edinburgh Address Team<br>

31 Dec 2017

Review via


Very professional, answered queries quickly, very helpful.<br />


Outstanding property. We have just spent a wonderful Christmas in Bartholomew Townhouse. The house was absolutely perfect with everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. Beds and linen were 5 star quality and the kitchen had EVERYTHING we needed to cook and entertain on Christmas Day. The owners has thought of everything. Hope to stay again in the future..

Our response

Thank you for the 5 star review. It was a pleasure to having you stay with us again.

We are extremely pleased to know that you enjoyed our service and loved the 'Bartholomew Townhouse @ South Gray Street'. We agree with you, the house is fantastic and the owner really cares about the guest's well-being and experience. I am sure he will be delighted to read this review.

We hope to see you again soon. Let us know when you are coming back to Edinburgh and we will reserve your favourite apartment.

Kindest Regards,

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