Mapmakers Townhouse @ Newington





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.

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

A well-behaved dog might be considered, at additional cost of £30 per booking.

Bedroom 1- Double Bed
Bedroom 2- Super-king bed or Twin beds (zip-link beds)
Bedroom 3- Super-king bed or Twin beds (zip-link beds)

Ground floor

-First Floor. The Engravers' Room-
Lounge and dining area
Shower room
Bedroom 1

-Second Floor. Maps Repository-
Shower room (with under floor heating)
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3

The imposing building has a Palladian façade c1780, taken stone by stone from the former Morningside family home Falcon Hall.

-Booking Requirements-
We 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. We 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.

A well-behaved dog can will be considered at additional cost of £30 per booking.
Please enquire before making a reservation.

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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


Guestbook reviews

Friends and I stayed at The Mapmaker's House and found it an ideal venue for our
reunion. It is ideally situated on a quiet residential road very close to a bus
route and a small supermarket. There are also many excellent restaurants nearby, some
within walking distance. The centre of Edinburgh can be reached easily by bus but to walk is
much more enjoyable and passes many interesting, historical areas and sites. The apartment
is very light and airy, beautifully furnished to a very high standard and very well equipped and has
the added advantage of secure private parking. Our stay at the House was a great success
and enjoyed by all and we highly recommend this property but possibly not for those who find
stairs a problem."

Thank you very much for all the help you gave us at The Edinburgh Address and for the return in
full of the breakage deposit. The Apartment was an ideal base for our reunion and having the
car with us meant we were able to travel further afield rather than just focus on the centre of


Mapmakers Townhouse @ Newington
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Great for
Business , City , Family , Luxury , Romantic
Limited Mobility Access

This property is set over three floors, so is not suitable for those with mobility difficulties due to the number of stairs in the property.

Special offers

*Stay with us @ Mapmakers Townhouse this Autumn*

Special offer - 10% off all stays in September & October


At the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Linen provided
  • Bath towels provided
  • Bedding provided
  • Cot/ Travel cot
  • Hair dryer
  • High chair
  • Iron / Ironing board
  • Washing machine
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • CD player
  • TV
  • Freeview / Freesat TV
  • Internet access
  • Wifi
  • Pets allowed


  • Swimming (Indoor)
  • Cycle paths
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Leisure centre
  • Sports ground
  • Shops
  • Supermarket
  • Express supermarket
  • Bar / Pub
  • Restaurants
  • Café
  • Galleries
  • Museum
  • Playground