A beautiful basement bolthole-for-two, rich in history and heavenly hand-crafted luxury, set in the beating heart of Edinburgh yet with a blissful sense of romantic seclusion.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 1 night

Once a humble storeroom for gunpowder and candles, Canon Cave is a captivating retreat for a romantic couple looking to ‘get away from it all’… yet with all the unique delights of Edinburgh in easy reach.

Affectionately named ‘the cave’ by its owner, who along with an expert team of builders skilfully renovated the ancient storeroom himself, this is a basement bolthole quite unlike any you’ll have experienced before.

Softly-illuminated original beams and centuries-old stonework create a mesmerising backdrop for detail-rich décor and opulent furnishings, which include a designer copper bathtub-for-two (set right by the 55-inch TV, for epic movie nights complete with bubbles!) and a full-sized kitchen with a marble worktop and dining island.

Later, there’s a plush, jewel-toned sofa to snuggle up on, with a wine fridge, controllable lighting, a Sonos soundbar, and a real, gently-glowing wood-burner to help you set the perfect evening mood. There’s underfloor heating too, so you’ll be perfectly toasty no matter what the Scottish weather happens to be doing.

If you’re really in the mood for a treat, you can pre-order a lavish hamper all ready for your arrival, packed with everything you’ll need for the perfect night in… think champagne and chocolates, or bath bombs, face-masks, and marshmallows!

When it’s finally time to turn in, there’ll be a downy superking bed waiting to welcome you, set within its own private nook. Oh – and since the ceiling has been soundproofed especially, you can expect to drift off into a sound, silent night’s sleep.

Wake up to morning coffee out on your peaceful private patio, before freshening up in the indulgent wet-room, with its double shower and gleaming tiles direct from the Edinburgh Tile Studio.

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At a glance

  • A former storeroom, expertly renovated into a luxurious basement bolthole-for-two, peacefully secluded in the Canonmills district of Edinburgh.
  • Fully self-contained, there’s a well-equipped kitchen and a double shower… though you may prefer a movie and a bubble-soak in the designer copper bathtub instead!
  • Sleek mod-cons include underfloor heating, controllable lighting, a flatscreen TV and a Sonos sound bar – there’s also a real, working log-burner to help you set the perfect romantic mood.
  • After a sound night’s sleep in the superking bed, why not treat yourselves to breakfast at Di Giorgio’s, an Italian café just upstairs? Breakfast can even be brought to your door, if you don’t feel like getting up!
  • Edinburgh’s many delights, including the Royal Botanic Garden and the Royal Mile, are in easy reach, and there’s a wealth of shops and bars to while away some time in.


  • Adults Only


Bespoke-crafted basement apartment, sleeps 2 guests.  Bespoke shelving, soundproofed ceiling with original beams and controllable lighting, underfloor heating, plush sofa, 55-inch flatscreen TV, Sonos soundbar, free Wi-Fi, wood-burning stove, full-sized kitchen area with marble worktop and dining island, freestanding designer copper bathtub, superking bed, double waterfall shower with complimentary toiletries, towels, robes, hairdryer.  Private outdoor seating area.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, historic sites, gardens, festivals, shops, bars, restaurants

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Whip up a hearty breakfast yourselves, or head upstairs to Di Giorgio – a former bakery-turned Italian street-food café that offers “the best breakfast in Edinburgh!” Why not test the claim out for yourselves, with a generous serving of blueberry-and-banana French toast?

(Don’t worry if you can’t bear to leave the comfort of your cave, though, since you can also opt to have a fresh Di Giorgio’s breakfast brought straight to your door!)

What you do with the rest of your time is, of course, completely up to you. The Royal Botanic Garden is practically on the doorstep, as are the famed cobbled streets of the Royal Mile, peppered with intriguing nooks and crannies… and naturally, many a quaint bar to help you while a carefree afternoon away.

Choose a favourite dining spot, or simply wind your way back to Canon Cave as the sun begins to set, for another unforgettable evening in with your loved one.

Things to note

A range of indulgent hampers can be pre-ordered for your stay – just ask.

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What the guests of Canon Cave say

“Beware of the Canon Cave because you will not want to leave to explore Edinburgh. It is cozy and the tub is so alluring you will hunker down and enjoy the space”
“Earlier this month I had the pleasure of staying here for a couple of nights myself – and oh, boy was it hard to leave once I’d settled in! The ultra-stylish, recently renovated self-catering cave comes fully equipped with all you’ll need for the perfect weekend getaway. One of my favourite features was the stand-alone bath, and the wood burning stove certainly kept us toasty. “

“Had an amazing time staying here! Place was in pristine condition.”

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