A luxurious, pet-friendly houseboat, permanently moored just ten minutes' walk from Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile.
  • Sleeps: 4 (+2)
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Permanently moored at Lochrin Basin, a mere ten-minute walk from the bustling city of Edinburgh, The Four Sisters Boatel cuts quite a dash.

Unique to Edinburgh, and awarded four stars by the Scottish Tourist Board, the beautiful houseboat is painted in calming green on the outside, and is lined with warm, gleaming oak on the inside, for an irresistibly luxurious welcome.

There’s plenty of room to stretch out and relax in this boatel, too. A huge, purpose-built 55′ by 10’6, she sleeps up to four adults, two young children, and their well-behaved dog comfortably.  

(With a double sofa bed in the living area, you could even invite two more guests, just in case you’re having trouble narrowing down who to bring!)

The boatel is equipped with all the facilities you’d expect from an opulent hotel suite, including a well-equipped kitchen and breakfast bar, two comfy double cabins that feature sumptuous bedding, and a shower room equipped with luxury eco-friendly toiletries.

Meanwhile, attention to detail reigns supreme throughout, with thoughtful accessories that include an electric massage chair, wireless headphones, a foot spa, and two folding bicycles for exploring the city.

Evenings in are well catered-for, too, with a selection of board games, a dedicated library for kids and grown-ups alike, and a 32-inch plasma TV with a DVD player – not to mention over 100 DVDs to choose from.

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At a glance

  • A luxurious, four-star houseboat sleeping up to 6 guests (4 adults and two children under 10), permanently moored in Lochrin Basin, just ten minutes’ walk from Edinburgh’s city centre.
  • There are two double cabins, and a double sofa bed in the lounge that sleeps a further 2 guests.
  • The pet-friendly boat is equipped with full kitchen and bathroom facilities, with robes and luxury eco-friendly toiletries provided.
  • While away some time on your barbecue-equipped deck, or take a stroll along Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile, where you’ll find the castle, and a wealth of attractions.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly


55′ by 10′ 6″ houseboat, sleeps up to 6 guests.  Living area with double sofa bed, seating, electric massage chair, 32-inch smart TV with Freeview, unlimited streaming technology, smart speaker, full access to Netflix and Amazon Prime, 2 sets of wireless headphones, board games and selection of books.  Well-equipped galley kitchen, hot drinks tray, basic condiments, breakfast bar and stools.  Recess with small bunk beds.  Two double cabins with 14-inch plasma TV, electric under blankets.  Shower room with WC.  Outdoor deck with seating for 6, barbecue, sun loungers.  Air conditioning and heating throughout.  Provided: eco-friendly cleaning products, 2 fishing rods, 2 folding bicycles, 2 cagoules, foot spa, picnic blanket and cooling bag, all towels and linen, iron and ironing board, small first aid kit, use of bathrobes and slippers.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, fishing, historic sites, castles, shopping, restaurants, whisky tasting, galleries, museums, café culture, nightlife.

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If you can tear yourselves away, why not begin with a celebratory, ‘now we’re on holiday’ drink together on your scenic deck, enjoying the soothing atmosphere of the canal district?

Being so close to the city, it’d almost be a crime not to take that short stroll into Edinburgh’s Old Town, particularly when there’s so much to experience along the cobbled stretch of the famed Royal Mile.

You’ll discover Edinburgh Castle right at the top, dramatically perched on an extinct volcano. Peek at the crown jewels of Scotland, and prepare to be captivated by the castle’s turbulent history.

For a taste of traditional Scotland, the Scotch Whisky Experience shouldn’t be missed! A replica distillery that houses the world’s largest whisky collection (at no less than 3,500 bottles), you can learn all about the national drink – and of course, try a few snifters for yourself.

Indulge in all the vibrancy and fun the city has to offer, before retreating to your boatel for a sizzling sunset barbecue, and lively conversation with your favourite people, floating on the tranquil water without a care in the world.

Things to note

A portable cot and a baby monitor are provided. Events packages are available for private dining aboard the boatel, with specialist five-star catering available for up to 12 guests.

Welcome hampers, Breakfast Hampers and Lunch Hampers are available to order for your arrival and comes from Local supplier, The Artisan Larder Scotland.

Where you'll be staying

Edinburgh, Lothian

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