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Large traditional ground floor Edinburgh Marchmont flat near Meadows, cot, wifi,

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

2 bedroom, central, quiet location, sleeps 5, kids welcome, near attractions

Gladstone Apartment, your home-from-home in the centre of Edinburgh.

Please scroll down below about the owner to read guestbook comments. See the Marchmont Self Catering Website, www.marchmontselfcatering.co.uk for further information, more photos and up-to-date calendar.

A spacious traditional ground floor flat with very high ceilings, in Edinburgh's popular Marchmont/Sciennes area, close to the Meadows. Scroll down for trip advisor reviews, pictures and information about the flat and every room.

Two double bedrooms, large spacious living room with bay window overlooking the flat's front garden and the tree lined street, wooden shutters on all windows, period fireplace & cornicing; large kitchen with dining table and chairs, and views to shared garden at rear; large bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle; separate toilet; sanded pine floors. See details for the rooms below.

The flat can sleep four people, in two double beds. For a fifth person, a single mattress may be used for short periods in the living room or front bedroom on request. A travel cot and high chair is also available on request for babies/toddlers.

Please note the flat is suitable for non-smokers and we operate a no-smoking policy.

Amenities / Utilities:

• Linen and towels are provided.

• Reasonable gas & electricity costs are included in the rental.

• Telephone – incoming calls only unless arranged otherwise for longer lets. Telephone calls are NOT included.

• Broadband - ethernet connection and Wifi.

• Gas Central Heating / hot water with Combi boiler.

• Gas Cooker (hobs), Electric Grill, Fan Oven, and Microwave.

• Dishwasher.

• Washing Machine.

• Tumble Dryer.

• Iron and Ironing Board.

• Private Garden at front, Shared Garden at rear.

• On-street pay and display car parking outside the flat.

• Amenities (food shops, restaurants, takeaways, bars, cafes etc,) within a few minutes walk.

Rubbish is collected from on-street bins in Gladstone Terrace. Recycling collection points for paper and packaging (plastic bottles, cardboard, tins) are also on Gladstone Terrace. Glass recycling is at James Gillespie's School, further west on Warrender Park Road.

There is zone 7 residents parking on Gladstone Terrace with on-street metered parking on Gladstone Terrace, Sciennes Road and other nearby streets. Note metered parking is cheaper in zone S1 (just the other side (south) of Sciennes Road) than in zone 7, and must be paid between 08:30 to 17:30 Monday to Friday. Free parking beyond zone S1 is about 15 minutes walk from the flat.

As the flat is in a quiet location and residential staircase, it is not suitable for stag/hen weekends or other events where you plan to party.

The Rooms

Living Room

The very large, bright living room includes period decoration such as cornicing, a gas fireplace and a bay window overlooking the front garden and Gladstone Terrace. Two large leather sofas provide ample space for up to four people. There is also a coffee table, dining table with four chairs and a display cupboard.


The fully fitted kitchen includes a glass dining table at the window overlooking the rear shared gardens. There are ample cupboards, along with a walk-in utility at the back of the kitchen with shelving, washing machine, drying machine and microwave. Features include a fridge / freezer, gas cooker (hobs), electric fan oven and grill, iron and ironing board, and a ceiling clothes pulley for drying washing if required. The combi boiler provides instant hot water automatically, while in winter, central heating can be on timer.

Front bedroom

The front bedroom overlooks the front garden and Gladstone Terrace, with wooden shutters at the window. The double bed can be supplemented if required with a single mattress on request. Furniture includes a wardrobe, two bedside cabinets and shelving

Back bedroom

The back bedroom overlooks the rear garden and has a double bed. Two ceiling height mirrored wardrobes, chest of drawers and two bedside cabinets provide plenty of space for your personal belongings during your stay.


The large bathroom includes a shower cubicle and a second shower over the bath. The toilet is in a separate room off the hall.

The spacious Z-shaped hallway leads to all the rooms.

Previous Reviews:

Edinburgh: Gladstone Apt, Marchmont Self Catering

Elegant, spacious apartment in a fantastic location.

Gladstone is perfectly placed to experience the wonderful city of Edinburgh. A well-equipped, spacious and characterful apartment in a favourable location, Gladstone is within comfortable walking distance of the city centre and all its attractions. The apartment has a very pleasant outlook -both front and rear and a wonderful parkland area just over the road from the bottom of the street, which includes an excellent play park for children, together with tennis courts. The ground floor apartment is perfect for small families (2 double bedrooms) and couples alike with a choice of dining areas. For those wishing to self cater, there are convenience stores, cafes, takeaways and delis just a short walk from Gladstone.Comes highly recommended.

—Claire Evans on 09/07/2011


Wonderful Edinburgh

The flat was just perfect. Clean, large and with all amendities. Sue gave us a very warm welcome with a personal touch. Very pleasant. I hope to come back at the same spot in a few years. Groceries and beer store were close by, as well as a few take out restaurants and a park. Thanks for a wonderful time in this great city.Salut!

—deBEAT on 07/31/2011

Manager Response

Many thanks, Pierre, for such a lovely review. Hope all goes well with you. all the bestSue


Great location

This apartment is in a great location. Quiet neighborhood but close to the town center. Walk to the Grassmarket in about 15 minutes. On the 1st floor and easily accessible for people who have trouble with stairs. Spacious rooms and a great kitchen fairly well equipped. Sue was a wonderful host!

—KellyVZ on 01/27/2014

Manager Response

Hi Kelly, Many thanks. Lovely to hear you liked our ground floor flat and think it is a great location. We agree! :-) Hope you continue to enjoy your travels before heading home to the US,best wishesSue


Marchmont Holiday Let

The flat has a mixture of comfort and old-world charm. It is nicely decorated and was clean and tidy when we arrived.The kitchen is adequately equipped and the large sitting room has a dining table as well as plenty of comfortable seating.The location is very good: the flat is in a quiet street in Marchmont, with a very good range of local food shops within a short walk. The centre of Edinburgh is also within walking distance and bus routes pass close by if you are less active.We had problems getting into the flat when we arrived. This was quickly resolved and is unlikely to recur. Otherwise the process of booking, payment etc. was simple and trouble-free.

—A verified reviewer on 07/13/2011

More Details

Marchmont Self Catering, Roseneath & Gladstone Apartments
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, German, Limited German
Calendar last updated:
2 February, 2018

About Marchmont Self Catering, Roseneath & Gladstone Apartments

I created Marchmont Self Catering in 2008, when my partner and I moved in together and we kept both our flats in Edinburgh. Roseneath Apartment had been my home for about 8 years, while Gladstone Apartment had been Pete's home for about 20 years! We have both loved living here and hope that you will also love staying in the flats during your visit to Edinburgh. The area is lovely, just on the edge of the Meadows, walking distance to the city center and with an excellent bus service to get to the center quicker and to all destinations around Edinburgh, whether you are here on holiday, visiting family and friends, or for work.

Marchmont Self Catering, Roseneath & Gladstone Apartments purchased this apartment in 1990

Why Marchmont Self Catering, Roseneath & Gladstone Apartments chose Bruntsfield

Guests love staying here because the location is very convenient, close to the action but in a lovely residential area. We often have guests visiting to work or study and they say they love working at the dining table in the living room bay window, which overlooks the front garden and tree-lined street. The flat is spacious, and comfortable to stay in, close to the open spaces of the meadows and bruntsfield links, the oldest short hole golf course in the world. You have the option of a pleasant stroll to The Royal Mile and Princes street, or catch a bus - the nearest stop is only a few minutes' walk from the flat.

What makes this apartment unique

The flat has exceptionally high ceilings, so the rooms feel enormously spacious. The wooden shutters on the windows enhance security and also keep the warmth in on cold wintery nights.

The ground floor flat is ideal for families with young children, and people with limited mobility. Guests have stayed here with wheelchair users: there is a low step at the main entrance door to the tenement and no steps within the apartment. However, the shower requires a person to be mobile enough to step into the cubicle and be able to stand for a shower.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful Flat - Perfect Location

My friends and I stayed here for two weeks while attending to research work at the University of Edinburgh. The flat is located in a quiet street across from the Meadows and is walking distance to both the University and to the center of town. Local shops and some very good restaurants nearby meant that we didn't have to walk more than 5-10 minutes if we wanted to stay in the neighborhood. The flat felt like home and is very spacious with a large living room and a roomy kitchen. It has all the amenities and is well furnished including a washer and dryer for a comfortable stay. The kitchen is well equipped and even the bathroom had all the basic care products we needed in case we ran out of our own.
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Bruntsfield in Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet - Toilet
  • The large bathroom includes a shower cubicle and a second shower over the bath. The toilet is in a separate room off the hall.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Back Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , front bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Cot , Cot can be put in either bedroom or in the living room
  • The front bedroom overlooks the front garden and Gladstone Terrace, with wooden shutters at the window. Furniture includes a wardrobe, two bedside cabinets and shelving, double bed and single bed. The back bedroom overlooks the rear garden and has a double bed. Two ceiling height mirrored wardrobes, chest of drawers and two bedside cabinets provide plenty of space for your personal belongings during your stay. The child cot can be placed in either bedroom or in the living room. There is also a high chair stored in the pantry.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • tennis
We can potentially accept longer term rentals up to a maximum of 3 to 4 months, depending on availability.


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Large traditional ground floor Edinburgh Marchmont flat near Meadows, cot, wifi,
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Excellent short break in Marchmont

  • 5 of 5

Excellent welcome by keyholder, workings of apartment explained. Very good communication with owner on arrival, access etc. Apartment is spacious, warm, clean, quiet and comfy and well equipped. Everything we needed for a short s/c stay. Good shops etc close by, handy for a bus route and the wonderful Meadows. Pleasant walk to the city centre. Would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sally for your lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and that the flat worked out well for you. You are very welcome to stay with us again. :-)
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Great services!

  • 5 of 5

Sue was a great and very helpful host! Easy to reach and always happy to answer our questions regarding accommodation, public transportation, restaurants etc. The house is easy to reach via public transportation and well connected to the city center. It's quiet, clean and cosy. We had a great time and I'm pretty sure we will visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Meadows Bar
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bruntsfield Links
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Waverley Station, Edinburgh
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lots on Causewayside and Newington & Meadows
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Hillend Dry Ski Slope
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: not necessary

Extracts from the Marchmont Self Catering Website, where you will find more information:

These spacious family-friendly traditional Edinburgh flats are perfectly situated for any visit to Edinburgh, whether you are visiting on holiday or business, by yourself or with your family or friends.

Amenities for self-catering within about five minutes walk include a co-op, off-licence, newsagent and probably the best fish shop in Edinburgh, three or four fruit & veg shops and other grocery shops, and various take-aways covering Indian, Thai, Chinese, pizza, fish & chips and Italian/pasta. Other supermarkets within 10-20 minutes walk include a Sainsburys on the Meadows, and Tesco and Lidl. In the flat, we have a comprehensive folder of information on where to find everything, bus timetables and routes, and a map to help you make the most of your time here.

Edinburgh's old town, with it's intriguing and mysterious past, new town with Georgian architecture, many tourist attractions, churches, museums, galleries, festival venues, cinemas, theatres and more can be reached within half an hour walk or short bus ride. (see more details on the marchmont selfcatering website).

Marchmont is easy to get to and well served with buses. There is a taxi rank on Warrender Park Road and metered on-street parking if you are driving (Monday to Friday 8:30am-5:30pm).

Marchmont is a popular area to be based in Edinburgh, due to its close proximity to the city centre, frequent bus service and many amenities combined with the open spaces of Bruntsfield Links and the Meadows. Recently, more cafes with pavement tables have opened, giving the community a somewhat continental feel (there are about 8-10 cafes within five to ten minutes walk from either Apartment!).

When you are tired of visiting the many interesting and varied visitor attractions or festival events in Edinburgh, the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links offer plenty of opportunity opportunity to relax outside with a book, picnic or glass of wine. Its also the perfect place to play with friends and the family - from frisbee to football, tennis at the Edinburgh Leisure courts where you can hire everything you need, children's swings and multi-activity compounds, or golf on the short 36 hole links, where you can play for free and you need to bring your own clubs.

Alternatively, walk about 20-30 minutes south, to Blackford Hill, where you can feed the ducks at Blackford Pond, walk up the hill (or drive to the car park at the top!), visit the observatory or explore the nature trails at the Hermitage of Braid.

Further afield, Roseneath Apartment is a perfect base to explore the surrounding countryside, as it is so easy to access the city bypass. Between half to three quarters of an hour's drive brings you to fabulous beaches along the east coast, where you could walk all the way from Aberlady via Gullane to North Berwick, or discover hidden beaches near Tantallon Castle, or learn to surf at the glorious sandy expanses of Belhaven Bay. To contrast, explore the local Pentland Hills, less than half an hour's drive to find varied walks - whether by a reservoir, up steep hills with panoramic views or in the valleys, or learn to ski or snow board at Hillend Dry Ski Centre. Cultural visits that are also a short drive include Rosslyn Chapel, Crighton House, Borthwick Castle, Dalmeny House, and Hopetoun House.

Activities nearby include

golf - bruntsfield links small hold golf course, a few minutes walk, free. MANY full golf courses around Edinburgh and the Lothians, with fabulous views.

tennis - courts on the meadows, can be booked through Edinburgh Leisure

kids playground - free, on the meadows

horse riding - at Tower Farm, Liberton, in the Braid Hills at the south edge of Edinburgh

hiking - in the Pentland Hills, just 5 miles from the flat, and many walks further afield.

surfing - at Belhaven Bay, Dunbar, just 30 minutes drive in East Lothian.

scuba diving - at St Abbs and Eyemouth, about 45 minutes drive, or book through deep blue scuba based in Edinburgh for lessons and kit hire.

No visit to Scotland is complete without seeing castles - and many are easily accessible from Edinburgh. In addition to Edinburgh Castle, why not also visit Blackness, Craigmillar or Lauriston Castles, or check out the many on offer at Historic Scotland.

For something totally different and special, try a hot air balloon flight with Alba Ballooning across the spectacular Midlothian countryside! We can put you in touch with them.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh and Lothians

Rental Basis:
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6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

We will send you our full terms and conditions when you book the flat. Alternatively, please request a booking document which includes the full terms and conditions. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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