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Large ground floor family-friendly flat near Meadows, cot, wifi

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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

A family-friendly ground floor flat in the popular Marchmont area, close to the Meadows and the University of Edinburgh, and only a short walk away from all the shopping and cultural sites that Edinburgh has to offer. There are also a number of convenience stores nearby, many of which open late in the evening, to make food shopping that little bit easier. If you don't fancy cooking then Marchmont and the surrounding areas has a wide choice of cafes and restaurants to suit most tastes.

The property at a glance:

• Living room with bay window overlooking the flat's front garden

• 2 large double bedrooms

• Large kitchen with dining table and chairs

• Large bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle

• Separate toilet

• Period features - sanded pine floors, cornicing, period fireplaces and wooden shutters

• 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.

The flat has everything you need to be your home-away-from-home whilst you’re in Edinburgh:

• Linen and towels are provided

• Broadband - ethernet connection and Wifi

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

• Dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer

• Iron and Ironing Board

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

The apartment has gas central heating/hot water with combi boiler, and the price of electricity and local taxes is included.

A single mattress is available for the living-room if required; there is an extra charge of £20 for the bed linen.

More Details

Marchmont Self Catering, Roseneath & Gladstone Apartments
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, German, Limited German
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 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

The flat is located in the Marchmont area of Edinburgh, which is popular due to its close proximity to the city centre, frequent bus services and amenities combined with the open spaces of Bruntsfield Links and the Meadows, which are particularly great for families. Once a village in its own right, Marchmont still retains its own identity with unique shops and cafes, despite being only a short distance walk to the city centre, where you’ll find all you need (and more), including:

• Wide variety of shops including a Co-Op store, off-licence, deli’s, newsagents, fresh fruit and veg shops

• Restaurants and café’s, including Eddie’s Fish Shop (famously the best fish shop in Edinburgh),

• Good selection of pubs

• Takeaways (Chinese and Italian)

• Banks

• Warrender Swim Centre (first opened in 1887).

Marchmont is also ideal for families – the flat is situated right beside both the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links which are the perfect place for games of frisbee and football. There’s also the option of tennis at the Edinburgh Leisure courts, as well as a children’s play park with swings and multi-activity compounds. Bruntsfield Links is also home to the oldest short-hole golf course.

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.

Being a ground floor flat, there is a private garden at the front of the property. Guests are also welcome to use the spacious back garden. The flat is right on the doorstep of the Meadows and Bruntsfield Link which are great for relaxing in.

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
  • Satellite / Cable
  • 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 ground floor family-friendly 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:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
4 Jun 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
Autumn rates
10 Sep 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
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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