The wall of books and wood burning cosy stove for the wintertime.Ridiculously comfortable velvet sofa, for lying on not for jumping!


Entire home/flat

6 guests

3 bedrooms

4 Beds


Entire home/flat

6 guests

3 bedrooms

4 Beds

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About this listing

Everything that makes Edinburgh unique is but a footfall away from our spacious, sunlit apartment. Traditional features in this third floor flat marry with an eclectic interior. Up high the views of Arthur's Seat and the Pentland Hills in the distance are glorious, the sleeps are peaceful and the kitchen is ready for action.


The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: £25
Security Deposit: £500
Weekly Discount: 8%
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Description

The space

We have a well equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, enormous freezer and well stocked larder. The extendable kitchen table seats six people easily and the expanse of worktop makes food preparation a joy.

Each bedroom has its own particular charms, a minimal fresh double bedroom with a mirror reflecting in the communal garden and sky. A large French style room with a sleigh bed from which to watch the tree tops and birds. A luminous child friendly room with bunk beds is filled with toys and books. This room can also sleep two small to average size grown up humans and can easily be made more adult friendly.

The bathroom is monochromatic with a high skylight, a fantastic shower and a big, deep, luxurious bath tub that is perfect for sharing by candle light.

Our sitting room is a gorgeous space. A wall of books to browse, the wood burning stove, a television that slides away to invisibility and a rocking chair to read in by the window. Naked sunbathing on the wooden floor is optional.

There is a huge communal garden with mature trees, washing lines and our three hens - just let us know if you wish to give them your food scraps and collect the eggs. A friend will pop by to give them regular food and water.

Guest access

Guests will have access to all the rooms in the house and to the communal garden. We will lock our one large storage cupboard for our personal effects.

Interaction with guests

We won't be personally available to offer help during your stay, but we will have two close friends on call to help with any issues. Helpful literature will be left on the kitchen table to make your stay as relaxing and entertaining as possible.

The neighbourhood

Every street and every space is vivid during the Festival. Marchmont is close to hundreds of venues, including the circus tents on the Meadows and nowhere in the Old Town is beyond walking distance. This part of town is a social, relaxed area. There are lots of performers and families enjoying the cafes, bars and green spaces. Summerhall, the best arts venue in town and unmissable during the Festival, is a fifteen minute walk away. In Marchmont itself there are plenty of great food shops and amenities. A brief list would include Eddie's fish shop which supplies local gem The Rabbit Hole restaurant next door. The New Leaf co-operative whole food shop and local greengrocers. Stylish interior knick knacks at Bohemia, a world of books at The Amnesty Bookshop and Warrender Swimming Pool is a beautiful Victorian original. In the other direction Bruntsfield has a huge variety of shops. The Edinburgh Bookshop is full of hand picked, personally reviewed books and regularly wins awards for it's fantastic chidren's section and knowledgable staff., Artisan Roast is best for coffee, Project Coffee for fantastic scones, soups and sandwiches, The Deli for all manner of delicious things. The Chocolate Tree is an equal tie for best ice cream in Edinburgh (alongside Mary's Milk Bar in the Grassmarket. Salt and Nonna's are both terrific eateries. Toll Cross and The Grassmarket are all less than twenty minutes walk away and have brilliant cafes, shops, venues, restaurants and bars. The Blackbird is a great bar and eatery and the Cameo cinema is a brilliant venue with a cosy bar.

Getting around

The best, cheapest and most entertaining way to explore Edinburgh is by foot. There is plenty of metered parking in the vacinity. Bus routes are plentiful and close. The Castle, The Royal Mile, Waverley and Haymarket Stations are twenty minutes walk away.

Other things to note

Instructions for all of our appliciances will be left in easy view and you are welcome to use any foodstuffs in the cupboards and on the shelves.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 1PM

This is a no smoking apartment and stairwell. We ask that you remove your shoes wherever possible to protect our wooden floors. High, narrow heeled shoes must not be worn inside the apartment. You and your children (should you bring any) are welcome to read the books, play with the toys and generally enjoy yourselves. If something gets broken or damaged please do let us know, so we can discuss the replacement if necessary and avoid upset for our family. If you wish to use the wood burning stove during the colder seasons please do so with care and consideration for your safety and that of our home. Clear instructions will be left for ease of use.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
5 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Regina User Profile
January 2017
I would reccoment to stay there, we had a great time (maybe better for 4 adults and 2 kids then 6 adults). The locations was really good, quite area, everything there. Really good communication with Rebecca. We would come again :-)

Ali User Profile
August 2016
The apartment is beautiful. Perfect for a family with children as there is a kids room with toys and bunk beds, a high chair etc. I wish we had more time just to spend in the house. It is up 3 very large flights of stairs and a little further away from town than expected but lovely of the weather is nice and you can spend time enjoying the apartment.

Sophie User Profile
April 2016
We stayed for 4 nights in this beautiful top floor flat in the Marchmont area of Edinburgh. The flat is spacious, spotless and stylishly decorated and furnished. I was going to write that it reminded me of my student days at Edinburgh Uni...but then again that would give the wrong impression, it being way too neat, clean and tidy to be compared to a student flat! What reminded me of being a student was the traditional tenement flat with the stone steps and the obligatory bike in the stairwell. Being on the top floor the light and the views are marvellous (one of the reasons I chose it). Rebecca had thought of every detail....down to a jar of sweets for the kids and a bottle of wine for us. Communication was excellent even though Rebecca was out of town during our stay. We were a party of 2 adults and two 12 year old boys. Despite the boys' room belonging to younger kids they loved it, especially the Lego. The walk from the flat into the centre of town is easy and very pleasant and takes you past some must-see parts of Edinburgh: the Meadows, Greyfriars Bobby, the Royal Mile (the list is endless, in fact, as it depends which way you walk!). Thank you Rebecca for loaning us the use of your home, we had a great time.

Gillie User Profile
January 2016
We couldn't have felt more welcome and at home in Rebecca & Andrew's beautiful Edinburgh flat. A real home from home. It is brilliantly located near The Meadows and all the lovely shops and cafes in the the area. The flat itself is lovely and spacious as well as being warm, quiet & has a great well stocked kitchen. Our kids loved being able to play with all the children's toys and have a choice of playgrounds just around the corner on The Meadows. We couldn't have asked for a better to place to stay and would love to come back again. Thanks again Rebecca, Andrew & family.

Rogier User Profile
December 2015
Nice appartement, clean, Well located. Fine that Rebecca and her family likes to share there cosy home.
Rebecca User Profile
Response from Rebecca:
Dear Rogier, We are sorry that Natalia came so early and disturbed you. She was specifically asked not to come until after 12 o clock. She is brilliant at her job but her English isn't fantastic. I will be sure to ask her not to do that again. Rebecca
December 2015

Sarah User Profile
September 2015
The host canceled this reservation 331 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Rebecca User Profile
Response from Rebecca:
We are disappointed to have to cancel this booking with Sarah. We hadn't anticipated the August period to be re listed automatically and we need to be home in Edinburgh by the 14th for the start of our daughters school term on the 16th.
September 2015

Teresa User Profile
August 2015
Marchmont was a wonderful neighborhood to experience Edinburgh, Scotland as a resident would. It was located in walking distance to all of the places we wanted to be especially during the Fringe Festival. Rebecca and her family left us detailed information about their home and welcomed us warmly. Their flat was even better than the photos! Tastefully appointed with beautiful artwork. The spacious kitchen and bathroom made it very easy for us. Everything was extremely comfortable and functional for our family of four. The neighborhood was amenable to grocery shopping and finding morning coffee at Cobalt, the little makeshift coffee/breakfast hut that used to be a police stand. In addition, the fresh eggs from Rebecca's hens made for delicious breakfasts. We had a marvelous stay in their beautiful, top floor apartment.
Rebecca User Profile
Response from Rebecca:
I am delighted to know that you had such a great time here. Great to have you here and to meet you in person. I shall be sure to take some better pictures of the flat in future and will congratulate the hens on their eggs. Thank you for taking such care of our home.
August 2015

Edinburgh, United Kingdom · Joined in March 2014
Rebecca User Profile

I am self employed in the arts and as a Pilates teacher. I have had a love affair with Edinburgh since I was 16 and moved here in 2008. I never fail to be awestruck by the beauty of the city upon my return.
I have many passions, for cinema (The Cameo on Home St is our favourite in town), live music (although there is a better variety in Glasgow), vintage clothing and textiles, poetry and literature, freshwater fishing, winter beaches, children's books and illustration, eating and woodlands. Cities that I have relished include Amsterdam, Zagreb, Zadar, Paris, London, Budapest, Prague and Copenhagen. I was born just outside Carlisle and lived in London for 8 years. My favourite things in my apartment are our wall of books, my rocking chair, our wood burning stove, the light that fills the flat even on the coldest winter days and our kitchen from which wonderful food emerges and great parties begin.