2 bedroomed, central, fully equipped flat, with free WiFi, close to city centre
Marchmont Self Catering, Roseneath & Gladstone Apartments
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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 Newington
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.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please respect the residential nature of this apartment block (Called a tenement in Scotland). It is not suitable for parties or stag/hen events. No pets No smoking Please downolad the rental agreement or email us to request it
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Excellent short break in Marchmont
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.
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. :-)
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!
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.