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Double bedroom with garden views
Fully fitted kitchen - shared with office during the day- Monday to Friday
Private living area with views to Arthur's Seat
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 1
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Chris H
Worcester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Comfortable base from which to explore Edinburgh and play golf locally.”
Reviewed July 26, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We were looking for a property from which to explore Edinburgh, and which would also be close to the East Lothian coast (for a visit to the Open at Muirfield, and to play some links golf) - St Margarets Cottage proved to be the perfect location, as it was only a 40 minute walk into the city, and a 20 minute drive to the coastal links. As a bonus, the local beach at Portobello was only a 15 min walk. The accommodation was spacious and comfortable, with plenty of take-away and eat-in restaurants nearby. The owner was very welcoming, and made arrival and departure arrangements straightforward.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Tight parking
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Jul 2013
Thanks again for your stay! Hope you can come back soon, best wishes, Fiona
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BigAl1674
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great Cottage”
Reviewed June 9, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Cottage very comfortable, warm and central.
Fiona gave us great advice on the best way to get into Edinburgh (Lothian Busses...great app to download onto your phone) going by bus best way, either a 44 or 5 service into central Edinburgh.
Edinburgh is vibrant and there is always something to see or do.
Extra bonus...10 min walk to Portobello Beach. Plenty of space and very clean.

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Liked best: Central location and access to the city
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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pamieplan...
Dunstable, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great for city,beach and beyond”
Reviewed September 2, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We stayed for a week during the Fringe Festival and found it to be a good location, easy to get into the city using the buses. The beach is only a short walk which is beautiful and well worth a visit.
The cottage was really clean and well equipped, there was everything we needed for a week. Fiona was very helpful and was always available to answer any questions or get directions.

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Liked best: Well equipped kitchen
Liked least: Single beds a bit lumpy
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Amy E
Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
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“We were made very welcome over Christmas”
Reviewed January 4, 2012 for a stay in December 2011
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We had a lovely family Christmas in Edinburgh, and were made very welcome by Fiona. She had arranged a decorated Christmas tree and other decorations for us, and made sure that we had all the pans and dishes we needed to make our Christmas dinner. The cottage was lovely and warm, and very comfortable. The buses into town stop very near the cottage, and are very frequent. We really enjoyed the National Museum of Scotland in Edinbugh.

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Liked best: Warm and comfortable, handy for the bus
Liked least: No Freezer
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Martin B
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent accommodation and brilliant location”
Reviewed October 11, 2011 for a stay in October 2011

We stayed for three nights over the first weekend in October and were both very pleased with the accommodation and hospitality shown by Fiona and Steve. The cottage was spotlessly clean and well equipped with everything we needed including Fiona's gym ball - put there by Fiona once she found out my wife was pregnant.
The bus ride in to Edinburgh takes approximately 10-15 minutes and is great value at £1.30 per person. We found the location of the cottage ideal and all the amenities required were within a very short distance.

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Liked best: Very comfy bed
Liked least: The weather! We just missed the heat wave!
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 5, 2011 for a stay in August 2011

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Liked best: Welcome, location and cleanliness.
Liked least: Shower was not very powerful
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Bath
Reviewed September 3, 2011 for a stay in July 2011

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Liked best: Comfort and location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children
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