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St Margaret's Cottage Edinburgh, nr Portobello beach & city centre

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
This cosy, detached cottage over two floors offers an open plan living and dining area with views and patio doors to the private, sunny walled garden to the back, a fully fitted kitchen and downstairs toilet off the entrance vestibule. Upstairs are two bedrooms - one double and one twin and a bathroom (with bath and shower). The cottage is ideally located, set back off the street up a private driveway (with parking outside for one car), yet just minutes' walk from local shops and bus stop into the city (a 20 minute ride). Portobello beach, promenade and town are a 15 minute walk and Figgate pond, park and golf course are literally a few minutes walk around the corner. One well behaved dog is welcome by prior arrangement only at time of booking. Owners must provide dogs bedding and tow...This cosy, detached cottage over two floors offers an open plan living and dining area with views and patio doors to the private, sunny walled garden to the back, a fully fitted kitchen and downstairs toilet off the entrance vestibule. Upstairs are two bedrooms - one double and one twin and a bathroom (with bath and shower). The cottage is ideally located, set back off the street up a private driveway (with parking outside for one car), yet just minutes' walk from local shops and bus stop into the city (a 20 minute ride). Portobello beach, promenade and town are a 15 minute walk and Figgate pond, park and golf course are literally a few minutes walk around the corner. One well behaved dog is welcome by prior arrangement only at time of booking. Owners must provide dogs bedding and towels and they are not permitted on furniture or beds and must not be left unattended in the property for any amount of time. An additional fee applies of £25 per stay which is paid directly to the property owner. NEW FOR APRIL 2021: We have used our lockdown time wisely and totally refurbished the kitchen and bathroom (now with a walk-in powerful shower rather than small bath). We've painted the front and put new furniture, fencing and taken down the large conifer trees in the back garden, so it's ALOT sunnier (we've also graveled over this area with Scottish pebbles).... There's also a new firepit for cosy outdoor lounging or BBQing- pics to follow. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Property suitable for couples and family bookings only - not suited to groups. One dog is allowed by prior arrangement and a £25 booking fee is payable directly to the property owner. Dog bedding and towels must be provided by owners and dogs are not allowed on furniture or beds during stay.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Fiona V
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2011
Interaction with guests
The property owner is on hand 24 hours a day for any questions or queries.
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Reviews (27)
Sarah_Louise1985
Sarah_Louise1985
Nottingham, United Kingdom18 contributions
To say this was a city break, it felt like we’d walked into cosy cottage in the countryside. Very warm and welcoming with sweet treats left for us and treats for our Jack Russell. Bed linen and towels were luxurious and soft (I think they were M&S or John Lewis). Not like the cheap, thin towels you usually get. Kitchen and bathroom were spotlessly clean. The bed and pillows were nice and comfy and the bedrooms were nice and spacious. Heating you could control yourself using the Hive. Good size lounge, diner and kitchen with good selection of pots and pans etc, it really was a home from home. It also had a secure back garden for Our pooch and off road parking right by the front door. We got the train into Edinburgh city centre. Train station, about 20 mins walk. We didn’t use the bus.
Visited December 2021
Written March 30, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

pring64
pring64
Bramley, United Kingdom6 contributions
The cottage was ideally placed to visit with family and friends and to walk the dogs. It was a short walk to the beach, local coffee shops and restaurants. It was fitted out with everything you need including WIFI access and was very comfortable. We all enjoyed our stay and will definitely visit again.
Visited December 2021
Written January 18, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sharon H
Sharon H
London, United Kingdom13 contributions
This lovely 2 bed accommodation is quite spacious, with all the mod cons you need! Lovely welcome tray with some local goodies was greatly welcomed after our journey. Although not right in heart of Edinburgh it really doesn't take long to get into the town by bus which runs very regularly and is within 5 min walk of property. Very clean & comfortable and although we didn't get to sit outside it was still nice to eat your breakfast with the sun coming through the patio doors - I am sure in warmer months the garden area is a delight to sit in and relax. Would certainly stay again if we visited Edinburgh, which I am sure we will as it was nice to get away from the main city of an evening and relax & unwind.
Visited September 2021
Written September 22, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nicki410
Nicki410
West Midlands, United Kingdom5 contributions
We are just leaving a beautiful cottage in Edinburgh, a few miles from the city centre. It was a great location, shop, bus round the corner, a 15 min walk to the beach at Portobello. Which is a lovely beach with some nice places to eat. There are lots of buses with the 44 running every 10 mins and a family all day tickets for the use on buses and trams at £9.50. Edinburgh castle was amazing and would recommended Auld Reeke tours, Darren on the vaults tour was brilliant!! The cottage itself was beautiful, modern yet homely and spotlessly clean. The owners really care about keeping this cottage to a high standard. Some lovely touches on arrival. When emailing the owner, nothing too much trouble and quick response. The shower was immense!! I could stay in that all day! Every amenity has been thought of and there is even a fancy coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine and very fluffy towels. The garden was lovely with lots of chairs to sit in in the evening with a glass of wine with pretty fairy lights coming on at dusk. Great base to for the city, we hardly used the car. Would highly recommend this as a place to stay.
Visited August 2021
Written August 16, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

heath1Manchester
heath1Manchester
6 contributions
We wanted a quiet space for ourselves within walking distance of Portobello beach and 5 minutes in a cab to Edinburgh. The cottage was spotless and beautifully furnished with some really nice touches. Add to this a sunny garden with a fire pit for later and perfection! Very welcoming hosts too Chris and Andrea Heath PS Fantastic shower!
Visited June 2021
Written July 6, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Melanie G
Melanie G
1 contribution
Location is fabulous good bus links into Edinburgh, easy to walk into Edinburgh also short walk to portobello beach which is great for dogs and has some lovely little cafes the watch the world go by, road links are excellent too. The accommodation was really lovely , with very good facilities and a good quality and felt like home from home we had everything we needed, the bed was super comfortable really appreciated the welcome pack tea coffee and lovely biscuits. We visited during covid the cottage was very clean, and you really wouldn't know dogs are accepted Fiona was a great host and gave us suggestions for dog walks. The little garden was a great asset Would definitely recommend and hopefully visit again.
Visited September 2020
Written October 13, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

AppleCrazy
AppleCrazy
30 contributions
We have just returned from a six night stay at St Margaret’s Cottage and couldn’t fault anything during our stay . We were given a lovely welcome and a generous welcome package by the host and felt very comfortable from the moment we arrived . The cottage is very homely and is one of the cleanest self catering properties we have visited . The beds and furnishings are also very comfortable , something that we welcomed . We appreciated the location of the cottage .We visit Edinburgh regularly and it was great to arrive on the A1 and not have to sit in queues on the A720 by pass to get to other areas of the city . This also made coming back from visiting the beautiful East Lothian coast very easy . Access to the city centre is also easy on public transport and for us it was also easy to drive across the southern part of Edinburgh to visit a relative . We will definitely check availability for this cottage for any future visits and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend staying here .
Visited August 2020
Written August 15, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nathan Garforth
Nathan Garforth
Really nice house very clean and tidy. 25 minutes bus journey into Edinburgh there is a Co-op, chip shop and other take aways at the top of the road plus Asda is half a mile away I would definitely recommend this property the owners were very helpful and friendly
Visited August 2020
Written August 9, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Stefiverco
Stefiverco
Thanks Nathan for this review - so glad you enjoyed! Best wishes Fiona
Written August 19, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Brian Allen
Brian Allen
1 contribution
We've stayed in Hotel and Aparthotel accommodation in Edinburgh in recent years. This time we looked for self catering accommodation and were very happy to discover St Margaret's Cottage. The extra hygiene precautions taken by the owners because of the pandemic were reassuring. The cottage is detached with its own car parking space and garden. The owners live next door and are friendly, helpful and welcoming without being intrusive at all. The location was ideal for our purposes visiting family in Duddingston. The Coop store just round the corner and the frequent buses to the city centre and beyond maje it a good base for all kinds of stays. We would certainly recommend St Margaret's Cottage and expect to return there ourselves before too long.
Visited August 2020
Written August 4, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

gailsandison
gailsandison
Aberdeen, United Kingdom1 contribution
Really enjoyed my 6 week stay, cottage is equipped with everything you need and very clean. Fiona is very helpful & is always available if needed. Cottage is in a quiet area & perfect location for commuting to Edinburgh & surrounding areas. I would thoroughly recommend.
Visited May 2018
Written June 7, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Stefiverco
Stefiverco
Ah, many thanks Beth! You were a lovely guest and welcome back anytime! Best wishes Fiona
Written June 11, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
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About the neighbourhood
Locally the seaside town of Portobello with beach promenade and host of restaurants and bars is just a 10-15 minute walk away. Figgate Park offers beautiful vistas to Arthur's Seat (dormant volcano in the city), duck pond and garden walk (10 mins from St Margaret's). Portobello 9 hole golf course is located just to the rear of St Margaret's offering even the novice golfer a good, fun day out. Musselburgh with its harbour and promenade are just 2 miles down the road and the port of Leith just 2 miles in the other direction - all well worth a visit!
Access
Car not needed
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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St Margaret's Cottage Edinburgh, nr Portobello beach & city centre is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

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St Margaret's Cottage Edinburgh, nr Portobello beach & city centre has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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