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

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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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:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2011
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Reviewed August 16, 2021

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...More

Date of stay: August 2021
Thank Nicki410
Reviewed July 6, 2021

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...More

Date of stay: June 2021
Thank heath1Manchester
Reviewed October 13, 2020

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...More

Date of stay: September 2020
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Reviewed August 15, 2020

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 ....More

Date of stay: August 2020
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Reviewed August 9, 2020 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2020
Stefiverco, VR Owner at St Margaret's Cottage Edinburgh, nr Portobello beach & city centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2020

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Reviewed August 4, 2020

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...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Fibrian47
Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank gailsandison
Stefiverco, VR Owner at St Margaret's Cottage Edinburgh, nr Portobello beach & city centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Ah, many thanks Beth! You were a lovely guest and welcome back anytime! Best wishes Fiona

Reviewed August 20, 2017

The Location is perfect for anybody working in the City, also a wonderful spot for going for a walk along the beach, the accommodation has been altered to provide a downstairs office for the Owners Business, but I stayed there for approx. 6 months whilst...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank dympna27
Stefiverco, VR Owner at St Margaret's Cottage Edinburgh, nr Portobello beach & city centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

Thank you Dympna for the lovely review! We hope to welxome you back soon.

Reviewed January 24, 2017

My partner and I are frequent visitors to Edinburgh as both sides of our family still live either in town or just outside, and also in the Stirling area. Both our sets of parents were immigrants to Toronto. We also have folk in Shetland so...More

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank S. D
Reviewed October 11, 2016

I agree with all the previous reviews .......this was a little gem to find. Once we had parked the car we never used it again all week as the local bus service (No 44) is regular and efficient. A day ticket will set you back...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank Birdbrain1948
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
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
City Getaway
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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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!
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Frequently Asked Questions about St Margaret's Cottage Edinburgh, nr Portobello beach & city centre

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

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

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

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