|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Formerly my home, and just revamped top to bottom, you’ll be in one of Edinburgh’s most smart, relaxed and young-at-heart neighbourhoods. Marchmont has always been characterised by academics, professionals and Edinburgh University students living easily side-by-side, and so it remains - Marchmont’s allure is as strong as ever. The streets are peppered with independent shops and eclectic coffee stops so you’ll want for nothing locally. however the blissful green expanse of Bruntsfield Links and The Meadows are two minutes away. Walking across the latter (under the gaze of Arthur’s Seat to the east) will see you in the city centre amidst all of Edinburgh’s attractions in 15 pleasant minutes. Accessed via a clean and well-lit shared stairway (kept secure by an entryphone system), the flat is happily only one flight up. And once inside you’ll appreciate the restrained but luxurious surroundings, the extraordinary period features, the high ceilings and sheer scale of the accommodation.
Excellent one bedroom flat with everything you need for a perfect stay. Nicely renovated in a quiet central location and just far enough away to still be able to walk to the tourist spots and hurly burly of downtown. The hosts are immediately available and exceptionally kind and helpful. We would definitely stay there again and highly recommend the flat for long or short visits to Edinburgh.
This was my first experience with HomeAway and if every experience is like this, I will be using this website more and more. Martin & Weng were great hosts, before we got there they were communicative and clear about our upcoming visit, where to get the keys, what to expect when we got there, etc. And when we got there we found a flat that was stylish, well-maintained, clean and with functional. We had to make a trip to the grocery for personal toiletries but that was all we needed. The bed was comfortable, the art in the flat was really cool, the wifi worked great and the location is spectacular. We were a 15 minute walk from everything we wanted to see and there were shops all around the area. Martin & Weng are extremely responsive and whenever we needed to reach out to them we got a quick response. I'd highly recommend their place in Edinburgh, it's a total winner.
The flat was everything and more,it is decorated to a very high standard with great attention to detail.The owners Martin & Weng were in contact with us to make sure we had a wonderful stay. The welcome pack set us up nicely on arrival and could let us get right along to the rugby.We have already recommended the flat to family and friends for its great location and luxurious living.The fact you are so close to the green open spaces of The meadows and yet also close enough to all the wonderful shops,bars and restaurant is a bonus.The Cameo Retro Cinema,The Union Canal,The Library(,fantastic food and drink) are all worth a visit.If like me you like cask ale nearly all the pubs stock a great variety.There are many great places to eat and drink, at all price ranges.It is our first time staying in this area of Edinburgh but will not be our last and we will definitely be booking up with Martin & Weng again.
We stayed for one week in this great apartment. It is spacious, has high ceilings, luxurious furniture and is well equipped. We felt at home right away.
Martin & Weng are great hosts, even at very short notice everything ran smoothly (we booked 2 days before arrival).
Located 100m from The Meadows and all the amenities you could wish for in walking distance it is ideal for those who don't want a rental car. Bus stop is directly in front of the house (line 24) or 100m away (line 41) with good connections to Old Town.
Inside you will find a very big kitchen with everything you need (stove, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, toaster, kettle...), bathroom with tub and showerhead, very clean and new, big bedroom, quiet, overlooking the backside garden, even bigger living room with 2 comfortable sofas, big flatscreen TV and TiVo, bayed window to the main street, one smaller reading/relax room and lots of storage space.
We can highly recommend this apartment for anyone who wants to stay in a big, comfortable place in Edinburgh. We definitely will come back!
We loved our stay here. Martin and Weng were wonderful to deal with, going out of their way to assure that our arrival went smoothly and providing detailed parking instructions. The Marchmont apartment is roomy and very comfortable, just as pictured on the VRBO site. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils, and we especially liked the dining alcove. The book of Edinburgh restaurant suggestions was very helpful. The apartment is in a quite neighborhood with great restaurants and pubs nearby, and it is an easy walk to Old Town, through a lovely park (The Meadows). The next time we visit Edinburgh, Marchmont will be our first choice for accommodation.
I stayed here a second time as its a great flat for visiting Edinburgh. It's really well located for exploring Edinburgh on foot, and by bus, and has lots of cafes and shops nearby. It's also only a quick walk across the Meadows to Peters Yard for breakfast....the flat was spotless when I arrived, the owners were helpful in altering arrivals times to accommodate me, and kept in touch to ensure I had secured access. The bed is one of the most comfortable I have slept in, and the kitchen is well stocked to make meals 'at home'. Would highly recommend it.
The East Lothian coast with its myriad walks, links courses and pretty coastal towns can be reached quickly by car or train, as can the East Neuk of Fife with a string of charming fishing villages.
Edinburgh Airport (with flights to Europe, and multiple daily flights to London) is reached by a cheap & regular bus service stopping at the West End, Princes Street, Waverley Station.
Edinburgh's mainline rail stations serve the entire UK.
Car use isn't required in Edinburgh since everywhere is walkable, but drivers will find paid on-street parking in surrounding streets (Mon-Fri) and free on-street parking a short walk away. Long-term parking is also found in the city's main car parks.
Since Edinburgh is a compact city and a joy to walk around, distances are irrelevant given the proximity to the city centre. However those wishing to explore further afield will find Glasgow, Stirling, Perth and St Andrews within easy reach by car or public transport, with the majestic Highlands and the rural Scottish Borders quite feasible for day trips for those with a car.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$246|
Cancel more than 60 days from arrival: 100% of total cost refunded
Cancel more than 30 days from arrival: 50% of total cost refunded
(upon cancellation the Damage Deposit is of course refunded in full)
We recommend travel insurance to protect against unplanned cancellation.
Changeover days are completely flexible, but we would appreciate you arriving no earlier than 15 30 on arrival day, and kindly vacating by 10 30 on the day of departure. Any variance must be by prior agreement please, but we will always try to help.
Notes on prices:
Stay more than 6 nights = 1 night free, more than 13 nights = 2 nights free. Payments by bank transfer or personal cheque in £GBP sterling please. In the case of last-minute bookings, funds must be cleared before access can be given. A £200 Damage Deposit is required for very serious damage or very excessive cleaning, refunded within a day or two of your departure. Please note our cancellation policy and kindly insure yourself against cancellation.