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Spacious central 2-bedroom apartment close to the Meadows

Light and spacious two-bedroom ground-floor tenement flat (sleeps 1–5) in popular Marchmont/Sciennes area close to the Meadows and with easy access to city centre; within easy walking distance (about 15 minutes) of the major tourist attractions, Festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections. Ideally situated for exploring the Festival. 

Key Features

  • 3 star rating3 Star
  • Sleeps up to 5Sleeps up to 5
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • Ground floorGround floor
  • Gas central heatingGas central heating
  • TVTV
  • Shops within 100 metresShops within 100 metres
  • Linen/towels providedLinen/towels provided
  • Non-smokingNon-smoking
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Cot/Highchair on requestCot/Highchair on request
  • No pets allowedNo pets allowed
  • Private gardenPrivate garden
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Tumble dryerTumble dryer
  • Washing machineWashing machine
  • Electric cookerElectric cooker

More features

  • FridgeFridge
  • ShowerShower
  • MicrowaveMicrowave

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Living room with period features

Living room with period features

 

  • sleeps one to five: two double bedrooms; single mattress available on request to extend capacity to up to five people
  • living room with bay window, separate dining kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom with bath and separate shower
  • close to the Meadows, within walking distance of Old Town and city centre

This property is a spacious two-bedroom flat in a traditional tenement in Edinburgh's popular Marchmont/Sciennes area, close to the Meadows.

The large, bright living room with bay window overlooks the private front garden and the tree-lined street; there are wooden shutters on all windows, sanded pine floors, period fireplace and cornicing; two large leather sofas provide ample space for four people. There is also a coffee table, larger table with four chairs, inset shelf storage.

The kitchen has a glass dining table at the window with views over the shared garden to the rear. There is a washing machine, dryer, microwave, fridge/freezer, gas cooker (hobs), electric fan oven and grill, and an iron and ironing board. The large bathroom has a separate shower cublicle and a second shower over the bath. There is a separate toilet off the hall.

Both bedrooms have double beds and together sleep up to four people. Bedroom 1 overlooks the rear garden and has mirrored wardrobes, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets; bedroom 2 has views over the front garden and Gladstone Terrace and has plenty of storage space. A single mattress may also be used for short periods on request.

The apartment has gas central heating/hot water with combi boiler, and the price of electricity and local taxes is included.

n.b. A single mattress is available for the living-room if required; there is an extra charge of £20 for the bed linen.

The Meadows with spring blossom

The Meadows with spring blossom

The apartment sits between Marchmont and Sciennes which are popular areas in Edinburgh, because of their proximity to the city centre, frequent bus services and many amenities combined with the open spaces of Bruntsfield Links and the Meadows. The many cafes with pavement tables give the community a continental feel (there are about 8–10 cafes within 5–10 minutes' walk of Gladtsone Terrace).

Within a short walk away of Gladstone Terrace, you will find all you need (and more) for self-catering during your visit, including a supermarket, off-licenceEddie's Seafood Market (one of the best fishmonger's in Edinburgh), Sweet Melinda's restaurant, delicatessens, newsagents, greengrocers, pubs, a Thai restaurant, takeaways for Chinese or Italian food or kebabs, and a pharmacy. There is also a post office, bank, and hairdressers as well as numerous local shops and boutiques to explore. Peter Green's wine merchants hold wine-tasting on Friday evenings, offering a good start to the weekend and also a chance to meet some of the local residents.

Warrender Park Baths, first opened in 1887, offer a pleasant environment for a swim.

Edinburgh's Old Town is only a mile to the north of Gladstone Terrace. Walking across Middle Meadow Walk you will reach Greyfriars Church in about 10–15 minutes; the National Museum of Scotland in Chambers Street and University of Edinburgh Old College in South Bridge; then the National Library of Scotland on George IV Bridge. About a 20–30 minutes' walk will bring you to the Royal Mile (and Edinburgh Castle), the Cowgate and Grassmarket, or Waverley Railway Station and Princes Street. Alternatively, Bus 41 will take you to George IV Bridge (where you can get off for the Royal Mile) and via the Mound to Princes Street and continues as far as the pretty village of Cramond on the shores of the River Forth. There is a taxi rank on Warrender Park Road near Marchmont Road. Don't forget to check out Visit Scotland's visitor attractions; there is also a folder in the flat with lots of information on what to do and where to go during your visit to Edinburgh.

Many Edinburgh Festival and Fringe venues are close to Marchmont, including those put up on the Meadows, and various venues at Edinburgh University and Bristo Square (Gilded BalloonUnderbelly, Spiegeltent). The Hub (Festival Ticket Office) is about 20–30 minutes' walk away on the Royal Mile. The Kings TheatreUsher HallTraverse TheatreRoyal Lyceum TheatreEdinburgh Festival Theatre and Queen's Hall are all within about 20–30 minutes' walk. Cinemas close (about 20 minutes' walk) to Marchmont include three on Lothian Road (The CameoOdeon and the Filmhouse), and also the lovely Dominion Theatre in Morningside. 

When you are tired of visiting the many interesting sites in Edinburgh, the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links offer plenty of opportunity to relax outside with a book, picnic or glass of wine; the perfect place to play with friends and the family: from frisbee to football, tennis at the Meadows Tennis courts (where you can hire everything you need), children's swings and multi-activity compounds, or golf on the short 36-hole Bruntsfield Links Golf Course, where you can play for free but 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 Royal Observatory or explore the nature trails at the Hermitage of Braid.

Marchmont is the home turf of Detective Inspector John Rebus, Ian Rankin's fictional detective. The former James Gillespie's High School for Girls on Warrender Park Crescent was the alma mater of Muriel Spark, and inspired the lead character (and school) in her book, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

 

The apartment is about a 25-30-minute walk from the tram stop "Princes Street" (which runs directly from/to Edinburgh Airport) and a 25-minute walk from the main railway station: Edinburgh Waverley Station. Taxis can be hailed throughout the city centre, and there are bus stops nearby for buses to the city centre. We will send you detailed directions before your arrival.

There is metered parking on Gladstone Terrace and surrounding streets, though the maximum parking period is 2 hours. Parking on meters and single-yellow lines is free from in the evenings; please check on-street signage for exact times of parking restrictions (please check signs and times carefully); parking is forbidden at all times on double-yellow lines. Edinburgh Quartermile Car Park is a 10-minute walk away from the apartment. The car park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click on this website  and you can search for “Edinburgh Quartermile”.

All tenement apartments in Edinburgh are accessed by shared stairways, which tend to be functional more than luxurious, although the entry-phone system ensures the security of the stairway. Because the building dates from the 18th century, there is no lift and thus no wheelchair access. The apartment is on the second floor.

Edinburgh has an efficient public transport system run by Transport for Edinburgh. Trams and buses run throughout the city from early morning till midnight, after which there is a reduced night service. Transport for Edinburgh's information office is on Waverley Bridge.

  • “Gladstone Terrace is perfectly placed to experience the wonderful city of Edinburgh. A well-equipped, spacious and characterful apartment in a favourable location, Gladstone Terrace is within comfortable walking distance of the city centre and all its attractions. The apartment has a very pleasant outlook – both front and rear – and a wonderful parkland area (The Meadows) just over the road from the bottom of the street; this includes an excellent play park for children, together with tennis courts. The ground floor apartment is perfect for small families (2 double bedrooms) and couples alike with a choice of dining areas. For those wishing to self-cater, there are convenience stores, cafes, takeaways and delis just a short walk away. Comes highly recommended.”
    CE, Kingswinford, West Midlands, England English flag
  • “The flat was just perfect. Clean, large and with all amenities. The owner gave us a very warm welcome with a personal touch. Very pleasant. I hope to come back to the same spot in a few years. Shops were close by, as well as a few take-out restaurants and a park. Thanks for a wonderful time in this great city. Salut!”
    DB, Québec, Canada Canadian flag
  • “The flat has a mixture of comfort and old-world charm. It is nicely decorated and was clean and tidy when we arrived. The kitchen is adequately equipped and the large sitting room has a dining table as well as plenty of comfortable seating. The location is very good: the flat is in a quiet street in Marchmont, with a very good range of local food shops within a short walk. The centre of Edinburgh is also within walking distance and bus routes pass close by if you are less active.”
    DB & co, Dorchester, England English flag