Spacious 2-bedroom apartment close to the Meadows and city centre

Light and spacious two-bedroom second-floor tenement flat (sleeps 1–5) in popular Marchmont 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. Minimum stay is usually 6 nights; however, where we have late availability shorter lets may be available.

Key Features

  • 3 star rating3 Star
  • Sleeps up to 5Sleeps up to 5
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • Second floor (no lift)Second floor (no lift)
  • Gas central heatingGas central heating
  • TV and DVD playerTV and DVD player
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • IronIron
  • 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
  • Shared gardenShared garden
  • Tumble dryerTumble dryer
  • Washing machineWashing machine
  • Electric cookerElectric cooker

More features

  • FridgeFridge
  • ShowerShower
  • MicrowaveMicrowave

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Living room with bay window

Living room with bay window


  • sleeps one to five: one double bedroom, one twin bedroom; double sofabed in the living room can extend capacity up to five people
  • living room with bay window, separate dining kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom with bathtub and shower over
  • close to the Meadows, within walking distance of Old Town and city centre

This holiday home is a bright two-bedroom apartment on the second floor of a traditional Victorian tenement in the popular Marchmont area, and close to the University of Edinburgh. It's a short walk across the Meadows (an open area of parkland) to the Old Town and the city centre, meaning that you are within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections. 

The bright, spacious and sunny living room has many period features. In winter, the castle can be seen from the bay window, through the trees separating Roseneath Place and Marchmont Crescent. Two large sofas and an arm chair provide ample space for up to six people. There is also a coffee table and TV with digital box for free view and DVD player.

The fully fitted kitchen overlooks the rear shared gardens. The oak dining table can comfortably seat six people. Features include a radio/CD player, tall larder fridge, freezer, gas cooker (hobs), electric fan oven and grill, microwave, washing machine, iron and ironing board, and a ceiling clothes pulley for drying washing if required.

The spacious and bright front bedroom overlooks a bank of trees. The four-poster double bed has a deep pocket sprung mattress and a king-size duck feather and down duvet. (A non-allergenic duvet may be provided instead on request.) A wardrobe, chest of drawers and dressing table provide plenty of space for your personal belongings during your stay. The traditional fireplace (decorative only; fires are not permitted) adds a period touch to the room, while thick velvet curtains keep the light and cold out of the room when required. 

The twin room quietly located overlooking the rear gardens also features a decorative traditional iron fireplace and thick velvet curtains along with a blackout blind to keep out the very early morning sunshine in summer. The room is furnished with twin single beds, a chest of drawers and a wardrobe.

There is a double sofabed in the living room for extra sleeping space. There is a £20 surcharge per person for sofabed users.

The study opens off both the living room and central hallway and is furnished with a large black desk, supportive office chair and shelves, making Roseneath Apartment ideally suited to anyone visiting Edinburgh for work.

The bright, newly refurbished bathroom has a white suite, including a shower over the bath.

The apartment has gas central heating. Local taxes and all reasonable gas and electricity costs are included. For the comfort of future guests, the apartment is non-smoking and pets are not allowed.

The Meadows with spring blossom

The Meadows with spring blossom

Marchmont is a popular area in Edinburgh, because of its proximity to the city centre, frequent bus service 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 Roseneath Apartment).

Within one block of Roseneath Apartment, you will find all you need (and more) for self-catering during your visit, including a supermarket, off-licence, Eddie'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 Roseneath Apartment. 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 Balloon, Underbelly, Spiegeltent). The Hub (Festival Ticket Office) is about 20–30 minutes' walk away on the Royal Mile. The Kings Theatre, Usher Hall, Traverse Theatre, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh 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 Cameo, Odeon 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 Complex (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.

Getting there

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 Roseneath Place 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.

  • “This is a lovely apartment in a quiet residential location but with only a short pleasant walk across the famous Meadows park to the centre. We were greeted by the owner who showed us round. Spacious, attractive, comfortable and clean are the words that spring to mind. Wouldn't hesitate to return.”
    M & co, Brussels, Belgium Belgian flag
  • “A number of us stayed at Roseneath Place in August 2009 as we were presenting a peiece of work at the British Council showcase during the Edinburgh Festival. The apartment was perfect for our needs: large, comfortable, well placed for easy access to the Grassmarket where our work was based and in a very nice part of the city.”
    L & co, Brighton, England English flag
  • “We stayed at Sue's flat for a month and a half. We found the flat to be convenient and central. The neighbours were friendly and quiet.”
    M, Cambridge, MA, USA American flag
  • “Five of us and a young baby stayed in the apartment when we came to Edinburgh for a wedding. We found it warm and comfortable and the owner could not have been more helpful. Despite the time of year, the high-ceilinged rooms made the flat bright and welcoming, and overall we all felt very much at home. What really made it special for us, however, was the location.The immediate vicinity has the feeling of a real little village, with local shops, restaurants and a nice pub all within a couple of hundred metres. The Royal Mile and all the attractions of the centre of Edinburgh are just an enjoyable walk away through the Meadows. Overall, it was everything we needed.”
    P, London, UK UK flag
  • “We stayed for 6 nights during the middle of the Edinburgh festival and had a really great time in this lovely flat. There were 6 of us which meant it was great value and still plenty of space. The owner was incredibly helpful. The flat has a great location by the Meadows meaning it is easy to get to all the main fringe venues whilst still being in a very peaceful residential area. There are a series of really nice organic shops just round the corner and a handy general store just opposite too. We did a lot of cooking in a very well-equipped kitchen and enjoyed relaxing in the spacious living room when not dashing around Edinburgh shows! We may well be coming back to Edinburgh next year and would definitely try to come here again.”
    B & co, London, UK UK flag