The countryside within the city: spacious accommodation with 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Private parking

Spacious modern house in idyllic country-park location less then 5km from Edinburgh castle, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh city centre (sleeps 1-8). Free private parking. Excellent walks straight from the front door with panoramic views across Edinburgh towards the Firth of Forth.

Key Features

  • 4 star rating4 Star
  • Sleeps up to 8Sleeps up to 8
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • Ground and first floor (no lift)Ground and first floor (no lift)
  • Gas central heatingGas central heating
  • Satellite TV and DVD playerSatellite TV and DVD player
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • IronIron
  • Onsite parkingOnsite parking
  • Shops within 1kmShops within 1km
  • 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
  • Private courtyardPrivate courtyard
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Washing machineWashing machine
  • Electric cookerElectric cooker

More features

  • FridgeFridge
  • FreezerFreezer
  • King bedKing bed
  • RadioRadio
  • ShowerShower
  • MicrowaveMicrowave

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Living room

Living room


  • very spacious accommodation for up to 8 guests
  • family bedroom with king bed, sofabed & en-suite shower room
  • second double bedroom with additional single bed, plus
  • third bedroom with double bed
  • a second sofabed is available on request
  • three toilets
  • private patio and garden
  • golf courses and horse riding on the doorstep
  • countryside location, but very close to the city centre
  • Home-sharing licence EH-69740-F granted and valid until 17 December 2026
  • EPC rating D66

This bright, well-appointed semi-detached house offers spacious accommodation comprising a living room, dining room, kitchen and toilet downstairs, with three bedrooms, en-suite shower room and a family bathroom upstairs. And, there are private parking spaces for 2-3 private cars. The property is best suited for guests who are travelling by car.

There are about 6 steps to the front door from the parking area. As you enter the house, the dining room (with seating for 8) is to the right, and this leads through an archway to the spacious living room with French doors to a south-facing patio (a real sun trap in summer). The living room has a large flat-screen TV/DVD with the full range of freeview channels, and an electric coal-effect fire. The kitchen is to the left of the front door. There is also a downstairs toilet.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms, en-suite shower and a family bathroom:

  • a family bedroom with king-size double bed, sitting area and an en-suite shower and toilet; the sitting area has a TV and a sofabed (a second sofabed is available at this property on request)
  • a second family bedroom with a double bed, a single bed & a wash-hand basin
  • a third bedroom with a double bed
  • a family bathroom with bathtub, shower over the bathtub and toilet
  • all three bedrooms have built-in wardrobes.

The house has a fully fitted kitchen with cooker, electric hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave. Crockery and cutlery and a range of cooking utensils are provided for guests' use.

The house has gas central heating and there is a ready supply of hot water. For the comfort of future guests, the house is non-smoking and pets are not allowed.

There are excellent local walks straight from the front door, including a 15-minute walk onto the Braid Hills giving panoramic views across Edinburgh towards the Firth of Forth.

View of Edinburgh Castle and the city from the Braid Hills, a 10-15 minute walk from the house

View of Edinburgh Castle and the city from the Braid Hills, a 10-15 minute walk from the house

Broompark has the best of both worlds: an almost rural location yet within the city, only minutes from the city bypass and a short bus ride or drive by car into the city centre. A 15- to 20-minute walk brings you to a bus stop, with services that run into the city centre and all the way on to Leith and the berth of the Royal Yacht Brittania. Alternatively, to avoid city-centre parking charges, there are a selection of buses for the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and city centre shopping areas, with free car parking at local bus stops. This means that all the attractions of Edinburgh's Old Town and New Town are just a short bus ride away.

Located on the Braid Hills, there are great walks, golf on the municipal golf course 300 metres away or on the adjacent driving range at Braid Hills Golf Centre. Blackford Hill, a little nearer the city centre, is home to the Royal Observatory. Not far is Craigmillar Castle, one of the oldest tower houses in Scotland, with links to Mary Queen of Scots and a strategic location with commanding views over the city. There are also some fantastic longer walks and biking opportunities in the nearby Pentland Hills and around the famous Arthurs Seat.
As befits the countryside feel of the location, pony trekking is available at the nearby Tower Farm Riding School and Stables, with many scenic rides, much of them off road. Broompark is a short drive from Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, and other Edinburgh hospitals, so is a good base for any visiting medics. The Stable Bar at Mortonhall is a short walk or drive away, with its sunny courtyard in summer, roaring fire in winter, and good food and drink all year round.

Getting there

Broompark is best reached by car, and it's just a few minutes drive from the city bypass (A720). We will send you full details when we confirm your booking. For those arriving by public transport, there is a frequent bus service from the Edinburgh Airport Express bus terminal and from Edinburgh Waverley railway station; it's a 15-20 minute walk from the bus stop.


Trip advisor icon Rated by TripAdvisor

  • “Home away from home: Broompark is the best of both worlds. Located in beautiful Scottish countryside yet with very easy access to all the delights of Edinburgh. Booking through Vacation Rentals is excellent as Martin is super responsive to emails and goes out of his way to be of assistance. Nothing is too much trouble and we felt totally confident with the booking and payment systems. Linda, the owner of Broompark, lives next to the house. She is welcoming, hospitable and goes out of her way to ensure that everything is just right for her guests. Stunning country walks are on the doorstep yet Edinburgh city is only a £20 taxi ride if you want to leave the car at home. Local shops for necessities are a 5 minute car ride and the bigger supermarkets about 10 minutes away. Both are easy walks for the more energetic amongst us. Access to the motorway is very straightforward and the delights of the Borders are just over an hour away. The house is very comfortable and the living and sleeping quarters are both generous in size. On a sunny day, coffee, breakfast or bubbles on the terrace overlooking the beautiful garden add to the feeling of having an escape to the country. With family and friends in Scotland, we feel we’ve found the perfect spot to add to our list of places that will definitely be part of future trips. Special thanks to both Martin and Linda and every best wish for the future. Businesses and services like yours deserve support. See you again.”
    GS & family, Vale Park, South Australia Australian flag
  • “A beautiful location with lovely walks and views around. There was everything you could want for a good stay. We were in Edinburgh to visit relatives so I have to say that we weren’t in the house very much but the time spent there was great. The owner, Linda, who lived in the other part of the property, was very helpful and always available a the end of the phone. Great home and beautiful surroundings. Thank you for your hospitality.”
    AM & TM, Duns Tew, Oxfordshire, UK UK flag
  • “Clean, local, friendly, spacious - brilliant place to stay.”
    GP & family, Birmingham, England English flag
  • “We had a fantastic week exploring Edinburgh. Broompark is a great location to most attractions. The house also made our holiday: such a warm and welcoming house to relax in due to the beautiful views and surroundings. But most of all, in the current situation, we felt safe as the cleanliness of the house was excellent. Definitely would love to come again in the near future.”
    YP & family, England English flag
  • “I can recommend this property to anyone who wants to have a nice time in Edinburgh. It's not too far from city center and the host is really friendly. We all enjoyed our time there.”
    AB & family, London, UK UK flag
  • “Nous avons passé une excellente semaine! Beaucoup de visites, de beaux paysages, du soleil et une maison très confortable. Merci aux propriétaires pour leur gentillesse!”
    ST, ST & LB, Dunkerque, France French flag
  • “We had such a great time while we were staying in your house. Thanks for that! We felt really comfortable.”
    BH & family, Cologne, Germany German flag
  • “We felt really at home in your charming, well equipped house with its nice garden. The countryside is gorgeous and Edinburgh city centre very close.”
    CF & co, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France French flag
  • “From the initial booking with Martin through to welcome on arrival with Linda it was wonderful. Super property with all of the amenities we needed to spend a lovely time with family. Spacious lounge and dining area with 3 well-proportioned bedrooms with facilities made for a home away from home feel. This house may be in Edinburgh but it is situated in the countryside with fantastic views of the city ... Greenfields and stabled horses are all around and access to transport is just down the single paved road. I very much recommend this property to people who appreciate quality and friendship.”
    AB & family, Phoenix, AZ, USA American flag
  • “We loved the house: All the windows and the pictures on the walls. I'm sure they all had a story to tell. This couldn't have been a more perfect and beautiful location. We enjoyed it very much.”
    GB & co, Nairobi, Kenya & Bowie, MD, USA Kenyan flag
  • “'Maraming salamat' (translation: thank you very much). Our family enjoyed our vacation in your beautiful house with great views. Very kind owners.”
    FC, LA & family, Pasig, Philippines Philippines flag
  • “Thank you for the amazing stay. We listened to your recommendation and travelled the coast of Fife to St Andrews. It was brilliant.”
    AM & co, Cairo, Egypt & Spokane, WA, USA American flag
  • “Thank you for the wonderful stay. We enjoyed out time in Edinburgh.”
    NW, AC & CP, Melbourne, Australia Australian flag
  • “Very nice place and very close to the city centre. I would recommend anyone to spend a vacation here. It's been a good experience. Thank you.”
    ER & family, Seville, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Just wanted to thank you for all you did to make us welcome at Broompark. The location was ideal for our break and allowed us to meet up with family in the area ... The Scottish rain didn't dampen our spirits and we always had a very comfortable home to return to.”
    RR, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Scottish flag
  • “This is a unique place: nowhere else will you find such panoramic, stunning views amongst such tranquil setting with such easy access to the city and 'action'. A beautiful place!”
    LH & MT, Canada Canadian flag
  • “Beautiful great location: This was a great place in beautiful location. Easy bus ride into Edinburgh's Royal Mile. We rented a car and drove to Inverness and St. Andrews; they were easy day trips and amazing drives. The area around the house is breathtaking. I was able to take a different route each morning on my run. The golf course is open and beautiful. The house is well equipped with everything you need including maps and suggestions for tours and local attractions. Booking was easy Martin was very helpful and responded promptly. Linda was great as well greeted us and provided lots of ideas. We were very pleased with our stay and highly recommend it for families as there is lots of space and two parks very close.”
    AR & family, Spokane, WA, USA American flag
  • “The house is very beautiful with three bedrooms. You commune with nature when you stay here. Very relaxing. Uber or taxis are just a phone call away to bring you to the city center. Very clean house. They have oven and complete kitchen ware. Their washing machine is a plus because we were able to wash our clothes. Linda, the owner, is very nice ... She replies immediately whenever we have inquiries or concerns. Our family will love to stay here again the next time we visit Edinburgh.”
    RA & family, Philippines Philippines flag
  • “A wonderful and pleasant house, nicely furnished. We enjoyed staying here. A very lovely place to relax after a busy day touring. And we loved very much Edinburgh and surroundings.”
    CR & family, Paris, France French flag
  • “Wonderful place and atmosphere.”
    EM & family, Michigan, USA American flag
  • “Wonderful base for visiting Edinburgh and surrounds. Lee successfully completed the Edinburgh Marathon.”
    CK & LK & family, York, London & Suffolk English flag
  • “We had a wonderful time with family. The house is very beautiful, and close to Edinburgh. We were really surprised. We would love to come again.”
    Anna & family, Germany German flag
  • “Staying for a week with family. The house is comfortable and beautiful. Location is superb and view is very nice. We enjoyed the stay and would recommend to friends.”
    AHA & family, Selangor, Malaysia Malaysian flag
  • “A lovely house with well-appointed bathrooms. Close to Edinburgh and easy access. Loved staying here and the weather was kind too! Owner is very friendly.”
    PS, LH, RS and LS, Harrogate, England English flag
  • “Wonderful, roomy, well equipped, lovely location: An ideal property for 4 adults and 3 children, with lots of space for running (or sitting) around. The kitchen is well equipped, if a bit small, but all other rooms are excellent. The children loved the horses in the fields and the walk to the nearest (No 11) bus stop on Frogston Road. We coped admirably without a car, only using taxis when we had luggage or it was late and booking an online supermarket delivery for groceries. Once the children had gone home [they stayed for only a few days], we walked into the city centre and back, via the Braid Hills, with fantastic views of Arthur's Seat and the Firth of Forth, then across the Meadows and up to the Royal Mile. The April weather was cold but sunny and we really enjoyed our stay.”
    MS, AS & co, Crediton, Devon, England English flag
  • “Had a wonderful week sampling Scotland and Edinburgh. Came with American half of the family. The house was beyond our expectations. Couldn't be better.”
    MM, TM & family, England, plus from USA American flag
  • “Thank you, Linda, for having us to stay! Perfect location!”
    JD & DD, West Byfleet, England English flag
  • “We loved staying here and will recommend it to friends and family in Canada and the UK.”
    BJ & family, Canada and UK Canadian flag
  • “Very beautiful home and peaceful surroundings to come home to after a busy, hectic touring of the wonderful sites of Scotland.”
    A, J, V, H, M, Georgia & Florida, USA American flag
  • “This was a perfect oasis for our trip to Scotland. Tranquil and spacious yet close to everything. We enjoyed visiting Edinburgh, Glasgow, and our round of golf at St Andrews!”
    FD & ND, Montreal, Canada Canadian flag
  • “Perfect city, perfect Festivals and perfect house. Superb holidays in Edinburgh. This is a quiet place to rest even during the Festivals!”
    JR, PR, IR & TR, Seville, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Lovely! First time in this beautiful home and city.”
    ME & ME, Houston, TX, USA American flag
  • “It has been the perfect place to chill-out and relax, yet a few minutes away you can find the action that you want. We recommend the lovely house: lovely views and lovely setting.”
    FQ & family, Sandhurst, England English flag
  • “A very nice and quiet place. We love it. For the next time we will no doubt come back here to see again a rugby match.”
    VG & co, Quebriac, France French flag
  • “A very lovely place, with nice views, with horses and rabbits. It's the perfect place to stay when visiting Edinburgh. Thank you!”
    XC,JC,PC,JC & QC, Barcelona, Catalonia Catalonian flag
  • “It was a very pleasant experience. We are glad to have chosen Edinburgh as our vacation destination. The house is very cosy and comfortable. The landscape is marvellous and the people are very friendly.”
    NA & family, Dubai, UAE & Karbala, Iraq Iraqi flag
  • “I love the beds: they are so comfy; especially the master bed ... I didn't want to go (aged 7). We had a lovely holiday: thank you.”
    LD, ED & family, Westhill, Aberdeenshire Scottish flag
  • “Number 1 thing is Edinburgh: a beautiful city. Followed by this lovely house; cosy, comfortable and close by to amenities. It is well maintained: 5 stars from us!”
    FM & co, Ireland Irish flag
  • “Lovely home from home in a beautiful location. Thank you for making our stay so comfortable.”
    EF & family, UK UK flag
  • “Came together from far and wide to celebrate Christmas together in Edinburgh. Great place!”
    PS, Buckinghamshire, UK; YM, New Zealand New Zealand flag
  • “Beautiful home in a fantastic location. Had a brilliant time here in Edinburgh. A perfect holiday!”
    TC & family, Johannesburg, South Africa South African flag
  • “Linda made us very welcome in her lovely home. Very convenient location and beautiful.”
    SD & KD, Manchester, England English flag
  • “This is a wonderful home for your stay in Edinburgh. The absolute beauty of country living, with the city minutes away. We would absolutely recommend this to your friends.”
    SP & family, Hawaii, USA American flag
  • “Bellissima location in mezzo alla natura , casa confortevole anche per due famiglie.”
    MA & co, Massa e Cozzile, Italy Italian flag

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