Spacious central flat close to the Meadows

Light and spacious three-bedroom second-floor apartment (sleeps 1–4) 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. Ideally situated for exploring the Festival! Free on-street parking is available nearby overnight from 17.30 to 08.30 (please check on-street signs). Outside those times payment by meter is required.

Key Features

  • 3 star rating3 Star
  • Sleeps up to 4Sleeps up to 4
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • Second floor (no lift)Second floor (no lift)
  • Gas central heatingGas central heating
  • FreeviewFreeview
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • IronIron
  • Shops within 50 metresShops within 50 metres
  • Linen/towels providedLinen/towels provided
  • Non-smokingNon-smoking
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Cot/Highchair on requestCot/Highchair on request
  • No pets allowedNo pets allowed
  • BalconyBalcony
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Washing machineWashing machine

More features

  • FridgeFridge
  • FreezerFreezer
  • RadioRadio
  • ShowerShower
  • MicrowaveMicrowave

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The living-room has a sofa, two armchairs, tables and smart TV

The living-room has a sofa, two armchairs, tables and smart TV


  • sleeps one to four
  • two single beds in bedroom one, one single bed in bedroom 2 & one single bed in bedroom 3
  • kitchen with dining table
  • bathroom plus shower room
  • close to the Meadows, within walking distance of Old Town and city centre

This holiday home is a bright three-bedroom (one double, two single) apartment on the second floor (there is no lift) of a modern building in the popular Marchmont area. 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. At the end of the street you are faced with the dramatic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

The spacious living-room has floor-to-ceiling windows, and there's a sunny west-facing balcony. The kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, cooker, toaster and kettle. The kitchen also has a dining area with table and chairs. 

There is a bathroom with a wash-hand basin, WC and bathtub with shower over. Also, there's a separate shower room with wash-hand basin, WC and shower.

The apartment has gas central heating. The price of gas, electricity and local taxes is included.

For the comfort of future guests, the apartment is non-smoking (including on the balcony) and pets are not allowed. The apartment block sits in well-maintained shared landscaped gardens. Free on-street parking is available nearby overnight from 17.30 to 08.30 (please check on-street signs). Outside those times payment by meter is required.

There are many independent cafes and shops a few metres away from the apartment

There are many independent cafes and shops a few metres away from the apartment

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 a dozen or so cafes within 5–10 minutes' walk of Kilgraston Court apartment).

Within a few blocks of Kilgraston Court, 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), restaurants, delicatessens, newsagents, greengrocers, pubs, 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. 

Warrender Leisure Centre, first opened in 1887, offer a pleasant environment for a swim.

Edinburgh's Old Town is only a mile to the north of Kilgraston Court. 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.

Many Edinburgh Festival and Fringe venues are close to Marchmont, including those set up on the Meadows, and various venues at Edinburgh University and Bristo Square (Gilded Balloon, Underbelly). 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 (Cameo, Odeon and Filmhouse), and also the lovely Dominion 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 35-40-minute walk from the tram stop "Princes Street" (which runs directly from/to Edinburgh Airport) and a 35-40-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.

For those arriving by car, free on-street parking is available nearby from 17.30 to 08.30 (please check on-street signs). Outside those times payment by meter is required.

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.

  • “Convenient location, honest description and exceptional communication: During travel to Scotland we decided to spend extra time in Edinburgh to explore the city and its sites. This apartment provided a very good base. Walking distance to locations along the Royal Mile, Arthur’s Seat and Princes Street, as well as surrounding venues. Easy to take advantage of organized tours and self-directed sight-seeing. The property manager’s communication was timely and informative. Would stay in this apartment again without hesitation.”
    CB & co, Lansing, MI, USA American flag
  • “We were comfortable, the kitchen was great, and I would definitely rent from this proprietor again.”
    AC, Glenshaw, PA, USA American flag
  • “Roomy, modern and clean. We enjoyed our visit.”
    NH, Helena, MT, USA American flag
  • “empfehlenswert”
    ST, Chemnitz, Germany German flag
  • “Clean and bright flat in a great location. Great host.”
    LC, Los Angeles, CA, USA American flag
  • “A great home from home in Edinburgh: Lovely location in Marchmont with views of Arthur's Seat from the bedroom. Very spacious and well equipped apartment. Great base for exploring Edinburgh with bus stop nearby. Great fish and chip shop nearby and some good cafes including The Red Box. I was visiting Edinburgh to visit my daughter and grandchildren and this was the perfect base.”
    SB, London, UK UK flag
  • “A great flat. Lovely location, a short bus ride from Princes Street. Clean and well equipped.”
    SD, Crawley, W Sussex, England English flag
  • “Spacious views with great views to Arthur’s Seat. Exceptional communication and extremely helpful at check-in. (Family staying at the apartment during renovations in nearby family home.)”
    RG & family, Edinburgh Scottish flag
  • “What a great place to stay in Edinburgh! Easy walking, 2 grocery stores, couple cafes, a wine store and a pharmacy ALL within 1.5 blocks!! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a large kitchen and living area - such a great layout for a fun stay in Edinburgh. Martin is a great host and we look forward to staying again.”
    JK & family, Bellingham, WA, USA American flag
  • “Well appointed, quiet and comfortable apartment in a fantastic location close to the Meadows. Ideal for a family stay in Edinburgh. The views of Arthur’s Seat are fabulous!”
    RC & family, Geelong, Australia Australian flag
  • “A very nice apartment: The apartment had everything we needed and was very comfortable. It is within walking distance of the city centre. Communication with the owner was excellent. I would recommend it.”
    MC & co, Hampshire, England English flag
  • “Great location for me, everything was as described and it was a smooth check in. Thanks for accommodating me at such short notice. Nice place and no issues whatsoever. enjoyed my stay there and will definitely consider using again. Thanks.”
    AG, Cape Town, South Africa South African flag
  • “Perfect area: Lovely, warm, spacious and clean apartment ... Excellent facilities and a great 15mins walk through the meadows to fringe venues. Excellent area for great little cafes and bars too. Good communication with the managers. Loved the view of Arthurs Seat from the bedrooms. Would recommend to friends.”
    KF & co, London, UK UK flag
  • “Agréable appartement en plein coeur d'Edimbourgh: Nous avons été agréablement surpris de la qualité de l'appartement. En plein coeur d'Edimbourgh, il est idéalement placé pour visiter la ville à pied. La proximité des services est un réel atout (arrêt de bus, supermarché). L'appartement est très spacieux et plaira autant aux familles qu'aux groupes de potes!! Nous ne pouvons que recommander cet appartement pour un séjour à Edimbourgh. PS: Nous pouvons aussi souligner le professionnalisme du personnel pour l'accueil, la gestion et l'organisation des locations.”
    BB & co, Carbonne, France French flag
  • “Great value in Edinburgh: Property was great for 3 of us traveling through Scotland. While not in the centre of the city, it’s a short bus ride or 15 minute walk with lots to see along the way. Martin was easy to communicate with and the apartment was pleasant and clean.”
    CQ & co, London, UK UK flag
  • “This property was in the perfect location for all that we were seeing and doing while in Edinburgh. It was also a nice 20 minute walk from my brother's home. We had a great view of Arthur's Seat from all the bedroom windows, and street noise did not interfere with our sleep! The unit is well maintained and spacious, and was exactly what we needed as my brother came for tea a couple of times and we were able to entertain him in the comfort of the living room ... Everything about renting this unit was done seamlessly ... There are several food shops along Marchmont Rd, we really liked the Scot Co-op just down the road from us. I would recommend this unit to anyone travelling with 3-4 in their group, as it has enough room for everyone to stretch out and decompress after a day of sightseeing. We will definitely return, and we will definitely be using this service again!”
    MM & AM, St Thomas, Ontario, Canada Canadian flag
  • “Very nice place. The house felt quite spacious. You can walk into town. Alternatively the buses leave from almost right outside the front door. Great host who has thought of everything.”
    AB, Wembley, Australia Australian flag
  • “A great property in a great location: We simply loved this place. In under 500 square feet, it had absolutely all we needed for a family of three. Clean, well laid out, good appliances, safe premises, very quiet neighbors, and literally across the street from one of the greatest cafes in Edinburgh. A twenty-minute walk gets you right into the heart of town, and at the end of the day you're in a quiet area away from the party life of the Grassmarket and University. Wonderful restaurants are just a 20-minute walk over down the Grange Road. Martin is a great communicator and answered every one of our questions long before we arrived, making for a totally joyful and painless experience. Great value for money. We will gladly come back to Edinburgh, and we will gladly stay here again.”
    AS & family, Lynchburg, VA, USA American flag
  • “Apartamento amplio y confortable: El apartamento es bastante amplio para 4 personas. Tiene un salón muy amplio, 3 dormitorios y dos baños. La cocina también cuenta con una zona para comer. En general nos lo encontramos muy limpio y con todo lo necesario: toallas, sábanas, menaje de cocina, etc. La conexión Wifi funciona decentemente y de la calefacción no te tienes que preocupar porque se enciende automáticamente dos veces al día. Tiene también una plaza de aparcamiento exterior reservada que nos vino de maravilla el día que alquilamos un coche para hacer alguna ruta fuera de Edimburgo. A destacar también que tiene dos supermercados en la misma calle que visitábamos todos los días a la vuelta para repostar comida y cerveza. Hay varias paradas de autobús (41 y 5) junto al apartamento que te dejan en el centro y que tienen una frecuencia de paso aproximada de 15 minutos (excepto Domingos que pasan con menos frecuencia)- Por poner alguna pega decir solo que estaba a unos 20 minutos andando del centro, y los últimos días ya cansados nos obligaba a coger el autobús para ir y volver, pero hay que decir que el trayecto andando era también por una zona agradable de pasear.”
    JM & co, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Lovely home from home in perfect location: Stayed at Kilgraston Court for ten days ... Apartment is located in the lovely Marchmont area of Edinburgh. Local area is lovely with shops restaurants and delicatessens. Everything you need is on the doorstep ... The city centre is a short walk through the beautiful meadows parkway where there are people picnicking, playing sports, playing instruments or just lounging enjoying the view ... Overall we were delighted with our accommodation ... should we visit Edinburgh again we would definitely stay in this apartment as it was a lovely apartment situated in a lovely area in close proximity to the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Best of both worlds.”
    LR & family, Clydebank, Scotland Scottish flag

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