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Marchmont Main Door @ Spottiswoode Rd sleeps 5 (+0)


Classic Edinburgh Charm; this delightful ground floor main door apartment has traditional features typical of it’s Marchmont location. The pretty front garden provides a charming welcome to the apartment. Also features a super communal back green plus its own drying area.

Positioned close to The Meadows and Edinburgh University and around a 20 minute walk to the Royal Mile or short bus ride it is in a super location from which to explore Edinburgh as it has excellent local amenities including cafes, bars, restaurants and deli’s whilst being in easy reach of the city centre.

There is a large living room and lovely kitchen with dining area, 2 bedrooms and main bathroom with power shower and there is also outdoor garden space at the rear of the property. This is an ideal family and small group accommodation that will allow guests to experience the city whilst being based in a great Edinburgh neighbourhood.

One bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has a double and a single in it. Perfect for families or small groups.

We reserve the right to vet any group booking. This apartment is not suitable for stag parties, hen parties or young single sex groups. One member of the booking party must be over 25yrs. Strictly non smoking.

Sleeping arrangements One king bedroom and one bedroom with a double and a single bed.

The Edinburgh Address require names and ages of all guests, as well as addresses and ID. We will require the lead guest to sign copy of our terms and conditions.We reserve the right to vet any booking. This apartment is not suitable for stag parties, hen parties or young single sex groups or parties. One member of the booking party must be over 25 years. There is a strictly non-smoking policy. A damage deposit is required one week before arrival and will be fully refunded pending no damages one week prior to your departure.



Spottiswoode Road

Directions (The following directions are as they stand at the moment in Edinburgh. However, due to the Tram Works currently taking place in the city, some bus routes and roads may be closed/altered. Where this is the case, we recommend that you visit, which will bring you up to date with all local diversions.)
Getting there from the Waverley Railway Station
Exit station onto Princes Street, turn left along Princes Street and take the third right onto Hanover Street. Here you can take the number 24 bus directly to Marchmont, you must alight the bus halfway up Marchmont Road. Spottiswoode Road is the third road on the right hand side of the road when the bus leaves the Meadows Park.

Getting there from the Airport
Take the Express Shuttle bus from Stand 19 just outside the UK arrivals hall into the city centre (buses approximately every 10 minutes, fare £3 single, £5 open return). Exit bus at Waverley Bridge, just off Princes Street. Follow instructions as above.

Getting there by Car
If travelling from the North, continue on the A90 signposted for Edinburgh. Take the exit onto the A90, go through two roundabouts. Turn left at A90/Manor Place where you turn left again after 0.3 miles onto A8/W Maitland Street. After half a mile, turn right at A700/Lothian Road and continue to Tollcross. At Tollcross stay in the middle lane and follow the road onto Brougham Street. Follow this road along to Melville Drive which is the beginning of the Meadows Park. Take the first right onto Marchmont Road and Spottiswoode Road is the third road on the right hand side.

If travelling from the South continue to drive on the A1 and take the exit A720 The City of Edinburgh bypass. Turn off at the junction signposted Fairmilehead which leads onto Biggar Road. Follow this road through Fairmilehead and Morningside. Once past a small Tescos and Starbucks on your left hand you are entering Bruntsfield. Continue into Tollcross which is at the end of Home Street. Here turn left onto Broughham Street. Follow this road along to A700/Melville Drive which is the beginning of the Meadows Park. Take the first right onto Marchmont Road and Spottiswoode Road is the third road on the right hand side.

During the weekend it is possible to park on the street outside the apartment for free. Spaces are generally available.

During the week parking is metered 8:30am till 5:30pm. Charges are approx 70 pence per hour/max stay 4 hours. Please see pay machines outside the apartment for further information.

For more information about parking in and around Edinburgh please visit

In addition there is a long stay car park at the Waverley Station in New Street. The rates are:
-Up to 2 hours - £4
-2 to 4 hours - £6
-4 to 6 hours - £8.50
-6 to 12 hours - £13.50
-Per day - £18
-overnight (18:00 to 06:00*) - £4

-Per day - £4
-overnight (16:00 to 06:00*) - £4

*Customers must arrive after 18:00 and leave before 06:00.

Further information can be found at:

Taxi hire:
Should you wish to use a taxi during your stay in Edinburgh, we recommend City Cabs. Their contact telephone number is 0131 656 3670


During the weekend it is possible to park on the street outside the apartment for free. Spaces are generally available. During the week parking is metred 8.30 a.m till 5.30 p.m.

Nearby Attractions

Alba Ballooning (), Museum of Fire (), Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (), Royal Museum (), National Museum of Scotland (), Edinburgh Castle (), Scotch Whiskey Heritage Centre (), Scotch Whiskey Heritage Centre (),

Nearby Golf Clubs

Craigmillar Park Golf Club (), Prestonfield Golf Club (), Merchants Of Edinburgh Golf Club (), Braid Hills Golf Course (), Mortonhall Golf Club (), Murrayfield Golf Club (), Carrick Knowe Golf Course (), Liberton Golf Club (),


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Guest book comments

The flat is lovely, comfy beds nice sitting room and well-appointed kitchen. The flat is central and suitable for visiting family.

We have stayed at the flat before and had a lovely time. Service (booking and telephone) is good and it is helpful to have easy parking in Edinburgh.

J Clark

Very pleasant flat. Lovely area.
The service from The Edinburgh Address was excellent.
K. Bowsher, UK

Very Good Value
It was lovely and welcoming. It was very clean and the decor was classic.
The service was great, friendly and helpful.

- Kim Clark

Lovely area and lovely accomodation! Suited our needs for the weekend as one of us was running the marathon.

- UK

Very good value. Excellent accommodation! Really peaceful area. Very well equipped and clean. Very comfy beds. Would stay again. Very happy with the service [from The Edinburgh Address]. Professional, friendly and efficient.

- W Currie, Orkney, Scotland

Very good value. The flat was spacious, warm, well equipped and in an excellent location for us. The beds were very comfortable and we felt at home almost instantly. It made an ideal base for all the things we wanted to do and we enjoyed coming "home" to this flat every day.

[The Edinburgh Address was] very efficient and helpful.

-J Campbell, Scotland

Comfortable, compact and convenient for two people wanting to be close to The
University and city centre.

[The service from The Edinburgh Address] was very efficient. You are now our first port of call when we visit.

-J. Killin (Repeat Guest)

Very good. Spacious accommodation and very well equipped kitchen. Good location and parking outside door.

-G. Howarth

Thank you for providing such an amazing flat for us last weekend in Edinburgh. It was spotless, warm and very welcoming...and we had a lovely time.

S. Tierney

My first impressions were really good. As a family of five, I want furniture which is practical and not easily marked so I am not worrying all holiday. Practical leather sofas, solid kitchen furniture and wooden floors all made this easier. It was spacious, high ceilings and surprisingly well sound proof (we were staying over Easter when the students were away but I imagine at other times there would be more noise late at night at the weekends). Everything was very clean and the tempur mattresses were amazingly comfortable. We loved the accommodation - it was spacious, clean, practical and comfortable.

It is the little touches that made the difference. We loved having complimentary luxury Scottish smellies to use on holiday - and the children bathed in bubbles whilst I had the time to moisturise long neglected skin. We also appreciated fresh filter coffee and Scottish biscuits on arrival - very welcome after a four hour journey in the heat. I think it is very important to have washing up liquid, toilet rolls and even a little washing powder in the accommodation and this was all provided - as were ample supply of fresh towels, clean linen and tea towels.

Good communication by your staff who answered all queries promptly. All in all, an excellent service. I would also like to say I love the fact you collect and respond to feedback.

Katy Walker

The atmosphere was fantastic. The location regarding the center was convenient. The big park was close as well as local food stores. The shops are open between 7AM to 11PM what was very convenient.

Everything went very smoothly.

Juri Lavrentjev

[The accommodation represents] very good value. Absolutely loved it. Very comfortable, very clean, in a fantastic location. Couldn't complain about this apartment at all. Very good service.

Thank you to everyone who is involved in it!

Eoin Collins

The apartment was beautifully furnished, clean and very spacious. We really appreciated the many towels and the tea & coffee basket, as well as the cosy fireplace. Nice neighbourhood within walking distance of the Old Town.

We were really happy about the service provided. From the time we made the booking to the day of arrival, we got rapid response to our e-mails. Upon arrival, Anne Marie arrived just as we did, and we got a tour of the flat. It was nice that she took time to tell us about both the apartment and the neighbourhood.

Tina Ryding

"Good, and self catered is something we would like to do again. Staff were easy to contact and friendly. Self catered apartment was clean when we arrived and easy to maintain."

T. Talavera, USA

"Lovely apartment, very nice area. Well decorated. I would repeat without doubts!"

C. Rodriguez, Spain

"Clean, well presented accommodation. Features as to be expected in a serviced apartment.
E-mails were replied to without delays and phone conversations were polite yet suitably informal. Good work."

C. Hill, UK

"The apartment was ideal for our needs. It was large enough to have friends for lunch and felt quite spacious. It is situated in a pleasant part of Edinburgh and it was easy to park.
We had a very warm welcome and the tea, coffee and milk provided were very welcome (especially the filter coffee)."

S. Lacey, UK

"The stay in Marchmount was perfect in so many ways. I used to live at number 26 during my final year at University so it was a week of reminiscing for me and reminder that Edinburgh is such a fantastic place."

A. Baird, stayed at the Period Meadows Apartment (Marchmont Main Door Apartment) in April 2010

"[Service was] Excellent. No problems and no complaints. Long distance service via the internet worked smoothly."

J. Strickler, US

"It was lovely.
The service was good, e-mails were answered promptly and apartment was in good order."

P. Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, stayed at the Period Meadows Apartment (Marchmont Main Door Apartment) in December 2009

"Good standard of service, respectful and helpful."

S. Evans, UK

"A very nice flat indeed; traditional and comfortable, and no shared stair that can at times be dark and dingy."

T. Qurashi, stayed at the Period Meadows Apartment (Marchmont Main Door Apartment) in November 2009

"Nice apartment, clean and fully furnished."

A. Miniello, stayed at the Period Meadows Apartment (Marchmont Main Door Apartment) in September 2009

"Very pleased with this accommodation - it is of good quality and pleasantly situated with a fairly frequent bus service nearby to the centre of town. We particularly felt it was well supplied with kitchen equipment and utensils, also plenty of towels. Would definitely consider booking this place again.
This is the first time we have used The Edinburgh Address and we are very pleased overall regarding the service provided."

P. Breckon, UK

"[Apartment was] clean, tidy well laid out and everything you needed was catered for."

D. Thompson, UK

"The accommodation was ideally placed, very clean and had everything that was required...
The service was excellent, all aspects of booking arrival and departure being painless."

J. Killin, UK

"Excellent and well located."

G. Kotschy, stayed at the Period Meadows Apartment (Marchmont Main Door Apartment) in February 2009

Media reviews

Ideal location. Very comfortable with good beds. Well furnished but uncluttered

Tod Merson

The apartment was very spacious for our family and everything was in good working order. The kitchen was very nice. We made supper there several nights. the living room was comfortable for family and we enjoyed it's character. It was great to have internet access and lovely extra's such as games, books,shampoo and bath gel. I am sure we will try and rent this apartment again when we come to Scotland.

Contacts by phone and e-mail were responded to very quickly and Anne Marie was very nice and explained everything thoroughly when we checked in. No surprises and expectations were surpassed. Sue Muenchow September 2010

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