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St Margaret's Cottage


Excellent 5/5 Score from 9 reviews

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

St Margaret’s Cottage in Edinburgh is a delightful four star, two bedroom detached self-catering cottage located just a few minutes’ drive from the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh’s Princes Street and a short walk to Portobello beach. It is the perfect retreat set within a large Victorian stone walled garden.

Situated in the grounds of St Margaret’s, a large Victorian house built in the 1890’s, the cottage is set over two floors. It is an ideal location to explore Edinburgh and the surrounding area, with quick and easy access to the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle and all the main attractions.

This cosy cottage offers recently refurbished facilities with an open plan living and dining area overlooking its’ own private garden and patio with a separate fully fitted kitchen including microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. There is a double and twin bedroom with bathroom upstairs and separate downstairs loo. A 32” LED TV with Freeview means you can keep up to date with your favourite programmes or spend a relaxed night in watching a film.

St Margaret’s Cottage is west facing and has its own sunny, private patio garden with table, chairs and BBQ area. It is fitted out to a superior standard providing comfortable four star home-from-home self-catering accommodation. Off-street parking is also available.

Whilst the Edinburgh Festival is famous throughout the month of August, this city is a truly magical year-round destination providing a fantastic line-up of historic, cultural as well as activity based things to see and do for couples and families alike.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Portobello 1 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh Turnhouse 18 km, Nearest railway: Edinburgh Waverley 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Recently refurbished (January 2014) to a 4 star+ standard the cottage offers luxury furnishings for a very comfortable and relaxing stay. The living and dining areas are open plan with a fully fitted kitchen and downstairs loo on the ground floor and access via sliding doors to the private patio and garden. Upstairs are the two bedrooms (double and twin), decorated in cottage style with a family bathroom including bath and shower.

Further details outdoors

A private, sunny patio and garden with garden table and chairs provides the perfect outdoor retreat for relaxing with a good book and glass of wine.

Further details

Booking is guaranteed upon receipt of deposit or full payment if booking is within 60 days of the arrival date. A (refundable) £100 security deposit cheque/payment is also required. Payment is by cheque or online transfer only.

The Lothians region

Edinburgh, Scotland's capital has a wealth of historical things to see and do throughout the year. From the infamous Edinburgh Festival in August to Hogmanay, the New Years' celebration, Edinburgh is both a city short break as well as holiday destination. Must-see attractions include: Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyrood House, Scottish Parliament, Former Royal Yacht Brittania, Royal Mile & Princes Street for shopping, Botanic Gardens to name but a few.

St Margaret's is ideally situated with easy access to both the city but also the east coast (north and south).


Locally the seaside town of Portobello with beach promenade and host of restaurants and bars is just a 10-15 minute walk away. Figgate Park offers beautiful vistas to Arthur's Seat (dormant volcano in the city), duck pond and garden walk (10 mins from St Margaret's). Portobello 9 hole golf course is located just to the rear of St Margaret's offering even the novice golfer a good, fun day out. Musselburgh with its harbour and promenade are just 2 miles down the road and the port of Leith just 2 miles in the other direction - all well worth a visit!

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Review 1-9 of 9

28 May 2014


"Really excellent cottage - perfect for exploring Edinburgh"

The cottage is bright, clean, comfortable and very well equipped. It has a real home-from-home feel to it and we quickly relaxed and enjoyed our time there. The kitchen has plenty of crockery, cutle… More

29 Jul 2013


"Lovely cottage with everything one need for pleasent stay"

This was a perfect choice ! We stayed at St.Margaret's cottage for a week in Jun, and we were very pleasantly surprised with the cleanliness, hospitality and welcome we received. Located in the q… More

Thanks so much for the great review! Glad you enjoyed and hopefully we might see you again in the future. Best wishes, Fiona

26 Jul 2013


"Comfortable base from which to explore Edinburgh and play golf locally."

We were looking for a property from which to explore Edinburgh, and which would also be close to the East Lothian coast (for a visit to the Open at Muirfield, and to play some links golf) - St Margare… More

Thanks again for your stay! Hope you can come back soon, best wishes, Fiona

9 Jun 2013


"Great Cottage"

Cottage very comfortable, warm and central.Fiona gave us great advice on the best way to get into Edinburgh (Lothian Busses...great app to download onto your phone) going by bus best way, either a 44 … More

2 Sep 2012


"Great for city,beach and beyond"

We stayed for a week during the Fringe Festival and found it to be a good location, easy to get into the city using the buses. The beach is only a short walk which is beautiful and well worth a visi… More

4 Jan 2012


"We were made very welcome over Christmas"

We had a lovely family Christmas in Edinburgh, and were made very welcome by Fiona. She had arranged a decorated Christmas tree and other decorations for us, and made sure that we had all the pans an… More

12 Oct 2011


"Excellent accommodation and brilliant location"

We stayed for three nights over the first weekend in October and were both very pleased with the accommodation and hospitality shown by Fiona and Steve. The cottage was spotlessly clean and well equip… More

5 Sep 2011


"Warm welcome, great location, clean and well equipped cottage."

Lovely welcome from both Steve and Fiona, including valet parking right up to the front door of this lovely cottage. Very clean and tidy accommodation, with a well equipped kitchen and lovely secluded garden. Conveniently located to amenities, including local stores and takeaways. Public transport routes on the doorstep with regular buses into Edinburgh city centre, plenty to see and do. We visited the Royal Yacht Britannia at Leith which was just a 10 min drive away. We also thoroughly enjoyed the Turkish baths experience in Portobello, just a 10 min walk. Overall we all enjoyed our stay and would recommend this accommodation to anyone wanting to visit Edinburgh and the surrounding areas.

3 Sep 2011


"Terrific accomodation and great location"

We stayed here with our two children aged 11 and 13 for six nights. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We got a very warm welcome. Lovely walled garden. Near enough to local shops. Easy parking The cottage was very well presented and equipt with all we needed. We got the local bus into the city every day whch was very easy and quick. Portobello beach was nearby and a short drive east brought access to some lovely coastal areas. Would highly recommend.

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Calendar last updated:16 Nov 2014

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