House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

A warm welcomes awaits you at "Come Ben the Hoose" our lovely cosy holiday home, ideal for friends, golfers, couple and families.
Excellent location,10 mins from Edinburgh city centre by bus or car, with free on street parking.
A quiet residential area away from the hustle bustle of Edinburgh busy city life but within easily reach.
Close to Portobello's Sandy Beach, shops, bars, restaurants and golf course

On the ground floor is the fully furnished lounge with 2 comfortable chairs and sofa, dining table and chairs, 3
coffee tables, flat screen TV with free-view, DVD, Video, bookcase with a selection of books and games, and information booklets. The back door leads to shared garden and use of barbecue and tables and chairs.

At the front of the house is the separate galley kitchen with fitted cupboards and worktops, cooker, washing machine, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, microwave and all dishes and kitchen utensils and sunny window. A complimentary welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk, sugar biscuits/cake ect. for your comfort on arrival.
Newly upgraded shower room, wash-hand basin and w.c. and a razor socket, shelving for toiletries and radiator.

Up stairs to the sunny main bedroom which has two luxury single beds, lamp, tall chest of drawers and fitted wardrobe with coat hangers. The skylight bedroom has a cosy single bed, lamp, chest of drawers and fitted wardrobe, a travel cot or fold-up bed can be supplied if required. Also includes a hair-dryer, iron and ironing board all bedding and towels. Smoke alarms fitted. The house benefits from gas central heating in all rooms.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 shower room
Nearest beach Portobello 1.2 km
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 20 km, Nearest railway: Waverly 3 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Single Beds (3), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details outdoors

In the vicinity - on Willowbrae Road a petrol station with Tesco Express, Rradical Road a great bar restaurant, Lady Nairn Hotel bar restaurant, takeaway restaurants, bookmaker and Post Office/shop. 100 metres from the house is our local green area, the Figgate Park. You can walk or cycle along the side the burn to the pond there are ducks, swans and geese and a heron that comes to visit from Duddingston Loch. Follow the path up the hill to the childrer's play park or walk round the side of the pond on a new wooden walkway to see wildlife and plant in the pond . Carry on walking to Portobello with it sandy beach, swimming pool, shops, restaurants and bars.

Further details

* Welcome pack on arrival,

* Garden is shared with the owners of the house

Cleaning and linen change at the end of your holiday are included in the price, however, if you book for two weeks, a mid term towels and linen change is included.

The Scotland region

Edinburgh the capital city of Scotland and is also known as the Festival City.

Edinburgh is a city full of character, Spread round it's heart the “Castle” built on an extinct volcano's at the top and Holyrood Palace and Holyrood Park and Arthur Seat at the bottom. The veins of the old town houses, Law courts, Civic Building. Banks and churches spreading down and around the Royal Mile which links the two together, rich in history. The Old Town, its seen plagues and fire but lives on today , as the" Festival City."

Festivals in EDINBURGH 2014 for more information

SPRING FESTIVALS International Science 5 March to 20 April
TradFest 29 April to 11 May Traditional Arts Festival
Beltane Fire 39 April
Imaginate 5 to 12 May

Leith 14 to 22 June
Film 18 to 29 June
Cycling 10 22 June (provisional date)
International Magic 27 June to 4 July
International Film 18 to 29 June
Jazz & Blues 19 to 27 July
Art 1 August to 1 September
Art Festival 31 July to 31 August
Edinburgh Fringe 1 to 25 August Programme launch 10 June
Edinburgh Military Tattoo 1 to 25 August ( formerly Festival of Spirituality and Peace)
JustFestival 1 to 25 August
Edinburgh International 8 to 31 August
Book Festival 9 to 25 August Programme Launch 17 June
Mela 31 August to 1 September
Autumn / Winter Festivals Story Telling 24 October to 2 November
Edinburgh Christmas late Nov to January 15
Edinburgh HOGMANAY 30 December - 3 January 2014 Street Party

Edinburgh's climate is relatively mild, but can be Mixed be prepared and bring a waterproof coat and sun cream


Walking distance ( I mile) to the old village of Duddingston with the Kirk (church) and Dr. Neils Garden which has won a number of awards can be found beside the Duddinston Loch, a beautiful setting for weddings. The Sheeps Heid Inn and Dudingston Kirk (church) both dating back to12 century and still in use today.

You pass Duddingston golf Course on the way to remains of Craigmiller Castle (which can be hired for private functions. approximately 2 miles) Cameron Toll Shopping centre 3miles, Staiton Retail Park off A720, Royal Yacht Britannia was the Royal Family's home away from home. Now permanently moored at Ocean Terminal, another lovely shopping and entrainment centre down by the shore with lots of restaurants. To the east is Musselburgh Race Course for a day at the races, For the more adventurous Hillend Dry Ski Slope and Indoor Climbing Centre at Ratho