Marchmont Road

Welcome to Marchmont Road

Heading south on foot from Edinburgh's beguiling Old Town, you'll soon be surrounded by the vast green expanse of The Meadows - Arthur's Seat looming to the east. Whether baking under a summer sun, shrouded eerily in the mists of autumn & winter, or for the blissful few days in May when the whole vista is daubed in cherry blossom, this is one of Edinburgh's treasured amenities where everyone comes simply to 'do their thing'.

You're now in Edinburgh's South Side: home to Inspector Rebus and Miss Jean Brodie (...and their creators!) and to street-upon-street of smart, substantial tenement buildings which sprung up in the 1880s, underpinned by the expanding city's need for mass housing for the emerging middle-class. And it's here you'll find our apartment - at the heart of Marchmont's university culture and a short stroll to the myriad shops and stop-offs of Bruntsfield and onwards to Morningside.

Served by a shared stair, our guests appreciate having to ascend just one level before entering their substantial, immaculate and wonderfully-preserved home.

All rooms lie off a huge Hallway running down the spine of the flat, its painted wooden floor offset by a long, colourful Persian rug. Key among them of course is the Sitting Room - facing the front of the flat and lit via a vast bay window, you'll enjoy the extraordinary plasterwork, lofty ceilings and sheer space. At the other end of the Hallway, and vying for the title of 'hub-of-the-home', is the Kitchen. Breathtakingly spacious, well-equipped and premium (...and overlooking delightful gardens) the room is enhanced no-end by its wonderfully convivial and sociable dining alcove.

Whether you take it as one-bedroomed or two, your nights will be special thanks to the deluxe Bedrooms' space, comfort and quality furnishings. Whilst each is enhanced by a stunning Victorian fireplace, the Principal Bedroom to the rear also benefits from a superb walk-in Dressing Room, whilst the second Double Bedroom to the front is distinguished once again by exquisite original plasterwork.

The Bathroom is crisp and contemporary - quality fixtures & fittings all around, its sense of space once again defined by the trademark high ceiling. Completing the picture, an intimate Reading Room lies off the hall as a private sanctuary for when the mood takes.

Its generous size particularly suits those looking for longer stays, but even if your stay is brief and whether you're visiting for business, pleasure or university duties, you'll be most welcome. And - like so many of our loyal guests - most welcome to return...

This apartment is fabulous. I had high hopes as the photos looked great, but the apartment exceeded my expectations. The space is lovely, the rooms feel grand with high ceilings and huge windows, yet the apartment still feels cosy, homely and comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need and a few generous extras, which we very much appreciated. The location is great with the Old Town being a short walk away through The Meadows.

KAREN, Winchester, UK

This flat far exceeded our expectations ... lovely, elegant atmosphere, sparkling clean, spacious and bright, with comfortable, eclectic furnishings. We thoroughly enjoyed preparing meals in the large, airy, well equipped kitchen. Each of our days involved hours of walking, exploring, and sightseeing and it was wonderful to come 'home' to the very comfortable living room, great TV selection, and the fast internet so we could plan our next day.

MEGHAN, Ontario, Canada

The flat was so relaxing and enjoyable to return to at the end of a full day exploring all the wonders Edinburgh & Scotland have to offer. Back to the spacious flat...bathroom was outstanding with a wonderful shower, bed was so comfortable, kitchen was huge with all new fixtures and large living room with comfy sofas and chairs. If we are lucky enough to return to Edinburgh we would not have to look any further than Marchmont!

RENEE, Richmond, USA

We stayed for 9 nights in the apt in Marchmont. We couldn't recommend it more! It is exactly as described and more. The kitchen is well stocked and the bed is like sleeping on a cloud. The apartment is very clean and comfortable & is well located for exploring Edinburgh on foot. The owners are very responsive & went out of their way to make sure our arrival went smoothly. They are exceptionally kind. Thank you for a lovely stay in Edinburgh. We won't hesitate to stay here again.

KIM, Grand Rapids, USA

Martin and Weng made the entire process so easy. Their communication was outstanding throughout. The flat is located in a wonderful neighborhood south of The Meadows - ideally situated a short walk from Old Town but away from most of the tourists. The flat is impeccably clean and tastefully decorated with photos and art. We can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our entire experience!

PAUL, Dallas, USA

An oasis of stylish calm in a delightful neighborhood within easy walking distance across the Meadows to Edinburgh University and the amenities of Edinburgh's historic Old Town. Better than advertised (!!), the property is spacious and beautifully appointed with tasteful furnishings & fittings and presented in absolutely pristine condition. The flat is light and offers a very comfortable setting wherein discerning visitors may enjoy its understated elegance; we felt as if we were returning each evening to a private retreat after spending busy days exploring all that Edinburgh has to offer. The hosts were gracious and most helpful both before and during our stay. A 6 stars experience...well worth the price of entry!

GREGG, London, UK

Perfectly cared for and large apartment in a great location. Immaculately clean. Great instructions for everything. Lovely neighbourhood. Walk to Old and New Town across the Meadows. Choice of cafes and food stores within a block. Very quiet bedroom and large eat-in kitchen both overlook leafy back gardens. Large sunny lounge room. Modern bathroom. Very comfortable large bed. Excellent heating. Walk up one level in common stair. Highly recommended for couples.

CAROLINE, Brisbane, Australia

The apartment was incredible - spacious, light-filled, cosy and so clean. Martin and Weng were lovely and helpful, accommodating our early arrival time and providing everything necessary for a comfortable stay. Another pleasant surprise was the automatic heating during the morning and night, which was greatly appreciated in the face of the blustery Edinburgh winter!! Location was great- within walking distance of everything you could possibly want. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and highly recommend the place!

HELEN, Sydney, Australia

Martin and Weng's flat is great. They made us feel very welcome, particularly with information beforehand which made arrival easy and stress free. It was beautifully decorated and equipped and really felt like a home from home. We particularly appreciated the fact that the furniture was really comfortable. Great bed, nice sofas etc. Marchmont is a great place to stay. A short walk across the Meadows to the university and Quartermile, and up to the cafes and restaurants of Bruntsfield. And there is a mini-supermarket on every corner so very easy to shop for what you need. All-in-all lovely.

LOUIE, Oxford, UK

Martin & Weng are fantastic hosts and their apartment is stylish, spacious, spotless and excellently located. It is close to the Meadows, Bruntsfield, Morningside and Edinburgh city centre. Lots to see and do, great restaurants and shops nearby and plenty of amenities within reach. On street parking is not an issue at weekends/overnight and there is nearby free parking during the week. As hosts, Martin and Weng provided great tips on what to see and do. I would recommend a stay without hesitation! Denis.

DENIS, Ascot, UK

We relished the comfortable time we spent at Martin & Weng's Marchmont apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland. Every aspect of the apartment was beautifully appointed and truthfully illustrated on their listing. The neighborhood was beautiful, quiet, yet very close to all the downtown excitement of that beautiful city. Book it and congratulate yourself.

CATHERINE, San Francisco, USA

This apartment is in a really super location for restaurants, bars, shops and easy access to the attractions of Edinburgh. The apartment is even better than described. It is very spacious, with an exceptionally comfortable and large bed. The bathroom is spotlessly clean with a good shower and bath. The kitchen is very large with everything you could need plus a cosy seating area on benches in one corner. The sitting room has a large bay window with views towards the Meadows, comfortable sofas and again has plenty of space. The whole apartment is stylishly decorated and instantly feels like a home away from home.

ANNA, Hove, UK

Martin and Weng are superb hosts. Their apartment is extremely spacious, beautifully decorated and well-appointed with everything you could possibly need. The location is great, within walking distance through the Meadows to the centre of town. We loved staying there.

SHER, Auckland, New Zealand

Discerning Travellers Have Said...

Perfectly cared for and large apartment in a great location. Immaculately clean. Great instructions for everything. Lovely neighbourhood. Walk to Old and New Town across the Meadows. Choice of cafes and food stores within a block. Very quiet bedroom and large eat-in kitchen both overlook leafy back gardens. Large sunny lounge room. Modern bathroom. Very comfortable large bed. Excellent heating. Walk up one level in common stair. Highly recommended for couples.

CAROLINE, Brisbane, Australia

We relished the comfortable time we spent at Martin & Weng’s Marchmont apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland. Every aspect of the apartment was beautifully appointed and truthfully illustrated on their listing. The neighborhood was beautiful, quiet, yet very close to all the downtown excitement of that beautiful city. Book it and congratulate yourself.

CATHERINE, San Francisco, USA

The flat was so relaxing and enjoyable to return to at the end of a full day exploring all the wonders Edinburgh & Scotland have to offer. Back to the spacious flat...bathroom was outstanding with a wonderful shower, bed was so comfortable, kitchen was huge with all new fixtures and large living room with comfy sofas and chairs. If we are lucky enough to return to Edinburgh we would not have to look any further than Marchmont!

RENEE, Richmond, USA

This flat far exceeded our expectations ... lovely, elegant atmosphere, sparkling clean, spacious and bright, with comfortable, eclectic furnishings. We thoroughly enjoyed preparing meals in the large, airy, well equipped kitchen. Each of our days involved hours of walking, exploring, and sightseeing and it was wonderful to come ‘home’ to the very comfortable living room, great TV selection, and the fast internet so we could plan our next day.

MEGHAN, Ontario, Canada

The apartment was incredible - spacious, light-filled, cosy and so clean. Martin and Weng were lovely and helpful, accommodating our early arrival time and providing everything necessary for a comfortable stay. Another pleasant surprise was the automatic heating during the morning and night, which was greatly appreciated in the face of the blustery Edinburgh winter!! Location was great- within walking distance of everything you could possibly want. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and highly recommend the place!

HELEN, Sydney, Australia

We stayed for 9 nights in the apt in Marchmont. We couldn’t recommend it more! It is exactly as described and more. The kitchen is well stocked and the bed is like sleeping on a cloud. The apartment is very clean and comfortable & is well located for exploring Edinburgh on foot. The owners are very responsive & went out of their way to make sure our arrival went smoothly. They are exceptionally kind. Thank you for a lovely stay in Edinburgh. We won’t hesitate to stay here again.

KIM, Grand Rapids, USA

Martin and Weng made the entire process so easy. Their communication was outstanding throughout. The flat is located in a wonderful neighborhood south of The Meadows - ideally situated a short walk from Old Town but away from most of the tourists. The flat is impeccably clean and tastefully decorated with photos and art. We can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed our entire experience!

PAUL, Dallas, USA

Martin and Weng's flat is great. They made us feel very welcome, particularly with information beforehand which made arrival easy and stress free. It was beautifully decorated and equipped and really felt like a home from home. We particularly appreciated the fact that the furniture was really comfortable. Great bed, nice sofas etc. Marchmont is a great place to stay. A short walk across the Meadows to the university and Quartermile, and up to the cafes and restaurants of Bruntsfield. And there is a mini-supermarket on every corner so very easy to shop for what you need. All-in-all lovely.

LOUIE, Oxford, UK

This apartment is in a really super location for restaurants, bars, shops and easy access to the attractions of Edinburgh. The apartment is even better than described. It is very spacious, with an exceptionally comfortable and large bed. The bathroom is spotlessly clean with a good shower and bath. The kitchen is very large with everything you could need plus a cosy seating area on benches in one corner. The sitting room has a large bay window with views towards the Meadows, comfortable sofas and again has plenty of space. The whole apartment is stylishly decorated and instantly feels like a home away from home.

ANNA, Hove, UK

An oasis of stylish calm in a delightful neighborhood within easy walking distance across the Meadows to Edinburgh University and the amenities of Edinburgh's historic Old Town. Better than advertised (!!), the property is spacious and beautifully appointed with tasteful furnishings & fittings and presented in absolutely pristine condition. The flat is light and offers a very comfortable setting wherein discerning visitors may enjoy its understated elegance; we felt as if we were returning each evening to a private retreat after spending busy days exploring all that Edinburgh has to offer. The hosts were gracious and most helpful both before and during our stay. A 6 stars experience...well worth the price of entry!

GREGG, London, UK

Martin & Weng are fantastic hosts and their apartment is stylish, spacious, spotless and excellently located. It is close to the Meadows, Bruntsfield, Morningside and Edinburgh city centre. Lots to see and do, great restaurants and shops nearby and plenty of amenities within reach. On street parking is not an issue at weekends/overnight and there is nearby free parking during the week. As hosts, Martin and Weng provided great tips on what to see and do. I would recommend a stay without hesitation! Denis.

DENIS, Ascot, UK

This apartment is fabulous. I had high hopes as the photos looked great, but the apartment exceeded my expectations. The space is lovely, the rooms feel grand with high ceilings and huge windows, yet the apartment still feels cosy, homely and comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need and a few generous extras, which we very much appreciated. The location is great with the Old Town being a short walk away through The Meadows.

KAREN, Winchester, UK

Martin and Weng are superb hosts. Their apartment is extremely spacious, beautifully decorated and well-appointed with everything you could possibly need. The location is great, within walking distance through the Meadows to the centre of town. We loved staying there.

SHER, Auckland, New Zealand

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