Dating from 1875, the ’Georgian Retreat’ is a holiday cottage of unique character and charm. It is delightfully situated on the ground floor of the owners’ detached ’B’ listed Georgian villa in the heart of Edinburgh’s popular seaside resort of Portobello. Completely self-contained with a private rear entrance, this relaxing property has a warm, homely atmosphere. From the sitting room a patio door opens directly into the lovely walled garden, a sheltered sun trap, complete with 500 year old pear tree and garden furniture on the lawn (the garden is shared with the owners.) All rooms are on one level after 5... steps to the entrance. Free street parking.
The property is conveniently located a few minutes walk from the promenade and long sandy beach and close to excellent local amenities. Historic Portobello has lots to offer including indoor swimming pool with fitness centre, spa and sauna, children’s playgrounds, indoor bowls, shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants. There is an excellent day/night bus service into the centre of Edinburgh (3 miles).
Attractive double bedroom, twin bedroom, cosy sitting room with gas stove, cottage style kitchen with dining area, smart family bathroom includes seperate shower cubicle and bath. Cooking by electricity, gas central heating and combi boiler for constant hot water, Fridge, washing machine, microwave, television in lounge and both bedrooms, video, DVD player, Wi-Fi. Bed linen and towels provided.
Additional Rate and Availability Information -
3 night minimum booking period. The 3 night price is 75% of the weekly rental not 3 times the above nightly rate. Start dates accepted: Saturday (weekly rentals), Friday (3 nights) or Monday (4 nights). Please contact us for an accurate price quote for your dates.
Left on 09/06/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Andy Green
The owner upstairs was helpful, friendly and attentive without being intrusive. We loved the house which was comfortable and full of beautiful things. The secure garden was lovely to sit in and safe for the dogs. Peaceful sandy beach, promenade, restaurant and pubs all within short walk. Public transport in Edinburgh; buses and taxis must be among the best for service and value in the UK.
Very clean & comfortable , ideal base to travel around Scotland
Left on 06/27/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Andrew Collier
This property is in an ideal location to travel around Scotland from. The bus services to & from Edinburgh city center run every 10 minutes & are a 2 minute walk away on Portobello High street. On the High Street itself can be found numerous fast food outlets, a Greggs bakers, fishmongers,butchers, Boots chemist, local shop for milk, bread etc (open early till 10pm) & a RBS bank to name just a few. Turn left out of the property & you'll bind the beach is less than 5 minutes away , it's very clean with a pub on the corner which serves food. We found the property to be very clean & comfortable with everything we needed including a Wi-Fi connection. We felt very secure & there was more than enough room for 2 of us though the property does sleep 4 (1 double + 2 singles)I think there would still be enough space.
We found this property & location to be ideal for our needs (especially with the enclosed garden) & would book again.
Left on 09/15/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | Andrea + Thorsten
We totally enjoyed staying in the "Georgian retreat".
Everything started with a warm welcome after our flight was delayed by more than 5 hours and the keys were left where we easily found them.
The rooms all have a warm and personal atmosphere, the kitchen is well equipped (I especially liked the cooking knife, which is probably the best I have ever had) so we immediately felt at home. Although the weather wasn´t half as friendly as our hosts the excellent heating helped us fighting the temperatures. Chris and Pam have always been extremely friendly, helpful and generous with some "accidents" which sometimes just happen.
So we will definitely come back here when we return to Edinburgh.
Left on 09/15/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | A Salisbury family
The flat was very comfortable and cosy, with some nice touches. Only a few minutes walk from the promenade and a fantastic beach. Very regular buses into Edinburgh. Supermarket also very near by. Only drawback is the parking - first come first served on a very narrow road! However, we managed OK.
Great location with easy bus access into Edinburgh. Able to park near flat. Owners vey approachable and helpful. Beautiful, well equipped kitchen. The flat is full of character but we felt it was rather too cluttered with the owners' possessions and this left little room for us to store our own belongings. There are lots of fiddly ornaments around that would not make this flat suitable for younger children.
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