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Edinburgh EH15 2QR United Kingdom

Listing # 112307

Rates From GBP 1000 Monthly
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Last Updated: Monday, December 11, 2017

Family home by the sea in Edinburgh

Our house is a gorgeous Victorian terraced villa, with 3 bedrooms and a lovely sunny west-facing garden. We recently renovated to create a large open-plan kitchen, dining and living space looking onto the garden. There is also a comfortable lounge, and a new downstairs toilet, and a newly-fitted bathroom upstairs. The bedrooms are two doubles - we use one as a guest room/play room - and one smaller single room, in which we have staggered bunk beds for our kids - age 9 and 6. As they're about to grow out of the bunks, we could rearrange this set up if required.

We live in Portobello, which is Edinburgh’s seaside, a friendly and vibrant part of town, with independent shops, cafes and a great sense of community. Our house is a quarter mile from the beach, and the promenade is great for jogging, scooting, cycling or sitting with a coffee admiring the view.

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland. It has been voted best city in the UK for the last three years. It is both compact, thus easy to walk around, and a cultural hub, with all the cinemas, museums, theatres, restaurants, pubs, clubs and events you could hope for. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Arthur’s Seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views, and Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials. From Edinburgh you can easily explore the rest of Scotland – the Highlands and islands, and more.

We are a 25 minute cycle - all off-road - to the University of Edinburgh. We are also very near Queen Margaret University (5 minutes by bike), and the other universities in Edinburgh - Napier and Heriot Watt - are also accessible though further afield.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices

Suited for
4 people
Property Type


Available from Thursday, July 5, 2018 until Sunday, August 5, 2018
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
We are looking for someone to stay from July 5th 2018 to August 5th 2018.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Edinburgh
Postal Code - State or Province EH15 2QR Scotland
Country United Kingdom
Neighborhood Keywords Portobello, Joppa, Edinburgh
Closest University University of Edinburgh
University nearby Queen Margaret University

Rental Price:

GBP 1000 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
We can negotiate if taking the house for the duration
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Historical Home


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Care for Plants
  • Forward our Mail

About Member

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About Me
I am a senior lecturer in International Relations, specialising in gender and global politics. I have a partner and two children, aged 9 and 7, and we live in Portobello, which is Edinburgh's seaside district. We are hoping to go to Melbourne for the first six months of 2018, and hoping that someone might be looking for a home in Edinburgh for this time. Our house is a wonderful family home, recently renovated to create a large open plan dining, kitchen and living space. It has three bedrooms, a bathroom and toilet, a lounge and a nice, west-facing garden.

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