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Musselburgh United Kingdom

Listing # 137291

Rates From GBP 780 Monthly
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Last Updated: Monday, December 21, 2020

Sweet, small 2 bdrm terrace house (townhouse) in Musselburgh near Edinburgh, close to QMU and station

This is a 1980s mid-terrace house ("townhouse") in an extremely quiet yet convenient location at the end of a dead-end residential street. It is small-ish (550 square feet, not including garden) but has everything one or two people would need. 10 minutes walk to Queen Margaret University and Musselburgh train station, where it takes 7 minutes to get to Edinburgh city centre. All sorts of shopping less than a mile away. Asking 780 pounds per month, looking for a tenant who would prefer to stay for at least 6 months since I will use the house in the summers. Either that, or someone long-term who would be willing to have me use the house when they go away in the summer in exchange for zero rent. Tenant is responsible for utilities, TV license, and council tax, during occupancy (about 120/month). Tenant will also need to set up wifi. I will cover those costs if/when I use the house.

It will be available in September 2021 - this is negotiable to a degree.

It is being rented furnished. About 550 square feet over 2 floors. It has a modern fitted kitchen and tiled bathroom, living/dining area downstairs, and 2 bedrooms upstairs. There is a lovely private low-maintenance garden to the rear. It's an established neighbourhood with friendly, quiet neighbours and it's very important to me to find a tenant who will be a good neighbour - i.e. no loud parties. Since I consider this my part-time home, it's important to find a good fit who will take care of the place. It's a modest place without the wow factor of professorial family homes on this site, but I think the asking price is fair and reflects that. I use a property management company, Braemore, so tenants will go through their process for deposit and monthly rent payment. This means that you always have someone local to call if anything goes wrong. I'm a registered landlord, so everything is above board legally speaking too.

If you're interested, do drop me a line and tell me a bit about yourself. If we agree it would be a good fit, I'll instruct Braemore to rent to you.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
550 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type


Available from Wednesday, September 1, 2021 until Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Minimum Stay
6 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
can be flexible for right person
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Musselburgh
Postal Code - State or Province Scotland
Country United Kingdom
Neighborhood Keywords Stoneyhill, QMU, Edinburgh, East Lothian, Musselburgh Station
Closest University Queen Margaret University
University nearby Edinburgh University

Rental Price:

GBP 780 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
willing to reduce a little for 6 month period or longer, for a person who will take good care of it and be nice to the neighbours! Market rent is currently $780, so I reckon this is a fair deal.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Care for Plants
Housesitting Comments
tenants will keep garden in order (low-maintenance, mostly flagstones)

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Member Since Dec 20 2019
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About Me
I am Scottish, and I teach at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. I have a small terraced house in Musselburgh, near Edinburgh, which I plan to use during the summers (timing flexible). I'm hoping to find academic tenants to live in the house during the school year. The house is in a very quiet, established residential area and it's important to me to find a good fit, someone who won't hold loud parties etc. I'm willing to reduce the rent for the right person.

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