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Stunning House for a fish, gardener and architectural lover.

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Listing #145185

House | Entire Home | House Sitting Requested
Rates from GBP £1200 | Monthly
Last Updated 19 days ago


A unique and rare opportunity to rent a delightful main door garden only fifteen minutes walk from the University of Edinburgh and forty minutes from Edinburgh downtown. The apartment is providing immaculately presented accommodation over two floors with fine period features. There is a private South-West facing garden, well stocked with a colourful variety of plants, trees and shrubs. It has a beautiful secret garden at the back with a lovely fish-pond, a fascinating cascade, a pergola with a sitting area with pit fire and a spot for growing a vegetable patch in two raised beds. Quietly tucked away in a highly sought after conservation area and yet with excellent amenities close at hand. Parking is available directly outside the property, and permit parking is also available. Excellent Storage. For those in love with antiques and old houses, this stunning Conversion from 1903 is a place to stay. Located in an old Edwardian villa at Blacket area and within Newington, it has 150 mt2. The apartment has an upside-down layout comprising three, with a possible four, bedrooms; one is ensuite and with a large double wardrobe. The other has a closet with all house linen and a section with enough space for clothes. There are two more flexible cabinets built-in depending on guests for the extra two bedrooms. Two bathrooms are downstairs, one ensuite and one with a hot tub and a shower. There is an extra toilet upstairs. The lounge is an impressive oak-panelled room with double-height, spectacular colbers and beautiful cornice in what used to be a large billiard room. It also has an original fireplace with open gas fire, two Edinburgh press with books, and several units with all the crockery for the house. The kitchen is small but functional and excellent with all Miele appliances, including a steam oven, induction hob, dishwasher, microwave. It has a nice window overviewing lovely Blacket gardens. There is a large pantry near the kitchen with a second larger fridge freezer and an extensive place to store suitcases and bags. The utility room is located downstairs in an inconspicuous spot of the corridor. There is a garden room with a gas stove downstairs, which can be used as an additional bedroom. The garden is the other main asset of the property. Fully enclosed within a wooden spot at Blacket and in the Newington area, it has a rear garden, patio, separate lawn, gazebo, pergola, a fish pond and a lovely cascade. With different sitting areas to fully enjoy and contemplate the beauty of this spectacular garden. The rent includes weekly cleaning and monthly gardening. We would ask potential tenants to take care of the fish indoor and outdoor. A friend will help with maintenance if necessary. We provide full instructions. Also, essential to have open communication, through WhatsApp, for example, to discuss any matter related to the house. A car, a Toyota Corolla, may be available as well. It will be available for nine months between October 2021 and May 2022. Dates are negotiable. Landlord Registration Number: 920617/230/30081




150 m2

Suited For

Property Type


From October 1, 2021 until June 30, 2022

Minimum Stay

6 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: We are working on our retirement in Spain so we can work dates flexibly around it. Working from home at the moment. We want to spend summers in Edinburgh ( July to September)


House in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Closest University

Universidad de Edimburgo

Nearby Universities
Edinburgh Napier University | Universidad de Strathclyde | Universidad Heriot-Watt | Universidad Queen Margaret de Edimburgo | Universidad de Glasgow | Edinburgh College

Blacket, Newington, Edinburgh

Nearby Cities

Dundee | Glasgow | Perth | Inverness | Stirling | Aberdeen

Comments: Already reserved!It is the area where many academics from the University of Edinburgh live. Very quiete place within a forest, It is only 10' walk from Holyrood Park.


  • Walk to Campus
  • Bike to Campus
  • Urban
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Historic Home
  • Architectural Gem
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from GBP £1200 Monthly

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is included

Comments: A friend works as a gardener and that is also included monthly. We also offer a car, a Toyota Corolla, with the wheel on the right hand side.


The home is suitable for young kids

Pets are allowed

Smoking is not allowed

Ask about the availability of a car

Comments: There are fish to look after in an aquarium in the lounge and in the fish pond in the garden. a friend can help with the aquarium maintenance. The fish pond are low maintenance

House Sitting

I am looking for help while I am away

I would like help with my pet(s)

Fish indoor and outdoor

I would like help with mail and deliveries

Any urgent mail to be resend to us.

I would like help with plants or garden

Watering and mowing the lawn when necessary.




Baby Furniture


High Speed Internet





Temperature Control



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Comments: The property has a breathtaking Edwardian lounge with oak wood panelling. A huge beautiful garden offering options for growing your own vegetable garden, a water cascade, a fish pond including areas for mediation and contemplation. A lovely firepit.


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Patricia  user icon


Member Since 2020

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Independent Scholar or Retired Academic