Positioned right on Portobello beach- Edinburgh's seaside, our 4-bedroom family home has been likened to staying in an grand old country house... One you can build sandcastles outside yet reach Edinburgh city-centre in 15 minutes for the Festival!
Set right on the beachfront, in a wing of a Victorian seaside lodge, this house does grandness of scale with well over 350m2 of space. It is our home and an ongoing labour of love. So what does this mean? The downstairs is coming together and looks good but upstairs is more 'shabby chic' with original floorboards (some wobbly) and antique rugs. The house is beautiful, full of original details and quirks like a miniature door from the children's room to a bathroom and is used as a filming location too.
Most of the windows are filled with views of the ever-changing sea which sits right on the doorstep. The beach outside is wonderful, safe and clean and means hours of entertainment for small and large folk alike.
On entering the house, guests are greeted with an impressive entrance hall with return stairs to the first floor and views (through the kitchen) to the sea.
The kitchen and lounge area is open plan and airy with sea views, which makes for a great space for relaxed seaside holiday with easy city access.
The Aga range cooker is always 'ready to go' and ideal for a slow cooking whilst exploring or a fast boil for pasta for hungry mouths.
The lounge has big sofas, a wood burning stove, smart TV & DVD player (we have a selection).
Downstairs there is a spacious bedroom with kingsize bed.
The ground floor also has a downstairs WC & shower and laundry room (washing machine) and an area to store bicycles.
Up the grand staircase, and you reach the the huge first floor landing. There are the three double bedrooms and a bath / shower-room.
The Master bedroom is impressive in size (it used to be a ballroom) with a bay window filled with views across the sea to East Lothian and Fife. The bedroom even has it's own quirky bathtub and sink.
The second bedroom has a lovely single bed (and can easily accommodate a further single mattress if you'd like one to make the room a twin). It has two windows looking out to the beach and sea and a 'secret' miniature door into the bathroom!
Bedroom 3 faces the front of the house with sunlight all day. It has a double bed.
If you have smaller children, we are more than happy to lend you a cot, high chair and buggy if you need them.
All of the rooms are large and have beautiful Victorian cornicing.
The bathroom (with the secret door) has a large walk in shower & a vintage roll top bath with what must be the best views - straight across the sea.
Working shutters throughout and the house, despite it's size, is warm!
Our house is a truly unique family home. We have been restoring it over the past year and will continue to do so up until your stay. Our focus thus far has been external, roofing, rewiring and repointing etc. The inside is a beautiful work in progress and we will update our photos as things come on. The photos are realistic- it is fantastic and comfortable space to live in- but do note that whilst the bath is spotlessly clean, there are copper marks from it's previous life. If you're looking for a place for a family holiday with immediate, safe access to the beach, where you don't need to worry too much about other people's cream carpets, then this is the house for you. It's got space, comfort and character in bundles- we promise you will be delighted by it.
Accès des voyageurs
The whole house and garden.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
This is our home which we are Airbnb-ing whilst we are away. We do have brilliant friends, family and neighbours who will be on hand to help and answer any questions you may have - about the house, Portobello and the city and country beyond.
Our home is no smoking.
Otherwise, please treat our home as you would your own.