Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Portobello - Portobello Townhouse
4 Beds, Living Room and formal Dining Room
This is a wonderful, spacious, traditional seaside townhouse, built at a time when wealthy Edinburgh families also bought a house by the sea in order to cool off on those hot summer days.
Laid out over 3 floors, plus a mezzanine level, the wide staircases are a feature, particularly the winding staircase between the first and second floors. The drawing room is positioned on the first floor, as was the norm for the time, with 3 large windows that let the light stream in. From the top floor there are views to Arthur's Seat from the front and across the Firth of Forth to Fife at the rear.
The house has undergone an extensive renovation to a very high standard and boasts 4 bedrooms, drawing room, dining room, new fitted kitchen, family bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, a WC on each floor, full gas central heating, high pressure hot water system, new fitted kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite, fresh decoration throughout, tuned Yamaha piano, free WiFi, cable TV, video and DVD, iron and ironing board, hair dryers, linen and towels. Everything you need in a self-catering house near Edinburgh!
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets considered
I am a lover of old houses and moved from Edinburgh City Centre when I fell in love with what was then a very dilapidated house with a lot of potential. Having spent all my spare time (and money) on the house for 5 years, I got a job in Italy and had to leave it behind in 2010. Not being able to part with it, I decided on holiday rentals.
Since 2013 I am back in Scotland, but now my work takes me to Glasgow, so I can easily continue holiday lets and enjoy plenty of breaks in the house myself!
It's a real home. Many guests have commented on that. This could be because of all the dedication and love that went into its restoration!
It's bursting with character and many original features have been retained or reinstated, along side modern twists with lighting and art.
It's difficult to say what in particular I fell in love with when I first saw the house. It may have been the stairs and the light. There was a lovely feel to the place. The first floor living room with 3 big windows and original fireplace is a favourite, as is the wee room at the top with a view across the water to Fife.. Or the big bedroom at the top with a view to Arthur's Seat!