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Easy Access to Edinburgh, Golf and Beaches

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large Flat with Big Rooms, Sleeping Six Plus. 3 Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Kitchen

Melville House is a large traditional Georgian flat with period features and big rooms. The flat sleeps six in two king size bedrooms, (one with ensuite shower and toilet) and a twin room. There is a family bathroom with separate shower, a dining kitchen and enormous sitting room with gas fire. There is even a table tennis room. There is central heating, a fridge, freezer and range style cooker for your use.

The bus into Edinburgh city leaves from outside the front door, (numbers 26 and 44), and Musselburgh is close to wonderful beaches and top golf courses.

More Details

Jim Duff and Aoife Sheridan
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Jim Duff and Aoife Sheridan

Jim Duff and Aoife Sheridan own and run a six bedroom bed and breakfast in Blairgowrie about 90 minutes drive north of Edinburgh. Jim was previously a journalist, while Aoife continues to work as a theatre nurse.

Jim Duff and Aoife Sheridan purchased this house in 2011


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Musselburgh in East Lothian

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Family bathroom with bath and separate shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , With en suite shower and toilet
    Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(2 traveller reviews)

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Easy Access to Edinburgh, Golf and Beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Denver, CO

Tons of room, lots of little extras

  • 5 of 5

We've been in our share of vacation rentals, and we've never seen one this spacious. There were six of us with our four adult sons, and we could have had 2 or 3 more people there with us and not even realized it. :-)

The rental is clean, the beds are comfortable, and the little things like USB power ports in the bedrooms are a great touch. My kids loved the ping pong table; we could barely pry them away to head into Edinburgh. The area has a nice park, some great bridges, restaurants, and stores.

Only one word of warning. If you're not comfortable with stairs, this rental isn't for you. There's a full flight of stairs between the ground and main floors, and another between the main floor and living quarters. It wasn't a problem for us (my wife called it part of our vacation fitness program), but we can see where it could be an issue for others.

Overall, one of the best rental properties we've ever stayed at!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We used to live in Melville House ourselves and really enjoyed it. We are delighted you had a happy time there too. Jim and Aoife
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Charming & Perfectly Located

  • 5 of 5

Huge 2 floor flat above a shop, always managed to get parking outside the front even with the back up of free car park literally around the corner.

So much to choose from in Musselburgh itself which is all within walking distance while Fort Kinnaird is literally just down the road. Excellent access to Edinburgh & North Berwick which made for awesome days out. Great property will stay again - only slight negative was the lack of cutlery/utensils especially if eating as a family of 6 but easily redeemable.

Great communication & updates from the owners directly

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
The Stag
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
26 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Kilometres
Lanka Thai
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.1 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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