The Merchants Retreat

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Not reviewed yet
  •   6
  • SQM 280
  •  wifi


Wellington Place is a truly unique property. The town house was originally designed for a wealthy merchant because of its proximity to the old trading centre of Leith docks and retains a wealth of original features: extravagant plasterwork , marble fireplaces, etched glass windows and original shutters on all windows.

A stunning bow-ended master bedroom which would most likely have been the original dining-room, as suggested by the marble fireplace and etched glass windows is a relaxing place to spend time after a day sightseeing in the historical city.

These original features have been combined with the open-plan style and contemporary features of 21st-century living to provide a calm and relaxing environment. The modern open plan kitchen and dining area have all the appliances one would expect from a state of the art kitchen while retaining the original grand period features of the room. The lounge also has a remotely controlled gas fire, very authentic, within an impressive Georgian fireplace for cosy nights in. All windows have working shutters. The property comes with state of the art media entertainment and communications including; 40" Sony flat screen - full HD, Blue Ray DVD, fast broad band via wifi. This place is seriously cool! There is also plenty of free on-street parking, a major asset in any city. The nearest bus route is just 5 mins. round the corner with buses departing every 5 minutes directly to Prices Street, where the journey time is approx 10 mins - so extremely close to the city centre without the same extent of noise and traffic.

The Location

Wellington Place is located to the north of the city centre and is increasingly popular due to its close proximity to the Scottish Executive Office at Victoria Quay. The nearby Ocean Terminal complex offers a number of retail outlets including Debenhams, British Home Stores, Marks and Spencer's Food Hall, a range of restaurants and a Multiplex Cinema. The main attraction however, is the Royal Yacht Britannia.

The area offers a range of local shopping facilities which cater for day to day needs with a more comprehensive variety available in nearby Great Junction Street, the Kirkgate Shopping Centre and Leith Walk. The nearest supermarket is three minutes from the front door. Recreational amenities include the park land of Leith Links opposite apartment ( the home of golf), choice of two swimming pools very nearby; Waterworld being more for the kids, Leith Baths a restored Victorian pool with loads of character. The amazing open space of Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat, whilst the fashionable shore district offers an increasingly large choice of good restaurants and wine bars. Golf courses include Potobello and Craigentinny. Regular public transport runs to and from the city centre and surrounding areas.

The accommodation facilities:

- New state of the art bathroom with underfloor heating and walk-in Shower
- Master bedroom with double bed + daybed, which converts to another double.
- Guest bedroom with single or twin beds.
- Working shutters on all the windows

-Impressive fire places with remote gas controlled fire in lounge.

- Impressive Georgian features throughout with stunning cornicing. Main door entrance.

-Spacious and bright open plan living area. Historic, yet contemporary in feel.


  • Sleeping
    Bed linen
  • Cooking
    Dish washer
  • Heating/Cooling
    Central heating, Fireplace
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet, TV (Satellite)
  • Sanitary
    Towel-set, Hot Tub
Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7 Pets welcome
Check in:
3:00 PM
Check out:
11:00 AM

5 Wellington Place , Edinburgh, EH67EQ, United Kingdom

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