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Marlborough Street, Portobello, Edinburgh, EH15

Key features

  • Rarely available third/top-floor flat
  • Stunning seaside and Arthur’s Seat views
  • Just moment from the award-winning beach
  • Large living/dining room with bay window
  • Large, southeast-facing double bedroom
  • Versatile single bedroom/home office


This rarely available two-bedroom third/top-floor flat forms part of a traditional tenement building in the Portobello conservation area, located just moments from the award-wining sandy beach. The property offers a relaxed coastal lifestyle and it is within easy commuting distance of Edinburgh city centre, with a wealth of amenities close by, as well as highly regarded schools, frequent bus links, and an assortment of popular restaurants, bars, and cafés. It enjoys all the benefits of traditional architecture, from the large, light-filled rooms with high ceilings to appealing period details; plus, it has spectacular sea and rooftop views, encompassing a wonderful profile of Arthur’s Seat. Whilst the property presents buyers with an exciting opportunity for modernisation, it remains an outstanding prospect for anyone seeking to join Portobello’s rich seaside community – especially as it presents ample scope to add significant value to the home.

Entrance – A home by the sea

The flat is accessed via a secure telephone-entry system and shared stairwell. The front door opens into a hall, defined by a neutral palette. It is lined with painted (four-panel) wooden doors, and offers two built-in cupboards for storage.

Reception rooms – A room with a view

The living/dining room is a generous reception area, which is fronted by a bay window for an abundance of natural light. It can accommodate an excellent choice of comfy lounge furnishings; plus, the curvature of the bay window forms the perfect spot for a table and chairs – especially as the window also frames impressive views. To the left, it gazes out over the stunning Georgian architecture of a B-listed church and C-listed buildings all the way to the iconic Arthur’s Seat. To the right, it enjoys far-reaching views over the sea. Adding to the room’s appeal, it is decorated in crisp white, providing a blank canvas for buyers. Furthermore, the lofty proportions of the room are accentuated by decorative cornice work, which is intricately carved with delicate flowers – a charming finish to this lovely room.

Kitchen – A good-size, fitted kitchen

Next door, the kitchen is fitted with a selection of white cabinets, mounted at the base and eye level. The base units are topped with stone-effect worksurfaces, which are subsequently framed by white splashback tiles. An oven, ceramic hob, and concealed extractor are integrated into the space, alongside room for additional freestanding appliances.

Bedrooms – Two bedrooms offering space and versatility

The two bedrooms are at opposite ends of the flat. The principal bedroom, a spacious double, is to the southeast-facing rear, offering lots of floorspace for a choice of bedside furnishings. It also benefits from a shelved recess for display items and a good-size nook that would be perfect for a fitted wardrobe. The second bedroom (in sky blue) is to the home’s front, providing a versatile single space for creative use. If desired, it could work equally well as a nursery for young families or as an office for commuting professionals looking to live by the sea within easy reach of Edinburgh city centre.

Bathrooms – A conveniently located bathroom

The bathroom is conveniently set between the principal bedroom and the living area. It is fitted with a white three-piece suite comprising a toilet, a storage-set washbasin, and a double-ended bathtub with an overhead shower. With just some fresh decoration and tiling, it would be easy to transform this space into one with modern appeal. 

The property has gas central heating and double glazing to ensure year-round comfort.

Garden & Parking – A stone’s throw from the beach

Outside, homeowners have access to a communal back garden and parking in the area is on street and unrestricted. Furthermore, you are just a stone’s throw away from the two-mile long golden sands of Portobello Beach – perfect for relaxing strolls by the sea.

Extras: all fitted floor coverings, light fittings, integrated kitchen appliances, a freestanding fridge/freezer, and a washing machine to be included in the sale.

Please note, some rooms have been virtually staged to illustrate how the interiors could look.


Portobello, Edinburgh 

Located approximately three miles northeast of the city centre, the desirable suburb of Portobello enjoys the best of both worlds: a quaint seaside ambience with the perks of city life right on its doorstep. Set beside a long sandy beach and promenade, within sight of Arthurs Seat and within minutes of the picturesque East Lothian countryside, it is easy to understand why this is one of the capitals most popular postcodes! The area is served by a fantastic range of local services and amenities, with more extensive shopping facilities available in Musselburgh or Fort Kinnaird just a short drive away. Or for a more local, traditional shopping experience, the bustling High Street is lined with a charming array of shops, including cafés, restaurants, galleries, independent retailers, bakers, butchers, and greengrocers. For sport and fitness enthusiasts, Portobello Swim Centre boasts swimming facilities, a well-equipped gym, and a varied programme of fitness classes, as well as Edinburgh’s only public authentic Turkish Baths. Portobello offers a superb choice of schools in both the public and private sector. The area is extremely popular with commuters owing to its excellent public transport links into the city centre, as well as its proximity to Edinburgh City Bypass and the A1.

EPC rating: D. Tenure: Freehold,


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Band: B
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Marlborough Street, Portobello, Edinburgh, EH15

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  • Brunstane Station0.8 miles
  • Newcraighall Station1.5 miles
  • Musselburgh Station1.9 miles
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