About this listing
This is a lovely warm and friendly home, filled with personality and stylish design. Once a family home, we now love to fill it with happy guests. The rooms are large and cosy, with their individual design and character.
We have a lovely 5 bedroom family house in the desirable Edinburgh location of Morningside, a short bus ride to the city centre and a 5 minute walk to local Morningside amenities. It is also right next to beautiful country walks that give fantastic views over Edinburgh city.
Our house has 4 double bedrooms and one single attached to one of the doubles, perfect for families. We are a retired couple who love having people to stay and will welcome everyone into our lovely family home. There is one bathroom and toilet and another separate toilet. The bathroom has an electric shower so there is always hot water!
We offer guests sole use of one of our sitting rooms, with a coal fire and flat screen TV. Guests can also use the kitchen and dining room and the garden with heater during the lovely summer months.
We offer a complimentary tea/coffee and croissant for breakfast, but for a full breakfast this will be £6 per person and dinner is £12pp, we love to cook and think you will be pretty pleased with our Scottish dining experience (please give 24 hour notice and dietary requirements).
Our house is out of the city centre which offers a lovely calm friendly feeling, but there is a bus stop just a 2 minute walk along the road which will take you into town in 20 minutes.
We also have free Wifi available and offer towels to all our guests.
Our house is very pet friendly and we have one old dog who is very friendly and used to visitors and any pets are welcome with guests.
Please be aware that the pricing is per room, based on up to two people sharing.
We really love to have people to stay and will love to welcome you into our lovely house.
On top of a double bedroom you will also have a sitting room which is just for guests. The dinning room and kitchen are free to use to make drinks or a snack. Please be aware that access to the kitchen in the evening may be limited due to our use for cooking evening meals. There is a front and back garden which can be used to enjoy the sunshine and smoking is allowed in these areas. There is a bathroom and toilet which is shared and also a separate down stairs toilet. Please be aware there is no private bathroom.
Interaction with Guests
We like to be there to greet guests with a welcome tea/coffee and some home baking whenever possible. We will leave information in the bedrooms about travel, the area and some suggested activities. If anyone requires any further information we are happy to give advice and suggestions as we have lived in Edinburgh for many years, so we know the city very well.
It is a lovely family neighbourhood in a very safe area. There are local shops a 5 minute walk away and a bus stop into town a 2 minute walk away. There are 3 lovely walks which are also 5 minutes away, with views across the whole of Edinburgh. There are a selection of pubs and cafes and a large supermarket 10 to 15 minute walk from the house.
It is free and safe to park a car outside the house. There are many buses which run every few minutes just a 5 minute walk from the house. All the buses go into Edinburgh city centre and Edinburgh train station. You can also get a connecting bus to the airport from the centre. A taxi will cost around £15 from the airport to the house and take around 20 minutes
Other Things to Note
We are very warm and friendly and want all our guests to feel comfortable. There is a sitting room just for guests where you can relax and watch TV in the evening if you like. There are front and back gardens which you will have access to and smoking is allowed in these areas, although not in the house. Please be aware we have an old dog in the house, who is very friendly. A complimentary croissant and tea/coffee is offered for breakfast but for a full breakfast this is £6 per person and 24 hours notice is needed. If you would like dinner it is £12 per person and 24 hours notice is also needed for this. We want to make sure everyone has a lovely stay here and if you have any questions please feel free to ask.
We are very relaxed and want everyone to enjoy themselves. There is no specific rules other than to have respect for everyone in the house and your surroundings, otherwise please feel welcome and enjoy your stay!
Our experience staying at Marianne's was very positive. We had arrived by train early, before the check in time, and Marianne allowed us to drop off our bags. She even offered us a cup of tea while we did so. Marianne provided us with public transit information and provided restaurant recommendations; all of which was greatly appreciated. The room was lovely and very spacious. The bathroom was also very nice and very clean. Overall, I think Marianne's home is wonderful and we would definitely stay here again given the chance.
Great experience, real friendly and stylish home, we were really delighted by Marianne´s welcome and she and her husband were really helpful with everything we need, we regret not staying more time with them. I enjoyed her homemade breakfast with just made scones, delicious!!!! Excellent host and helpful lady.and of course the double room for me was really comfortable.
Ani, Adriana and Marta from Argentina
Très belle maison décorée avec goût, Marianne nous a réservé un chaleureux accueil, ce fût un plaisir de faire sa connaissance et d'échanger avec elle.
Marianne nous a donné quelques conseils bien utiles pour nos visites et déplacements ce qui nous a permis de passer un très agréable séjour à Edinburgh.
La maison est placée non loin des points touristiques du centre ville, à quelques minutes de l'aéroport et des commerces, pour nous c'était idéal.
Encore un fois merci Marianne pour votre accueil, nous avons hâte de vous revoir, pourquoi pas à Bordeaux !
See you, Goodbye
Marianne was so welcoming and friendly, made us feel at home straight away. The house was very homely and the room was big and comfortable - the bed was so comfy! The complimentary breakfast of a croissant and tea was perfect. Although we did not get the chance to spend too much time with the Marianne, she came across as a great person and hostess. Would definitely recommend!
Marianne and her husbond were very welcoming towards us. They are helpful and made our stay in Edinburgh even more enjoyable.
Marianne's beautifully decorated house made it very easy for us to feel comfortable and welcome immediately. Her flexibility regarding check-in times also came in very handy for us. A great place to stay in Edinburgh, only recommendable!
Marianne gives us a very homely experience, the home is safe and cosy with extremely comfy bed for us to sleep. Both Marianne and her husband was tactful and provided help in directions around Edinburgh. Definitely trustworthy and will recommend friends to visit this place!
About the Host, Marianne
I am a recently retired childminder and live in a lovely family home with my husband Terry, who has also recently retired. We love our warm family home, but unfortunately all of our children have grown up and flown the nest, so we now have 4 great bedrooms available to rent. We are very social and love having guests round for dinner as I love cooking. We also love to travel and are making the most of our retirement by travelling around and seeing the world. We love to meet new people, but respect our guests' need for space and privacy, and welcome everyone into our lovely home.