About This Listing
Beautiful contemporary conversion flat in handy city centre location - a mere 15 minutes walk from Glasgow's Style Mile, with excellent transport links (train, airport, bus, subway). Sharing with an arty actress with a passion for chatting!
Really big room which gets loads of natural light, especially when the french doors are open
2nd bedroom in a gorgeous ground floor conversion of an old hotel, you'll be in arty company. With contemporary open plan living space and kitchen, new bathroom with power shower and bath and just a twist of the unique and eclectic, you'll have all the comfort and commodities of home.
I'm a friendly Glasweigan (with a very soft accent, for those who are worried they won't understand me!) I offer a little slice of home from home and happy to chat about my city and make personalised recommendations.
Fresh guest room with very comfortable double bed, hanging space, local information brochures, hairdryer, pay as you go UK sim card, umbrella, postcard stamps and black out curtains.
You'll be sharing living space and one bathroom with me, the owner of this lovely flat.
There is wifi throughout and I offer complimentary continental breakfast options
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as we like. I'm very chatty and happy to provide local knowledge, history and top tips for my beloved city.
I'll always offer a cup of tea, and sometimes there is wine or food. I've even occasionally been down the pub with my guests but be aware that I often work long hours from home or am scheduled to work away, so I may settle you in and retreat. :)
My neighbourhood is full of originality. From the awesome word sculptures & advertising inspired street art that flank my building, to the gothic prowess of the Victorian necropolis (graveyard) & impressive copper-roofed cathedral, or perhaps the bustling Barras market & legendary gig venue -the Barrowland Ballroom, this area has got it going on. A mere 15 minutes walk from Glasgow's main shopping streets (known as the Style Mile), a leisurely 10 minute stroll to the funky Merchant City area, full of original bars, restaurants and coffee shops, with easy access to our circular subway system for the beautiful museums and sights of the West End, I'm excellently placed to welcome you.
We're in walking distance of three major supermarkets, and lots of local shops.
A mere stone's throw from my building is the Cathedral complex - lovely walks available through the Cathedral grounds and the impressive Victorian Necropolis graveyard, a slice of history at the Provan Lordship (Glasgow oldest house) or an excellent tea and scone at the fabulous Musuem of Religious Life and Art. In the other direction is the Barras, home to the world famous Barrowland ballroom, the premiere concert venue in Glasgow, there is also market on Saturday and Sunday. The Barras gives way to Glasgow Green on the banks of the Clyde where you'll find the People's Palace musuem with it Victorian glasshouse and the local Glasgow microbrewery West, housed in the historic Templeton Carpet factory.
Glasgow is famous for it's nightlife culture - we have so many theatres, concerts, bars and restaurants and the renowned nightclub scene. If you like music, there are hundreds of vibrant and diverse choices, with world class pop, classical, indie, world and folk music. Glasgow is home to the Celtic Connections folk festival, Piping Live (the world pipe band championships) and we now add the enormous SECC Hydro venue to a long list of places to catch great events.
Glasgow has great transport links, it's really easy to get to my flat (via bus, train or plane) and the city centre location makes it an ideal pit stop if you're travelling on to other Scottish destinations.
TAXI: A Glasgow black taxi is much cheaper than London or even Edinburgh and we also have a range of private hire (mini-cab) companies that are cheaper again (and offer some fixed rate journeys, i.e. the airport run)
AIRPORT: My flat is 15 minutes walk from George Square (Glasgow Airport bus stop) and it takes between 20 minutes and 30 minutes to travel to Glasgow airport (traffic dependent). There are also nearby buses and trains to Prestwick International Airport
TRAIN: Queen's street station (overground and subway) is 15 mins walk. Glasgow Central station is a lovely 25 min walk, or a 7 min cab ride away. There are local buses running from outside the flat into the city centre and beyond.
WALKING: While in the city centre, I thoroughly recommend walking (even if it is raining) as most buildings are worth a second glance and the diversity of people watching is great.
Other Things to Note
My check-in policy, much like my attitude to life, is flexible.*
* What this means, in reality, is that I'm happy to negotiate when check in/out is happening. But please be aware that flexibility goes both ways and I occasionally have to offer fixed times due to work or family commitments. I'll always endeavour to accommodate you & try to understand that travelling doesn't always go to plan - if you think your going to be late (or early), please let me know as I may have made my plans around you.
- This flat is non-smoking.
- I love meeting new people but please make me aware of anyone else who will be in the flat in addition to named guests - this is my home and I like to know who is in it.
- You are welcome to use the crockery/cutlery - please wash them and leave then in the sink drainer.
- I try to be environmentally friendly by turning off lights and plug sockets when not in use. It'd be fab if you could do the same.
- Please check with me if you need to use the washing machine.
- Ultimately, this is a very chilled out flat, so be welcome!
Glasgow is really a marvellous city and my staying at Helen's apartment was the best choice to enjoy this city. Helen is very kind and nice in welcoming me and my siblings,providing us everything we needed as well as giving us very good advice on what to see and what to do in Glasgow. We hope to come back soon in Glasgow and stay at Helen's once more.
Helen was a superb host. I booked things very last minute so she wasn't able to be there in person when I arrived, but there was a great welcome booklet she has prepared which told me everything I needed to know. My bedroom was clean, with a very comfortable mattress and nice bedding. There's a good shower and Helen kindly said I could help myself to shampoo,etc if needed. The kitchen is well laid out and Helen provides bread, cereals, milk, etc for her visitors. On the second evening we had more time to hang out together. Helen is generous spirited and very easy going. She has an interesting job as a professional actor and we had lots to talk about. The flat is well located, within walking distance of the city centre and good value for money. All in all, highly recommended!
Spacious room, cosy bed – big enough for two people in a good location - easy to find. Even though the flat is on one of the main routes, the room was quiet (facing away from the street). Well equipped bathroom with tub. Had all the things I required (hairdryer, towels) and even more: different shampoos and bath oils. Big living room/modern kitchen and plenty of breakfast cereals as well as different kinds of bread. Strong Wifi. Helen is a very friendly and communicative host that welcomed me with a nice hot cup of tea. Helen gave me good recommendations for sightseeing and eating: She made me try Haggis for the first time! Helen is both laid-back and helpful – very likeable.
I highly recommend it.
Lovely welcome and introduction to the house and area. Helen is so friendly and immediately made me feel at home. A great place to stay and particularly good chat!
Hôte sympathique, mais la chaleur de l'accueil a quand même du mal à compenser l'absence de chauffage dans l'appartement...
La dénomination "chambre privée" est un peu usurpée puisque le 3ème couchage est dans la pièce principale (salon/cuisine). Sinon il règne dans l'appartement juste assez de bazard pour qu'on se sente chez soi. Notez bien que la propriétaire est dans les murs en même temps que vous.
A noter : l'appartement est juste à coté de la brasserie industrielle Tennent's, d'où une puissante (mais pas forcément désagréable) odeur de malt fermenté au voisinnage de l'appartement.
Thanks for your feedback Claire - I'd like to apologise that you were cold. I did leave instructions about the heating in my guest book and if you had said, I would have provided you with another blanket too. I. didn't know, so always best to mention issues you have to your host while you are staying.
As for the public/private room issue, when you booked I explained the third room situation. You had booked what is clearly advertised as a double not twin room and then mentioned that you would like two beds. I accomodated you in my living space, rendering that space unavailable to me at night. I am always really clear about this arrangement as I appreciate it doesn't suit everybody. I'm sorry this wasn't to your liking, I did my best for your request.
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About the Host, Helen
Glasweigan actor, sometimes working in Edinburgh and London. Relaxed, happy and arty, I look forward to welcoming you into my home. I'm up for chatting, sharing food and a glass of wine (subject to my work load!), but equally happy to leave you to your space and quietly get on with it. This is no party flat by any stretch of the imagination, but I think you will feel welcome here.
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