Nice big light double room with wood floors and original edwardian fireplace in bright friendly flat with dine-in kitchen, big living-room with wood burning stove (functional), shared bathroom with electric shower and bathtub.
Suits two guests but room is big and extra bed can be provided for extra person.
We are on the South-side in Scotland's most multicultural and slightly bohemian neighbourhood, 6 min train ride and a 20-25 min walk from Glasgow central. 3 minutes from Queens park, walking distance to Hamden, 7 min to internationally acclaimed art space Tramway,1 minute to South-side studios, and the amazing victorian Govanhill baths which now functions as a community centre with arts and performance events while working on reopening one of the pools for the public, and 15min to Citizens theatre.
There are a large number of really good take-aways, and a few properly good restaurants as well as a host of pubs within walking distance.
On agreement we can provide continental (bread&butter with homemade Jam&Cheese)/ yoghourt/oatmeal or fruit salad breakfast with proper espresso or tea at a cost of 3.50 per person. Please let me know if you want this or I will assume you don't
Plenty of Busses, trains within minutes from the house.
Besides the special and exiting location and the really beautiful building we have the privilege to live in, our place is unique because with uneven intervals, we host an artist in residency program in the bnb room. At this time the calendar will be blocked. The artists will make a small modest installation in the room, which will remain for a number of weeks after the room opens for guests again. The show is not open for the public when the room is rented unless special negotiations have taken place during the booking process. The last show we had was an installation titled Reconstructing The Nightingale Ten Years On (2003-2013) by the artist Grace Ndiritu. The installation contained a video screened on a television, and homely objects such as plants, books and furniture. A picture of the installation can be viewed on the profile.( It is the 3rd image.)
Grace Ndiritu (Kenya/UK). Ndiritu's work is widely exhibited and recent solo and group exhibitions and screenings include, Musee Chasse & Nature and Centre Pompidou, Paris.(2013) ICA Artist Film Survey, London (2011), Artprojx at Prince Charles Cinema London (2009), Her work is also housed in museum collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and private collections such as the Walther Collection, New York and Germany.
Kitchen & livingroom.
Wi-fi and free phone calls to landlines Europe/US and US/Canadian cellphones.
Interaction with Guests
We are happy to share chats, sight tips, teas, maybe even meals if it happens but we work a lot (and much of it home) so it is essential that any guest of ours is independent, .
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We have excellent bus and train connections to our house.
To get here from the center by Bus: Take any bus that goes up Victoria Road (nr 4, 6, 5, 7) and get of at Alison street. Take a left on Alison street and cross over to the left hand side of the road, walk two blocks to Langside rd. Take an immediate right without crossing the street. Our house is the first one (its the blue corner)
By train: Our train station is Queens Park and you pick it up n Central statin (make sure you take a train where Queens park is the second station). Take the Victoria road exit. Cross the Victoria diagonally to the left where you will enter Dixon avenue. Walk two blocks and take a left on Langside rd, (do not cross it). Walk to the end of the block. Our door is the last one to the left before you cross Alison street.
The house number is 236 and our flat number is 3/1. (You will need to remember the flat number so you can ring the door bell.)
Other Things to Note
If you have a problem reaching the mobile phone use the land line (phone number hidden).
No smoking in rooms, if push comes to shove you can hang out the window in the kitchen and smoke but absolutely not in any of the other rooms in the flat. Also I expect you to be decent to our neighbours.
Nina was a great host and I had a lovely two nights staying in her flat. She is very easy to talk to and made me feel very comfortable during my stay!
Staying with Nina and Martin was fantastic! They were very flexible and extremely nice and welcoming. And their dog dizzy was hilarious to be around.
The room was nice and the bed was comfortable. Its an old building but the flat/company is great for the price! And its proximity to central Glasgow is Fantastic!
Nina was very welcoming and was totally cool about me bringing a third of my possessions into her house for over a week. The room was lovely and the flat catered for all my needs. Nina is a lovely person to talk to too
We had a really lovely stay with Nina and Martin and felt very taken care of. Their flat is warm and cosy and located in a great area with an interesting history and lots to explore. Thanks both for having us to stay and helping us navigate the city and all it has to offer. And, thanks also for the Spanish Thyme, it survived the journey back :) Best Wishes, Hari and Anna x
It was great, had a really good three months living in Glasgow with Nina and Martin
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Female Swedish artist/academic. Likes art, reading, jazz, funk, world music, mainstream and not so main stream films as long as they are good. Easy going, non smoking, and generally bearable person who is easy to get along with.
My life is rich and varied, besides what I already mentioned I have: Worked in the Swedish Merchant Marine; translated films; run a music rehearsal studio and informal concert venue; and most importantly, brought up a delightful beautiful and highly independent daughter. My latest adventure is hosting an artist in residency program at my house when I don't have airbnb guests.