The room is bright and airyThere is plenty of space for your bags & a set of drawers for your use
Spacious en suite room, city centre

Private room

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Large, comfortable room in an early Georgian house. It has a king size bed with a firm pocket sprung mattress. The room is en suite with a shower.
The house is very close to many amenities; shops, restaurants, bars, cinemas and recreational spaces.

The space

We are offering an extremely spacious en suite room 6.5m x 4.8m. It has a king size bed, large comfy sofa, and an en-suite shower room with toilet and wash basin. The room is large enough to accommodate two extra single futon beds and a baby travel cot, if you are travelling with your family.

We have wifi that guests can utilise, and guests are welcome to use our family kitchen and garden. Instant hot water is available at all times and your room has a kettle, drinking water, a small cafetierre and a variety of refreshments. For breakfast we will provide cereal, milk, toast etc that guests can help themselves too.

Guests should be aware that we have 2 cats that wander in and out of all rooms in our house. They are very friendly! If you have an allergy to cats we may not be the room for you!

We are non-smokers and do not allow smoking in our home. Guests are welcome to sit in our garden and smoke, provided stubs are disposed of in the external street bins.

Please check the photo of the staircase to make sure you are happy with this. It is stone and does not have a handrail on one side.

We want you to enjoy your stay with us and we are happy to help in any way we can - if there is something you need; an extra pillow or blanket; restaurant recommendations, directions, a map, just ask!

Guest access

Guests have a private room that locks from the inside, a private shower room with toilet and sink, and are welcome to share our kitchen and garden when appropriate, or when we are out at work or play.

Interaction with guests

Ewen and I both work full time hours so will not necessary be home during your visit. However, we endeavour to welcome all our guests personally and we are always happy to chat when we are home.
We provide some leaflets about local attractions, and a street map, in the guest room.
Guests can look at the guidebook on our airbnb page.
Guests are welcome to message us through airbnb if they require any information or advice during their stay.

Other things to note

Our house is situated very close to the meadows park, Bruntsfield and Toll Cross. It is a great central location within easy walking distance of Princes street and the Old Town. We are also close to a major bus interchange so getting around is simple.
There are numerous restaurants, bars, cinemas and festival venues on our doorstep.
Our house is clean, comfortable and ideal as a base for exploring the capital city of Scotland. If you are visiting with a car, parking can be a little tricky! Parking is free in our street between 5.30pm and 8.30am, and at the weekends. There are pay and display meters in our street,and all neighbouring streets, for other times of the day, but they only allow a maximum stay of 4 hours for about £2 per hour. Or, free on-street parking about 20 or 30 minute walk away from the house. Alternatively, you may be able to arrange secure parking with the Fountain Court Apartments at the end of our small street.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 11PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $26 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $13
Security Deposit: $131
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 11PM

Respect. This is our home, please treat it (& us) with respect.
No smoking indoors.
Shoes off in the house please (best to bring slippers if you require)
Please do not eat food in the bedroom.

You are welcome to use the kitchen, just check with us to make sure it is convenient.
Please wash, dry and put away everything that you use. Please leave it as you find it. We can make some room for any provisions you bring, but space is limited so please don't arrive with a weeks worth of shopping!



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

133 Reviews

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Zara User Profile
June 2017
Very welcoming, great location and excellent room. Would recommend for those planning a trip to Edinburgh because we had a fantastic stay with Ewan and Julie.

Jose Antonio User Profile
June 2017
Julie and Ewen are wonderful hosts. The house is marvelous and very comfortable. The neighborhood is is very calm, and very accessible to other parts of the city. If you need some advice just ask them anything and you can not go wrong.

Desmond User Profile
October 2016
The room was huge and spacious, and Ewen and Julie were warm and welcoming. We will definitely recommend it to our friends! ps: daisy (the cat) is also incredibly friendly

Kim User Profile
September 2016
Ewen and Julie host a wonderful home, with a large comfortable bedroom that is much bigger and more comfortable than most hotels we've stayed in. The bed was comfortable, and the shower was easy to use and had good water pressure (not to mention yummy chocolate-scented body wash). Tea and coffee fixings in the room are a nice touch, as are Edinburgh guidebooks. They were gracious hosts and thought of everything we'd need. The key was easy to find with the directions they gave. Their home is fairly centrally located and within 15 min walking of the old town center. We have not had a better experience with an airbnb booking than with Ewen and Julie.

Maritza User Profile
September 2016
Ewen and Julie are two amazing people. So is their daughter Mia. They were really kind to us, even if we could only talk for a little amount. They have a beautiful home and we hope our paths cross again :) (Ewen y Jolie son dos personas maravillosas, así como su hija Mía. Fueron muy amables, aunque sólo pudimos conversar con ellos brevemente. Tienen una casa hermosa y esperamos que nuestros caminos se crucen nuevamente)

Lena User Profile
September 2016
Beautiful, huge room in lovingly restored 300year old house. Very clean.Great location, within walking distance of the main tourist attractions. Lovely people (and Daisy the cat is very cute:) )We really enjoyed our time at Ewen&Julie's place! Highly recommend to stay there!

Paula User Profile
September 2016
This was our first airbnb experience. It was brilliant. Room was fabulous. Lovely welcome and orientation to house and the city. Thankyou.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom · Joined in June 2013
Ewen And Julie User ProfileEwen And Julie is a superhost.

We are a happy family of four living in Edinburgh, such a vibrant & beautiful city. Our family consists of myself, Ewen, my partner, Julie, and our two teenage daughters. We love holidaying in Scotland, choosing active, outdoor venues to hike, cycle, climb and relax. We also enjoy experiencing other cultures and countries and have had a variety of exciting experiences all over the world!
My favourite past-time is down-hill mountain biking; Julie enjoys running and cycling. Together we enjoy the cinema, reading, eating, cooking, live music and being with friends.
We are a friendly, relaxed family and we laugh together a lot!! We also really enjoy meeting new people and making new friends.

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