About This Listing
This is a spacious and comfortable self contained Victorian upper flat that can sleep upto 6 guests with a garden, free parking and WIFI just 10 mins walk from the trendy and charming Stockbridge area, a stones throw away to the center of town.
Fresh & Clean double bedroom with storage, internet access, mirror, hairdryer bedside light, radiator and clean towels.
This is a spacious and comfortable self contained Victorian upper flat with a garden, free parking and WIFI just 10 mins walk from the trendy and charming Stockbridge area, a stones throw away to the center of town).
The entire house will be yours all to yourself. There are 2 generously sized double bedrooms (one with a double bed & one with 2 single beds which can pull together into a double bed). There is a third generously sized bedroom/studio space set out in the floored attic accessed via an extendable loft ladder. There is a Swiss ball and a yoga mat set out on the floor which is a good space to stretch out in the morning before taking on the sites of the city. This attic space has a very comfortable single bed.
The contemporary styled bathroom is newly installed by the bathroom design company Fired Earth with a wall hung pan, freestanding bathtub and shower attachment over the bath as well as a tall chrome heated towel rail. Clean towels for each guest will be provided as will fresh bedding.
The galley style kitchen is well equipped with all the typical appliances including a washing machine, dishwasher & fridge freezer. The newly installed combi boiler is of the highest quality so is very reliable ensuring constant hot water on demand. There is a freestanding range style gas cooker set into a range niche along with all the utensils required for cooking if you decide to make an evening meal. There is a clothes dryer in the bedroom with 2 single beds so there is no need to walk downstairs to the private garden to hang your washing out (although you're quite welcome to if you like a bit of wind in your sails). The iron & ironing board are also housed in the kitchen along with the kettle etc. The garden has a secure shed and a large portable BBQ available to use at your leisure. Pets are also welcome to stay.
The living room has an open fire, flat screen TV, DVD player, stereo compatible with any iphone, MP3, Smart Phone with, comfortable sofas with a coffee table and dinning table which can sit 6 positioned in the original bay window.
ARRIVING BY TRAIN - in to Edinburgh's Waverley Station;
The number 29 is best and you can get this from the bus stop on Princes Street right outside the front entrance at the top of the many many steps and escalator. The bus stop is immediately outside the exit on the same side of the road. You get off the bus at the 2nd stop past "Crewe Toll Round-About". This is right at the end of my street and the house is the first house in the street :0)
You can also get the number 37 from this location at the next bus stop to the No29 (there are a few bus stop/shelters standing together at the exit) and also a 19 or a 47 too but will then need to walk a short distance when you get off the bus at "Crewe Toll Round-about" (the distance of 2 bus stops from Crewe Toll to my street which is approx 1 minute.
HEADING INTO TOWN - You can get a bus from right outside the house to anywhere you want in the city- the center of town takes 15 minutes. There are several large supermarkets nearby including a Waitrose situated in trendy Stockbridge. This is where you'll find some of Edinburgh's best funkiest pubs and restaurants and (email hidden)ly and eclectic cultural hub. Here you will discover countless quirky and independent shops that rub shoulders with media companies and architects and you'll find a real sense of spirit and community. You can walk here in 10 mins or get a bus which takes a few minutes or better yet take a scenic walk through the delightful Inverleith Park past the allotments to take in the reed marsh pond and feed the ducks & swans. You may even get lucky and spot the local heron that sits on the chimney pots above the pond looking for his next meal. There is also the splendid Royal Botanic Gardens close by which much be paid a visit if the time allows. On the way to the Botanic Gardens (continuing from my house on Ferry Road and staying on Ferry Road) is the closest Supermarket called Morissons. It is a 5/6 minute walk from the house. The immediate area is quiet with a small park and small grocery shop where you can get all your basic essentials.
A selection of basic breakfast options will be supplied when you arrive for you to use as required to help you enjoy your stay in the stunning city of Edinburgh.
Guests have access to everything the property and garden has to offer. You will not be sharing with any other guest - the entire house is yours when you stay.
Interaction with Guests
Interaction can be as little or as much as you require on your stay. Most guests make their way to the flat where i will meet and welcome them then they are left to it until they check out. I live 15 minutes away and can be on hand if need be to answer any queries.
Traditional Victorian street with cute properties, well maintained gardens and free street parking.
My street has fantastic access to public transport taking you anywhere you'd like to go in the city of Edinburgh.
Please leave the house clean & tidy as I don't charge an additional cleaning fee. I ask that the cooker is wiped down after use and any dishes used washed ready for the next guest. I also ask that all used bed sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases along with towels are put into the bath tub ready for me to come along and wash. This small task is such a help if you could please adhere to.
Karen's place was bright and cozy at the same time. Really enjoyed our stay w the five of us. The apartement has two double bedrooms and an attic room which can be a bit snug for two. Overall really liked it, the only thing that I would say that is a pity is that the dishwasher didn't work but Karen said that she will call the handyman to fix it.
Karen sorted our check-in smoothly despite her having to attend a last minute personal emergency. So all good & thanks Karen!
We didn't have the chance to meet Karen at the end, but she had everything ready for us. A great host, no doubt. Everything is perfectly explained around the house so we didn't have many problems sorting out the house. She left some Scottish beer to try which we loved and milk and cereals. All the information about taxis, buses, maps, shops, etc was left for us which was very helpful. Thanks a lot for that!
The house is clean, comfortable and spacious. You quickly feel like home. Karen was absolutely hospitable and made the check in easy, with no limit time to get in or out of the house.
The only thing we had some problems with was that the heating was set for 18 degrees and it was a bit cold during the night.
Another thing to take into account is that you'll need to take a bus or taxi to get there. We always took taxi because we tried to enjoy as much time as we could in the city center and if you are a group of 4 or 5 it's cheap and it's also quick. However, we found that the location was a bit unconvinient if you are planning, like us, seeing all Edinburgh in two days because we didn't spend much time in the house and we had to get up very early to catch early tours in the morning in town. So we only went back home to sleep and didn't even cook in there. It might have been more convinient renting something in the city centre to avoid paying and spending time commuting.
But if you are planning for a more relaxing trip then this place will suit you.
It's definitely a very cosy and silent place and Karen is a great nice and kind host.
Karen is a wonderful host and gave us many tips to enjoy Edinburgh. Great stay in a lovely flat!
About the Host, Karen
I am a designer from Scotland. I work for an English design company called Fired Earth. I love to travel, paint, listen to music, food & pilates.
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