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 centre of town).
The entire house will be all yours. 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 (Ramsey ladder) which sleep an additional 3 people. 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 and a very comfortable high end double air mattress which I promise provides a wonderful nights sleep.
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.
I HIGHLY recommend installing the free bus app for iphone and android called Edinbus as it's super helpful.
ARRIVING BY AIROPLANE
The new tram system is up and running at last! It's £5 per person single to town or £8 return. This goes direct to the city centre so doesn't stop at the house and takes 40 mins. You would have to get a bus from the centre of town to my house - please see buses from the train station to the house on the information listed above. A bus from town to the house takes 15 minutes.
Alternatively a taxi from the airport to the house is the quickest method. It takes 10 mins (the house is located between the airport and town) and costs approx £12.
HEADING INTO TOWN - You can get a bus from right outside the house to anywhere you want in the city- the centre 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 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 Morrissons. 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 basic food selection will be supplied 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 est une hôte remarquable, elle est vraiment très gentille: elle a pris le temps de nous expliquer comment nous rendre en ville et quels étaient les attractions intéressantes du coin.
Karen was so kind to accommodate us on such short notice. The apartment is conveniently located and is cute and spacious. There is just a tub which proved awkward for my very tall husband and adult son.
We didn't expect to find our way into the apartment when we arrived because there was no prior communication to do that. Inside the apartment, we found the explanation note from Karen and the various recommendation she provided for sightseeing and dining.
Logement dans une banlieue calme d'Edimbourg correspondant parfaitement à la description. Une confiance totale de notre hôtesse qui n'étant pas là avait laissé toutes les portes ouvertes avec la clé à l'intérieur. Le frigo comportait ce qu'il fallait pour le petit déjeuner. Petit bémol concernant le ménage mais nous ne pouvons être trop exigeant à ce sujet puisque aucun frais de ménage n'est facturé. Il est dommage que nous n'ayons pas pu rencontrer Karen, surtout quand on voit sa photo qui donne très envie de la voir mais elle serait venue si nous avions eu le moindre problème. donc séjour très agréable néanmoins.
The place is beautiful... We didn't see Karen, but she always answered every question. We liked a lot the design and the notes. The apartment is super close to a bus stop, so it is really easy to get there. Everything worked just fine. Totally recomended!
Fantastic first AirBnB experience staying at Karen's large, bright, clean and tidy flat. Karen was easy to communicate with, flexible and friendly, and incredibly informative - this meant a lot as it was my first visit to Edinburgh for work. The flat is in the north of the city and I found it very simple to use buses to get anywhere. Karen helped with this, including recommending the excellent Edinburgh bus app. There was a homely feel to the flat, plenty of bits and pieces such as tea, coffee, cooking oil. All in all, s great experience. Drylaw is a working class area. I found it friendly but if you are wanting a clinical, hotel, non-local experience, I would pay three times as much for a chain hotel on Princes St!