Lovely central double room + bkfst

Apartment - Private room · Admiral Terrace, Edinburgh, EH10 4JH, United Kingdom
Cary
Your host, Cary
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Our Victorian flat is on two floors and is located in the lovely Bruntsfield area of the city, one of Edinburgh's most central neighbourhoods. We live in a quiet cul-de-sac but are only a couple of minutes from the bustling shops and cafes of Bruntsfield.
Although our home is Victorian with high ceilings and classic cornicing, we have furnished it in a contemporary style. The comfortable double bedroom is large and newly decorated, the window has the original shutters and overlooks the walled and rather mature(!) back garden.
You have exclusive private use of the shower room with WC which is right next to your room. A help yourself breakfast (cereal, toast, juice etc) is also included. Help yourself to tea and coffee at any time. Also included is all your fresh bed linen, towels, hairdryer, umbrellas (!) plus free Wifi.
We are perfectly located for sightseeing or for visiting Edinburgh's fabulous and world renowned International Festival in August every year.
At the top of the road there are five buses that will take you into the heart of the city in a matter of minutes. Attractions include the Castle, Holyrood Palace, Princes Street, Royal Mile, Museums, wonderful art galleries, the Botanical Gardens and the Royal Yacht Britannia. Great restaurants plus much much more! We usually walk into town, by strolling across the Meadows - about 20 mins.
We are also only 5 minutes walk to Napier University Merchiston Campus.
Bruntsfield itself is full of coffee shops, bars, restaurants & quirky independent shops. We are within easy walking distance of five theatres and five cinemas not to mention Festival venues! We have lived here for over 20 years and have a good knowledge of the city so we are happy to help you with recommendations and directions.
We have a large British Blue cat called Sillie, you can see her in the photographs. She is friendly but quite shy so she wont bother you. We also have three sons who you may see if they are back home in Edinburgh.
Parking here is very difficult, so we wouldn't recommend bringing a car. There is free parking in our area between 5.30pm and 08.30 am Monday to Friday and free parking at weekends. The rest of the time, you have to pay the meter (max stay of 4 hours). Alternatively you can park outside the zone. However, you really dont need a car as you can walk or take a bus everywhere!
We think our home is perfectly situated for a holiday in Edinburgh, whether sight-seeing or Festival-going!
We both work during the day so we may not always be around, but we will always be contactable by phone or email.
Check in and check out times can be flexible depending on our work commitments - just ask!
If you have any questions please just ask, we're happy to help.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

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  • We had a perfect stay at Cary and Pete's lovely place. Their description and photos are very accurate, so I'll just add that it is a really warm and quiet place, Cary and Pete are very friendly and helpful, and we found the location fantastic - although it's not right in the middle of the center, it is a nice and short walk away from the royal mile (and a short bus ride away from Princess street) and the local neighborhood is beautiful as well. Our only regret is that the stay was too short!

    June 2014
    Cary
    Response from Cary:

    Thanks Pablo. Come for longer next time! Cary

    June 2014
  • If you want to stay at the heart of Edinburgh and still have a quiet room, warm welcoming/friendly host, this is THE place ! Nice residential neighborhood and shops around the corner, 10 minutes by bus to the central area, well what else can you ask for more ? (don't want to sound like an advertisement, but it's true !) Carry and Pete are great hosts and the room is reasonable, sunny with a private bath.

    June 2014
    Cary
    Response from Cary:

    Thanks Naoka! We really enjoyed meeting you, you're welcome back anytime Cary

    June 2014
  • If I ever go back to Edinburgh – which I will because I really liked it I definitely would like to stay with Cary and Pete again! (Edinburgh reminded me of my home town Nürnberg in Germany)
    Her house is lovely the room is big, the bed is very comfortable, and through the big windows you have a lot of light in the room, it´s lovely decorated as well. Cary also has a lot of info material for Edinburgh flyers and books which is nice to get some extra inspiration. The own bathroom right next door was very clean and had everything you need from nice smelling towels to shampoo and shower gel.
    Cary is so friendly, warm and welcoming that we felt like home as soon as we walked in the door.
    The breakfast included everything we needed and more as it had variety of toast, jam´s, Nutella, a selection of tea and coffee, yogurt and fresh fruits.
    Walking to the castle is a very pretty 20 minute walk partly through a park, it´s very central. So if you go to Edinburgh you have to stay with Cary!

    June 2014
    Cary
    Response from Cary:

    Thank you so much Stephanie! Come and stay again if you ever find yourselves back in Edinburgh! Cary

    June 2014
  • Cary helped us a lot for planning our trip. She is very kind and friendly host!
    The house was so lovely and really comfortable. We feel like home!
    The location of house is also really nice and convenient for central Edinburgh.
    (It was easy walking distance to Royal mile through beautiful parks.!)
    I would definitely come back there next time if we go to Edinburgh.
    I'm sure that Cary's room is one of the best room in Edinburgh.
    Thank you so much!!

    June 2014
    Cary
    Response from Cary:

    Thank you for the lovely review! We enjoyed having you, come again any time. Cary

    June 2014
  • I stayed only for one night with my friend, but it was great! Cary is a lovely host, the communication before our travel was nice and it was a very warm welcome. They have a great home, everything is tidy and nicely done up.
    The room is lovely, it is very calm and we would definitely slept longer if our train wasn't going that early in the morning! Also the breakfast in the morning was very good and all in all our stay there felt a little bit like beeing at home.
    I would highly recommend to everyone to stay in Carys house while visiting Edinburgh, you can't get wrong!

    May 2014
    Cary
    Response from Cary:

    Thanks Jana, we enjoyed meeting you! Come for longer next time! Cary

    May 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Cary's beautiful home in the centre of Edinburgh. The room was lovely and we received a warm welcome from Cary who was also very helpful with helping us find a free parking spot nearby. I would definitely recommend this place (and the breakfast!) and hopefully get the chance to come back one day

    May 2014
    Cary
    Response from Cary:

    How lovely, thanks Mirjam! Come back anytime Cary

    May 2014
  • Un grand merci à Cary et Pete pour leur accueil fort chaleureux, leur hospitalité, leur gentillesse, la chambre superbe avec tout ce qu'il faut, même le parapluie qui nous a été fort utile !! très sympa de pouvoir partager avec eux l'excellent breakfast préparé par Cary. Merci encore pour tout !!

    May 2014
    Cary
    Response from Cary:

    Thank you Christelle and Phillipe for your lovely review. We hope to meet you again - maybe in France! Cary and Pete

    May 2014
  • Very nice house and room Cary and Pete are wonderful: they really helped us to get the most out of our visit through their tips. The house and room are very nice and located at a nice walk from Edinburgh center.
    They inspired us to start our own AirBnB!

    May 2014
    Cary
    Response from Cary:

    Thanks Jose! We really enjoyed having you. Good luck with your Airbnb if you decide to start up! Cary and Pete

    May 2014
  • We had a very great time at Cary's and Pete's home. A very warm welcome and friendly approach. They have also given us useful tips as to where going and having supper. Their place is walk distance from the historical centre of the city and from the commercial area. A nice park also is close to the house, where many people go running (we didn't though!). Definitely, a very nice stay in Edinburgh at theirs.

    May 2014
    Cary
    Response from Cary:

    Thanks Jacopo! Enjoy the rest of your honeymoon in Scotland! Cary

    May 2014
  • Beautiful, private and impeccably clean, this room was perfect for my weekend stay in Edinburgh.
    Cary is a wonderful host, lovely to talk to, and gave great suggestions for my walks around the city.
    I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to for a private room in someone's home with maximum independence.

    May 2014
    Cary
    Response from Cary:

    Thanks Emily, we loved having you, please come again anytime! Cary

    May 2014
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I'm Cary and I live with my husband Pete. I have my own business and Pete is in the entertainments industry. We both work full time so we may not always see you first thing in the morning! We will leave you out a help yourself breakfast - toast, cereal, fruit etc. We have three sons, none of whom now live at home full time. Two are students, so they come home from time to time. Pete was born and brought up in Edinburgh and I moved here in my teens, so we know a lot about the city and can help you with most things. We enjoy the arts - theatre, cinema, music, exhibitions etc. We enjoy good food and a glass of wine. We also love the outdoors and Pete is a keen runner, cyclist and hill walker. We hope you will be happy and enjoy your stay with us - we look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our home. We can be flexible with check in and check out times depending on our work commitments - just ask!
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