About this listing
Shaftesbury Park is a comfortable artist-owned traditional flat in a Victorian terraced house with mod cons, free wifi, and its own little garden. It lies in a conservation area and is only a short bus ride from all visitor attractions.
A light and airy flat with simple design and original art work. A former ship-fitter helped us create site-specific furniture to make the most of the available space. In summer the garden is an excellent extension of the flat allowing you to have al fresco breakfast, lunch and dinner in the sun.
Guests can enjoy the whole flat and also my garden.
Interaction with Guests
I welcome my guests to my former home and am happy to give advice on how to explore Edinburgh. In general I respect my guests´ privacy. In case anything should go pear-shaped I can be contacted in an instant.
There is a strong local community feel with good local amenities and easy access to the city centre. It's great being so close to the Union Canal for walks, runs and duck feeding.
Excellent bus links into the centre serving both stations and all visitor attractions. There are six frequent bus services into the city. The bus stops are 5 walking minutes from the flat and it takes between 10-15 minutes on the bus depending on the time of day. An all-day adult ticket on the bus is £4.50.
Alternatively you can do a 30 minute walk to the city along the scenic Union Canal tow path which gives you a very personal (non-tourist) view of Edinburgh. There is unlimited free on-street parking round the corner from my flat for those who travel by car. Edinburgh has a very compact centre and the best way to explore it is on foot.
Other Things to Note
If you are interested in staying at Shaftesbury Park please make sure that you have completed your own profile first including verifications before putting in a booking request.
At Shaftesbury Park I have a set of lovely neighbours who all have children and are all hard-working. Please keep the noise down after 22.00h and before 7.30h.
We don't allow pets and there is strictly no smoking in the house. As the property has soft wooden floors throughout I ask all fashionistas to take off their high heels at the front door. (That includes you guys, too!)