Shaftesbury Park is a comfortable artist-owned traditional ground floor flat in a Victorian terraced house with free wifi and its own little garden. It lies two miles southwest of Edinburgh Castle in a leafy conservation area and is only a short bus ride from all major visitor attractions. A well-stocked delicatessen is just across the road and provides excellent croissants and wines. Active guests love the 30min walk along the scenic Union Canal which takes them straight to the city centre.
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.
Other things to note
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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!)
You are likely to meet lovely Luna, my neighbours' unusually friendly, blue-eyed cat at some point. Regardless of what Luna thinks, she does NOT live at my property and she is NOT allowed in the house.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
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I am totally and irrevocably in love with Edinburgh, its architecture, its cafes, its culture and its people. I came to this city as a young student, returned to do a postgraduate degree and then - as so many of us - got stuck and never looked back.
I regularly spend time in the Outer Hebrides, the south Baltic (not as cold as many believe), I love Iceland and have recently been to Moscow which was a mind-blowing trip.
My job is arty and dangerous at the same time. Not many of those around.
I am fond of Icelandic crime and Scandinavian design. I crossed the Alps on my motorbike. My biggest passion is outdoor swimming in the reservoirs, in stormy seas or even just a big puddle (ask me for recommendations). I like the smell of books and could easily spend days in Edinburgh´s bookshops.
I couldn't imagine life in Edinburgh without my bicycle, without dark chocolate or live music.