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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 107 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

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.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

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226 Reviews

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Helen User Profile
July 2017
A perfect base to explore the City, a comfortable walk into town along the Union Canal, or a short hop on one of many buses. A great local deli/shop right opposite, a clean, relaxed home with lovely welcoming touches, and a few lovely places to eat locally, within 10 minute walk. Our host was so very supportive in communication, suggestions, information and considerate right from the first contact. We will definitely be back here and wholeheartedly recommend it.

Jody User Profile
July 2017
Clean, comfortable , great advice & info from the hosts, would go back in a heart beat

Alison User Profile
July 2017
Stylish, modern, funky flat. Easy to get around Edinburgh from. Quiet neighbourhood. Anke was brilliant at communication with all aspects of the booking and has her flat well equipped for visitors. Really comfy bed:?epc power shower.

宇红 User Profile
July 2017
Anke is so kind host,she cares all the people far away from home.When we arrived,found all the staffs in the flat as much as we come back,foods,wines,she has a book with all the guests (URL HIDDEN) is long time for her to let her house ,We know all the thanks from the old guests,it shows she is so kindness,carefully people.Any way,she can make every one feel relaxed and comfortable,and thankful.She wrote email every day to guide us how to explore Edinburgh even she was not in town and busy.Anke gave us good experiences in our first Airbnb trip .We will stay in the flat if we come back Edinburgh someday,and will tell all our friends who will come Edinburgh to book the flat.Thank you,Anke!

Gay User Profile
June 2017
Anke's place was the best. She has every thing you need there for you. The directions to use public transit is a great help. The apartment is very cute. The backyard is refreshing in the morning.

Laura User Profile
June 2017
Such a beautiful place to stay and explore Edinburgh. Only wish we could have stayed longer. Anke's place is as cute as it looks in the pictures and even more spacious. It's clear Anke goes above and beyond for her guests. We greatly appreciated the book she created welcoming us, giving us all the information we may need and plenty of recommendations. I hope to visit this Airbnb again someday.

Lily User Profile
June 2017
We three very enjoyed the wonderful trip in Edinburgh. Anke's house is fabulous and very cozy. Since Anke's fantastic sense of art, the house looks like art work. Anke is also very helpful. If you have any question, it's very easy to contact Anke. The place of Anke's house is transport convenient and there is a shop very nearby. We also find it's very near to the place for visa application place.. it's worth visiting Edinburgh and strongly recommend living in Anke's house.

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Edinburgh, United KingdomJoined in November 2013
Anke-Beate User ProfileAnke-Beate is a superhost.

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.

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