Shaftesbury Park is a comfortable artist-owned traditional flat in a Victorian terraced house with all mod cons, free wifi, and its own 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 £3.50.
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
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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!)
Weekend in Edinburgh was a surprise trip for my boyfriend's birthday and it really exceeded our expectations. Both of us loved loved loved Anke's flat. It feels so homely yet chic. Amazing decor throughout all as described by Anke. Anke was very helpful and attentive host who has left us with a home book that introduces the flat, its history along with her recommendation of what to see and where you go.
I recommend Anke's flat to anyone who is visiting Edinburgh, the city we both fell in love with instantly.
We love the flat so much. We have everything that's needed.Thoroughly enjoyable stay and will definitely stay again next time in Edinburgh.
We had a wonderful stay at Shaftesbury Park. Anke wasn't available to hand over the keys in person, but regardless made us feel very welcome. The apartment is nice, everything was perfectly in order, and it felt a lot like home! I can definitely recommend this place, and I'll be staying here again if I need a place to stay in Edinburgh!
Also, Anke is the perfect host, checking in with us and responding to any messages quickly. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to stay in your lovely place!
Wir hätten uns für unseren Aufenthalt in Edinburgh keine bessere Unterkunft wünschen können. Ankes Wohnung ist wunderbar und stilvoll eingerichtet, sehr sauber und mit vielen kleinen Aufmerksamkeiten für uns als Gäste. Wir haben uns sehr willkommen und wie zuhause gefühlt. Auch die Kommunikation mit Anke vor und während unseres Aufenthalts war toll, sie hat über unsere Fragen hinaus viele hilfreiche Tipps und Empfehlungen gegeben.
Die Lage hat uns ganz besonders gefallen, wir sind oft am schönen Union Kanal bis ins Stadtzentrum gefahren und falls das Wetter einmal nicht mitgespielt hat, brauchten wir nur einen der vielen Busse zu nehmen, die fast direkt vor der Haustür hielten.
Wir kommen gerne wieder und würden Ankes Wohnung jederzeit weiterempfehlen!
Our journey to Edinburgh was a bit of a nightmare so when we arrived at the apartment to a surprise bottle of Prosecco and box of maltesers to celebrate our 5 year anniversary, we felt right at home. This is perfect example of just how much Anke goes out of her way to ensure you have a great stay.
Not only did we have a welcome pack of information and recommendations but we also had great direct communication - though we didn't need much help as the apartment has more than anyone could ask for. Everything you could imagine needing is right there. The apartment is beautifully decorated, a perfect combination of luxury and cosy.
The local shop has so much fun and healthy options, which is rare for a convenience store and the apartment is only a short and easy bud trip away from central Edinburgh.
I will, without a doubt, recommend anyone to stay here and will likely do so again myself - If we are lucky enough to be welcomed back.
Shaftesbury Park is a lovely presented flat in a perfect location for exploring Edinburgh.
The flat is very well equipped, it had everything we needed and was perfect our weekend visit. We loved all the little extras and felt very prepared with all the excellent local info Anke left for us.
Anke was extremely helpful throughout the stay and we would recommend both Anke and her beautiful flat to any friends or family.
Anke's flat is a delightful place, spacious, light, artistic and comfortable. It proved to be an excellent base to explore Edinburgh (plenty of buses) from and a place that you craved to return to at the end of a day of exploring. Its a place of relaxation- there is no intrustive tv, although wifi enables you to watch films or plan your itinery on your own devices. We came for the rugby and left with a friend who helped us at every turn with great suggestions to get around the city and enjoy ourselves with a 6 yr old to accommodate. We hope to return again in the summer and would want to book the same flat before you lot out there see Anke's rave reviews and book it up solid for the rest of the year. Thank you so much. Maybe we will actually meet up next time Anke.
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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.
My favourite holiday destinations are the Outer Hebrides, the south Baltic (not as cold as many believe), and I have recently discovered the beauty of Iceland.
My job is arty and dangerous at the same time. Not many of those around.
I love 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. I am fond of dark chocolate, enjoy live music and love catching the last rays of sunshine in autumn.