Double Bed in Cosy Alcove. This is the original Bed Recess found in Edinburgh Tenements.  The sitting area as seen from your bed.
Large Room in Quirky Wee Apartment, Arthur's Seat
Large Room in Quirky Wee Apartment, Arthur's Seat

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Welcome to my unusual but utterly charming wee apartment!

Your Room...
is both large and cosy - with two sofas and a TV, you effectively have your own private sitting room.

You are...
five minutes walk from the base of Arthur's Seat, and 10-15 minute walk to the Royal Mile.

Healthy Breakfast and all essentials included!

I Require your Arrival Time to Confirm your Booking, so please include this in your initial message, and do Read the Whole Listing before booking. Thank you x

The space

My Apartment is on the first floor of a Traditional Edwardian Tenement, within the Southside Conservation Area. It's a bit scruffy around the edges but with bags of character! The place retains many period features like the Victorian range, Edwardian clothes pulley, and original 'bed recesses'.

Your room is large with two sofas and an open fire. It has the typical high ceilings of an Edinburgh Tenement, stripped wooden floor and large original Sash & Case windows.

The double bed is in a cosy alcove and there is an additional double bed on the platform above (please note that these are small doubles, perfect for couples, but if you are two friends sharing, they might be a bit snug - take a look at the photos to be sure).

My road is right next to Holyrood Park and there is a wee path at the end of it that leads you to Arthur's Seat. There is a breathtaking view of the Salisbury Crags from the front of the building.

All Bed Linen is provided and 100% cotton.
You have Free Unlimited WiFi, a TV, Digibox and DVD player.

Guest access

Your room has its own seating area with two sofas and T.V. so you effectively have your own private sitting room.

You will have priority use of the bathroom, with its full length bathtub, and an array of complementary bath products and candles. There is an electric shower above the bath. Towels are provided.

Breakfast is included so you are welcome to help yourself to whatever I have in. Various teas, coffee and breakfast cereals are always available, along with fruit, yoghurt, and toast. If you have any specific dietary requirements, let me know before you arrive, and I'll do my best to accommodate you.

The kitchen is available for breakfast.
There will be some space in the fridge for you to store food.

The kitchen is not available for eating meals other than breakfast, you are however welcome to eat in your room. I use the kitchen for work so it is not routinely available to guests, unless previously arranged (or I am out).

Interaction with guests

I enjoy having a chat over coffee in the morning, and hearing about your plans for the day. During the day I may be working. When I am in I'm happy to answer any questions you have or give recommendations for food and sightseeing.

I have lived in Edinburgh for 25 years so I can provide lots of information about the city.

Other things to note

*The price for two people is based on using one bed. if you require both beds there may be a small extra charge. I am sorry it is not possible to do this automatically on the Airbnb site as yet , so I have to add it manually. I will ensure that this doesn't effect the good value of the listing compared to other two-bed listings available on your dates.

**Although the room is listed as accommodating four people, this is really for families or two couples. It is not suitable for four single people; or it starts to feel like a hostel. The beds are small doubles so if you are two friends sharing, they might be a bit snug depending on what size you are and how used to sharing you are!

***The apartment is NOT toddler proof. I am happy to have small babies and children, but not toddlers.

Please ensure you have travel insurance - if you have to cancel at short notice I cannot guarantee you a full refund.

If you smoke, I can recommend my neighbour who does Airbnb, just ask and I will give you his listing number.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 2PM - 8PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $26 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: $106
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 8PM

**I cannot take a one night booking for Monday 5th June**

Please read the Whole Listing before booking.

Please include your arrival time in your initial message. I do not consider a booking to be finalised until I have an arrival time.

The apartment and building are completely non-smoking. This includes no cheeky smoking out of the window!

Airbnb relies on the goodwill of neighbours, so please be quiet on entering the building as well as in the apartment after 10.30pm.

Sometimes I am unavailable to do late check-ins, so if you are planning to arrive after 8pm, please discuss this with me BEFORE booking, Thank you.

Please remove outdoor shoes in the bedroom, Thank you - feel free to bring your slippers (-:

If your time of arrival differs from the estimated one, due to delay or change of plan, please let me know as soon as possible - I may well have planned my day around your arrival time. If you do not arrive at the agreed time, and have not contacted me to let me know - I might not be in when you arrive.

I cannot accept guests who have not booked via Airbnb (this includes 3rd Party bookings. Please do not use Instant Booking to book for someone else), thank you

The kitchen is available for breakfast. It is also my office so I may be working there during the day. You are very welcome to pop in for a chat or to make a hot drink, but not to hang out all day and cook.

Do feel free to recline on your sofas, have a long hot bubble bath (bubbles provided), and above all enjoy your stay in Edinburgh!



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
First aid kit
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

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328 Reviews

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Marie-Eve User Profile
May 2017
Sally is the perfect host! Kind, avalable, flexible and respectfull. We really enjoy our stay and we hardly recommand Sally ☺

Elizabeth User Profile
May 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sally's place! She was incredibly helpful and very accommodating, even allowing us to leave our bags prior to check in so we could tour the city unencumbered. She had lots of helpful tips from what to see and do, to where to eat and where to park. The space itself was perfect and charming, and in a really beautiful location, very close to several attractions. We hope to be back and stay again with Sally!

Kelsey User Profile
May 2017
Sally was a fantastic host! The apartment is so unique and in a perfect location - 10-15 minute walk to the Royal Mile and Arthur's Seat is right out the back door! We definitely recommend her to anyone coming to Edinburgh!

Joel User Profile
April 2017
Sally has a perfect room for a short or long stay in Edinburgh, centrally located yet quiet and pretty since it's on a small hill just across from Arthur's Seat. Perfect access to several great hikes (just out the door) and The Meadows (lovely park), yet only a few blocks off the main drag and close to excellent cheap food, coffee, and pubs (especially The Montebar). It's a comfortable room that feels bigger than it is (truly, like a Tardis) and Sally's very helpful with all the cultural, historical, and artistic goings-on.

Théa User Profile
April 2017
It was wonderful to stay at Sally's place ! She is very welcoming and you will feel the real Scottish way of life. I definitely recommend you this place and the location is amazing.

Arjenne User Profile
April 2017
Great hostess, great place.

Sarah User Profile
March 2017
Sally's place was recommended to me by a friend and I loved it! Sally was kind, helpful, friendly, and willing to point me in the direction of things that I should see and do and eat. Her place was clean, comfortable, and quite homey. She provided me with a breakfast of cereal, yogurt, toast, orange juice, etc., in the morning (a little before seven am, too!) and gave me directions to Arthur's Seat. Overall, Sally's place was the perfect one for my short stay in Edinburgh, not least because of its very close proximity to the police station, mountain, and city centre!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom · Joined in September 2011
Sally User ProfileSally is a superhost.

Hi folks, I'm Sally and I will be your host here in Edinburgh :-)
I really enjoy being an Airbnb host and look forward to welcoming new guests.

I am addicted to good coffee and Radio 4. Other pastimes include watching the squirrels out of my kitchen window.

My apartment is like a Tardis - it feels bigger than it is - probably because the rooms are big with high ceilings.

Have a fantastic time here in Edinburgh x

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