Rough Luxe Victorian Villa: Room 1

House - Private room · Broompark Circus, Glasgow, G31 2JF, United Kingdom

The Space

Situated in a quiet residential area 15-20 minute walk east of Glasgow city centre and Queen Street Station. Two minute walk from the best coffee in town!
Our home is a typical Victorian sandstone villa* with many original features and located within the Dennistoun conservation area. Two houses down is the Lady of Good Council Church, one of Glasgow's more famous modern churches built in 1966 designed by Gillespie Kidd & Coia Architects.
Glasgow is full of landmark buildings celebrating it's rich architectural heritage and has been described as " the great ecclesiastical city, the city of the unimaginably wealthy tobacco lords, merchant city, cotton city, industrial city and second city of the Empire."
Glasgow is Scotland's largest and liveliest city. As well as it's renown Victorian and other distinct architectural gems the city has many attractions to offer including some of the best shopping ,restaurants, parks, galleries and venues. There are plenty of film/comedy/art/music festivals throughout the year to keep the gig listings interesting. Check out these two links for up to date listings:
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Our house is occupied by family and friends with various schedules so can sometimes be very quiet or very busy. Main occupants are myself (architect) and my son (Jed, 6), my brother Toby - engineer/acrobat(?)) who has helped turn this house into a home over the last few years. Felix (works for Community Energy Scotland) and Kim (musician). Almost there with the renovating (but never quite with old houses) we enjoy sharing the plentiful space . All very laid back and peaceful with the occasional event, film screening or feast held.
All rooms have network points. Wireless broadband throughout the house. Underfloor heating in both bathrooms, wood burning stoves in hall and kitchen for winter warmth. Open fire in the old dining room (now lounge). Projector available for film screenings in the old dining room.
Private parking can be arranged prior to arrival, plenty of on street free parking.
I have two rooms available if the dates you are looking for aren't available please check Room Two.
* Please be aware that Victorians weren't very good at insulating, and whilst we have tried our best to seal every draft and insulate were we can the house will possibly be very cold to those used to either warmer climates or the benefits of insulated cavities. The primary heat source downstairs is two wood burning stoves, if you are up before I am to light them it can be quite cold indeed. Slippers and thermals recommended in the winter months (bedrooms have great big cast iron radiators so they are nice and warm)

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 1
Monthly Price: $1038 /month
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Cancellation: Flexible

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  • Staying with Verity and the others was absolutely great and made our time in Glasgow perfect (the total absense of rain also helped a bit :-)). The room is very comfortable, the house is spacious with a huge lovely kitchen and the bathroom is just amazingly beautiful. A big luxurious shower and relaxing old fashioned bath tub in a modern and tasteful designed bathroom.
    Verity's house is close to several bus stops, the local train and also in walking distance of the city center. There are a few nice spots for dinner and drinks and the best bakery in town (Tapa, don't miss it! they also serve coffee, sandwiches and the best coffee/walnut cake).
    We had a great holiday and are really happy we stayed here. In the house we met so many nice people, everybody was helpful, friendly and good fun. I definetely recommend staying here when you are visiting Glasgow.

    April 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 3 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    January 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 33 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    January 2014
  • Verity´s house in Broompark Circus is really a great place to stay, truly one of the highlights of our stay in Glasgow. The house itself is really beautiful and interesting, and it is inhabited by a bunch of nice and warm people. We had a great time there and Verity and his friends and family made us feel at home. The house is a big Victorian building which has been refurbished with both a keen eye and a very pleasant style. Our bedroom was very spacious and sunny with an incredibly comfortable bed (we nicknamed it "the cloud") and a whole wardrobe to put your stuff. You will also love the huge and well-equipped kitchen where the family and friends gather. The neighborhood is not far from the city center, around 15 minutes walk. You will find some supermarkets, shops and public transport in the area too. Don´t think it twice and book at Verity´s if you come to Glasgow.

    January 2014
  • We spent a lovely two nights in Verity's beautiful and expansive home. The room was enormous, the neighbourhood quiet, and it was easy to drive into the city centre. Would stay again!

    December 2013
  • The whole experience of meeting Verity (and her father and friends), and staying in her wonderful house was great, a perfect oasis of calm in an otherwise hectic trip.
    The house has to be seen to be believed (especially if you live in the cramped confines of a London flat!), her architecture skills have made it a unique and very tastefully designed home, and the beds, bathroom and kitchen were all well equipped and very comfortable.
    We felt very welcome and would return in a heartbeat. Recommended!

    October 2013
  • Uncomplicated stay in a clean room. The house is overwhelming, great architecture! Good location, it´s very easy to get into the city.
    I didn´t meet Verity, but her brother and dad were very friendly and helpful!

    September 2013
  • This was everything I imagined it would be and more. Cool people, cool house, clean and spacious room and a marvelous kitchen. I loved the wood stove. I would definitely stay there again.

    September 2013
  • Great location. Welcoming atmosphere. Definitely recommended.

    September 2013
  • Amazing space! We stayed in the large room connected to the bathroom and felt like we had our own wing to the house. The room was spectacular and the bathroom felt like something from a magazine. The renovations to the house are incredible. We never had a chance to meet Verity, but we were greeted by her adorable son, Jed, who gave us a tour of the place. Verity's grandfather and brother were also very welcoming and accommodating. The location is great, we walked to town each day of our stay. Highly recommend.

    September 2013
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