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Situated in a quiet residential area 15-20 minute walk east of Glasgow city centre and Queen Street Station.
There are plenty of decent coffee shops/bakery/cafe's/restaurants - including Glasgow's newest micro brewery (over 300 beers to sample) all within walking distance.
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.
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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, 8), my brother Toby - engineer) who has helped turn this house into a home over the last few years. Felix (works for Community Energy Scotland) and Andrew (Journalist/comedian - and sometimes his wonderful daughter Eve (4))
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).
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)
I have been using Airbnb many times for last 3 years, and this is the most beautiful place I've ever stayed!!! It's slightly far out of the city centre(20~25 mins walk), but staying here is part of the journey.
We have been to stay at Verity's lovely home several times over the last few years, it feels like a home from home. Thank you again Verity.
Located in a lovely and highly atmospheric residential area, with easy access to local bus services. The villa itself is a thing of Victorian beauty with some novel modern twists: this easily ranks as one of the most aesthetically pleasing and comfortable airbnb experiences we've had. Bed is roomy and soft, the room light and airy; bathroom facilities are divine and breakfast fortifying. The home itself is family-friendly but also ideal for individuals or couples looking for an alternative experience. Verity is a superb host with an excellent knowledge of the city; furthermore she was incredibly helpful in helping us navigate and root out places of artistic interest around the city.
It's places like this that make airbnb the success it is. Highly HIGHLY recommended.
Our (email hidden) Victorian Villa : Room 1 was fantastic in every way. We were very happy with the spacious bedroom, comfy bed and beautiful bathroom. Liberal use of the kitchen made our mornings an other meal times easy. The warm and welcoming company of other residents and guests made both my 11-year-old son and me feel relaxed and at home. Although there were several people in the house at the time, it is so large that we never felt we lacked privacy. The proximity to the center of town and to buses and the train plus the many other amenities in the house made this stay ideal for us. The real icing on the cake, however, is Verity herself, and her family. You would be hard pressed to find a host as gracious!
It was absolutely lovely staying here, the people (guests & residents) and the house are lovely!
Staying in Victorian Manor built in 1865 in a most spacious and glamorous room was truly fantastic. Short walk to all amenities proved perfect for our daily explorations to Glasgow attractions. Special thanks to Verity for her gracious hospitality.
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