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Rough Luxe Victorian Villa: Room 1

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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)


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

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Free parking on premises
Internet
Wireless Internet

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2 nights minimum stay

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Djana User Profile
September 2017
The host canceled this reservation 23 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Alanna User Profile
July 2017
This is a lovely place to stay! The room is beautiful and spacious, and the bathroom is large and very nice as well. Verity was a wonderful host, and shared her kitchen and washing machine with us which we greatly appreciated! The house is about a 15 minute walk from George square in the city center. Highly recommend!

Caitlin User Profile
August 2016
Verity's home is amazing. We came at an interesting time when her home was being used as a film set so it was not the normal situation! Even with the rearranging, it was easy to see that Verity has excellent taste in decor and she is a warm and inviting host. We were 2 weeks into our tour of the U.K. and needed a place to regroup and Verity provided a flexible (and beautiful) environment for us to do that. Thank you, Verity for opening your amazing home! I highly recommend you experience this historic home and meet Verity and her lovely family.

Sarah User Profile
July 2016
Verity's home was very beautiful and spacious, with neat decor and atmosphere, in a quiet neighborhood close to the city center. She was very welcoming, offered us bread and jams and teas, and was very accommodating on check in and out. Her housemates were very friendly and her young son is charming and intelligent. We enjoyed our short stay in Glasgow and would stay again!

Josh User Profile
October 2015
I had an excellent experience with the house and the hosts. Very accommodating and extremely hospitable. The only thing I wish was different is how long I had to stay. If people make Glasgow, then Verity has really set that bar high. Thanks!

Owen User Profile
September 2015
From the moment we arrived we felt very at home and Verity was so welcoming. The house was in an excellent location and the room was beautiful. We would both definitely stay here again!! :))

Allison User Profile
August 2015
Our stay at Rough Luxe 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!

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Part time freelance architect (part 2) & full time mother to Jed (8).

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