About this listing
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)