Lovely bright quiet room in traditional tenement near Glasgow University and Kelvingrove in the vibrant West End.
Only 2 train stops to Hydro/SECC, and 3 to Glasgow Queen St.
Free on-street parking.
Buffet breakfast is included.
A typical self-serve breakfast: tea, coffee, home-made bread, cheese, spreads, fruit, yoghurt and cereal
Sky View is a spacious, bright bedroom, in our own home, with a very comfortable double bed. There is a desk and chair in the room if you need to work.
We also list another room in our home on AirBnB (see www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/2824269).
We are located in the Glasgow West End conservation area, about 10-15 minutes walk from the University of Glasgow so perfect if you have friends or relatives who are students at the University. Gartnavel Hospital is 10 minutes walk.
Our nearest rail station is only two stops (5 minutes) from Exhibition Centre station for SSE Hydro and SECC (Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre), and three stops from Glasgow Queen Street station in the city centre.
Our home, which is a top-floor 1870s sandstone tenement apartment over 2 levels, is spacious, comfortable and well-equipped, all the rooms having been renovated in the last few years.
We will set out a breakfast table for you to help yourself. We provide:
• toast with butter, jam, marmalade, etc
• tea/herbal tea/coffee
• a selection of cereals / porridge
• there is usually also cheese, yoghurt and fruit.
Please note that there are two flights of stairs to reach our apartment as we are at the top of the building plus your bedroom is up another flight of internal stairs.
There is FREE on-street parking.
We provide towels, bathrobes, toiletries and a hairdryer. We have high-speed fibre WiFi and books, maps and travel guides for Glasgow and Scotland.
You may help yourself to tea, herbal tea, freshly-ground coffee and filtered water and we provide a self-serve breakfast.
There is only one bathroom in the apartment so the bathroom is shared; it has an excellent Raindance© shower and plenty of hot water. There is also a separate WC upstairs, next to your bedroom.
We have a washing machine and plenty of drying racks if you need to do some laundry.
There is no TV in your bedroom but you are welcome to join us in the sitting room to chat or watch TV, or in the separate music room to listen to music or play the piano.
Interaction with Guests
The room is in our home so we will be resident during your stay. We will usually be there to show you around when you first arrive and we're very happy to offer local advice.
The West End of Glasgow is the BEST area for visitors. West End, Glasgow won The Academy of Urbanism "The Great Neighbourhood Award" 2014.
From Wikipedia: "Glasgow's West End refers to the bohemian district of cafés, tea rooms, bars, boutiques, upmarket hotels, clubs and restaurants in the hinterland of Kelvingrove Park, the University of Glasgow (including the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Mackintosh House), Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, the Museum of Transport, Glasgow Botanic Gardens and the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, especially on the area's main thoroughfare, Byres Road. The area is popular with tourists, and contains many hotels, including the prestigious One Devonshire Gardens, which has accommodated a number of celebrity guests on visits to the city."
There are good public transport links to the city centre (train, subway or bus). We usually catch a train to the city centre from our local station (less than 10 minutes walk away) and the journey is only about 10 minutes.
We are only a 10-15 minute walk from Byres Road, the heart of the West End: close enough to enjoy the benefits but our street is much quieter than those around Byres Road.
Glasgow is a compact city so it is less than 1 hour to Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and the west coast as well as Edinburgh on the east.
Other Things to Note
Glasgow is home to great shops, culture, music, parks, theatre, architecture and was one of the top ten 'must-see' destinations for 2006 (the only one in Europe) by Frommer's Travel Guide and rated one of Lonely Planet's world top 10 cities in 2009. Festivals include the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, the International Festival of Contemporary Visual Art, Celtic Connections Folk Festival, the International Jazz Festival, Glasgay and the West End Festival. Check out the "People Make Glasgow" website.
Other attractions in Glasgow include The Tenement House, Burrell Collection in Pollok Park, the Gallery of Modern Art, House for an Art Lover and Glasgow Cathedral as well as a number of other buildings designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Admission to museums owned by the City of Glasgow is free.
We can usually be flexible on check in and check out times. If we have other guests, then you may not be able to access the bedroom until after 4pm and/or have to vacate the room by 11am but you can usually arrange to leave your luggage with us.
Please let us know in advance if you have any special requirements because of food allergies, dietary restrictions, etc.
We’ll give you a set of keys.
No smoking in the house.
If you come home late, please keep your voice down in the street and the communal stairwell so as not to disturb our neighbours.
If you encounter any problems or have any questions, please let us know promptly.
Tom & Helen were excellent (website hidden) flight was delayed and I didn't arrive till after midnight but was greeted with a friendly smile . We stayed for 6 nights are highly recommend this flat.Great location spotless room and comfy bed.Breakfast super and especially liked their mango cutter :)
We had a great time thanks to Helen and Tom who were very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The room was spacious and spotless. The location worked very well for us with a train station a few minutes away and walking distance from shops, restaurants, and attractions. we would definitely recommend it an stay again in future.
Tom and Helen were incredibly gracious hosts. The moment we stepped through their doors we got a grand tour of their lovely home and some tips of what to do in Glasgow. They are very friendly and give you the freedom to use what you like in their home (including their fancy "barista approved" coffee machine). In the morning they had set out a great spread for breakfast of fresh bread, fruits, cheese and spreads. Gave us the energy we needed to walk through Glasgow all day! Thanks Tom and Helen
Helen and Tom are very both very welcoming and easy hosts. The room is lovely, extremely clean, warm and comfortable with a desk and access to Wifi. The flat is at the top of a lovely sandstone traditional building and is spacious, airy and bright. The skylight has an excellent blind which completely cuts out daylight when needed. Breakfast was excellent and I highly recommend this for anyone who wants easy access to the West End, Byres Road, the University and Gartnavel Hospital which are all within easy walking distance.
Helen and Tom are fantastic hosts and we are so lucky to have choosen this place. The location is fantastic and the room is beautiful. The attention to detail is incredible and the breakfast is out of this world. Look no further. This really is a 5 star B&B
We had a lovely stay with Helen and tom. Their home is beautiful, clean and comfy. Location is brilliant for the West end, only a 5 min walk from an amazing converted church bar and theatre and a further 10 mins from byres road. There isn't anything they haven't covered - extra heating, toiletries, breakfast, towels, maps, mirrors, books- the lot! Loved it. Thank you.
Helen and Tom were lovely and were also my introductory course to the area. They've clearly done this before and have anticipated high points as well as potential pitfalls. I had a very comfortable stay; the area itself is comfortable and a great launching point to anywhere in the city. I'd recommend them to anyone.
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We are easy-going and sociable - we enjoy meeting people from all around the world and welcoming them to Glasgow and Scotland. We share our home with our daughter, Anna, who attends the University of Glasgow.
Helen works at the University of Glasgow in student administration.
We like reading, chatting, walking, board games, cooking, eating, travelling, music, piano (Helen and Anna), cello (Tom), crosswords, theatre...