About this listing
In our Georgian home you can experience a bit more of Edinburgh and enjoy the best of both worlds; Quiet rooms, 20 minutes to the city centre, good pubs, lovely beach and country walks along with historic Lauriston Castle just on our doorstep.
Within our Georgian Home we have one Twin and one Double bedroom. The rooms are clean, cosy and pleasantly decorated. Each room also has a TV with DVD player installed for your use and you are welcome to borrow a DVD from our collection.
Both rooms are situated in the extended wing of the house with it's own front door so if you prefer you can be private to the rest of the household. The two rooms share a shower room which is not used by the rest of the household.
A continental breakfast is included; cereals, bread, selection of preserves, yoghurt, fruit, fruit juices & tea or coffee.
Guest's have access to the kitchen and fridge and may cook or heat up food. Tea/coffee facilities are available to guests throughout your stay.
Guests are welcome to use the garden and the Games room which has comfy sofa's a TV, and various DVDs to choose from.
Free WIFI is available in the rooms and throughout the building
Interaction with Guests
Guest will be greeted by myself (Juliet) or Iain and one of is usually available if you require any information. On occasion when I work breakfast will be laid out and you will be required to self/serve, but we will let you know if that is to happen.
The area is called Davidson's Mains, we are five minute's walk away to friendly pubs serving food, two Indian take away's, a chinese take away and a Fish & Chip shop. Also in the village there is a Tesco Supermarket, two Banks, a Chemist, two Hairdressers, a Beauticians, a Post Office, a Dry Cleaners/laundromat, a Cafe, three Churches and a large tree enclosed park with kids playpark.
We are neighbours to Lauriston Castle a 16th-century tower house which overlooks the Firth of Forth. There are tours of the Castle at the weekend but the grounds are open daily and free to visit including the Japanese garden and fantastic views to the sea.
You can take lovely sea shore and river walks around to Cramond. Cramond Village and harbour have Roman Ruins and the earliest known site of human settlement in Scotland.
We have private parking on our drive and are on a good bus route. The bus stop is a five minute walk away where you can catch a bus every 10 to 20 minutes to the city centre (a 20 minute bus ride away) or to the airport (a 35 minute bus ride away). 41 Bus takes you into the centre.
You can get a bus to us from the airport which requires one change of bus.
A taxi is around £15 and takes about 20 minutes.
There is also a cycle path just behind our house to the centre, if you wish to hire bikes.
Other Things to Note
We have 2 children - fairly well behaved, polite and respectful of guests and we would welcome families with children of any age. We have a young Border Terrier born Nov 2014, trying to teach her some manners but she is very friendly and you may get licked
Edinburgh is an incredible city I hope you decide to stay with us and allow us to make your visit a memorable one.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE provide a little information about yourself, as this is our family home I always require information on guests before booking.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Strictly No Smoking.
Please let me know what time you plan to arrive at the house - check in and out is flexible - but I have to know what time you wish to arrive so that I can be here to greet you and let you in !
Respect the house & those who live in it.
Edinburgh is a recycling city. Plastic's, glass and any other recyclables have to go in a special bin as the general rubbish bin is quite small. Please be aware of this when throwing things out.
When using the TV's please keep volume low if there are guest in the next room.
We are very happy to look up any information for you but not for you to use our pc
Excellent place to stay. Juliet was friendly and gracious. She and Ian gave us good advice on things to do, where to eat, and how to get around in Edinburgh. Went above and beyond what I expected, and helped make our Edinburgh trip a great experience.
This is exactly what airbnb should be: Accurately described places, easy check in, warm hosts. This was all of those and more. Perfect set up for a family. Two bedrooms and a bathroom Spotlessly clean. Private entrance. Juliet left a beautifully set table and breakfast foods out for us in the kitchen since our flight was so early. House is less than 20 minute drive to airport and next door to grocery store and restaurants. Great experience in a lovely home with a warm family. They have a darling dog as an added bonus !
Juliet and Ian were very congenial hosts. They have a lovely home that is located about a 15 minute drive from the airport and a 20 to 25 minute bus ride from downtown Edinburgh. The bus stop is conveniently located a short two blocks away.
Our hosts were very helpful in making suggestions as to places to visit and giving directions as to how best to get there. They even provided us with their own maps of Scotland to use when traveling out of the city.
The bedrooms are clean and comfortable. There are two bedrooms that share a common bath in a separate wing of the home that has its own private entrance.
Our stay there was very enjoyable.
Juliet and her Family were very kind, friendly and helpful; they made me feel really welcome. The room was just as described and very comfortable in a nice House, good area and easy to get to from the city.
I am very thankful and I want to meet them again. Thank you very much
Great house, lovely people. Nice to be separate from the rest of house - own entrance and pretty much own bathroom. Very clean and tidy and very close to a bus that takes you direct to city. Also Tesco 2 secs away. Internet not great and a little difficult if you need to use it. Dog - very cute and sweet. Overall great.
This was the perfect place for me. I felt like I had my own private apartment. Juliet and Ian were great help in finding my way around. You only have to take one bus to get you into Edinburgh, but then you are out of the busyness of the city when you come back to their home. I would highly recommend their home.
I really enjoyed my stay at Juliet's. She accepted my request at relatively short notice and responded very quickly. When I arrived she was very welcoming. My heart was melted by their 6 month old Border Terrier puppy who I frankly wanted to keep.
Seriously though, as an experienced Airbnb host myself I am probably a tough critic and I have nothing but praise here. The room itself is lovely and fresh, with nice bedding and a very comfortable bed. For me it was such a treat to watch TV in bed! The other guest room was unoccupied which meant the bathroom to myself. Great shower too. There is also a cosy TV den above the guest rooms for Airbnb guests, with Netflix and Playstation if you prefer. As a solo guest I really appreciate Juliet's pricing per person. It made my stay incredibly good value. I travel alone quite a bit and often feel mildly resentful at paying the same for a room as two people. Thank you very much Juliet for a great stay.
Thanks for your lovely words. I really appreciate it, especially as you mentioned being a host yourself. I'm glad you had an enjoyable stay too and Thistle always appreciates a guest willing to indulge her in a bit of play, although if she eats any more skirting board you may well have a furry guest visiting you!
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About the Host, Juliet
Juliet, Iain & Family We are a relaxed, friendly & hospitable family, we enjoy good food both cooking & eating, wine, books, travelling, company, shopping and occasional exercise through dog walking cycling and golf in that order !.
Favourite Scottish phrase 'Lang may yer lum reek !' (Long may your chimney smoke!)