About This Listing
Hi. We have a bright comfortable room available in our friendly house in the Shandon area of the city. The house is close to the centre and on a direct bus route from the airport. We enjoy hosting and offer a relaxed environment where you are welcome to make yourself at home and come and go as you please.
The room is 13 x 9.5 ft (4 x 3m) and is at the front of the house. It has a coombed ceiling and is very cosy. It gets the main sun in the morning. There is a comfortable double bed and the large wardrobe has lots of space. A travel cot is available too and children are very welcome.
The house is a ‘double upper villa’. That is, it has two floors on an upper level. The double room is on the upper level (same floor as the bathroom). The house was built in 1840 and has some lovely features. There is a shared dining/living-room, plus kitchen and bathroom.
We are currently renovating parts of the property (that’s mainly why the price is low). But everything is functional, it is mainly painting and decorating that still needs to be done.
The bathroom has an electric shower, there is central heating, a washing machine, and the kitchen has all necessary equipment and appliances. There is also a small back garden.
Shandon is an interesting area. It’s around 2 miles (3km) from Princes Street and is primarily residential but lively and we have several general shops right on the doorstep that are open late. It is quick and easy to get to the centre (around 15-20 minutes by bus) and there are several bus routes in the area.
We are within walking distance of Haymarket Station, Tollcross, Napier University and the street is on a direct bus route to the Royal Infirmary & Edinburgh University King's Buildings. Nearby is Harrison Park with a playpark for young children, also the Union canal which offers a very pleasant walkway, opportunity to run/jog, or feed the ducks and swans.
There are two of us living here - myself and my son Brendan who is 19. Plus Hugo the cat. We want you to be comfortable and at ease while you’re here and one of us will usually be around to help with anything you need or to answer any questions. Occasionally there may be other guests staying in another room (also listed on here), or family/ friends. You will be informed in advance if that coincides with your dates.
Breakfast is simple and a 'help yourself' affair: there's tea and coffee, toast and cereal. While you're here you are more than welcome to use the kitchen to cook. You will have your own cupboard space and a dedicated shelf in the fridge.
All bedlinen and towels are provided. There is wi-fi. We don’t have a lot of rules except the usual – smoking outside only, no pets (because we have a cat). If you have any questions about things to do, getting to places etc., we'll be happy to help. If you just want maximum privacy and do your own thing, that's absolutely fine too.
We look forward to hearing from you. All enquiries will be answered promptly!
We don't have many rules, just the usual things:
Smoking outside only please.
Please leave the kitchen and bathroom clean for the next person - wash up your dishes, rinse out the shower etc.
PLEASE don't use the towels to remove make-up! And try not to get it on the bedding. It's the one thing that doesn't wash out. Thank you :)
If you come home late, be aware that others in the house and neighbours may be sleeping and need to get up for work the next day.
We recycle as much as we can so following the system in place is helpful.
Nous avons apprécié le sympathique accueil de Rebecca toujours disponible pour être agréable à nos désirs. Elle nous a apporté une aide précieuse pour nous diriger dans la belle ville d'Edimbourg.
Le logement correspond bien à la description annoncée; quelques inconvénients peuvent surgir quant à l'ancienneté de l'habitation mais cela à aussi son charme si vous ne rechercher pas le luxe ou si votre bourse est plutôt plate et, pour ceux qui aiment flâner le long du canal - par exemple - la ville n'est qu' à une quarantaine de minutes.
Rebecca was a great host very nice and friendly. She provided us with useful recommendations. The room fit perfectly our expectations and we can recommend it to everyone as it is in a quiet area but not far from the city center. We had a wonderful time in Edinburgh.
Becky was very welcoming and helpful. The room was exactly as described and comfortable. The atmosphere in the house was relaxed.
Becky gave me helpful advice on parking nearby, getting into town and finding a good local pub. I enjoyed my stay and visit to Edinburgh very much.
We really enjoyed our stay, Becky was super helpful and had good instructions for catching the bus to her place, she also gave us a map and some recommendations for the area. Becky let us know there were some things to be aware of but these weren't a problem. Hugo the cat is very friendly! We had a comfortable sleep and a great time in Edinburgh. Recommend visiting Calton hill for sunset and the Royal Botanical gardens if you get a chance :)
Really loved this house, the bed was comfy and the room had lovely windows. There were a few minor things that weren't working in the house but nothing you couldnt work around. Rebecca was very helpful with recomendations on where to eat, things to do and extra little information. Would absolutely stay again, had a great time! The neighborhood was cute and away from the touristy part of town which was ideal.
Rebecca was simply wonderful! Her room was very spacious and comfortable and she made me feel like a member of her family. She also gave me good tips for exploring Edinburgh.
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