Double room in relaxed house

House - Private room · Ashley Terrace, Edinburgh, EH11 1RE, United Kingdom
Your host, Rebecca
71 Reviews
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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!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $12 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
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  • Rebeca nos trató muy bien, desde que llegamos nos dio muchísimos mapas y tips, y estaba muy entusiasmada por nuestra llegada. El cuarto está bastante bien, hay todo lo que se necesita para estar cómodo y en el desayuno te ofrece varias cosas para que puedas agarrar. En general muy bien, si recomendaría que se queden con Rebeca!

    July 2014
  • Rebecca was a great host! We stayed in her cosy house for two nights and felt very much at home with her. Even though we arrived very late at night due to a delayed flight, Becky waited up for us and made us feel welcome immediately. She was great to talk to and incredibly helpful with finding our way around town.
    The room was clean, inviting and very comfortable, and the shared bathroom and kitchen had everything you need. The house is being renovated at the moment, but that doesn't detract at all from the experience of staying in this lovely old house.
    We especially enjoyed meeting Hugo, the friendly, sleepy, resident cat. It was a shame that we could only stay for such a short time, and we'd recommend staying with Becky to anyone coming to Edinburgh!

    June 2014
  • Very helpful, very comfortable and accessible. Would highly recommend.

    June 2014
  • Rebecca made me feel right at home as soon as I arrived. The room was comfortable, clean and very nicely decorated as was the bathroom. Rebecca couldn't have been more helpful with maps, directions and suggestions for nice places to have dinner. Some renovations art ongoing but these did not detract from a lovely stay. I would recommend staying at Rebecca's "Relaxed House".

    June 2014
  • Rebecca was a wonderful host to us when we were in Edinburgh. Her place was easy to find and it was also near the city centre. She showed us around her place and also shared with us what was good to see and eat. She had maps and guides and we made use of it and made our time in Edinburgh worthwhile. The room was lovely and spacious. It was clean. The bed was so comfortable that after a long day out, you would just fall asleep once you're on it. We will definitely stay with Rebecca again when we're back in Edinburgh.

    June 2014
  • Rebecca was a lovely host. The room was clean and comfortable and Rebecca was friendly and very helpful in terms of getting around Edinburgh. We loved her cat and enjoyed talking about local news with her.

    June 2014
  • Rebecca is very kind, helpful and relaxed. The room is cute and clean. There is a store right across the street open till 11pm, the bus stop is close and the buses run frequently. We had a really good time and do highly recommend booking.

    June 2014
  • absolutely lovely!
    we came there with no clue what to do and where to go and rebecca provided maps and flyers so that we found some nice things to do.
    the room is small and cozy and the area is very quiet. it is really easy to get into the centre and back again.
    all in all we would have loved to stay longer than 2 nights and will definetly go back if possible.

    May 2014
  • Rebecca was very kinda and took a lot of time to help us out with getting around Edinburgh and even helped us order some late night pizza!

    The bed was amazingly comfortable and everything was very clean. The bus stop, grocery mart, and atm are very close to her place, so getting into city center wasn't a problem.

    Over all we really enjoyed our stay!

    May 2014
  • Becky is a wonderful host and we really enjoyed our stay here. She was really helpful with informations and suggestions about restaurants, things to see, best/easiest way to get to the city centre and back. The house is really lovely and our room clean and comfortable so it was easy to feel at home. I would recommend this place to anybody. I hope to be back one day :)

    May 2014
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