Homely cottage, 20 mins to Edinb.

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Mayburn Terrace, Loanhead, EH20 9EH, United Kingdom

Original terraced cottage located in the mining town of Loanhead. Located just outside the city bypass within the greenbelt. 2 miles from the Pentland hills, 2 miles from the famous Roslin Chapel & 30 mins to the thrilling Glentress bike trails.

Your host, Katy
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Original terraced cottage located in the mining town of Loanhead. Located just outside the city bypass within the greenbelt. 2 miles from the Pentland hills, 2 miles from the famous Roslin Chapel & 30 mins to the thrilling Glentress bike trails.

The Space

A recently decorated double bedroom within a traditional stone terraced cottage, situated at the top end of Loanhead village, just outside of The City of Edinburgh. This is the perfect location for hill walkers, outdoor enthusiasts or people who simply prefer to stay somewhere a little more quiet and relaxed, but with the added benefit of being just a stones throw away from the city.

A buffet style breakfast is provided on the kitchen trolly of cereal, bread, jam, butter, eggs, tea, coffee, milk and orange juice.

Use of internet (WiFi), linen and towels are all included in the price. The property also has double garage, that can be used for the storage of bicycles and outdoor equipment. A private carport parking at rear of property is available for visitors use. The kitchen includes patio doors leading to a private garden with decking and outdoor furniture.

The bathroom and kitchen are shared spaces.

Loanhead; part of Midlothian county, is situated approximately 5 miles from the city centre and is served by a 24 hour bus service. Edinburgh boasts stunning gothic architecture with panoramic views and traditional cobbled streets. There are myriad of museums and galleries to provide some culture and wide selection of bars, cafés and restaurants to refuel the weary traveller. Not to mention the spectacular Edinburgh Castle, built in the 12th century and situated in the heart of the city centre.

Loanhead offers all the conveniences of modern life set in beautiful countryside surroundings. A couple of miles walk, or cycle and you’re out in the country where you can enjoy the space and tranquility that Scotland is famous for.

Edinburgh is obviously a popular day trip but there are also lots of activities closer to home in and around Loanhead:

Experience the stunning carvings and mystery of the unique Rosslyn Chapel 30 minutes walk from the house. Made world famous by Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code". Practically every surface of the Chapel is covered with intrigue carvings of figures and scenes.
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Explore the network of paths that run throughout the leafy Roslin and Bilsten Glen, which connects onto the Musselburgh to Dalkeith cycle route.
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Walk, run or mountain bike The Pentland Hills. Spectacular views of the city with signposted walks and is home to Hillend Snowsports Centre.
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Learn about the Scotland's long mining history and experience the atmosphere and noise of a working coal pit at the Scottish Mining Museum (rated 5 stars by the Scottish Tourist Board)
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Explore the Edinburgh's tropical paradise all year round at the world's longest running butterfly house at Edinburgh's Butterfly & Insect World. Walk amongst hundreds of free flying butterflies in the large indoor rainforest. There's also a wide variety of creepy crawlies on display with daily handling sessions.
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Pets are most welcome, however on occasions I foster animals for the Blue Cross. So please contact me if you wish to bring your pet.

Please, no smoking

Thank you for looking :-).

Guest Access

Guests will have access to kitchen facilities, bathroom and private carport parking.

If on the rare chance it's sunny, guests are more than welcome to relax outside, where I shall provide table & chairs.

Interaction with Guests

I try to greet guests personally whenever possible. I like to hear about where my guests have come from and their travel stories. Some guests like to chat, some prefer their own space. I'm happy with either and endeavour to provide my guests with a relaxing and homely airbnb experience.

Getting around

Lothian buses run 24 hours:
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The bus runs regularly into the Edinburgh city centre, journey time 30 minutes. The bus stop is 1 minute walk from the cottage.

Single £1.50
Day Ticket £3.50
Night Ticket £3.00 (midnight - 6am)

Please note, Lothian buses don't carry change.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $176
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Excellent stay (again). Katy was working out of town, so left everything ready for us and Craig popped in on the weekend to check we were okay.
    We'll be back!

    June 2014
  • Convenient location. Good price. Pleasant room and host (we didn't meet Katy, just her friendly partner).

    May 2014
    Response from Katy:

    Thank you Stella for leaving a review and I am pleased you had a pleasant stay.

    I'm really sorry you found it difficult to find and appreciate your feedback on this. I will amend the details on my directions page to warn future guests whom arrive by car. I value honest comments as it helps me improve the experience for future guests.

    Best wishes

    May 2014
  • Katy and Craig were wonderful, interesting, charming and helpful hosts. The location was perfect for hopping a bus to Edinburgh city center so we didn't have to fool with our car. The area is lovely and we especially loved our hike to Rosslyn Chapel along the old railway path.

    May 2014
    Response from Katy:

    April, thank you for lovely review, really appreciate it. Thank you for being fab guests, warm, friendly and very enthusiastic about Scotland, makes hosting a real pleasure.

    All the best. Katy

    May 2014
  • Katy is a very friendly person and a perfect welcoming host. I had been at her house for two nights with my wife and 3.5 years daughter. House was very clean and tidy. She was very flexible with the timings. She had made very good arrangements for our stay, clean bathroom, important notes of easy accessibility of nearby areas, good wifi connectivity and good breakfast. The room had beautiful interiors.
    This was my first B&B experience and it turned out to be fabulous.
    Many thanks to Katy.
    I would definitely recommend stay at Katy's home.

    April 2014
    Response from Katy:

    Thank you Nayan for your lovely review, I appreciate you taking the time to comment on the details, it means a lot to me. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family, I was impressed with how much you had organised your trip, a perfect airbnb guest! Thank you for the post card and all the best.


    April 2014
  • We had a wonderful experience staying with Katy in Edinburgh for Hogmanay. She was very helpful and quick to respond throughout the booking process, and made sure everything was in order for us when we arrived, even providing us with an extra number of someone we could contact, as she was away herself at the time. We had originally booked for two people, but when my friend's accommodation fell through at the last minute Katy kindly offered us the living room for her to stay in. Her cottage is lovely and has a very warm and cosy feel, and was a lot more spacious than expected. It's in a great location between the city and the Pentlands, so we enjoyed both during our stay! Katy and Craig made us feel right at home and we enjoyed spending time with them in the evening. It's wonderful to meet people who are so willing to open their home to others. We hope to come back and stay when we're next in Edinburgh!

    January 2014
    Response from Katy:

    Thank you Sophie :-), what a lovely review, I really appreciate it. I'm especially pleased you had a warm and comfortable stay, it was a pleasure hosting such nice guests.

    I hope to see you all again soon and good luck with the studies!

    January 2014
  • Excellent stay, as on the previous 2 ocasions. Not sure when we will be in Edinburgh again, but we will definitely stay at Katy's.

    December 2013
    Response from Katy:

    Thanks Carol :). Enjoy Africa! Can't wait to hear all about your adventures.

    December 2013
  • Stayed here 3 weeks ago, 3 nights this week and here again in 3 weeks time. The accomodation is very comfortable and Katy very welcoming. Excellent value for money.

    December 2013
  • Katy was very welcoming and friendly. The room was good and the bed extremely warm and comfortable. There was plenty of choice for breakfast. We have already booked our next 2 visits to Edinburgh and will stay with Katy on both occasions, what more do we need to say?

    November 2013
    Response from Katy:

    Thank you Carol, you were exemplary B&B guests and look forward to seeing you again!

    November 2013
  • Katy was very welcoming and made us quite comfortable; a perfect place to be near Edinburgh but out of the bustle of the city.

    November 2013
    Response from Katy:

    Cheers Brad.
    Hope you make it back for the festival next year.

    All the best.

    November 2013
  • Katy is very kind and easy going person. We do enjoy the stay with her, the room is nicely decorated. Also, we got another lovely flatmate Tippy the cat, had lots of fun playing with her.

    September 2013
    Response from Katy:

    Thanks Noel

    Hope you enjoyed Edinburgh & come back soon. :)

    September 2013
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I am a costume designer/maker and artist. I mainly work in the theatre, when I'm not working, I'm either out walking, running, cycling, climbing. Thus why I live in this location. I am a keen biker and animal lover. I foster pets for two Scottish pet fostering charities.
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