About this listing
In the heart of the leafy west end close to the buzz of the university area, a luxurious, large room with double bed and en suite bathroom. Close to museums, shops, restaurants, bars and transport which will whisk you into the city centre in minutes.
Fabulous bright large room with luxury ensuite bathroom in a converted house in a quiet corner of the West End of Glasgow. Come and enjoy the grandeur of a Glasgow apartment and share our sitting room with its high ceiling and great views, and our large kitchen. When the sun shines, enjoy access to the lovely beautifully kept garden shared with our neighbours.
We are minutes away from bus stops (including airport bus) and the suburban train station, with frequent trains to the city centre and to Edinburgh. You can also travel from here on the world famous Glasgow Subway- an underground like no other. Plenty of parking too in the driveway. So a great place for visiting the city's theatres, art galleries, concerts - not to mention the splendid shops. We are also perfectly placed to explore the West End on foot including Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Riverside Museum and Glasgow University. For shoppers, you have specialist shops and delicatessen on the door step and an embarrassment of fabulous cafes and restaurants from the cheap and cheerful to the award winning.
We provide continental breakfast with home made goodies including muesli, bread and marmalade-- along with fresh fruit, coffee tea etc. You will have access to wifi and your room includes TV, hair dryer, straighteners. We even stretch to comfy dressing gowns and electric blanket. We have a spare single camp bed or inflatable double mattress available for use by child. If you give plenty of notice, we will locate a travel cot if required.
We have an extensive knowledge of the cultural scene in Glasgow (and Edinburgh) and look forward to providing you with 'top tips' to make your special and memorable.
Finally, two myths about Glasgow. First, that it is a violent and dangerous city. There is no denying that the city has its crime problems related to drink, drugs and poverty. However tourists are never the target for this kind of crime and it is a safe in Glasgow as you would find in any other similar sized city. Again we can advise on keeping safe.
Second, it rains all the time. True, Glasgow is in the west of the country and does get its fair share of rain. It never gets very cold, nor does the temperature rise to uncomfortable levels even in midsummer. It is perfect weather for sight seeing and, there is plenty to do in and outdoors. However, as you pack to travel to visit, remember the words of comedian Billy Connolly, one of the city’s famous sons, ‘There's no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing, so get yourself a sexy raincoat and live a little.’
Please note- there are internal stairs and unfortunately the property is not accessible for those with walking problems.
***NEWS*** Glasgow has introduced a bike hire system like other big cities. Ask for details!
There is a fridge in your room -along with a kettle and everything you need for breakfast. However you are free to use our kitchen if you want to cook a meal.
Interaction with Guests
We will be around during your stay and happy to provide you with ideas and tips for your visit to Glasgow. If by chance we have to be away we will arrange for a friend to be around to look after you -- and the cats!
The West End of Glasgow is safe, leafy, with wonderful architecture and has all the buzz which a university area enjoys. As well has having access to the big supermarkets, there is also a huge range of independent shops and some great specialist restaurants and bars.
We are five minutes from the underground, bus routes, suburban trains, and airport link bus. You can get a train from the end of the road which takes you in one direction to Edinburgh and the other to Loch Lomond. We often get around the local area on bikes and happy to recommend places where you can hire for your stay. We also have room for p to two bikes to be stored in our porch and we very much welcome those travelling around on bikes.
Other Things to Note
We have realised how hard it can be for our guests arriving from abroad to do simple things like calling for a taxi, making a telephone reservation at a restaurant or even sending us a text to ask for some info. So we can provide you with a UK mobile phone/cell phone for the duration of your stay with £10 credit. We will take a deposit which you will get back less cost of any calls when you return at end of your stay. Ask about this when you make your booking.
If you fancy seeing Glasgow by bike, don't forget to ask about the Glasgow Bike Hire scheme.
There is no smoking anywhere in the apartment.
The ensuite bathroom is fitted with a special pump to dispose of the water from the toilet, washhand basin and bath. Nothing other than toilet paper should be put down the toilet. Please put all rubbish in bin provided.
We provide breakfast in room but for same reason as above, dirty dishes, coffee grounds tea bags etc should be disposed of in the kitchen.
Check - in 4pm and check out 10 am- please ask if you want to arrive earlier or leave later and I will do my best to accommodate you.
Breakfast of homemade bread and granola, fruit, muesli, yoghurt, jam and special Fortrose Manor marmalade!
About the Host, Christine
I live with my partner Lesley and our two cats Smokey and Ziggy in our beautiful flat in the West End Glasgow. I have worked in the arts, mainly theatre, for 35 years living most of this time in Glasgow since I arrived at Glasgow University asa student. I now run my own arts consultancy from home. Lesley is a qualified solicitor, experienced in employment law, and currently works in human resources for a large organisation.
I am an avid theatre goer - usually two or three times a week - and enjoy other arts events too! I love sharing my knowledge and enthusiasm for my city and my country with visitors.