THE LOCATION IS AMAZING - situated in the heart of the vibrant West End with its restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, parks and visitor attractions. It is a great base for exploring Glasgow and Central Scotland as the city centre is only 10 minutes away.
A SELF-SERVICE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST is included in the room rate. The fridge in your room will be stocked with breakfast items for you to sample at your leisure. Breakfast includes: fruit, yogurt, a selection of cereals, bread, butter, marmalade, jam, tea, coffee, milk and orange juice.
IN THIS VERY LIGHT AND SPACIOUS ROOM there is: an en-suite shower room; a super king-sized bed; a cupboard to hang clothes in; a chest of drawers (hairdryer in middle drawer); a monitor to watch DVDs on; an armchair with foot stool; a dining table and chairs, a (silent) small fridge, a Krups expresso coffee machine, kettle and tea making things. I provide all bedlinen, towels and dressing gowns. There is also wifi throughout the flat.
WHO LIVES HERE? I have a flatmate who is working away from home for 6 months and is only back for a few weekends. I have 8 bookings for her room on Airbnb in this time period and will not be taking any more. I also rent a room to an artist friend of mine, which she uses as a painting studio when she is not working as a tutor. So it is likely that it will be just myself and Jack the cat here when you come to stay.
MY GUESTS ARE WELCOME TO MAKE USE OF the kitchen (including herbs, spices and oils). I am happy for you to use the living room with cosy gas fire, TV, DVDs, books and piano. I am afraid the piano is rather underused and out of tune though! I just aim to make you to feel at home here.
Interaction with Guests
I LIKE TO GREET MY GUESTS MYSELF, but occasionally I will arrange for my neighbour to give you keys. I supply a Glasgow map, any advice about the city requested, detailed travel directions and am happy to give additional information on visitor attractions, etc.
Check-in and check-out times are flexible unless I have other guests staying immediately prior to your arrival and/or after you. If this is the case, the check-in time is 1pm onwards and check-out by 11:00am. After check out, I am happy for you to leave your luggage for collection later in the day if that helps.
THE LOCAL AREA has a good mix of small independent shops and quality high street names. It is a foodies' heaven with two specialist cheese shops, butchers, vegetable and whole-food shops, numerous delicatessens and stores such as Waitrose and Marks and Spencer. There are also wonderfully atmospheric second hand book shops, vintage and retro clothing stores, gift shops, jewellers and of course plenty of coffee shops, restaurants and bars. There are a wide range of places to eat from great value budget to widely acclaimed, well established restaurants. Five of Trip Advisor’s top ten restaurants in Glasgow are within 15 minutes walk. Nearby Ashton Lane is great for visiting during the day and evening for shopping, coffee, eating, drinking and catching a film at the Grosvenor Cinema. Music and plays can be found at Oran Mor, Kelvinbridge and Cottiers theatres and various pubs also hold more informal music sessions.
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE: the Botanic gardens with its lovely tea room terrace; Kelvingrove Park with great views from the top of the hill and Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery; Glasgow University and both its Hunterian Museum and Hunterian Art Gallery with its must see reconstruction of the Architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh's house; the Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena (I've only ever played table tennis there!) and the River Kelvin Walkway which runs along the river and joins up with the Forth and Clyde Canal and forms part of the Cycle Path Network.
A LITTLE FURTHER AFIELD, about 25 minutes walk away, will take you down to the River Clyde. Along the waterfront there is plenty to do from visiting museums (Riverside Museum of Transport, Tall Ship Museum, Science Centre) to attending shows and exhibitions (Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Clyde Auditorium, IMAX cinema) a tour around the BBC Scotland building or even a trip on the Waverley, the last seagoing paddle steamer in the world. In the direction of town you can visit the National Trust Tenement House, Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art and Willow Tea Rooms, as well as a range of art galleries, cinemas, theatres, clubs, music venues and world class shopping!
THERE ARE EXCELLENT TRANSPORT LINKS with bus stops right outside (8-15 mins to city centre), Kelvinbridge underground station 5 minutes walk (6 mins to centre), 20-25 minutes walk into the city centre and a short drive to join the M8 motorway at Junction 17. Also Glasgow airport is only 20 mins away by taxi or about 40 mins by public transport.
There is metered parking on the surrounding streets.
FREE ON-STREET PARKING is available 5 minutes walk away on Queen Margaret Drive. It is also free to park on Great Western Road on Sundays and from 6:30pm to 7:00am daily.
The parking meters on Hamilton Park Avenue only operate from 8:00am to 10:00pm, so it is free outwith these hours.
PARKING METERS CHARGE 20p for the first 30 minutes then 20p per 10 minutes after that for a maximum of 3 hours. Alternatively, you can purchase visitor's parking permits from me when you arrive at cost price. They are £2.00 each and are available for three different time periods:
Afternoon 12 noon-6pm
Other Things to Note
JUST TO LET YOU KNOW, there are a couple of negatives which also have plus points. As I live near a main road in a great area with bars and restaurants nearby it can be noisy with traffic and revellers at night. Also, the flat is located on the second floor with two flights of stairs and no lift, but the extra light does make the interior brighter. As I mentioned, the ensuite shower room is lovely but small. There is a step to get into the shower and the opening between the doors is not very wide. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
1) I keep the guest room a cat free zone, so please keep the door closed so Jack the cat doesn't get in!
2) No smoking.
3)Do not flush any sanitary or foreign items down the toilet as the en-suite has very sensitive plumbing. Toilet paper is fine!
4) You must ask me before inviting anyone else into the flat.
5) As I have a high security lock on the front door, if the key is lost I would need to replace the whole lock at a cost of £80 and take this from the deposit.
There isn't a single detail that Lucy hasn't thought of, so I guarantee that staying with her will be a great experience. You'd also be very well located in the West End, which is an awesome neighborhood.
It's no wonder Lucy has earned herself hundreds of positive reviews and gained a 5-star presence on Airbnb. She ROCKS at hosting! We were amazingly set up in this beautiful bedroom that we rented in her incredible Glasgow Victorian on the West End. The house is stunning, immaculate, and well decorated. Lucy lives there as well and hosts guests in another room. But at no time during our stay did we feel pressured to be a part of the house in a way we didn't want to. We were exhausted from our travels and keen to get a good nights sleep, so Lucy kindly showed us around and let us retreat to sleep it off in our amazing bed. We had a great breakfast, tea, and coffee set up in our room and helped ourselves to the amenities. When we did see Lucy she was kind, warm, and very welcoming. She was a great combination of friendly and space-giving. We were blissfully rested when we left and so happy we stayed here. We're very keen to return on our next trip to Glasgow and we'd highly recommend this spot to any of our friends. Thanks, Lucy!
Apartment was easy to find and in exactly the location we'd hoped for in Glasgow! Lucy was very friendly and welcoming, offering some great help and recommendations. The room itself was lovely and Lucy has basically turned it into a great self-serving apartment!
Lucy m'a très bien accueillie et m'a tout de suite mis à l'aise ! Elle m'a également donné plein de bons conseils pour organiser au mieux mon séjour.
La chambre est très spacieuse, très lumineuse, vraiment très agréable.
L'appartement est également très bien situé, non loin d'une station de métro.
We had a wonderful time staying with Lucy. Our en suite bedroom was beautifully decorated, very spacious and clean. Lucy was a very welcoming host and had everything well organized. We always had a delicious breakfast in our room thanks to the mini-fridge and breakfast supplies provided by Lucy. Overall, we had a great stay and are looking forward to coming back soon!
I have to admit to a reluctance to tell everybody how good my experience has been - I would love exclusive access to Lucy's beautiful home.
Perfect: loads of buses and the subway nearby; 20 minute walk to city centre; at heart of vibrant and upmarket West End; near great restaurants, bars, cafes & secondhand bookstores; near Botanic Gardens.
Gentle, warm, knowledgable, very interesting, laid-back, lovely person
immaculate; beautiful art; light filled; warm; spacious; quiet; secure; period features- very high ceilings, plasterwork.
Very large; Kingsize bed with high quality linens; great mattress; full array of Pukka teas and Nespresso right in the room; table to work at; armchair and pouf; DVD player and screen; super wifi; comfy dressing gowns; exquisite art; immaculate ensuite: the photos don't do it justice.
Lucy`s B&B is just perfect. Lucy is a great host. Feeling like home. Great hospitality and all what you need for a pleasant stay. Beautiful and luxurious room and a very good breakfast. Great location in the West End near Botanical Garden. Best way to make holiday in Glasgow!
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I have happily shared my home with a variety of people over the years and hosting with Airbnb feels like a natural extension of this. After studying textile design at Glasgow School of Art I have had a number of creative jobs (Art Department in Film & TV, Design Assistant, Floristry...) and am now self employed working on various projects including Charles Rennie Mackintosh architectural tours. I walk pretty much everywhere in the city so can give a bit of guidance in terms of destinations etc. I look forward to welcoming you into my home.