A spacious, relaxing environmentWindows have blackout blinds to aid sleep as it's a very bright room
Luxurious en suite B&B (The Ruskin)
Luxurious en suite B&B (The Ruskin)

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Fabulous, extremely light and spacious RUSKIN ROOM with small en suite in my apartment built in 1855. Rate includes breakfast. Near Glasgow University in the heart of the West End. City centre 10-15 minutes. I also have another HAMILTON ROOM listed.

The space

I HAVE ANOTHER ROOM listed as "Super comfortable room (The Hamilton)" which may be available if this one is booked. You can find it on my profile page.

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. Please let me know if you have any dietary requirements and I will do my best to accommodate you. I provide semi skimmed milk and generally Irish soda bread, so please let me know if you prefer a different type.

IN THIS VERY LIGHT AND SPACIOUS ROOM there is: a small en-suite shower room; a super king-sized bed; a cupboard to hang clothes in; a chest of drawers; a monitor to watch DVDs on; an armchair with foot stool; a dining table and chairs, a (silent) small fridge, a Nespresso coffee machine, kettle and tea making things. I provide all bedlinen, towels, bathrobes and a hair dryer. The room is lockable and you will be given your own key. There is also WiFi throughout the flat. I have a travel cot available. Please let me know if you would like this and I will reserve it for your room.

WHO LIVES HERE? Myself and sometimes my partner. I have two rooms listed on Airbnb, so I may have guests in the other room during your stay. 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.

PRIVACY & HOUSEKEEPING. I don't enter the guest room during your stay in order to give you privacy. If you are staying for a week or more, I will arrange for a convenient time to clean your room and change the bed linen.

Guest access

MY GUESTS ARE WELCOME TO MAKE USE OF the kitchen (including tea, coffee, sugar, milk, herbs, spices and oils). I keep a shelf free in one of the kitchen cupboards for your groceries and also a shelf in the kitchen fridge. The living room is for the hosts use only, but the guest rooms are spacious and the dining kitchen is large enough to hang out in. I aim to make you to feel at home here. I provide semi skimmed milk, so please let me know if you prefer a different type.

Interaction with guests

I LIKE TO GREET GUESTS MYSELF. If I can't be at home when you would like to arrive, I use the key safe box next to the front door. I would arrange this in advance, email you the security code for the box and be able to give a rough time of when I will be back to meet you.

I supply a Glasgow map, a print out of my local guidebook and any advice about the city requested. I always stay in the flat on your first night and occasionally spend a night away if I am visiting friends, etc. but would discuss this with you before making plans.

Check-in is 14:00 hours onwards and check-out by 11:00. If you would like to arrive before this time, please get in touch and I will see if it is possible. In any case, you can drop luggage off and collect keys earlier if it suits you.

After check out, I am happy for you to leave your luggage for collection later in the day if that helps.

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. This tends to be more so from Friday - Monday, students Freshers week in early September and when students finish their exams at the end of the summer term. 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. The en-suite shower room is lovely but very 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.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $13 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $106
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

1) No smoking.

2) Do not flush any sanitary or foreign items down the toilet as the en-suite has very sensitive plumbing. Toilet paper is fine!

3) No parties and you must ask me before inviting anyone else into the flat.

4) 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.



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Safety features
First aid kit
Smoke detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

244 Reviews

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Lizzie User Profile
May 2017
We loved our stay in Lucy's beautiful apartment - the room is beautiful and light and relaxing, the bed was phenomenally comfortable, the whole place is a lovely place to be, the location is great and Lucy was a warm and welcoming host. We'd highly recommend staying!

Gigi User Profile
April 2017
Lucy's place is sooo beautiful! Don't look elsewhere. Waking up in this room and having breakfast by the big sunlit window will bring you so much joy. Lucy was fun to chat with and also extremely helpful with our tourist questions. She also accommodated our late check out which saved us a lot of hassle. We can't wait to return.

Jo User Profile
January 2017
A wonderfully spacious, bright and elegant room, with adjoining shower room. Everything is sparkling; clean and newly decorated. We loved staying here for a couple of nights, and only regretted having so much to do in Glasgow that we didn't get to hang out in the room as much as we would have liked. Our four year old daughter was very comfortable on a fold down bed, and there really was ample room for the three of us to eat breakfast, read and generally enjoy the peace without getting under each other's feet. Although the apartment overlooks the main road, the traffic noise is muffled and the black-out blinds are very effective. Lucy was warm and welcoming, and a very accommodating host - definitely warranting 'super host' status! We hope to come back to Lucy's home again; we've been fortunate enough to discover another excellent Airbnb find.

Kamilla User Profile
January 2017
Staying at Lucy's B&B was the perfect introduction to Glasgow. Especially grateful for the easily accessible information on the sights of Scotland, Glasgow and neighbourhood restaurants.

Mitch User Profile
January 2017
This is a true 5 star Air bnb, the reviews don't lie! We absolutely loved the room, the luxurious bed, the nearly brand new ensuite bath, the hostess with the mostess and lastly the location in Glasgow west was perfect; very to close to loads of restaurants, bars, the historic university and had that Victorian look and feel we were after. If ever in Glasgow again, we'll Be back at Lucy's!

Ovsanna User Profile
December 2016
Lucy's place was amazing! She goes above and beyond to make sure you have a great experience. She's very fast to respond if you need to message her. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Hyun Ju User Profile
December 2016
I cannot recommend this place too much. It was beyond description. The location is perfect to discover the University of Glasgow, Kelvingrove gallery, Hunterian Art Gallery and the Mackintosh House. And also, there are a lot of attractive local shops. Lucy is a really kind and warmhearted host. She provided us detailed direction and information. She was willing to help us anything we asked for. The room is fantastic. It is the best room I have ever stayed via Airbnb. It is very spacious, clean, warm, bright, quiet, fancy and cozy. Breakfast... wow!!!! It is really convenient to have meals privately in the room. There were various options of tea and coffee, fruits, yogurts, milk, juice, bread, jam and butter. And she washed our dishes daily. I will be more than happy to stay again at her place.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom · Joined in February 2013
Lucy User ProfileLucy is a superhost.

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.

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Response time: within an hour
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