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Hi. We are a family and we enjoy travelling and meeting people. Edinburgh is a beautiful city and we know some of the best places to visit in Scotland. We will arrange to meet you at The Gatehouse, to welcome you.
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What a great experience we had at The Gatehouse. Shan and Craig were so welcoming and treated us as if we were old friends. The accommodations were fantastic, clean, so nicely decorated...we really felt at home. Shan and Craig went out of their way to make us comfortable and had special treats for our children. It was obvious they love where they live and they wanted us to love it just as much! We did! And we would recommend this property to anyone!
Shan was a very welcoming host and The Gatehouse is just delightful.
Top it off with the Edinburgh Tattoo and we were thoroughly spoilt. Thanks for adding the personal touch Shan. Only wish we could have stayed longer!
We spent a great time in Edinburgh, living in Shan and Craig's lovely guesthouse. It was a great place to finish our one week roadtrip in Scotland.The apartment was very pretty, clean and comfortable. The guesthouse is a convenient 15 mins drive away from the city centre. Shan and Craig were great hosts, and were availabe and helpful whenever needed. I recommend staying here to anyone travelling to Edinburgh with family.
This was a fantastic place to stay! Clean and cozy and beautiful! Shan was very responsive and made sure the lights were on for us when we arrived and that we had food and drinks for breakfast. They have a great binder with info about the area, and Shan was helpful with driving and parking directions in Edinburgh. The bed is amazingly comfortable, and the patio is gorgeous. Far better than a hotel! I highly recommend staying here.
We didn't meet Craig but Shan is definitely the hostess with the mostest! She couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. Not only did she pick us up from the bus stop when we got off at the wrong stop she also dropped us to the railway station to make sure we didn't miss our evening at The Commonwealth Games. The Gatehouse is pretty, homely and very comfortable, so much so that I was able to enjoy three good nights sleep which is practically unheard of for this insomniac! The welcome hamper included coffee, milk, orange juice, strawberries, oatcakes, jams and the best teabags I have come across!
Thank you both for your hospitality and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
First time to Scotland and we could not have picked a better location. The Gatehouse is warm and welcoming and felt like home. The hosts Shan (sorry Craig we didn't get a chance to meet up with you due to our busy schedules) could not have been more friendly. I loved the way Shan gave us tips of the day on places to eat/ places to explore and traffic hotspots. Local knowledge was so valuable as it was a busy time in Scotland when we visited. Thank you Shan and Craig for helping our family create so many happy memories on our visit to Scotland and for your warmth and hospitality. The Gatehouse was exactly what we were needing to use as a base and I cannot think of anything I would change or add without spoiling the experience. I just hope your accommodation will still be available when we visit again. Thank you sincerely Natalie, Andrew, George and Jack
The Gatehouse is very cute and well decorated. It comfortably slept 4 adults and was very clean when we arrived. Keep in mind that it is a bit of ways outside of Edinburgh, but we didn't mind the hour on the bus and it gave us a chance to see other parts of Edinburgh we might not have otherwise. There are great trails for walking. Food options are a little limited.
Sorry you had delays travelling. Most guests take 15 mins by car and 25 mins bus to city centre. Your delays were due to road works and the Marathon. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
We stayed at Shan & Craig's gatehouse for a couple of nights for my fiance's birthday and it was an absolute delight. The cottage is beautiful, so warm and comfortable and was really just perfect for our little trip up to Edinburgh. It is situated perfectly, only 15 minutes into the city and right next to the regional park which we walked to in under an hour! Shan & Craig were lovely hosts, leaving breakfast bits out for us upon our arrival, giving us recommendations for things to do in Edinburgh and even dropping us off at the train station on our last day so we didn't have to get the bus.
All in all an amazing stay and we will most certainly be back - thank you so much guys!
PS. I could have died in the bed it was THAT comfy!!!
Its always nice to stay in the Gate House, Im becoming a regular!
Home from home, thanks Shan and Craig... the Brownies were great by the way:-)
Shan was a great help and the space was beautiful. The items she left to welcome us were wonderful. It was conveniently located by the airport and near the train and bus stations. Parking space was great and neighborhood was walkable. It creates a great home base in which to explore. Quiet and a great getaway for a couple.
Just a heads up, the bed is comfy but very squeaky! :)
We would definitely recommend to others.
Thanks Jen. All fittings on bed have been checked and it does not
Glad you enjoyed your visit.
Lovely guest, clean tidy respectful, really friendly and easy to live with slotted in like one of the family.
Absolute pleasure to have here, really hope to see you again soon.
It was an absolute pleasure to host Niall, he was a lovely considerate person, who would slip out of the house because of his early starts without disturbing any of us. Because of his long hours we did not get to see very much of him but when we did he was very friendly and interesting to talk to. We hope that he returns to Muswell Hill in the future and chooses to stay with us.
We have enjoyed several visits to Edinburgh and have stayed each time with Craig and Shan...a fantastically warm and friendly welcome and The Gatehouse is delightful. It has everything we need and more and we use it as our base to explore Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside. My wife and I and our 3 children all have no hesitation in recommending Shan and Craig and The Gatehouse to anyone who would like a charming and friendly place to stay in Edinburgh. We will certainly be going back!
Shân and Craig have been good friends of ours for over 20 years. We met through having our children. They are a lovely couple who will welcome visitors warmly.
Shân and Craig recently invited us to spend a weekend at the Gate House, next to their home, Westlands House, in the lovely village of Balerno.
The Gate House is an inviting tastefully renovated Arts and Crafts little gem, ideal to stay in if visiting the beautiful city of Edinburgh or making the most of the walking areas around Balerno. The views out into the garden are delightful and give the whole place a peaceful and calm ambience.
There is plenty of space for two, or a family of four, to stay in. Both the bedroom and sitting room being particularly spacious. A pretty sitting area lies just outside the French Windows allowing more enjoyment of the garden and even perhaps a summer’s day.
The bed is extremely comfortable, and all the kitchen/bathroom facilities are great, with thoughtful touches. There is parking right in front of the Gate House also.
All in all everything is to a very high standard. We definitely recommend a stay at the Gate House.
Juliette and Christian
Craig & Shan will be delightful hosts - they are warm, friendly & caring and I know they will go out of their way to ensure their guests have an enjoyable stay. The Gate House is charming and in a lovely setting. I have no hesitation in recommending them to prospective guests.