Welcome to Edinburgh!
" Athens of the North" - a compact walkable cosmopolitan city where history meets the 21st century - surrounded by farmlands and open countryside, hiking trails, and hills. Our city has a long history hiding many secrets and stories waiting to be discovered again and again.
Locals say it's like a big village - frequently you meet someone you know when you're out. There is much green space in the city, as well as the historical Old and New Towns. Every August the Arts Festivals attract half a million visitors from 'round the world to experience the festivities.
Newly repainted and decorated, the guest room is ideal for 1-4 persons, and a fifth can be added in the room, or in the sitting room if needed. It's great for families and theatre companies!
The garden flat is an 18 minute walk from Waverley Train Station and Princes St, and 25 mins to the Royal Mile. There are many local bus services nearby. We are in a relaxed setting hidden behind a tall gate 35m from the nearest street, surrounded by 110-sq mtrs of private garden and a terrace with mature trees. Fresh herbs are for the taking.
Beds are a single and a bunk bed, with two extra mattresses for the floor for additional visitors if required. FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN ARE WELCOME. All linens, bedding and towels are included. There are a chest of drawers, writing desk, comfortable arm chair, and closet with ample room for luggage. The room is just across the hall from the shared bathroom.
BREAKFAST (£3.50 per person, £2.50 children age to 15, free to age 5):
if you like to have it before your busy day - Usually fresh fruit compgte, fresh yoghurt, muesli, fresh rolls or bread, jam, olives, coffee and teas. Guests can also make their own meals in the galley kitchen anytime. Breakfast is served at the 200 year-old Scottish farm table in my sitting room or can be taken in the small half-round kitchen table around 0830-0930, or by arrangement.
Oriental rugs scattered throughout on wool fitted carpets ensure a rich and cozy ambiance.
All linens/bedding/towels, wireless broadband, gas central heating, 'power-shower', hair dryer, washing machine and drying closet are all provided. Children ( DISCOUNT for CHILDREN UNDER AGE 16) and pets welcome, and we're also a gay-friendly place. There is an extensive collection of photographic arts and Oriental carpet books, as well as maps and guides of Edinburgh and Scotland.
• Wide range of cafes, restaurants, cinema & shopping . Edinburgh has an eclectic range of locally-owned shops (avoiding the mass-market identical chain stores found in every UK city), restaurants and so many delicatessens and coffee shops, not to mention pubs!
• Good bus transport very near extending throughout Edinburgh incl Service 100 from/to Airport. And no, the TRAM, (unwanted by majority of Edinburgh citizens) is not running.
• Easy walk or bus to Princes Street, the Olde Town, Hollyrood Palace, Scottish Parliament, Royal Botanical Gardens, Museum of Scotland, National Gallery of Scotland, Museum of Modern Art, City Arts Centre, Hollyrood Queen’s Gallery and Waverley Train Station all in central Edinburgh.
• Excellent international restaurants: Bengali, Indian, Italian, Spanish, Scottish, Polish, Thai, Chinese, French, African - Edinburgh offers it all.
• Local places of worship: Muslim, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Sikh, Scottish Episcopal, Jewish +. more
• Public gym and swimming pool in Leith, a 10-minute walk
Parking is on-street (meter). I am usually able to help with a private car park nearby. I’m delighted to share with you my insights and tips about Edinburgh. I look forward to meeting you soon!
Nearby buses are:
1. Closest bus is No 36, 150m from door, to/from Waverley Train Station, Scottish Parliament & Royal Palace, Connects with Airport No 100 (4 min walk)
2. Leith Walk/London Road- 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 22, 25. 44, 45, 49 (8 minute walk)
3.Broughton St/Bellevue/Inverleith Row past Botanical Gardens - 8, 13
4. Inverleith Row/Canonmills/Botanics- 23, 27 (12 min walk)