Large bright double room with sofa, TV, small fridge (optional), sanded floors, working shutters. Some changers since these pics – eg. there is a new sofa and different pictures! Second floor elegant Georgian flat (c1829). Garden access. Historic part of city, walking distance from centre yet with quiet, leafy charm.
Large bright room with double bed (quality mattress), sofa, flat screen TV, small fridge (optional), wardrobe, original built in cupboard (press), sanded floors, working shutters. The pics shown were taken by Airbnb some time back, hence there have been some changes (e.g., new sofa, different pics).
The room is in my second (top) floor elegant Georgian flat (c1829). Mostly white walls/sanded floors, unique cupola. Guest(s) share my kitchen diner and bathroom. The bathroom has just been entirely refitted/upgraded, hence, different/improved to pics on the site. Access to secluded natural garden beside property for relaxing between shows/sightseeing or in the evening.
The flat is an end-tenement in 'Scotland's most expensive street'. It is near the entry to the street and looks across at a fabulous Georgian crescent of townhouses 'through the windows of which have gazed famous artists, poets, playwrights, publishers and one of history's greatest composers' (The Herald). The aforementioned composer is Chopin, who stayed here while playing his only concerts in Glasgow and Edinburgh, his residence is commemorated by a plaque.
Why is this place unique? It is a haven of peace, beauty and old city charm near the centre of the city. This area feels very intact, complete. Green spaces are abundant and some serve as channels for traversing to other interesting areas. The garden is called 'The Secret Garden' because it seems unimaginable to have access to this oasis of tranquility, surrounded by mature trees, near the heart of town.
Guests have access to kitchen diner, bathroom and garden in addition to their own room.
Общение с гостями
As your host, it will give me pleasure to share ways to make the most of your time in Edinburgh, eg, recommended restaurants, bars, venues, walks, out of town trips etc. I work part-time so will often be around during the day.
Другие важные подробности
Please note this is now a pet-free home.
Tea and coffee available.
Please buy your own provisions which can be kept in the kitchen and/or your room where you will have your own small fridge.
Access to all crockery etc.
Guests may be able to cook at night (on occasion), by arrangement.
You should tidy up after using kitchen, all dishes in dishwasher.
No pets and no smoking.
I am a relaxed and friendly individual with a positive and creative approach to life. I trained as a speech and language therapist. I currently work with women leaving prison, encouraging them to make better choices. I also run public speaking classes through adult education. I appreciate the Arts and try to participate in the Edinburgh Festival as fully as I can. I enjoy theatre, live music and dance. I have participated in creative writing courses, including through Open University, and love to write.
My motto is 'I got life!', based on Nina Simone's song, which I love :) I like to live life to the full. I love my home, love my city but also like heading out of town to walk our beautiful coastline. I swim regularly at my local Victorian swimming baths and sometimes in the sea...
PS: There is one review which notes a cancellation – this was agreed with the guest, shortly after the booking was initially made, as my boiler developed a fault and I could not guarantee it would be repaired in time for their arrival. The issue has since been resolved. The guest was not inconvenienced as it was a short notice booking and many other options were available. Normally, I seek to reply to/adhere to all bookings reliably :)