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Artist's cottage near Edinburgh

Kirkliston, United Kingdom
Entire cottage hosted by Clive
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath

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The space
Exchange Cottage was once a telephone exchange that has been
converted into a cosy cottage in the village of Kirkliston, which
lies approximately 10 miles west of Edinburgh. The cottage is a lovely
quirky place full of paintings and artworks.

It is very close to Edinburgh Airport (about 10 minutes by taxi).
To get to the heart of Edinburgh city centre you can drive or take a taxi (journey time is around 35 minutes, depending on traffic) or get the number 38 or 38A bus which takes about 50 minutes. In the other direction, the 38 bus goes to Linlithgow (birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots) and Stirling, with its magnificent castle.

My cottage is single storey with a vaulted ceiling. It consists of:
- A compact centrally-heated living/kitchen room with a sofa, dining table and chairs, and a Victorian fire surround (decorative only). In the kitchen nook, there is a wall-mounted electric oven, a gas hob, a fridge, a microwave oven, a washing machine and a sink. There is also a full set of pots, pans, plates, cups and other kitchen utensils.
- One double bedroom with a double bed, flat screen TV and a hanging area for clothes.
- A bathroom with a bath, toilet and washbasin and hot water.

In the village of Kirkliston there is:
- a supermarket for food supplies (5 minute walk)
- chemist (1 minute walk)
- bus stop for bus to Edinburgh city centre (bus stop is 5 mins walk)
Plus take-away food places, library, pub and church.

You are also a 15 minute drive from the village of Queensferry with its restaurants and famous Forth Bridge that crosses the Firth of Forth.
The space
Exchange Cottage was once a telephone exchange that has been
converted into a cosy cottage in the village of Kirkliston, which
lies approximately 10 miles west of Edinburgh. The cottage is a lovely
quirky place full of paintings and artworks.

It is very close to Edinburgh Airport (about 10 minutes by taxi).
To get to the heart of Edinburgh city centre you can…
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Amenities

Washer
Kitchen
Wifi
TV
Free street parking
Essentials
Hair dryer
Heating
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Kirkliston, United Kingdom

Hosted by Clive

Joined in June 2013
  • 36 Reviews
As a retired artist/graphic designer, I am passionate about Edinburgh's art scene. I'm a frequent theatre-goer, painter and writer, and I belong to several art groups in Edinburgh. My favourite artists are Van Gogh and Leonardo de Vinci. My favourite thing about living in Edinburgh? The fringe festival that happens every summer - I love going to comedy, improvisation and drama shows. What else do I do? I enjoy renovating and re-inventing unusual spaces. The place that I am renting out on Airbnb is a former telephone exchange. I converted it into a wonderful cottage to live in about 10 years ago - it's filled with paintings and other quirky artworks.
As a retired artist/graphic designer, I am passionate about Edinburgh's art scene. I'm a frequent theatre-goer, painter and writer, and I belong to several art groups in Edinburgh.…
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    Things to know

    House rules
    Self check-in with lockbox
    Health & safety
    Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
    Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
    Smoke alarm not reported Learn more
    Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $176
    Cancellation policy