Your bedroom, light, bright and airy
Lovely central double room + bkfst

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Ages 2 - 12
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2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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The space

Our Victorian flat is on two floors and is located in the lovely Bruntsfield area of the city, one of Edinburgh's most central neighbourhoods. We live in a quiet cul-de-sac but are only a couple of minutes from the bustling shops and cafes of Bruntsfield.
Although our home is Victorian with high ceilings and classic cornicing and shutters, we have decorated and furnished it in a contemporary style. The comfortable double bedroom is large and newly decorated, the window has the original shutters and overlooks the walled and rather mature(!) back garden.
You have exclusive private use of the shower room with WC which is right next to your room. A help yourself breakfast (cereal, toast, juice etc) is also included. Help yourself to tea and coffee at any time. Also included is all your fresh bed linen, towels, hairdryer, umbrellas (!) plus free Wifi.
In the winter we have the wonderful Edinburgh's Christmas which runs this year from 17th November 2016 to 7th January 2017. We have Scottish and European Christmas Markets, ice skating, shows, funfairs, Street of Light and much much more! Then of course is our world famous Hogmanay and New Year's celebrations which go on for days!!
We are also perfectly located for sightseeing and for visiting Edinburgh's fabulous and world renowned International Festival and Fringe in August every year which attracts thousands of people and performers from all over the world. We are in easy walking distance of many Festival venues.
At the top of the road there are five buses that will take you into the heart of the city in a matter of minutes. Attractions include the Castle, Holyrood Palace, Princes Street, Royal Mile, Museums, wonderful art galleries, the Botanical Gardens and the Royal Yacht Britannia. Great restaurants and bars plus much much more! We usually walk into town, by strolling across the lovely Meadows park - about 20 mins. Our guests love this pretty walk through the park.
We are also only 5 minutes walk to Napier University Merchiston Campus.
Bruntsfield itself is full of coffee shops, bars, restaurants & artisan food shops plus quirky independent shops and boutiques. We are within easy walking distance of five theatres and five cinemas not to mention many Festival venues! We have lived here for nearly 25 years and have a good knowledge of the city so we are happy to help you with recommendations and directions.
We have a large British Blue cat called Silly, you can see her in the photographs. She is friendly but quite shy and pretty old so she wont bother you and she doesn't go into your room. We also have three sons who you may see if they are back home in Edinburgh.
Parking here is problematic as we are central, so we wouldn't recommend bringing a car. There is free parking in our area between 5.30pm and 08.30 am Monday to Friday and free parking at weekends. The rest of the time, you have to pay the meter (max stay of 4 hours). Alternatively you can park outside the zone a couple of miles away. However, you really don't need a car as you can walk or take a bus everywhere!
We think our home is perfectly situated for a wonderful sightseeing or Festival going holiday in Edinburgh!
We both work during the day so we may not always be around, but we will always be contactable by phone or email.
Check in and check out times can be flexible depending on our work commitments - just ask!
If you have any questions please just ask, we're happy to help.
We look forward to welcoming you to our home.
**Please note our house is not suitable for children**

Other things to note

**Our house is not suitable for children**

A maximum of two guests only

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2 (Private washroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Wireless Internet
Hair dryer
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

**Our house is not suitable for children**
Strictly no smoking in the house
If you are coming in late, please try be quiet - we will do the same! Noise should be kept to a minimum after 11pm to respect neighbours.
No cooking allowed and no food or eating in the bedroom please; if you wish you can use the dining room for eating a take-away
Check in and check out times can be flexible depending on our work commitments - just ask!
Please respect our home and enjoy your stay!


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 30, 2017 - Jan 02, 2018 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

231 Reviews

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晓文 User Profile
September 2017
Actually I like everything Cary had prepared, a warm welcoming introduction, cozy room, clean bathroom, substantial breakfast, etc.. Both Cary and Pete are very nice person that you can have good conversation with but they also provide all privacy you will need during your stay. I would say it was a wonderful and joyful experience to stay at Cary's house and I will definitely choose to stay again the next time I visit Edinburgh!
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Response from Cary:
Thanks Tang and George, you were great guests! Come again Cary and Pete
September 2017

Xuanyou User Profile
September 2017
Very amazing accommodation experience! Thank you Cary and Pete! I d(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) love this lovely house. Lovely hosts, beautiful-designed garden, cute Silly, delicious breakfast and fruits, interesting talking, clean and tidy rooms, quiet Edinburgh old town. They are all surprises for us. I recommend Cary and Pete's house to all of you! Monica and Demi
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Response from Cary:
Thank you Monica and Demi! We loved having you both to stay. Come again one day Cary, Pete and Silly Xx
September 2017

Antonio User Profile
September 2017
Thank you Cary. Our stay was great. Everything was perfectly brilliant. We loved her sense of humour and how she treated us :) Strongly recommended, location quite close to everywhere plus public transport available nearby. We will definetely try to stay at Cary's when we are back to Edinburgh. Thanks again. Alberto and David
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Response from Cary:
Thanks Alberto and David! It was great to meet you both and yes come again one day! Cary
September 2017

Ann User Profile
August 2017
When visiting Edinburgh, if you want to feel warmly welcomed, comfortable and enjoy and good breakfast then stay with Cary and Peter. Their home is within easy walking distance of the 'Old Town' with the Castle and the Royal Mile. Cary is very knowledgable about all things Edinburgh and is very happy to share with her guests. Thank you Cary and Peter for your warm hospitality..
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Response from Cary:
Thanks Ann and Terry, it was lovely to meet you. Come again one today! Cary & Pete
August 2017

John User Profile
August 2017
Cary went out of her way to help us with check in and check out times to best accommodate us and had a host of recommendations. The flat is spotless with a separate bathroom and the morning breakfast is a lovely touch. Would highly recommend Carys place for any length of stay in Edinburgh with all amenities within walking distance.
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Response from Cary:
Thank you! Have a great time in Italy! Cary
August 2017

Esther User Profile
August 2017
Cary and her family make you feel at home away from home. lovely house in a quiet neighborhood, on walkable distance from the old town and the castle. Friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Comfortable bed, soft towels and a good bathroom. I'll be back - having the chance.
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Response from Cary:
Thanks Esther!
August 2017

Jasmine User Profile
August 2017
Cary and Pete are very kind and easy-going. We had a very good communication with them. Their house is very beautiful and well decorated. Breakfast is very rich. We had a good time in their house. Highly recommend!
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Response from Cary:
Thanks Jasmine!
August 2017

Edinburgh, United KingdomJoined in July 2013
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I'm Cary and I live with my husband Pete.
I have my own business and Pete is in the entertainments industry. We both work full time so we may not always see you first thing in the morning! We will leave you out a help yourself breakfast - toast, cereal, fruit etc.
We have three sons, none of whom now live at home full time. Two are students, so they come home from time to time.
Pete was born and brought up in Edinburgh and I moved here in my teens, so we know a lot about the city and can help you with most things.
We enjoy the arts - theatre, cinema, music, exhibitions etc. We enjoy good food and a glass of wine. We also love the outdoors and Pete is a keen runner, cyclist and hill walker.
We hope you will be happy and enjoy your stay with us - we look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our home.
We can be flexible with check in and check out times depending on our work commitments - just ask!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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