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Lovely central double room + bkfst


Lovely central double room + bkfst

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 private baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 private baths
BreakfastThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Cary is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

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 18th November 2017 to 6th January 2018. 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 more than 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 elderly 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**


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 time is 4PM - 10PM
Check out by 10AM


249 Reviews

Nicole User Profile
May 2018
Cary and her husband are extremely warm and inviting people. They made us feel welcome in their home, and gave us suggestions on where to go in the area. Their home was lovely and in a perfect location. It was a nice 25 minute walk to the Edinburgh Castle. We would recommend thei…
Pooja User Profile
June 2017
Cary was very warm and welcoming. She spent time telling us about the city and how to get around and even lent me change for the bus when I was short! Her home was beautiful and the room was comfortable with everything we needed there. It's an easy walk to the old town and there …
Cary User Profile
Response from Cary:
Thanks Pooja it was lovely to meet you both. Come again one day! Cary and Silly X
June 2017
Melodie User Profile
September 2016
The location was perfect for my husband and I as we always prefer staying just outside of the hustle and bustle of tourist areas - the city centre was a short walk away through a beautiful park. The room and bathroom were fully stocked with everything one would need - the bed wa…
Cary User Profile
Response from Cary:
Thanks Melodie and Nathan, it was lovely to meet you both! Cary, Pete and of course, Silly!
September 2016
Malcolm User Profile
March 2016
Cary and Pete were gracious and generous hosts. Their home is lovely and in an ideal spot to explore the city. Approximately 15 minutes walk to Edinburgh Castle. Cary's breakfast was amazing and she was very accommodating, going as far to arrange an early morning taxi to ge…
Cary User Profile
Response from Cary:
Thanks so much Malcolm, we enjoyed having you both! Cary and Pete
March 2016
Janet User Profile
July 2015
Carey made us feel very welcome. She was very helpful with any questions about what to see etc. She and her family were excellent hosts. I would stay there again for sure. It was an excellent stay!
Cary User Profile
Response from Cary:
Thanks Janet! We loved having you both Cary
July 2015
Camille User Profile
August 2013
We had a fantastic stay at Cary's house! The room was spacious, clean, quiet and comfortable. Cary has a beautiful house, very well located, near city center. Her family was so friendly with us and very helpful. We wish we could have stayed longer!
Cary User Profile
Response from Cary:
Thanks Camille! We loved having you and your mum to stay. You're welcome to come back anytime! Cary
August 2013
Mo User Profile
June 2018
Cary’s place is walkable to almost all monuments and great restaurants in the city. We enjoyed the nice walk through beautiful parks and to the historical centre Edinburgh. The house is spacious and clean and Cary provided plentiful breakfasts during our three nights stay. It was…

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Edinburgh, United KingdomJoined in July 2013
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257 Reviews
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Cary is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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…
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