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Lovely central double room + bkfst

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 private baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 private baths
Cary is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Sparkling clean14 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
BreakfastThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

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**


Wireless Internet
Hair dryer
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 10PM
Check out by 10AM


251 Reviews

Carrie User Profile
April 2018
What an amazing time we had, Cary was so helpful and couldn’t do enough to accommodate us. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and in a brilliant location. Breakfast was delicious too. We had a hectic but fantastic time which was helped greatly by Carys local knowledge of the …
Cary User Profile
Response from Cary:
Lovely to have you both, come again sometime! CaryX
April 2018
Daniel User Profile
April 2018
Cary is the definition of what a hosy should be. She waited for us despite our delayed flight and made sure we had everything we needed. The house and room are fantastic and in a lovely area of town that is walking distance from the centre. There was nothing to complain about, qu…
Catherine User Profile
January 2018
Cary is a fabulous host. She went out of her way to make our stay wonderful, was so flexible, helpful and accommodating. Her house is beautiful, the shower room is modern and amazingly clean, the room is big, comfortable, clean and lovely decor. The location is perfect - lots of …
Suzie User Profile
January 2018
A stranger may have opened the door but we leave feeling we have stayed with good friends. Nothing was to much trouble for Cary and Pete, good advice on where to go and how to get there. Breakfast was perfect, the room is homely, the shower room spotless. I live on a farm and no…
Juan User Profile
November 2017
Cary is a warm and kind host. Superb victorian style Scottish house. Really recommeded!
Brett User Profile
November 2017
Cary was a wonderful host and gave great recommendations for things to do around town. The place was very clean and comfortable and had everything that we were looking for. It was an overall wonderful experience.
Cary User Profile
Response from Cary:
Thanks Brett, come again! Cary
November 2017
Linda User Profile
September 2017
You do not need to go to the Tate gallery in London, just come to Cary's house to learn about art and Edinburgh! House is full with modern art, exhibition posters. There is not better place to stay in Edinburgh! It is just 20 min walk to centre true amazing park. Room is spaciou…
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Response from Cary:
Thanks Linda we loved having you both, come again anytime! Cary
September 2017

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Edinburgh, United KingdomJoined in July 2013
Cary User Profile
259 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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