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Private room

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1 Bedroom

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About this listing

Single room in family home, children flown. Sunny top floor room, overlooks private quiet garden & fields. Use of bathroom & shower, family kitchen, sitting, dinroom.
PLEASE NOTE : Double room also available - https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/6525551

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price: £43 / night


The space

A light top floor single bedroom in interesting family home, lots of paintings and old furniture. Not much like a travel lodge!

PLEASE NOTE: There is one other double room available to rent in the house If you are a larger group. link here https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/6525551

Guest access

Top Floor single available bedrooms with a bathroom incl bath, & shower on the same floor. Lower Ground Floor accessing garden houses family kitchen and sitting/dining rooms and second bathroom.

Interaction with guests

Treated as my guests, offering what help I reasonably can. Being a TEFL qualified architect, I am particularly interested in foreign visitors and their experiences of my City. Can offer Architectural & Cycle tours by arrangement. Onlooking a private park. Larger park / tennis courts within 2 min walking distance.

The neighbourhood

Green leafy residential area with quick access to City Centre up Dundas Street which is the 'art gallery' street of Edinburgh.

Getting around

Howard Place is a Georgian terrace on part of Inverleith Row. There are buses 30m away for 10 minute ride to City Centre, train station and airport connections etc. Walking (uphill!) to Princes St easy 20mins.

Other things to note

50m on opposite side of road is access East Gate to the magical Royal Botanical Gardens. The rear of the house backs onto gardens, playing fields and trees and is very quiet.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

Geneva Conventions and above, without smoking please (ok outside in garden but please pick up!)



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

47 Reviews

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Claire User Profile
April 2017
Charlie's place was perfect for our stay in Edinburgh. It is very easy to walk into the city or to shops and restaurants. Charlie is very accommodating and so pleasant. Overall a lovely stay.

Roshan User Profile
April 2017
Had an excellent stay at Charlie's. Good communication during booking and he was a engaging and accommodating host. I found the house to be a friendly, relaxed environment, with the added bonus of a great breakfast. Try the homemade sourdough bread, with a bit of orange marmalade, you won't be disappointed!

Lisel User Profile
January 2017
I booked the room on my sister's behalf, and she enjoyed every minute of her stay! Charlie was a very considerate host who maintained constant communication and went out of his way to help my sister once she arrived in Edinburgh as a first-time visitor. What's more, the friendly ambiance was especially appealing for the New Year's setting - other guests added to the festive mood and only encouraged the initial sense of coziness my sister perceived upon arrival. Thanks to this well-established feel of 'home,' Edinburgh (along with this recent New Year's) was made all the more memorable to my sister. So, as a family, we thank Charlie for this opportunity having come true!

Adam User Profile
December 2016
I spent 10 weeks living in Charlie's house, and it made my experience in Edinburgh feel like I was living at home. He's a very kind person who's always up for a chat and to help you in any way

Will User Profile
October 2016
Lovely gentleman and an amazing interesting house

Melody User Profile
October 2016
Feel like home. Charlie cooked very nice breakfast, and dinner only for 10 pounds. There's bus stop in front of the house but I enjoyed walking to city center as it only took 20min. Overall, this is one of the best airbnb place I have lived in.

Amabile User Profile
September 2016
It was great staying at Charlie's house. The place is just like it looks on the pictures, everything was nice and clean and Charlie is a great host. His cat (Kittty) was also very welcoming and made me feel at home. Charlie bakes some wonderful breads and is a great artist. His place is very close to city center and it is in a safe and nice area. I have nothing bad to say about this experience and I would definitely recommend it to anyone!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom · Joined in March 2014
Charlie User Profile

Someone for whom life is always too short to get everything done, and the wider one's interests, isn't that going to be more the case? Worked as an Architect for many years, now trying to concentrate on teaching, writing and painting and of course cooking for guests. Teaching ranges from TEFL in Edinburgh to ski teaching in Switzerland (where I also paint a lot of Alps). I read any book with an index and make yogurt and sourdough bread whose long timing allows tennis too (nearby courts within a short walking distance). Life in North Edinburgh is pretty good which is why my children still pop by quite often to check that I am looking after our dog/cat assortment.

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