View to CastleBreakfast overlooking our back garden

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Very comfortable, well-furnished room with king-sized bed (memory foam mattress) in Victorian main door flat in great location. We've been hosting visitors for many years and are happy to help with anything during your stay!
(NB. Shared bathroom.)


Extra people: No Charge


The space

Very good location; central - a 12/15 minute walk into town across the Meadows - but nice and quiet. Your room has lovely open views across a 'free-to-everyone' short hole golf course* to Edinburgh Castle. The room is carpeted and warm, with an efficient, adjustable radiator. Main door apartment so no stairs to negotiate!
*We have clubs you can borrow if you fancy a round or two on the course.

Guest access

Shared bathroom with v good (thermostatic mixer) shower above bath. Constant hot water.
Help yourself to tea and coffee in the dining kitchen or - in good weather! - take it out into the south-facing garden. (Sorry, no guest cooking in the kitchen.)

Interaction with guests

This is our home so we'll be about for at least some of the time. We've lived here for many years so can help with pretty much anything!

The neighbourhood

Friendly neighbourhood which residents love and look after. Great amenities; close to shops, cafes, restaurants, museums, University, theatres, cinemas, swimming pool/gym, banks, parks, etc.

Getting around

Most things are within walking distance of our house but if the weather isn't great there are :
1. Excellent bus services within a couple of minutes' walk.
2. Always taxis available, and you can phone one from anywhere.
(Please note: we don't have a car or a parking permit/space and parking is difficult here.)

Other things to note

Friendly, calm cat.
Continental breakfast which includes: bread and pastries (from local bakery each morning); granola; fruit; fruit juice and tea and coffee.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in is after 11AM
Check out by 2PM

No outdoor shoes in the house please.
Not too much noise after 11pm please! (We have good relationships with our neighbours - would like to keep it that way!)
No extra guests thank you.
You are welcome to smoke in the garden.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) lives in the house



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

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

34 Reviews

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George User Profile
December 2016
Fiona and Mike made us feel at home on our trip to Edinburgh and we would highly recommend them! The room has a lovely view over the meadows and is only a short walk to the old town. Fiona and Mike made us feel very welcome as soon as we arrived, providing us with great tips and also every morning we were treated to a wonderful breakfast. Thanks both!

Johann User Profile
November 2016
Fiona & Mike are fantastically welcoming and helpful hosts. The room itself is lovely, with great views of the Castle across the Meadows, very clean and well appointed. But beware, the bed is so comfortable you may want to spend more time in it than out seeing Edinburgh.
Fiona User ProfileFiona is a superhost.
Response from Fiona:
Thank you Johann! We very much look forward to seeing you both again - you'll love the Festival :) Kind regards, Fiona and Mike.
November 2016

Geraldine User Profile
October 2016
Fiona and Mike were fantastic, really friendly and warm. I was made to feel very welcome and they could not have been more helpful. It was wonderful and will definitely be where I will stay for any future trips to Edinburgh. The location was ideal. Also, the view and setting beautiful. The room was lovely, very elegant and calming (as was the rest of their home). The bed was wonderful! It has convinced me to invest in a memory foam mattress. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful, and set me up for the day. I could not recommend staying there more.
Fiona User ProfileFiona is a superhost.
Response from Fiona:
Thank you very much Ger. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Fiona and Mike.
October 2016

Ricardo User Profile
October 2016
5 stars is not enough to Fiona and her husband. If we could we would give 7 stars. Our best Airbnb experience! The most polited and helpful people! The cleanest place you can find! In a beautiful location. The best breakfast ever! Thank you Fiona! We will be back... With our daughter ;) ( private joke)
Fiona User ProfileFiona is a superhost.
Response from Fiona:
We are organising a cot right now! ;) We hope you can come back with Junior next year - we'd be so happy to catch up! Very best wishes from us both, Fiona and Mike.
October 2016

Sandy User Profile
September 2016
We had really good time stay in Fiona's house . The room is amazing ,everything is wonderful! Mike and Fiona are very friendly.

Cédric User Profile
August 2016
We had a wonderful time during this trip. The room was perfect for the discovery of Edinburgh. Very quiet area and 10 minutes walk to the Mile. Fiona and Mike were great. Delicious breakfast.

Elizabeth User Profile
July 2016
We had such a lovely time staying at Fiona and Mike's place and we would definitely not hesitate to recommend it to others! This was one of the best Airbnb experiences we have had, and we really appreciated the hospitality and warm welcome we received. The room itself is absolutely gorgeous and immaculately clean. The bed is super comfortable and you will definitely get an excellent night's rest. One of the best parts of visiting Edinburgh was coming home to that amazing bed. The place itself is conveniently located and a short walk from the town center, located directly across from a huge open free to the public golf park. Breakfast was amazing and you could tell that they really went the extra mile. Fiona and Mike were always there for a friendly chat or to give us information about what to visit or important tourist information, and really went above and beyond to welcome us at their beautiful home.
Fiona User ProfileFiona is a superhost.
Response from Fiona:
Thank you very much Elizabeth! Very much appreciated :) Kind regards, Fiona and Mike.
July 2016

Edinburgh, United Kingdom · Joined in March 2015
Fiona User ProfileFiona is a superhost.

I'm a freelance tutor and Mike works in marketing. I love cinema, theatre, gardening and history. We both do a bit of cooking, and enjoy reading and current affairs. We love Edinburgh and hope you will too.

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