TWIN BEDROOM IN COMFORTABLE FAMILY HOME
|Address||Cramond Road South, EH4 6AA Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
|Property type||Private room|
|Response time||A few hours|
Both rooms are situated in the extended wing of the house with it's own front door so if you prefer you can be private to the rest of the household. The two rooms share a shower room which is not used by the rest of the household.
A continental breakfast is included; cereals, bread, selection of preserves, yoghurt, fruit, fruit juices & tea or coffee.
Guest's have access to the kitchen and fridge and may cook or heat up food. Tea/coffee facilities are available to guests throughout your stay.
Guests are welcome to use the garden and the Games room which has comfy sofa's a TV, various DVD's and games to choose from
THE LOCAL AREA
The area is called Davidson's Mains, we are minute's walk away to friendly pubs serving food, two Indian take away's, a Chinese take away and a Fish & Chip shop. Also in the village there is a Tesco Supermarket, two Banks, a Chemist, two Hairdressers, a Beauticians, a Post Office, a laundromat, a Cafe, three Churches and a large tree enclosed park with kids playpark.
We are neighbours to Lauriston Castle a 16th-century tower house which overlooks the Firth of Forth. There are tours of the Castle at the weekend but the grounds are open daily and free to visit including the Japanese garden and fantastic views to the sea.
You can take lovely sea shore and river walks around to Cramond. Cramond Village and harbour have Roman Ruins and the earliest known site of human settlement in Scotland.
We have private parking on our drive and are on a good bus route. The bus stop is a five minute walk away where you can catch a bus every 10 to 20 minutes to the city centre (a 20 minute bus ride away) or to the airport (a 35 minute bus ride away).
You can get a bus to us from the airport which requires one change of bus.
A taxi is around £15 and takes about 20 minutes.
There is also a cycle path just behind our house to the centre, if you wish to hire bikes.
We have 2 children - fairly well behaved, polite and respectful of guests and we would welcome families with children of any age. Sadly Pepper our Border Terrier passed away late 2013, but I couldn't bear to delete her picture :(
House rulesStrictly No Smoking. Respect the house & those who live in it.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE provide a little information about yourself, as this is our family home I always require information on guests before booking.
Please let me know what time you plan to arrive at the house - check in and out is flexible - but I have to know what time you wish to arrive so that I can be here to greet you and let you in !
Occasionally breakfast will be self/serve.
When using the TV's please keep volume low if there are guests in the next room.
We are very happy to look up any information for you but our pc is unavailable for guest use.
Edinburgh is an incredible city I hope you decide to stay with us and allow us to make your visit a memorable one.
|Price for > 1 guests||$ 40 US per guest/night extra|
|Check-in after||On arrangement|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||11 AM|
Reviews of this property
Very nice rooms in a charming house 20 minutes by bus (next to the house) from the center. Very quiet. Warm welcome, very nice owner. To recommend a couple or family.
Très jolies chambres dans une charmante maison à 20 mn en bus (juste à côté de la maison) du centre. Quartier très calme. Accueil chaleureux, propriétaire très sympa. À recommander en couple ou en famille.
Highly recommended address not only for a visit to the City of Edinburgh but for the surroundings as well.
A wonderful family and super friendly hosts.
They gave us good recommendations for daily trips and even lended us their bikes for a wonderful round trip.
Thank you Juliet & Ian!
Reviews for this host's other properties
Home from home, very friendly hosts, had good chats about anything and everything, pleasant area with coast or walks close by and pleasant walk into city or Murray field, tea or coffee making facilities in room or hallway would have been nice as not to disturb hosts when you've been out all day or first thing in the morning
Wir waren nur für einen Tag bei Juliet. Das Zimmer war einfach und klein, aber trotzdem gemütlich und geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Für zwei Personen für einige Tage eine ausreichende Größe.
Juliet ist eine nette Gastgeberin, bei der man sich auf Anhieb wohl fühlt. Ihr Hund ist ein echter Herzensbrecher, dessen Aufforderung zum Spielen man sich kaum entziehen kann. Frühstück mit großer Cerialienauswahl in der großen Wohnküche (gemütlich!). Für die Fahrt zur City braucht man mit Bus,der aureichend häufig fährt ca. 30 Minuten. Wer sich nicht daran stört, sich das Bad (klein und nett) mit einem weiteren Mieter zu teilen findet bei Juliet eine empflehlenswerte Unterkunft.
Juliet hat uns ganz herzlich begrüßt. Die Unterkunft war genau, wie beschrieben.
Es war schön, dort zu übernachten.
I had to go to Edinburgh at short notice, arriving on a (very!) late flight and was looking for somewhere to stay relatively close to the airport and on a bus route in to town for the next day. Juliet's place was a great find and communication with her via the Wimdu site/mail was really easy. She responded very quickly to my questions.
Unfortunately my flight was delayed and it was after 1 a.m. before I got to the house but Juliet stayed up to let me in and show me the room. It was great to see her waving out of the window when I got out of the taxi and knowing I didn't need to ring the bell or call her and waken the whole household! At that time of night/morning I paid GBP 16 (including small tip) for a taxi from the airport to the house - about a 15 minute journey.
Breakfast the next morning was very much to my taste and the time I showed up to have it was totally up to me which was great. I slept well. The rooms are to the back of the house and there is no street noise. I was also lucky that there was no-one in the other room so no noise from there and I had the bathroom to myself.
The second morning I had to leave quite early to get to the airport. I opted to take the 41 bus in to town and then change to the tram on Princes Street. This worked well and the totally journey quite early on a Saturday morning took just under an hour and cost GBP 1.60 for the bus plus GBP 5.50 for the tram. Make sure you have plenty of coins for public transport!! Even the super new tram ticket machines do not take notes - only coins or credit cards. Juliet recommended changing notes in the branch of Tesco right next to the house. This worked well. The guy even asked if I was changing for bus fares and gave me exactly the coins I needed!
It is definitely worth the short walk from the house to Lauriston Castle. The grounds are free of charge (open until 8 p.m. - at least in June) and the view of the Firth is really lovely.
In summary: great location with good infrastructure round about, quiet room, friendly/accommodating hostess, Definitely to be recommended! Thanks, Juliet!
Wir haben zu dritt zwei Nächte bei Juliet und Ihrer Familie verbracht.
Obwohl wir spät angekommen sind, wurden wir herzlich von ihr empfangen. Die Zimmer sind sehr gemütlich und das Frühstück lecker. Juliet hat uns mit guten Tipps versorgt und wir haben unseren Aufenthalt sehr genossen. Wir empfehlen Juliets Unterkunft auf jeden Fall weiter.
Angelika und Familie
Fijne kamers, met alles wat nodig is voor een kort verblijf. Juliet is de ideale gastvrouw, met een prettige conversatie en goede raad over waar te gaan of wat te doen. Wij kijken al uit naar een volgend bezoek!
We had a marvelous time in Edinburgh and Juliet's and Iain's house is the perfect place to stay. Thank you so much for letting us stay at your place and for all the arrangements you've made for us. People, if you want to feel at home in Edinburgh, stay with the Pound family!
Guido and Ingrid with sons - from Switzerland
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