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Lovely central double room + bkfst

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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
BreakfastThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Sparkling clean15 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
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

Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 10PM
Check out by 10AM


265 Reviews

Chunyang User Profile
May 2017
Definitely highly recommended, Cary is really friendly and living in her house let us feel at home, we really appreciate her delicate breakfast and kindly hosting, 5 stars!
Cary User Profile
Response from Cary:
Thank you Joshua and Maggie! Come again one day Cary
May 2017
Valerie User Profile
December 2016
We had an extremely wonderful stay at Cary's place. Cary was a very cheerful, friendly and hospitable host. The room looked amazing and was lovely to stay in. Cary also provided yummy breakfast options in the dining room. We really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend staying he…
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Hongfei William
October 2014
Cary is the most nice host I have seen so far, two nights' stay in her house left us a good memory in Edinburgh. The location is the most beautiful experience there, nearby a school where you can see the children went to school in the earlier morning. Also the house is nearby a b…
Cary User Profile
Response from Cary:
Lovely to have you both - enjoy Skye! Cary
October 2014
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Maria Isabel
September 2018
Beautiful, quite, and close House to down town . They were very friendly and helpful to us
Sudhir User Profile
September 2018
As mentioned by AirBnB, Cary was indeed a super host. She graciously welcomed us as soon as we arrived and quickly gave us a brief about the amenities and how to get around Edinburgh. Everything thing was in place, towels, sheets, soap etc. The breakfast was just amazing, with ce…
Thomas User Profile
August 2018
Everything as described. Clean. Cosy. Friendly. Helpful. Convenient. Can only recommend. And Cary is a great host. We felt very comfortable and welcome. If we have the chance, certainly will visit her again.
Susan User Profile
August 2018
We spent three nights in August. Cary went out of her way to ensure we knew how to get about etc. The breakfast provided helped to start the day right. The room was very comfortable and private bathroom was appreciated.

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Edinburgh, United KingdomJoined in July 2013
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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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