We have a lovely bright sunny room to offer in our old Victorian family home. There is a comfortable king sized bed with cotton sheets and a goose-down duvet and pillows. There is a travel cot if you need it.
There is a kettle in your room and supplies of tea and coffee. There is also a small fridge for you to use and breakfast supplies are provided including organic milk and cereals, bread and fruit etc. You will have your own bathroom.
Our home is creative and quirky. We use natural cleaning products and try to keep things simple.
We are a great central base for exploring Edinburgh!
There are some really good local shops, takeaways and restaurants at less than a minute's walk. If you really want to push the boat out there are two Michellin-star-rated restaurants in Leith (reservations essential), otherwise almost every cuisine from every corner of the world is represented.
Should you arrive in a car, parking in our road is free. A general note of warning if you need to park your car on a meter anywhere in Edinburgh; do come back in time as there is a car parking attendant lurking behind every tree and they start booking you exactly three minutes after your ticket runs out...
Better to leave the car at home as the buses are simply fantastic in Edinburgh. Get yourself a daily pass if you are travelling about. (Note, they don't give you any change) and they will take you to virtually anywhere in Edinburgh . Our nearest bus stop just at the top of the road is serviced by some 9 routes, taking you to all corners of Edinburgh within minutes. Then, when you get off at your destination, do as the locals do and thank the driver!
Now on to some Things to Do. Please let us know if you are looking for ideas, directions, etc. We are more than happy to help.
Within walking distance:
The Leith docklands area has an abundance of bars, restaurants, shops & cinemas and is also the mooring site of the Royal Yacht Britannia. Other favourites not to miss - The Rose Leaf pub for quirky afternoon teas that sometimes involve hats, but always good food; Sofie's Bar for a Swedish spin on Leith; the Tourmalet, a pub named after a particularly hard 'col' on the Tour de France which has great beer and two mesmerising aquariums. Another watering hole is the nearby Woodland Creatures. It's a gastro pub with more beer, this time of the locally brewed variety.
A bus ride or longer walk away:
If you like the great outdoors, there is Calton Hill and Arthur's Seat - you do need some decent shoes to climb the latter but you are rewarded with stunning views across the city, Fife and the Pentlands. Or take a relaxed walk along the tranquil & leafy pedestrian/cycle path system along the Water of Leith and forget you are in a city. Take this route to the Botanical Gardens and the Modern Art Gallery, both about 40 minutes' walk away. A visit to Holyrood Palace and the Parliament should not be forgotten. From there you can walk up the High Street (also known as Royal Mile) and explore the old vennels (long stairs that run up and down the hill to the Grass market and to Waverley Station) and end up at the Castle. The Royal Mile is closed to traffic during the Festival to make space for dozens of performers of all kinds who entertain the public around the clock.
If you are keen on cycling you are also in the right place. There are lots of off-road cycle paths that follow disused train lines that criss-cross through town. These corridors are great, both for getting to places quickly, but also for recreational cycling. They are havens for wild life and a safe alternative for those who find the traffic a little daunting. Leith Bicycles is less than 3 minutes' distance walk away where you can easily rent a bike for exploring.
We are relaxed and easy going and you can come and go as you please.
I am often around and happy to help with advice about places to visit and how to get there.