À propos de ce logement
Here is a purpose-built apartment with two en suite bedrooms. The apartment joins on to a bungalow. You have key access to the apartment. Rooms are spacious with free TV, Internet. You have access to the kitchen & garden. The price includes one room or two, depending on the size of your Group. No other Guests will share while you stay with me - your Group will have the apartment to yourselves. If you want a larger Group than, say, 10, just send me a message - this can be arranged.
Rooms are very big. Each room has a double bed, single bed and bunk bed therefore exceptionally good for families and Groups. Young kids love the double bunks. There's a toilet/shower in each room, also a TV, kettle, teas, coffees.
Accès des voyageurs
You can access a large dining area, through from the apartment into the bungalow, where you can eat. Beyond the dining area is a kitchen which you have access to, where there you may use a fridge, microwave, hob, oven and all the usual 'stuff' you'd expect. There's a lovely landscaped garden outside, with picnic tables, to which you have access. At the front of the bungalow is an off-road car park capable of accepting 7 cars or 5 cars and a transit van to which you have access.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
I will be around a lot of the time but not necessarily all of the time, however I will only be a mobile phone call away if there is a problem. You have separate key access to the apartment so you don't really need me around anyway. I have a hands-off approach so this is closer to self-catering than to a Bed & Breakfast. Having said that I am prepared to do breakfast upon request. If you are trying to figure out where to go and what to do I can help.
Your apartment may not be in the City Centre but if you're flying we're 10 minutes from the Airport; driving, we're at the end of the M8 with links to all major and minor road arteries. We are 2 minutes from the end (or beginning!), Airport side, of Edinburgh's ring road, the A720.
There is a terrific bus service into the City Centre from outside the apartment - it's the Airport bus and takes around 15 minutes into town - it doesn't stop at every nook and cranny on the way. £1.60p/adult. For a novelty, walk 10 minutes to take a tram into town - it's a little more expensive and takes longer than the bus but maybe you have to do it just once.
Internet is provided free of charge. Breakfast is an optional extra if required, around 7.50pp. Trips to the Highlands of Scotland can be arranged for you by your Host - a coach will collect you from your apartment. This must be arranged and paid for separately just after you book the accommodation (phone me).
Minimum stay is two nights. You'll be responsible for making your own beds, keeping your room tidy and, importantly, leaving the dining area and kitchen as you find them. We provide all linen and towels which will be changed on the third day if you are staying five days or longer. We are strictly NO SMOKING but you may smoke outside at the picnic tables where there are ash trays. We don't accept pets. There are bins in the kitchen and outside with a recycling regime which you are expected to adhere to, emptying your room and bathroom bins accordingly. Bin bags, linen, towels are provided. A little soap/shampoo for the first couple of days will be provided but not replaced so bring your own toiletries. You will have access to the kitchen and dining area at all times. Please note: NO STAG OR HEN NIGHTS.
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 7 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % et les frais de service vous sont remboursés intégralement.
Hi, I'm Jack, I am friendly, helpful and approachable.
I have lived in Edinburgh almost all of my life and love the city. I think it is the best place to live. I suppose I would say that, wouldn't I, but quite apart from its natural beauty, history and protected skyline, there is always interesting stuff going on here such as the Science Festival, Film Festival, Jazz Festival, International Arts Festival during which our modest population of half a million doubles to a million.
I am interested in science, art, religion, history and there are so many exhibitions, University lectures, Meet-up Groups, it's never dull!
We have such a big choice of restaurants too. My favourite are Thai and Indian.
If I have a motto in life, it is a local, Scottish, one, namely, "We are 'a' Jock Tamson's Bairns' which, translated, means "We are all Jock Tamson's children". This expression has come to mean that we are all the same under the skin, no matter where we come from, and that's the meaning I have adopted. However Jock Tamson was a Minister in Duddingston Village, Edinburgh, and it was his congregation that originated the expression, identifying themselves as Jock Tamson's flock.