The SpaceYou will sleep in a big light double room with wood floors and original edwardian fireplace in bright friendly flat with dine-in kitchen, a big living-room with a functional wood burning stove, shared bathroom (electric shower/bathtub). Suits two guests but room is big and extra bed can be provided for extra person.
We are on the South-side in Scotland's most multicultural and least gentrified bohemian neighbourhood with a 6 min train ride, 12 min bus ride and a 20-25 min walk from Glasgow central.
The flat is located 3 minutes from lush Queens park and the railway station, walking distance to Hamden, 7 min to internationally acclaimed art vennue Tramway, 1 minute to South-side studios, the Queens Park Railway Club Gallery and amazing victorian Govanhill baths which now functions as a community centre with arts and performance events while working on reopening one of the pools for the public, and 15min to Citizens theatre.
There are a large number of really good take-aways with sit in alternatives, Coffee shops, the two best independent bakeries in the city (The Patisserie with French pastries baked by Tunisian family & bakery 47 that mae awesome sourdoughs and rustic pasteries, a few good sit in restaurants, progressive pub-coffeeshop- theatre-concert-venue GLAD Cafe, The Rumshack (nightclub, concert venue and pub part with the only Caribbean kitchen in the city) as well as a host of pubs serving within walking distance.
On agreement we can provide continental (bread&butter with homemade Jam&Cheese)/ yoghourt/oatmeal or fruit salad breakfast with proper espresso or tea at a cost of 3.50 per person. Please let me know if you want this or I will assume you don't
Besides the special and exiting location and the really beautiful building we have the privilege to live in, our place is unique because with uneven intervals, we host an artist in residency program in the bnb room. At this time the calendar will be blocked. The artists will make a small modest installation in the room, which will remain for a number of weeks after the room opens for guests again. The show is not open for the public when the room is rented unless special negotiations have taken place during the booking process. Guest AccessKitchen & livingroom.
Wi-fi and free phone calls to landlines Europe/US and US/Canadian cellphones. Interaction with GuestsWe are happy to share chats, sight tips, teas, maybe even meals if it happens but we work a lot (and much of it home) so it is essential that any guest of ours is independent. The NeighborhoodI am sincere about everything mentioned about the neighbourhood in the introduction of this listing. My neighbourhood is bustling, interesting and messy. If you feel comfortable you will also notice that it is friendly. However, its seems that lately a few guests have misunderstood the description and therefore expected something else which perhaps is more developed in a chique kind of way. If you think you may be one of these people Id advise you to book something else (perhaps in the west end) becuase it is likely that you will be disappointed with the location. However, if you like a place where anything can happen, where polish, pakistani and african shops neighbour launderettes, chipshops and pubs, where activism has been strong for a long time and where artist studios and cutting edge galleries share the space with mechanic workshops and plumbers then it is likley you wont be disapointed. Getting AroundWe have excellent bus and train connections to our house.
To get here from the center by Bus: Take any bus that goes up Victoria Road (nr 4, 6, 5, 7) and get of at Alison street. Take a left on Alison street and cross over to the left hand side of the road, walk two blocks to Langside rd. Take an immediate right without crossing the street. Our house is the first one (its the blue corner)
By train: Our train station is Queens Park and you pick it up n Central statin (make sure you take a train where Queens park is the second station). Take the Victoria road exit. Cross the Victoria diagonally to the left where you will enter Dixon avenue. Walk two blocks and take a left on Langside rd, (do not cross it). Walk to the end of the block. Our door is the last one to the left before you cross Alison street.
The house number is 236 and our flat number is 3/1. Do note down the buzzer number, you do not get that on the location tool. You will need to remember it so you can ring the door bell. If any problem sitt arises just ring any doorbell and ask for me.
Glasgow Airport. I use a company called Network private Hire (you can find them online) who will take you directly to the door for between 12.50 and 13.50. This is only marginally more than if you get on the airport bus and then public transport (less is you are more than one person traveling) and much much quicker. If you book them its good to give them a call on arrival to make sure the booking has gone through. Uber is also an alternative, slightly more expensive but trustworthy. The Black Cabs (London style) are the more expensive than any of these alternative but you find them at the taxi stand and do not have to book.
Edinburg Airport: Take the airport bus to Glasgow and look at bus instructions above.
Prestwick airport: Take the train to central station and look at train instruction above. Other Things to NoteIf you have a problem reaching the mobile phone use the land line (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).