The SpaceBright, cosy flat in the spectacular city of Edinburgh, a short bus ride from the centre but like being in the country! The flat has its own small garden and entrance, is the upstairs of a converted 1920's house with open views to fields and golf course. There's a great bus service to the city centre yet the flat lies in Blackford Glen on a wee road leading to a nature reserve, . Here you can sometimes see herons and deer and max 15 mins later be soaking up the history and attractions of the ancient city. The building itself is not a beauty, the street is a (perfectly driveable) old farm road and there's lots of free parking. The flat itself is charming, and the location great for getting into and out of the city.
Accommodation: Sitting room: light and bright with 3 windows and a log stove. Beds: main bedroom custom-made bed and mattress 5’6”w superking; 2nd bedroom 4’6”w double bed. Fully equipped kitchen (incl dishwasher, food processor, juicer etc) and small dining table form part of open plan sitting room. Bathroom: bath, shower over bath. Central heating and instant hot water. Balcony, small private garden (with washing green), shed and fuel supply. We ask for a donation to cover cost of wood/coal used. Lots of free parking on street. Friendly neighbours.
Public transport is good. The bus stop (4+ buses into city centre, very frequent services) is a 3 minute walk. There is a supermarket and shopping centre 2 min bus ride or 10 min walk, local corner shop 5 min walk. Given that we are on the edge of a green belt, restaurants, cafes etc are a little away but the city centre and all it has is only 10 mins on the bus, longer if rush hour. There is a small cafe which has started up right opposite the bus stop, basic but good.
Access: 25 mins from Edinburgh airport, 12/15 mins from city centre; 5 mins from city bypass; 5 mins from supermarket /shopping centre. Edinburgh has an excellent bus service, nearest stop is a 3 min walk. The whole of Scotland with its lochs, glens, mountains, islands, pre-historic sites, battlefields, castles, palaces and gardens are within easy reach. Within 1 hour you can reach the Royal and Ancient Golf Course in St Andrews, the City of Glasgow, the historic towns of the Borders, the picturesque fishing villages of the Kingdom of Fife. Within 3 hours ... Royal Deeside and Balmoral; the Speyside Whisky Distilleries; Loch Ness and the ferry ports for Iona Abbey and Ireland. (London 4.5 hrs on train.) See my guide book ‘Top 10 Scotland’, see (URL HIDDEN)
Attractions: Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the sea on its northern border and the Pentland Hills to the south. It is renowned for its Castle, Old Town, Holyrood Palace, Royal Mile and Georgian New Town. Within its seven hills, it abounds with parks, golf courses, museums, galleries, theatres, restaurants and sports facilities. It is the Festival City: Science, Jazz and Blues, Book, Children’s, Film, Art, the famous Military Tattoo, the International Festival (Dance, Opera, Theatre, Music), the more informal Fringe with thousands of performances, and culminating in the Hogmanay extravaganza on 31 December. Accommodation is very scarce during these times.
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Outdoor Pursuits: We have golf courses and riding schools within walking distance of the flat. The Pentland Hills are a short drive away and offer magnificent walking and views. There is sailing on the Firth of Forth, cycle paths traverse the city, lots of tennis courts, swimming pools and other sporting facilities. Guest AccessEverything in the flat, plus the garden. Interaction with GuestsWe respect our guests' privacy - we try to welcome our guests personally if possible; more importantly, we are always available if they need any help or infomation whatsoever but otherwise we consider that while they are staying in our flat, it is theirs and stay out of the way! The NeighborhoodWe love our neighbourhood, it's quiet, fresh, there's lots of greenery around as it's situated in a green belt, the views are lovely, the people are friendly, it's close to the city and yet feels like being in the country. We love that if you don't have a car there is a bus a 3 min walk away and that if you do have a car you can park it free right outside the gate. Getting AroundThe public transport (bus and tram) in Edinburgh is first class. Let us know if you need any help whatsoever or log on to (URL HIDDEN) The buses serving us are (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). There is also an app EdinBus.