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Great Flat, Location and 5* Service

SuperhostEdimburgo, Regno Unito
Intero appartamento affittato da Alan & Catherine
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A very quiet, attractive one-bedroomed flat with full kitchen, strong wifi and lovely Scottish touches and an easy walk to the main sights. Our written guide helps you enjoy our area and, as Airbnb 'Superhosts', we always go the extra mile to help!

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Welcome to your home in Edinburgh! As 'Superhosts' we always go 'the extra mile' from first contact to checkout to make your stay as easy and memorable as possible in the true spirit of airbnb, which is highly valued by our guests. All our guests have been absolutely lovely and we hope you will come and join their number.

Our property is an attractive one- bedroomed flat on the first floor (one up from ground level) with fast wifi in a traditional, restored Edinburgh apartment building. It's located in a small, residential street well served by public transport in the Sciennes/Marchmont area of Edinburgh very close to a wide variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. Our street, however, is very quiet with very little traffic, and an easy and interesting walk (5 - 20 minutes depending on destination) to:

- The University of Edinburgh
- The Castle and The Royal Mile
- All Edinburgh Festival venues
- The Summerhall Multi-Arts Centre (4 minutes away!)
- The Principal Museums and Art Galleries
- The Pollock Halls of (Student) Residence
- The Royal Commonwealth Swimming Pool & Gym
- The Meadows and Arthur's Seat parks (picnics and jogging!)
- The Royal Sick Children's Hospital
- The Georgian New Town and the city centre

For those coming by car, there's street parking beside the flat (paid by the hour, Monday - Friday, free Saturday/Sunday), and a paid car park 10 minutes walk away, as well as free on-street parking 20 minutes walk away.

On a historical note, the rear of our flat overlooks a peaceful interior patio/courtyard where the great Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott and our National Poet, Robert Burns, met in 1786! There is also an small but historic Jewish Cemetry in the street too!

The flat is perfect for holidays in Edinburgh or short business trips, and is also ideal for visiting doctors, university professors or students' parents. It's our own Edinburgh base for several times during the year and is bright, comfortable and furnished to a high standard. It's a haven to come back to after a day exploring the city and is also an ideal work base. During the day it's light and sunny and at night it's a cosy place to relax in, with central heating and a real-flame gas fire in the sitting/dining room, with a selection of Scottish themed books. There's a flat-screen TV with all UK digital channels and plenty of power sockets for your smart phones and laptops. Catch up on your emails at the alcove desk or post your Edinburgh photos to make your family and friends back home jealous!

As we stay there ourselves from time to time, we have collected a number of unique, quality Scottish themed pieces of pottery and soft furnishings as well as putting a lot of thought into the design details that make a flat work well. It's very comfortable for two people, with a carefully designed, fully equipped kitchen (complete with full size gas hob, electric oven, washing machine, fridge/freezer, microwave, filter coffee machine, kettle, and toaster, (all vouched safe to use by by Gas and Electrical Appliance Safety Certificates), and shower room with a spacious, solid shower box and excellent water pressure; Alan is 6ft 3ins/190 cm and finds it very comfortable! The WC is separate which is very convenient, especially when two people are getting ready in the morning. The bedroom has a full size, quality double bed and lots of wardrobe and drawer space. As the bedroom is to the back of the flat and overlooks the patio/courtyard, no-one can see in, and in the spring or summer it’s a delight to wake up and see the blue sky and hear the birds can easily forget you're in the centre of the city! And when we are staying there ourselves we never want to leave!

Everything is on your doorstep here: local shops, supermarkets, great cafes, bars and restaurants plus gym and pool facilities and superb jogging routes. If your feet get tired with all the sighseeing or shopping, the flat is well served by local bus routes almost on your doorstep that cover most of the destinations you will want to visit. And if you are really tired or it’s late or just fancy it, a taxi from the centre is only £7.

We are very strong supporters of the airbnb ethos of welcoming, sharing knowledge and enabling our guests to experience life here as a local, so we really want you to arrive and feel immediately welcomed and connected. Therefore, we provide:

- 'Starter Pack' of food and drink (muesli, coffee, tea, milk, bread, biscuits, fruit juice, fresh fruit, beer) so you don’t need to go out shopping immediately, all at our invitation

- Basic stock cupboard of herbs, spices, olive oil and vinegar.

- Shampoo, conditioner and liquid soap at our invitation.

- Back up stock of toiletries for emergency use in case of lost luggage (new sealed toothbrushes, toothpaste, face and body creams, cotton buds, spray deodorant) and basic first aid kit.

- 'Edinburgh Recommendations Guide' - our own personally written guide which highlights not only our personal Top Picks in Edinburgh (away from the tourist sites) but also gives an extensive introduction to everything you need in our immediate area, all illustrated by maps with explanatory keys - over 65 places are fully detailed with directions, telephone numbers and internet links.

- 'Flat Manual' to show how things work inside the flat

- 'Personal Welcome' by one of our trusted friends

We speak English (mother tongue), Portuguese, Spanish and some French, and you can rely on us to do all we can from first contact through arrival, stay, and check-out to make your stay easy and memorable. It really gives us great pleasure to help our guests and hopefully you, too, will enjoy your experience with us!

Some detail for clarity:

What you WILL find:

Wifi and cable internet
Washing machine - there is also laundry within a few minutes walking distance of the flat which will wet-wash, dry and iron.
Filter coffee machine
Full size gas hob
Full size electric fan oven
Kitchen extractor hood
Gas central ceating and instant hot water
Real-flame fas fire
Heated towel rail in shower room
Safe drinking water from the tap
Flat-screen TV with UK digital channels
UK 'Pay as You Go' Mobile Phone
Selection of Scottish themed novels
Selection of Scottish themed music CDs
Plentiful wall sockets for UK three pin plugs, all 220 volts - most modern appliances automatically adapt to this voltage (including laptops).
Hairdryer - a powerful one.
Quality double bed, bedding and towels (please don't use our towels for the beach, but feel free to use them for the swimming pool)
Large bathroom cupboard with good storage space
Tea towels (for the kitchen)
Cutlery and kitchen knives
Plates, storage jars and boxes
Glasses, cups and mugs
Pots, pans and cooking utensils
Small but effective hairdryer
Leather two seat sofa and separate armchair
Compact dining table with chairs
Modern desk with lamp, drawer and chair
Full-length wardrobe with full-length mirror with good hanging space
Two chests of drawers
Two 2-drawer bedside units with lamps
Linen storage boxes
Iron and Ironing board/table
Clothes horse/airer
Intercom entry system
First floor location for easy access
Gas Safety Certificate
Electrical Appliance Safety Certificate
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
Small fire extinguiser
Fire blanket

What you WON'T find (better that you know!):

Land line telephone
Clothes dryer
Double glazing...but the flat is very quiet

Please note that the whole building, which is nearly two hundred years old, has recently had a major renovation (£250,000) to its roof, facade and chimneys. So, the fabric of the building is excellent. The entranceway and common stairs is the next project (painting and new flooring etc.) and we are working with our neighbours to move forward with this.
A very quiet, attractive one-bedroomed flat with full kitchen, strong wifi and lovely Scottish touches and an easy walk to the main sights. Our written guide helps you enjoy our area and, as Airbnb 'Superhosts', we always go the extra mile to help!

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Welcome to your home in Edinburgh! As 'Superhosts' we always go 'the extra mile' from first contact to checkout to make your stay as easy…


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4.92 su 5 stelle su 289 recensioni
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Edimburgo, Regno Unito

Ospitato da Alan & Catherine

Membro dal giorno febbraio 2013
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We're a happily married Scottish couple who met and fell in love in Edinburgh when we both lived there. Although we have lived in many places around the world and have homes in Barcelona and Rio de Janeiro (airbnb reference:125656 ....with 30 very positive reviews!), Edinburgh has always had a special place in our hearts and so we decided to buy a small place there to keep us close to our roots and families. We have several visits there each year and can genuinely say it is our 'Scottish home!' When we're not there, we sometimes make it available to people we can trust, including members of the airbnb community. We hope you enjoy the fantastic city of Edinburgh, and enjoy staying in our home there as much as we do. We'll do as much as we can to make your stay easy and memorable, with excellent pre-arrival support assisted by our personal recommendations! And finally, our other passions are photography, writing and (surprise, surprise!) travelling!
We're a happily married Scottish couple who met and fell in love in Edinburgh when we both lived there. Although we have lived in many places around the world and have homes in Bar…
Alan & Catherine è un Superhost
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  • Lingue: English, Français, Português, Español
  • Tasso di risposta: 50%
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Check-out: 11:00
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