Our flat is part of an 18th Century Listed tenement building in the old port town of Leith (now part of Edinburgh) and is entitled the Waterloo buildings, as it was built in 1815, the year of the famous victory. It has all the original fireplaces and plasterwork - we have endeavoured to be sympathetic to our environment when remodelling the space and have made much of the quirky corners and archways.
This room has a double bed plus a day bed that can be used as a sofa or extra sleeping space.
This is a pleasant, spacious bedroom with a daybed or sofa. There is a little wardrobe for hanging your clothes and a couple of bed-side tables with drawers and a little desk for organising your travelling stuff. There are working shutters (to block out the Scottish summer days that start at 3 or 4am) and double curtains to keep you feeling cosy!
This room also faces a main street and can get a bit noisy with all the pubs and restaurants in the vicinity!
You will have a bed/sitting room (with an available day bed) to yourself. You will share with us a bathroom and kitchen. Please feel free to interact or have your own space - whatever makes you comfortable is good with us.
Interaction with guests
We are very friendly and helpful with local advice - Angelo has lived here and loved this area all his life, so he has all the local knowledge.
Other things to note
We provide you with a simple, serve yourself breakfast of bread or bagels for toasting, peanut butter, jams & marmalades, cereals, milk, OJ, and a selection of teas and coffee.
We have a Birman cat called Mir, who is lovely and friendly, but can also be a bit noisy at night - we try to keep him confined to one room when guests are there, but he may be found wandering around during the day.
Soon you will be coming to Edinburgh and staying at our place in Bernard Street. We hope you'll feel at home there.
If you're coming from the airport, you can get public transport 3 different ways
First, there is our highly publicised new tram which will take you into the centre of town, but you will have to then get a number 16 bus from there to our flat. (This will take about an hour and cost £6.50 in total). Ask the driver to let you know when you get to Bernard street - ours is a blue door (number 3, buzzer 5) between a bookmaker and a takeaway
Secondly, if you have time and are on a budget there is a very long bus journey that goes direct from the airport to our house - number 35. (This will take about and hour and half and cost £1.50). This bus goes to The Shore - ask the driver to let you off there. Cross the road to pub called The Kings Warf and continue along Bernard Street (past the small Sainsbury's supermarket) - we are close to the end of the street towards the statue of Rabbie Burns. Ours is a blue door (number 3, buzzer 5) between a bookmaker and a takeaway.
Finally, there is a number 100 (This will take about an hour and cost £6 in total) which will take you to Princes Street and from there you take a number 22 bus (marked Ocean Terminal) - this bus goes to The Shore - ask the driver to let you off there. Cross the road to pub called The Kings Wark and continue along Bernard Street (past the small Sainsbury's supermarket) - we are close to the end of the street towards the statue of Rabbie Burns. Ours is a blue door (number 3, buzzer 5) between a bookmaker and a takeaway.
If you have a hire car, our post code is EH6 6PW. The postal address is 3 Bernard Street, Leith, Edinburgh.
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Enjoy your time here!!
There is a Sainsburys mini market just along the street for any essentials we may not have in our store cupboard.
We have a few favourite haunts within walking distance of the flat.
For a lovely Full Scottish breakfast try the Roseleaf Just over the Bridge at The Shore on Coburg Street.
We very regularly use all the wee cafes around the corner in Constitution Street - The Printworks Coffee House, Rocksalt Cafe, The Hideaway are all good for coffee and cakes (though we also have a number of coffee makers in the flat, including a great espresso/cappuccino maker). You will find the coffee shop just around the corner in Constitution Street.
A lovely cafe for lunch or afternoon tea is Mimi's bake house. That is on The Shore around the corner from the flat.
Excellent Gastro pubs are Nobles (Constitution Street) and the Kings Wark on the corner of Bernard Street and The Shore. They both have a great seafood selection which changes seasonally.
We are very close to Leith Links which is a large park with tennis courts, bowling green and putting in the summer.
We are spoilt for public transport - across the road is a bus stop with one bus (number 16) which goes up to Princes Street - a journey that takes 20 minutes. Further along the road (just across the bridge) is another bus stop with a selection of 4 different buses taking you to all parts of town. A single bus fare costs £1.50 or a Day Ticket (unlimited for the day) will cost £4. You must have the exact fare.
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I'm Catherine and I'm married to Angelo. We have 4 kids - two, Dominic & Paul, are living at home with us and the others are currently living in Toronto. I am Canadian born, but have lived in Scotland forever and Angelo is an Italian-Scot, Leith born and bred, of Italian parents.
We have spent most of our working lives in the catering business - first of all we had a deli in the Royal Mile and now I'm working in product development management for a small independent retailer.
My real passion is for interiors and I love finding fun ways to upgrade old pieces of furniture and artifacts to give them a new lease of life.
We have a big family centred living space which we love to share. We hope you can come and stay with us sometime - we will make you very welcome!