The room looks onto Constitution StreetWriting desk.
Elegant double room at The Shore, Leith, Edinburgh
Hosted by Catherine
Catherine is the host.
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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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.

The 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!

Guest access

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.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people $29 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $38 NZD
Weekend Price $76 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Hello -
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.
I have a contact number for you.

Can you please confirm your check in time? Thank you.
Enjoy your time here!!

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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.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - We are 2 flights of stairs up - it's a very old building, so the common areas are a bit grotty, but you will find our space very nice, clean & warm.
Potential for noise - The windows in this room are on the main road - lots of pubs, bars & eateries and a bit potential for noise.
Pet(s) live on property - We have a Birman cat who lives here. His name is Mir and is very friendly, but can be a bit noisy through the night. We will try and keep him quiet!
No parking on property - We don't have private parking, but there is plenty free, on-street parking available.
Some spaces are shared - We all share the bathroom and kitchen


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

55 Reviews

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From the moment we arrived it was relaxed and welcoming. We had an excellent time and wished we could have stayed longer. There is free secure parking around the neighbourhood and frequent buses running to the city literally outside the door. There is a sainsburys local 100m down the road and lots of cafes and bars etc at your doorstep. A wonderful location and lovely walks down to the harbour side. Breakfast was tasty and plentiful. Bed was cosy and warm. Highly recommend staying here.

Kathryn User Profile
October 2017
Catherine was very welcoming to my family and I. The room was warm and the bed was super comfortable. Loved running into Catherine at the local coffee shop. Felt like we were part of the neighborhood! Thank you!!!

Ryyan User Profile
September 2017
Catherine was very welcoming. She had everything set up as described in the listing. We had no issues during our stay and will definitely suggest her place to others. She also let us keep our bags with her for few hours which was quite helpful. All in all we had a comfortable stay.

Lee User Profile
September 2017
This my second stay and there will certainly be a third. Stayed in a different but equally lovely and comfortable room. Catherine is a great host and very friendly. Again, highly recommended.

Zachary User Profile
September 2017
Excellent location. Very welcoming, clean and private.

邓 User Profile
August 2017
Scottish milk is yummy.

Yinghui User Profile
August 2017
That room is exactly close to a noisy street. Many cars passing the whole night. Some people talked loudly in the group floor pub until very late at night which made me almost can't go to sleep the whole night. Although went on holiday herself , Catherine prepare some foods and vegetables as breakfast considerably.

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Catherine User Profile

Hi -
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!

Languages: English, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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