About the Homestay
Bright modern family home set in the small village of Kirkliston which is just under 10 miles from Princes Street the city centre of Edinburgh. Within 5 minutes drive of Main motorways leading to all parts of Scotland and England. Also Edinburgh airport is a ten minute drive away but are not in a flight path.
Our house consists of 3 bedrooms 1 en suite, The guest room has a seperate bathroom solely for the use of the guest. We have a lounge and kitchen with dining area, a sun room that leads out into the garden which has decking and cosy sitting areas.
Our guests can have the privacy of the Sun room if they want to chill and relax , read, watch TV or use of the internet , which is also available in their room. We are a mature couple with 2 grown up boys one who has his own house and one that is at University in Edinburgh studying Physiotherapy.
There is parking available, either on the driveway or just outside our house.
Public Transport:- The local bus (X38) takes you to the centre of Edinburgh. We now have an additional City bus (63) which links to the new tram system. Fares are £1.50 single and £3.50 for an all day ticket which allows the use of any tram or city bus.
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located on the north side of Edinburgh city in the quiet village of Kirkliston.
We are 9 miles from the city centre and only 10 minutes drive from Edinburgh airport.
The bus stop is only 5 minutes walk from the house, the number X38 bus takes you straight into the middle of Edinburgh city centre.
We are not far from Linlithgow Palace and Stirling Castle which is also on the X38 bus route.
We are 10 minutes drive from the main routes that take you to Glasgow in the West, up north to the Highlands and also to the south of Scotland which takes you to England.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Please note that only a light breakfast is included in the room rate. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
No smoking in the house but feel free to smoke in the many outdoor seating areas. No pets allowed.
Please keep our home secure and double-lock the front door when entering and leaving the house. CHECKOUT:- time is 11am.
Please do not adjust the heat settings yourself, ask me and I will happily do it for you
Feel free to use the kitchen but please clean up after!
Keep noise to a minimum after midnight please
Please do not invite strangers into our home; if you would like to invite a friend over just agree it with me in advance
Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home!
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Thank you so much Bill and Lorraine for the excellent stay at your home :) ! My second stay with you like the first one ; friendly, and warmhearted. I was feeling like at home, nice house. It was really holidays ! I miss you and Scotland. I (we) will be back !
Very welcoming and despite our very early departure prepared breakfast for us. Comfortable bed.
This is a brilliant place to stay. I was here working away from home in Edinburgh and was able to get a bus into town from just outside the house. Lorraine and Bill are very welcoming and friendly; couldn't be better hosts. The room was very comfortable with a separate bathroom, of which I had exclusive use - and which has been recently modernised. I also had use of a separate sunroom/annexe if I wanted. Breakfast is provided and also room made available in the fridge for my own supplies. I would definitely ask to stay again when next working in Edinburgh.
Lorraine is a great host: very friendly, always a good laugh and her house is beautiful. It was really a "Homestay". Highly recommended!
Wonderful stay at Bill and Lorraine's house ! Nice and very comfortable house. Thank you for being so welcoming, warmhearted and helpful. We had such a nice time together. I felt like at home . I will come back for sure !
Lorraine and Bill were the perfect hosts. They were very welcoming and their home was lovely. In the morning Lorraine put on a fabulous variety of breakfast cereals, as well as fruit juice, tea, toast, jams and honey. She even offered me some fruit to take away with me! Perfect stay. Thank you both.
Absolutely fantastic! This was our first homestay and because of Lorraine and Bill, it was a wonderful experience. They were very warm and welcoming. We felt like we were in 5 star hotel ;)
Lorraine and Bill were very friendly and welcoming and keen to make us feel at home. The house is immaculate and our room was very nice with a comfy bed. As we had a very early flight from Edinburgh we didn't expect breakfast though Lorraine told us to help ourselves to coffee, tea, toast etc if we wanted. I thoroughly recommend this homestay and would gladly stay again.
Lovely stay in Lorraine's House, we had a great time, the room was clean and the family so warm.
Wir kamen sehr spät an da sich unser Flug um etwas mehr als 2h verspätete, trotz allem wurden wir mit einer Tasse Tee und Gebäck herzlich empfangen.
Es war ein sehr kurzer Aufenthalt da wir bereits nach dem super Frühstück bereits abreisten. Tolle Menschen, sauber und herzlich, gerne wieder.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
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When can I share my contact details?
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