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.
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.
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This was the first time I had ventured to stay in a Homestay accommodation. Where have you been all my travelling life?
Lorraine and Bill were absolutely fabulous hosts and we spent a great evening discussing life, the universe and everything, while sipping on a dram or two.
The bedroom was bright and roomy with a very comfortable bed and super clean separate, but private bathroom.
Honestly it was great. I was told to literally make myself at home and help myself to what I need.
I had to leave very early the next morning, so was told to help myself to breakfast and lock the door when I left.
I felt welcome and trusted and that made so much difference.
I hope that I, in turn, was a good house guest.
Lorraine e suo marito sono stati molto gentili e disponibili. Camera un po' piccola ma carina, bagno privato ma non dentro la camera. Fermata bus vicino.