Hill Walkers and Food/Music Lovers

Homestay in Kirkliston - Edinburgh, Scotland

About the Homestay

Village Cosy
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  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

PLEASE NOTE:- that the month of August is a premium time and prices are slightly higher this will be shown in any booking request you make for that month.
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 we 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 who have there own houses and do not stay with us anymore.

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • TV
  • Smoke alarm

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 7 nights

Check-in date must be before 22 Nov 2024

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

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Guest Room
From £42 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Cosy upstairs double room suitable for a couple or a single person. This comes with your own separate private bathroom with overhead electric shower.

Facilities
  • TV
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
£50
£70
Weekly Price
£300
£420
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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
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Health club
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

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!

Thank You.

Smoking Rules

Your host is a non-smoker.

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

67 Reviews

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    Denmark
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    September 2023

    Sara and I had a very nice stay at Lorrain and Bill's house in Edinburgh!
    We weren't home much, but we had some nice talks in the morning. Lorraine and Bill are great hosts and they will do anything for you to make you feel home. They had many great recommendations and we could definitely use their tips and tricks.
    We would love to stay with them another time!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Lorraine in ,

    Hi Mie

    Sorry for our late response regarding the lovely review Mie so glad you enjoyed staying with us albeit your stay was short. Hope Canada goes well Cher Lorraine and Bill

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    Italy
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    August 2023

    We stayed at Lorraine and Bill's house for 4 nights. They made us feel at home right away and were always very helpful and kind to us. You can tell they put passion into hosting people. Being that we were Italian, they made sure to provide us with a breakfast that we could like, which we appreciated very much! On the last night we decided to have dinner together, and it was a very pleasant and enjoyable evening that we will not forget!
    The house is located in a quiet village from which it is easy to get to Edinburgh by bus, and it is very clean and well-kept. The room is large and the bathroom is equipped with everything you may need.
    We have wonderful memories of this experience and we can only recommend staying with this loving family!

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Lorraine in ,

    Thank you so much for the fabulous review. We will not forget the lovely Italian meal you made for us belamissio.

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    England
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    August 2023

    Lorraine & Bill opened their house to us, and looked after us superbly. The dedicated guest room, guest bedroom and guest bathroom, saw to all of our needs. Breakfasts exceeded ‘a light breakfast’, which was very much appreciated, fuelling us for our long days in Edinburgh. We were given plenty of good advice on using public transport (buses and trams), which we found to be extremely reasonably priced and places to visit. Overall, a very pleasant and successful trip to Edinburgh. We will definitely try to book again with Lorraine, when we return for our next Edinburgh adventure. Highly recommended.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Lorraine in ,

    Thank you for the 5 star review we enjoyed having you both.

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    China
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    August 2023

    My daughter and I stayed one week in Lorraine and Bill's house! We both enjoyed very much our stay and felt so sad to leave. Lorraine and Bill made us felt immediately at home by their warm welcome. Bill carried upstairs our heavy suitcase and Lorraine even drove us to the supermarket to buy something to eat. Later, my daughter was excited to play the lego and coloring activities that they prepared in advance. She even had a temporary bike and Peppa pig toy during our stay. Lorraine and Bill are both very patient with my daughter, so she wanted to share pictures and music with them! Needless to say, we enjoyed very much Bill's live music concert on the Beetles and Eric Clapton! He also taught my daughter how to sing along with him. It was so beautiful to see how we could connect with each other through music :)
    As for the room and the bathroom, they were very clean and comfortable. Also, the breakfast was prepared carefully by the host! It was easy to go to Edinburgh by the X38 bus, not even one minute walk from their house. Every time we went back, we felt relieved because Edinburgh was very crowded during the festival and it was perfect to watched several shows in the town while also had relaxing time at Lorraine and Bill's place! I couldn't recommend more Lorraine and Bill's place more!

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Lorraine in ,

    Thank you so much for the lovely review. We thoroughly enjoyed having you both and also having you're husband staying with us on the, last night. We're so glad you enjoyed staying with us. Cheers Lorraine and Bill

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    United States
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    June 2023

    Some of the nicest people I’ve stayed with. Fond memories. Thanks for everything!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Lorraine in ,

    Hellooo what a lovely review and we were lucky to have 2 fab guests.

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    France
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    June 2023

    The welcome I received when I came back from the Higlands for the end of my Scottish journey had been as warm and friendly as when arriving from France. I spent such a good time with Lorraine and Bill sharing common passions : walking, music and chatting. They helped me to choose the best things to discover in Edinburgh. I'll definitely have a stay at Lorraine and Bill home if I go back to Scotland !

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Lorraine in ,

    Thank you again for a lovely review again we thoroughly enjoyed having you

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    United Kingdom
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    June 2023

    Ms. Lorraine and Mr. Bill were amazing hosts. We greatly enjoyed our stay at their beautiful house. They are very friendly people and we loved their amazing hospitality.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Lorraine in ,

    Thank you both for the lovely review it was really good to know your first visit to Edinburgh was staying in Kirkliston cheers Lorraine

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    France
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    June 2023

    Lorraine is a super guest !
    She was very attentive to us. We pass 2 night in her house and all was perfect. Her and Bill are very friendly, they took the time to talk to us aroun a glass of bear.
    I would recommend anyone wanting to visit Edinburgh to come and see them.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Lorraine in ,

    Thank you for the lovely review it was joy having you both. I hope you enjoyed Cambridge and where else you stopped to visit cheers Lorraine

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    France
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    May 2023

    Lorraine and Bill have been so friendly and helpful on my way to Mull. Everything was perfect, the house is welcoming, warm and perfectly clean. I will come back for three nights before going back home to France. Then I recommend absolutely my hosts.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Lorraine in ,

    Thank you Jacqueline.
    Looking forward to hosting your last 3 days holiday in Edinburgh
    Cheers Lorraine

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    Belgium
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    May 2023

    I recommend this home stay ! I was very scared because that was my first time traveling on my own and these people take a great care of me. I appreciated talking with them. And even if your English is not perfect like me, they will never judge you and will help you to make you understand. I also enjoyed learning more about their culture and listening and playing guitar with a amazing singer like Bill.
    Bill and Lorraine, thank you again for everything, never forget you (except for my apple :)).

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Lorraine in ,

    Thank you so much for this fabulous review. You were a joy to have and I thoroughly enjoy playing chess with you. Come back again anytime xx

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