Hill Walkers and Food/Music Lovers

Homestay in Kirkliston - Edinburgh, Scotland

About the Homestay

Village Cosy
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • 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.

Additional Info

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.

House Facilities
  • Non Smoking
  • Allow Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 14 nights

Check-in date must be before 01 Jan 2023

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.

Guest Room
From £28 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.

  • TV
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
Weekly Price
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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


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 is allowed outdoors only.

52 Reviews

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    June 2022

    Lorraine and Bill are very friendly, attentive and helpful - simply the perfect hosts. Room and breakfast are excellent. The house is situated in a quiet place despite the proximity to the airport. Thank you Lorraine, thank you Bill, I’ll definitely come back!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Lorraine in ,

    Hi Martin
    Thank you for the review it was lovely to host you again. We hope to see you in the future.

    Lorraine and Bill

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    June 2022

    Dear Lorraine and Bill,
    Thank you for your hospitality. You are the best hosts we’ve ever had. We have felt us at home and really welcome in your home!
    We’ve stayed 2 nights at Bill’s and Lorraine ‘s home. Everything looks like new and very clean. We had some lovely talks with tea in the music room in the evenings. In the morning we were offered a very generous continental breakfast with fruit. Just next to the accommodation there is a bus stop. It is very easy to get into the city, the bus X38 takes you to Princess Street in 35 minutes. We enjoyed our stay very much! We shall definitely come back.
    Suzanna and Esther from the Netherlnands

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Lorraine in ,

    Thank you for staying with us. Glad you got home safe and sound. We thoroughly enjoyed having you and Esther loved our talks and laughter . Hopefully see you again

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    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    June 2022

    It was a great time with Bill and Lorraine. They received us very warmly and we had a barbecue together in the evening. Lorrain made us happy with a salad and nothing was missing from breakfast in the morning. The weather was good and we were able to use the garden. I can only recommend everyone to visit them.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Lorraine in ,

    Hi Rainer and Pasqual thank you very nuch for your lovely comments. Likewise we enjoyed having you both my only regret is not having taking a picture of Bill and I on your motorbikes

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    July 2019

    Excellent séjour tout était parfait : petit déjeuner, propreté, confort et accueil très chaleureux !

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Lorraine in ,

    Thank you for the lovely review we hope your both dcenjoying the rest of your holiday xx

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    September 2018

    Stayed here again on our way back from our holiday , as before felt so welcome and comfortable highly recommend thanks Lorraine & Bill xxxx

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Lorraine in ,

    Thanks guys didn't expect another review like that xx

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    Lorraine and Bill were absolutely brilliant hosts, she kept in touch on our journey gave good directions. When we got there we were made very welcome. Better than a 5 star hotel. the room was spotless and bed very comfortable, will definitely be going back next time we are in Edinburgh

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Lorraine in ,

    Hi Julie
    Thank you both for a lovely review and hopefully you are both enjoying your break away.

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    Lorraine & Bill were lovely hosts. Their house was warm and comfortable. Will go back without hesitation on our next visit to Edinburgh.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Lorraine in ,

    Hi Steven
    Thank you so much for your review like wise you were a lovely couple.
    Steven you were spot on Seville beautiful

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    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    July 2018

    We love this family. Both were chatty and so nice. They gave us a great advice where to go out etc. The house was great and very clean. We would recommend Lorraine and her husband with pleasure.

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    June 2018

    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 !

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Lorraine in ,

    Aw thanks Nina and you were also a great guest.

    Hopefully you will keep your promise and come back with Bruno

    Cheers Lorraine xxx

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    Age 75+

    5 hearts
    June 2018

    Very welcoming and despite our very early departure prepared breakfast for us. Comfortable bed.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Lorraine in ,

    Thank you to you both for 5 heart review

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