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Homestay in Piers field - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

About the Homestay

Urban Stylish
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Lovely rooms to let in Georgian townhouse east of city centre. We are on good public transport links to city centre (20 minutes) and all the main universities (service 45 outside our gate to Queen Margaret, The University of Edinburgh, Napier University and Heriot Watt University), Portobello Beach (10 minutes) as well as many of the great sights to see in Edinburgh. The all-night bus service runs to our neighbourhood. We are situated on a quiet private street and there is free on-street car parking close to hand. We offer monthly prices for students so please ask. We do not have accommodation over the Christmas period so please factor this in to your plans if you are staying long term.

Additional Info

We are Scottish, very helpful and friendly, although lead busy lives. Ideally our guests will be friendly but self-sufficient and independent.

Pets

Cat

House Facilities
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm

Bedrooms available for booking

Note 3 night min stay 

   

Compact single room
From £20 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Compact but comfortable room overlooking Arthur's seat and Edinburgh city beyond.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
 1 guest
Nightly Price
£30
Weekly Price
£200
Monthly price
£600
Loft room
From £20 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This is a small room but very nice, comfortable and light. It has a double loft bed within it so is not for people who don't like heights or who cannot climb the little staircase to access it.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Nightly Price
£30
Weekly Price
£200
Monthly price
£600
Double bedroom
From £25 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
£35
£60
Weekly Price
£200
£350
Monthly price
£750
£1,100
Spacious and bright Victorian room
From £86 per night
Family Room
Sleeps 4

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double, 2 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Beautiful 30sq m period room overlooking Piershill Cemetery, to the west Arthur's Seat. Lovely marble fireplace, chairs, sofa. This is a double room, with 2 single beds.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
£108
£130
Weekly Price
£680
£860
Monthly price
£2,592
£3,400
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About the Area

Our house is situated in a quiet suburb to east of city centre with great views over the city. There is a supermarket and public library close by and several food take-always and pubs. There are several nice places to walk close by including Queens Park/Arthur's Seat and Portobello Beach. Great bus links mean that nowhere is too far away!

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station

Meals

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

Included in the stay
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

*Check-in between 2pm-4pm or by arrangement-often we have guests departing and arriving on the same day so rooms are not available before this time, although it may be possible for you to leave your bags and collect a key earlier on this day, so please ask, if this is something you may wish to do.

*Please be aware that your payment for your stay, plus a security deposit, returnable at the end of your stay (if stated in out prior correspondence), is due on your arrival, or prior to this if you want to make a bank transfer - it requires to be in British £s. For longer stays, over 2 months, it is possible to make monthly payments or pay in instalments - this can be negotiated so please ask.

*One months notice (either way) is required when vacating or if asked to leave (this is to safeguard tenant and hosts).

*Please keep noise to a minimum after midnight.

*Feel free to use the kitchen and dining area, but clean up after you, including washing and returning all dishes etc to their cupboards.

*I do not include breakfast in my room rates .

*Please leave the bathroom as you would wish to find it-there are cleaning materials and a mop within it.

*Leave outdoor shoes in the hallway as it helps keep our house clean.

*If you are staying more than two weeks, bedrooms are your responsibility to look after (for your privacy) and there are cleaning materials within, a vacuum cleaner which can be borrowed etc-just ask and we can provide what you need.

*All rooms have spare bed linen and towels within them so please change and wash as suits you-try not to leave all the linen for when you vacate as this can be difficult for us at very busy times with guests vacating and arriving almost simultaneously.

*Thank you and please ask for anything you require as we hope to be hospitable and ensure a good stay!*

*Please do not let the cats in your room-not all guests like pets and we do not want the cats to get into bad habits.

*Please do not invite strangers into our home - friends are welcome but only by prior discussion. Overnight guests must be arranged in advance and we ask for a courtesy fee of £10 per night, to reflect additional costs to household and (potential) inconvenience to other guests in terms of the extra strain on services, such as the bathroom, kitchen.

*Check-out by 10 am at the latest please unless by prior consent. We are always available to store luggage for people who have later travel arrangements. Just ask and we will try to accommodate your needs!

Smoking is not allowed.

9 Reviews

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    Spain
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    September 2018

    Staying with Maggie was lovely. She always tried to help me and was very welcome from the beginning. Her cats are super cute and the house and bedroom beautiful and comfortable. I wouldn’t change anything!

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    Netherlands
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    July 2018

    Dear Maggie,
    It was pleasant to stay by you. Thanks for your hostpitality and for your kindness. I realy enjoyed the time that I stayed by you, and I really feld home. I wish you the best luck. And maybe we will see each other again.
    Kind regards,
    Werner v Delft

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Maggie in ,

    Thanks Werner, it was a pleasure to have you here and glad you were happy too. I do hope you are settling in back home in the Netherlands and that your family enjoyed their trip with you. We are just (tonight) back from Utrecht and it is really beautiful so you should go there some time. The wedding in the windmill was fantastic too!! Take care Werner, keep in touch! Maggie

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    Italy
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    January 2018

    Maggie house is located in a beautiful and quite neighbourhood, less than 10 minutes bus far from the Old town center. I'd rather call the room we stayed an apartment for it is pretty large and comfortable, with a bathroom we could use actually on our own.
    She was usefull also because she helped us in planning the rest of our journey in Scotland.
    This was not our first experience with Homestay and it won't surely be the last, for we found, in Maggie's house, much more than we expected.
    We really felt like being home. We shared really nice days there. We came in touch with Maggie's family that made us part of it during the days we were there. We will ask Maggie to host us again in her house when we come back in Edinburgh, for sure.
    We highly raccomend Maggie's house if you want to spend some beautiful time in Edinburgh.

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    Singapore
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    October 2017

    Maggie and Mick were very hospitable and accommodating despite their heavy personal commitments. My cousins and I had an unforgettable stay.

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    United Kingdom

    5 hearts
    September 2017

    It was a pleasure to live is a clean and a well organised house and was very well looked after.

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    Spain
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    May 2017

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    Brazil
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    May 2017

    Lovely house. Good location. Clean room, beautiful, warm, full kitchen. The housekeepers are pleasant and kind. I want to go back to Edinburgh and I want to stay in the same house again. Getting to everyone. Our flight was very early and there were no buses. The dob of the house took us to the center of the city center in his car. And the cats are lovely. Thank you so much.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Maggie in ,

    Thank you very much Rafaela and sorry I did not say goodbye and thanks - you are both great!! Wishing you well with your dance and wider futures too. I would love to talk more about the dance aspect-my passion too! Good wishes Maggie

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    Germany
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    April 2017

    A warm welcome made me feel at home from the first moment. Maggie and Mick are lovely hosts and always ready to help giving the best insider tips how to explore Edinburgh away from the mainstream tourist beaten tracks.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Maggie in ,

    Thank you Susan it was an absolute pleasure to have you here-we enjoyed your visit. Thank you for the lovely card and gifts too-that's very kind of you. Please come back another time.....With very good wishes from us! xx

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    Spain
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    July 2016

    A nice and lovely stay. They both made us feel at home, very clean indeed. Our room was huge, the kitchen and the bathroom were very well equipped.

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