About the Homestay

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I’m currently working from house 5 days a week so am house most of the time. We have a happy home, which we look after. The house is kept clean and tidy at all times - Well maybe not so much my sons room (haha), but all other areas.

We live on the 37 bus route which takes you into Edinburgh. Edinburgh is around 7 miles away from Loanhead and £1.80 per trip.

My children are well behaved kids, with good manners and both enjoy "talking" and getting to know people.

Pets

Dog

House Facilities
  • Non Smoking
  • Allow Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

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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George Ave
From £43 per night
Triple Room
Sleeps 3

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room has 1 double bed and 1 single bed. The room is rear facing on to a grass area. The bathroom is shared with one person (owner - Robbie).

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
£50
£80
Weekly Price
£340
£550
Monthly price
£1,300
£1,600
Double Ensuite Room
From £50 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
Facilities
  • TV
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
£65
£75
Weekly Price
£380
£500
Monthly price
£1,500
£1,750
Single Room
From £46 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This single bedroom (bunk beds) is next door to the the other room I advertise.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
£50
£60
Weekly Price
£330
£400
Monthly price
£1,400
£1,700
Bedroom 1 (Front Facing)
From £46 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Bedroom 1 is to the front of the property which provides great light all day. The room has a set of bunk beds only so this should be taken into account when thinking about guests.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
£50
£60
Weekly Price
£330
£400
Monthly price
£1,400
£1,700
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About the Area

Loanhead (pop. 6,900) is a small town in Midlothian, Scotland, in a commuter belt to the south of Edinburgh, and close to Roslin, Bonnyrigg and Dalkeith. The town was built on coal and oil shale mining, and the paper industries.

Local Area Facilities
  • Swimming
  • Shopping Centre
  • Restaurant
  • Airport
  • 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

We ask that the front door is locked at all times.

Smokers have access to the back garden where they will find the ashtray.

The house is a family home and is generally quiet from 10.30 pm on school nights.

No access to the kitchen at this current time.

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

12 Reviews

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    United States
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    September 2022

    Thank you Louise and family! It was a joy to stay in your home. The location was great for taking the bus into Edinburgh or the countryside. Nice also to have M & S Foodhall nearby for travel food.

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    United Kingdom
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    September 2022

    A really nice place to stay if you want yo discover Edinburgh. Peaceful neighbourhood were you can have a good rest from your trips to the town, an amazing host that will look after you if you need anything.

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    United Kingdom
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    August 2022

    Stayed with Louise for a full month during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We had a great time! Louise is wonderful and made our stay feel like home. The shower is out of this world and the bunk beds are really comfy. Special mention for Sienna who helped make our even better and Ozzy the cutest and chillest dog.

    While the house was 30ish minutes on the bus from the city centre, there is a retail park right by the house and the bus service round Edinburgh was fab and really efficient.

    Highly recommended staying with Louise!

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    Nigeria
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    August 2022

    My stay was great and it made feel me at home. I booked the room a day before my arrival in Edinburgh. Despite the short notice, Louise was friendly and accommodating. She was supportive right from the airport. She took my baggage in even when it wasn't check-in time. She also assisted me in getting permanent accommodation for my studies. I am indeed grateful. The experience gained will remain historical in my Edinburgh journey.

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    Hong Kong
    Age 25 - 34

    4 hearts
    August 2022

    I think the 2-layer bed could not sustain my height because I am tall. I suggest tall person rent her big room rather than this small one.
    However, Louise has been patient and kind to me. She could engage in chatting in her free time. She usually did not disturb my time in the room. In addition, she did laundry work for me.
    Sound insulation is good when room doors are closed.
    Plus, her young dog is lovely. It liked me!
    There is a major park in 15-minute walk for me to do morning exercise and sunset jogging.

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    South Africa
    Age 55 - 64

    4 hearts
    November 2021

    It really was a nice stay with Louise. We were quite comfortable in the bedrooms. Through no real fault of hers, we weren’t able to use the rest of the house, COVID was the winner. Really understood why we couldn’t use the rest of the house but I suppose that’s the new normal. That’s the only reason for the 4 stars.
    We (3 of us) and Louise actually had a few drinks together at the local. Close to the bus stop, 40 mins into the city. Cheers Louise

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    Austria
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    September 2019

    Louise is lovely as a host! Her house is warm and you can feel a sense of home. She also helps with suggestions for tourists around the city. I had a great time. A great place to stay at!

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    France
    Age 45 - 54

    4 hearts
    January 2019

    For sure you can feel at home here!!

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    France
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    November 2018

    Louise is just wonderful - she's been very helpful and nice to us. She even came to the bus station to find us. Her house is lovely and we couldn't dream of a better house to stay in for a couple of days in Edinburgh. Thank you Louise!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Louise in ,

    Ow! Thank you I’m glad you enjoyed your stay x

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    Hong Kong
    Age 25 - 34

    4 hearts
    August 2018

    Clean, cozy, quiet, comfortable house! Highly recommend for students. Everything's perfect in the house and Louise cleans the room for me everyday which is really thankful. Just a little bit far from the city centre. You can take the bus which is located 2 mins away from the house. (^.^)

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