A beautiful apartment, recently refurbished and modernized, cosy and comfortable with central heating situated on first floor of large country house. Lovely views onto parkland with mature trees and extensive garden. The accommodation consists of a large double room with wash hand basin, twin bedroom with wash hand basin. Galley type kitchen, fully equipped. Spacious shower room with wash hand basin and WC. Large sitting room with dining area at one end and open coal or log fire. The sitting room has large sunny windows facing south and onto gardens at the rear of the house. Guests have full use of immediate garden and also use of recently refurbished tennis court.
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
- Calendar last updated:
- 13 Nov 2018
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
lovely old charmer
Lovely old Georgian home...felt like Jane Austen might be dropping by for tea at any moment. Owners super easy to deal with. Grounds and surrounding farmlands are idyllic. Definitely quiet and removed but still a 2 minute drive to Balerno's little village downtown with co-op, chip shop etc. Farm animals and tennis court were a bonus for my 7 yr old boys - who knew they liked tennis! One thing to note - this is a converted upstairs unit and a spiral staircase that takes you from back of house up to the unit is quite steep and narrow...not sure if it was maybe servants quarters at one time?? I was traveling with my older mom (80) and she was a trooper getting up and down them but it's definitely not for anyone with mobility issues. There is a door that closes and locks at top of stairs so shouldn't be an issue keeping any little ones out of the stair well once you are settled in. Also there are a few stairs inside the unit from bedroom level to living area but these are pretty minor. Really lovely and relaxing...British countryside and charm at its best.
Ideal location to relax and play!
Lovely home and such welcoming hosts! The apartment was incredibly comfortable and roomy, beautifully decorated, and had everything we needed. The location was perfect; a quiet country setting minutes from a lovely village and a quick drive (or train) to Edinburgh. Highly recommended!
A wonderful place to stay
We had a wonderful stay with Mrs Buchanan Smith... The apartment is beautiful, very comfortable and the location is beautiful, peaceful and close to the city. Just loved it.
Beautiful family friendly holiday house
The house is beautiful and a lot bigger than we expected/perceived from the photos. We were worried about staying away over christmas with our two young children (2 & 4), but we needn't have worried, as the house had been beautifully decorated for Christmas. With a large real Christmas tree in the living room and additional Christmas decorations in the second bedroom.
Our stay was very relaxing and quiet in the remote location, but comforting knowing that the owners were close by if we needed anything.
We had some lovely days out, visiting the Christmas markets in Edinburgh, which were definitely worth the visit, and the Glasgow science centre, which all 4 of us loved, especially the kids.
For families with young children we would definitely recommend it, however we were surprised when we arrived that there were stairs (only 5) in the hallway between the kitchen and the bedroom. For us this was not an issue, as we brought with us a barrier stair gate (over 92cm) to stop the children charging up and down the stairs.
Overall we had a lovely stay and would definitely come back again. Thank you for making our stay so pleasant.
Lovely retreat from huzzle and buzzle
Helen`s and Jamie`s historic mansion is just beautiful ! It`s a bit off from Edinburgh city but can be reached easily by car or bus. However, we recommend to hire a car since it allows more flexibility. The rooms are spacious and are perfect for 4 persons. The new bath is also spacious and nicely decorated. A fireplace gives a touch of a romantic holiday ! Fully recommended & very nice proprietors !
A 'True Home Away from Home'
What a wonderful place to stay: comfortably fitted out with all the necessities to make your stay perfect. Each night we were abe to cook up a storm in the kitchen and sit in front of the TV after our meal, enjoying a peaceful night after the day's activities. Blissfully quiet, very clean, with great country side all around and yet so close to Edingburgh. The hosts Jamie and Helen are very helpful and knowledgable about the area. Their array of cute and funny family pets and the odd nervous squirrel made our holiday especially enjoyable. In fact, after getting to know and love the area due to the help of our hosts, we are pulling up stumps in Australia and moving to Scotland!! So, if you are looking for a wonderful place to stay, don't hesitate to book this fabulous apartment, but beware..you may never wish to leave.