Hi—We hope that you enjoy your time with us. If we can be of any assistance to you during your stay please don’t hesitate to ask.

Your bedroom and bathroom are private for your use while you are here, and you are welcome to share the rest of the living space and garden with us.

First some numbers

Chas’ mobile number: 44779 532 3889

Gillian’s mobile number: 44788 581 5629

Wi-fi network name: VM6638649 (we will provide the password when you arrive)

Our address is 8 Fraser Crescent EH5 2AN.


We’ll leave a light breakfast laid out for you in the conservatory each morning, and there is a fridge for AirBnB guests in the utility room, just off the conservatory. There you’ll find semi-skimmed milk, yoghurt, fruit juice, fresh fruit and butter. We are usually around between 8am and 9am if you need any assistance.

If you would like a cooked breakfast – sausage, eggs, bacon, haggis, black pudding – just ask and we’ll get that sorted for you.

Tea, coffee etc

There are tea and coffee making facilities in your bedroom, but do make yourself at home in our kitchen at any time. Tea, coffee, sugar, teaspoons and mugs are in the cupboard above the microwave and there is always milk in the fridge.

If you run out of tea and coffee sachets in your room just let us know.


We’ll give you a front door key so you can come and go as you please. Leave it on the hook when you’re in so we don’t disturb you.

Getting to town

….by bus

We highly recommend the ‘Transport For Edinburgh’ app. Download it then set your ‘home’ to EH5 2AN’ and you’ll get directions home wherever you are.

The number 8 bus runs from Granton Road, just over 200m walk from the house. Buses run roughly every 12 minutes or so. There is a timetable in your room. Or you can get a number 27. Turn right up Fraser Crescent, left onto Boswall Drive, then the bus stop is on the right on Ferry Road.

Buses accept contactless payments – see www.lothianbuses.com/contactless/. You’ll pay the standard single fare for each journey but it will be capped at the day-ticket rate for unlimited journeys. Note you need to use a different card for each person for this to work.

If you are using cash you need exact change. If you are likely to be making more than 3 journeys, it is best to buy a day ticket which gives unlimited journeys on Edinburgh buses and trams all day.

Lothian Buses  £2 single fare, £4.80 unlimited journeys each day.

By taxi

Useful black cab numbers: City Cabs 0131 228 1211 | Central Taxis 0131 229 2468

Uber is quick and cheap—around 10 minutes to town costing between £5 and £7.

We can maybe give you a lift

Let us know when you want to go into town, and if we are around we can give you a lift – it’s a 10 minute journey to the city centre.

Or it’s a nice walk

The walk into town is just under 2 miles, and should take around 45 minutes. But you’ll not want to rush! The journey takes you via Edinburgh’s wonderful Royal Botanical Gardens, then through fashionable Stockbridge and then into the New Town before reaching George Street.

Places to eat

There are lots of good restaurants and bars in Edinburgh city centre and there are a few within easy walking distance from our house – let us know if you’d like any personal recommendations, or read our recommendations.


Let us know if you have any laundry to do, or if you need to borrow an iron……or anything else!

Top free places to visit

Royal Botanical Gardens | Walk down the Royal Mile | Walk into town | Calton Hill views | Arthurs Seat views

Drinking Water

Edinburgh tap water is amongst the best in the world and so we recommend that you refill bottles from the tap.

We usually have a glass bottle of fresh chilled water for guests on arrival – if we forget to give it to you you’ll find it in the AirBnB fridge.

Shower Room/WC

Help yourself to towels in the shower-room. If you need any washed during your stay just leave them in the shower tray.

When it’s Time To Leave

Let us know when you expect to depart and we’ll make sure that we are around to say goodbye. If you have enjoyed your stay it would be nice if you could sign our guest book which is on the breakfast table. We would also value an AirBnB review and we will do one for you as guests.

Places of worship

Church of Scotland (Presbyterian)


This is our home church and you are very welcome to join us there on Sundays


Roman Catholic

HOLY CROSS CHURCH – Sunday 9.30am

15 minutes walk or a quick 5 minute drive

Scottish Episcopalian (closest to Church of England)

St James’ Goldenacre

10 minute walk – parking tricky


Getting Home by Bus

We highly recommend the ‘Transport For Edinburgh’ app. Download it then set your ‘home’ to EH5 2AN’ and you’ll get directions home wherever you are.

The 27 comes through Edinburgh city centre, down The Mound and crosses Princes Street.

The 8 comes down through the east end of the city centre, down North Bridge and Leith Street.

Around 2 km from the centre of town, both buses turns left at Goldenacre.

When the bus passes The Edinburgh Tabernacle, on the left, just past Millennium Motors. The number 27 goes straight on, while the number 8 turns right.

Bus number 27

After passing the Edinburgh Tabernacle, get off at the second stop. Cross the road at the traffic island and turn down Boswall Drive. Continue down until you reach Fraser Crescent on your right. Head down Fraser Crescent until you reach our white bungalow at number 8.

Bus number 8

After turning right turn at the Edinburgh Tabernacle into Granton Road, get off the bus at the third stop. The stop is labelled “Boswall Green”. On alighting the bus, go left back up Granton Road to the shops. Turn right into Boswall Green, then left into Fraser Crescent. Our white bungalow is on the right hand side at number 8.