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Single bedroom with plenty of storage space and morning sun.Huge attic with en suite loo and basin; accessed via Ramsay ladder so best for the more agile!
Private room in house

Village hse 17 miles from Edinburgh

Village hse 17 miles from Edinburgh

5 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1 private bath
5 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1 private bath

The space

A double and a single bedroom are available (1 x 4'6" bed / 1 x 3' bed) plus a bathroom with over-bath shower in a village house 17 miles from Edinburgh. There is also a huge attic (8m x 4m), which is reached by a ladder. It has a built in king size bed and adjoining loo, and is ideal for children/teenagers. Adults probably won't like it so much, it's more of a den, but there's plenty of space for a larger family or party. The cost is based on two people sharing - if you are two people requiring two separate rooms I will need to increase the cost a little. I only have one party of guests at a time so the bathroom is private for you. I provide all bedlinen and towels, and there is a hairdryer, hot water bottles and extra blankets (this is Scotland!) in the wardrobe in the double room. I have far too many books, which you are welcome to borrow if you're here for a few days.

Guests have unrestricted use of the kitchen, large airy sitting/dining room, garden, sun deck etc. I only ask for privacy in my own bedroom. The house is right in the centre of the village, but in a very secluded little cul-de-sac. Two cats live here - it is their home as well, so maybe won't suit those aren't animal lovers.

I'm out at work all day, but when I'm home I'm happy to cook / talk / share or to let you get on with it yourselves. I don't provide meals as such, but you are more than welcome to use what's in the fridge and cupboards.

West Linton is a lovely friendly village with a family pub with beer garden and a restaurant (The Old Bakehouse), which is open Wednesday to Sunday. The large village Co-operative store is open from 7am to 10pm seven days a week and has everything (including excellent wines). Lots of parking, internet, satellite. Visitors' pets welcome within reason. There's an easy bus route/car to Edinburgh (buses run approximately every hour, and it takes 50 minutes to get to the city centre). We're only 15 minutes drive from the Edinburgh ring road and central Scottish motorway, and it takes about 25 minutes to drive to Edinburgh Airport (more during rush hour). It's an ideal base to explore both the lovely, historic city of Edinburgh and the beautiful countryside of the Scottish Borders from.

West Linton has a post office, bank (2 days a week), a newsagent which stocks everything from DVDs to strange curry ingredients, and several lovely shops for browsing, including a bookshop. There's also a very good golf course and lots of beautiful walks/cycling routes.

Biggar and Peebles are both very attractive towns within a 15 minute drive, with lots to see and do, if you want something a little quieter than the bustle of Edinburgh.


Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Hair dryer
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

House Rules

I'm very relaxed, as long as you don't leave a mess behind you. And if the cats or plants tell you they're hungry, please feed them.

Checking in is from 17.30 onwards, as I'm out at work during the day, but if you need access earlier I can arrange keys. While you're here you'll have your own set of keys and can come and go whenever you like.

129 Reviews

Elisabeth User Profile
July 2016
Lucy is very welcoming and a gracious host. Thank you Lucy for rescueing our wet washing too. The house is very cosy and comfortable, an easy drive into the outskirts of Edinburgh where it is possible to get a bus in to town. There are two eating places in the village and also a…
Glenn User Profile
June 2016
Lucy is one beautiful lady. Very invting and gives you free reighn of her lovely home
Pal User Profile
September 2015
West Linton is such a beautiful place to stay. Even though it took an hour bus ride and 30mins drive from Edinburgh, it's still worth it. Lucy is a chatty host and I absolutely love her company. She has 2 gorgeous cats which we both adore and if you ever spent a whole day at West…
Morgan User Profile
January 2015
We stayed for 2 nights at NYE for Hogmanay. West Linton is a pretty and quaint village conveniently located 40min drive from centre of Edinburgh. There is a lovely organic cafe a short drive away. Overall, our stay was ok, however the linen was worn and covered in hair. Overall c…
Alicia User Profile
August 2014
Our experience with Lucy was well above expectations. She was most accommodating and made you feel that you were visiting friends
Desmond User Profile
May 2014
Lucy was a warm and considerate host. Her freestanding home in the village was tranquil and restful spot we needed to recuperate. Thanks Lucy.
Curtis User Profile
January 2014
A lovely stay in Lucy's house. Our children loved their attic hideaway stay, and the opportunity to smooch with Lucy's willing cat. We had everything we could have possibly needed, with the supermarket, chemist, restaurant and pub all in perfect walking distance. It was also grea…


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Lucy User Profile
136 Reviews
Hello, I'm Lucy, 50ish and single, with two cats and two daughters now away from home. Would love to have some company and hear about other people's lives and travels. Me? I love acting and writing, I'm very creative although I've got a very sensible job in an office, the house i…
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