Greetings from Faroe Islands.
We three came by plane to Edinburgh from the Faroes on Monday, Holy Monday, and rented a car at the airport.
At COME BEN THE HOOSE we were warmly welcomed by the host Ann, who showed us around and explaned about everything that we could think of to ask about. She had even provided us with food for some days.
We made some trips to the center of Edinburgh, by bus as recomended by Ann, and visited the Castle, the Royal Mile, Diagonal Alley and a lot of other places, including the grave of Lord Voldemort.
We had a car, and since early easter isnt midsummer, we had some good trips around the Edinburgh area, Portobello, Leith and to the east, we were all the way to Dunbar by way of the small roads and villages. In East Fortune we had our first chance to set foot in a supersonic Concorde airliner and in Mungoswells we bumped into a Motormuseum, very interesting.
Is worth mentioning that shopping is “interesting” around Edinburgh.
Thank you very much for a fine week in COME BEN THE HOOSE and thank you to our attentive and caring host Ann
All the best
Anton, Jónveig and Dia
This place is so cosy, clean and welcomming. I guess there is no better place for smaller families in that area for Ann is such a great host and it's hard to express how nice our stay was we all felt at home very quickly even the child in our group, a girl of six. There are all the things needed for a stay, even toys, many guide books for Edinburgh and Scotland as a whole as well as many basic necesssties. The beds are great and we had no problem getting our dinners done in the small, tidy kitchen .The hosts are caring and the house is good to reach via Lothian Buses. And it isn't far to Portobello Beach . The basic shopping is no problem either, there is a fine wee Spar near by. I can only recommend Ben the Hoose.
Come Ben the Hoose was perfect in every way, lovely little cottage in a great location, Ann was a wonderful host and we appreciated a very well stocked welcome pack. Nothing was too much trouble for her, we will most certainly be returning when we are next in Edinburgh.
Thank you Ann for your kindness, hope to see you again soon.
Myra, Peter, Kaila and baby Aria.
'Come Ben the Hoose' is ideally located just a few miles from the centre of Edinburgh in the Duddingston / Portabello area. This makes it a perfect base for day trips to a huge selection of events and attractions which are to be found in the district. Road links to all the Lothian are good. Bus services are close by and very reliable. The house itself is so quiet and comfortable it really is a home away from home. Very well appointed with everything you need for an enjoyable stay, including a generous welcome pack and a warm personal greeting that makes you feel immediately at home. Hosts Ann & Gordon seem to go above and beyond to make sure their guests are satisfied with their time in this amazing city.
This is a lovely little cottage in a very quiet residential area, with shops nearby. Ann was a very kind and welcoming hostess with lots of information. Very close to a bus and a short journey into the city. Very clean and had everything we needed. Would not hesitate to stay here again and recommend it to everyone.
A very welcoming wee house, a perfect starting point for all Edinburgh visitors. Bus stop is a dozen meters from the door, huge park just around the corner. If you continue just a bit along the river, there is birds reserve and playground, and - just after a small walk further north - a beach. We got a welcome pack, there were all needed amenities inside. Everything was clean and very well kept.
We also had an opportunity to see Messerschmitt KR200 nearby.
Had the privilege of staying at one of the best rentals available in Edinburgh area in our recent trip around the UK. It was a welcoming change from the usual B&B's, hotels in the UK with the host being one of the nicest lady's (Ann) you could ever meet. From the stocked kitchen, lovely set out "hoose" and fabulous host you couldn't ask for more. Proximity to public transport and Edinburgh itself why would you stay anywhere else if you are discovering the region. Shops and restaurants are abundant and nearby. We could not of asked for anymore than what was on offer even down to a personal tour with Ann showing us the local area and sights. Could not fault this accommodation sorry we could not stay longer would return with no hesitation in the future. A real gem. A big thank you to Ann for her hospitality.