Come and stay as one of the family and learn English during an "English Language Homestay". Speak English all day and receive tuition (for an additional charge) from a qualified EFL teacher. All meals are provided and the price includes all outings (one full-day outing and five half-day outings per week). Please contact us if you would like to find out more!
Please note we do not let the house as a whole.
Guests will be staying in our guest room (currently The Green Room) which is not en-suite. Groups of up to four people can stay in the holiday cottage ("Gardener's Lodging") with its own bathroom, attached to the house at the rear. Please see our separate listing for this.
You will be able to access all areas of the house and garden, including our home cinema in the basement where we have a large number of English language films. Please note though that we are still renovating the house and some areas may show signs of "faded grandeur"!
We like to spend time with our guests and find out more about them. We are a very busy household though and should you need room to chill out there is plenty of that too.
Your stay with us will be taylored to your personal wishes and requirements. Outings could include trips to local castles, abbeys, country houses and beaches; a trip to Edinburgh or the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements.
The Green Room is not en-suite, the bathroom is upstairs, shared with the family.
Transfer from and to Edinburgh Airport is £50 each way should you require it.
No smoking in the house please. No pets (we have cats).
We are a partly bilingual English/German family with four children aged 5 to 14. We moved into our current home about two years ago and have been busy renovating it ever since, doing most of the work ourselves. We enjoy having visitors and we have one room in the house available on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. There is also a self-catering holiday cottage attached to the back of the house. We are a TV-free zone.