Oak panelled walls, wooden window shutters, and warm parquet floors surround you. Choose from hundreds of books and read in a secret bed box behind floor-to-ceiling shelves. Family portraits and heirlooms happily coexist with works of modern art.
“I had a wonderful few days stay at Calim's place; it truly felt like a home from home. Centrally located, comfortable, beautifully decorated with small touches and kindnesses that really lifted this above your average rental. His recommendations for places to visit, eat and drink, or just take in the atmosphere helped make sure that my first trip to Edinburgh definitely won't be my last.”
***We are monitoring the Covid-19 situation and hope to open more dates soon*** Stay in a 20m2 geodesic dome in a secluded location in rural Northumberland. With a wood fired hot tub, fire pit, and deck with beautiful views of the pond and surrounding trees, it's a perfect spot to relax, unwind and get back to nature. The site is completely off grid - water in containers, solar power, and composting toilet. We believe this makes the site special, offering a unique back-to-basics experience.
“Simply a wonderful experience, so peaceful and relaxing. The dome and its location are stunning, even in the middle of February! Using the hot tub under the blackest starry sky I’ve ever seen was blissful. I was worried about the toilet, but it was clean and very hygienic. It took us mire like 5 hours to heat up the tub, but only because we were being a little too cautious. Definitely leave the ash pan open a little on the hot tub stove to get the fire roaring and I’m sure it could be done in 3 hours. We left the curtains open to watch for shooting stars; just wonderful. We will stay there again in the summer or autumn to experience better weather, but this did not detract from a wonderful break.”
Serene rustic-chic. Stunning, quirky & sophisticated. Quietly thrilling. Illuminated ancient nesting boxes. Tiny bedroom in tower with double bed & garden view. Ground-floor bathroom. Pull-out sofa-bed downstairs (115cms w. mattress). Bespoke kitchen beneath mezzanine. Lit cavern under sturdy glass floor-panel. Tranquil private scented garden terrace. Skillfully designed, this is a bright captivating treasure. Central heating. Heated floors. Wood-burner. Free parking.
“I don't even know where to start honestly. From the moment we arrived here after a hectic hellish few days of travel and hearing all the coronavirus chaos at home and feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious...this place was like arriving at a home away from home. Like that first big deep breath after coming to the surface . Sarah greeted us in the rain and led us through a tunnel of roses and vines like being led into something from a fairy tale and generously showed us around the cottage and was thoughtful and kind . We had trouble lighting the fire and Sarah graciously came over and helped us get it going even though it was quite late. Due to virus scare a lot of our plans were cancelled and sadly a lot of Sarah's guests had to cancel their stay which was sad but good for us in that we were able to stay an extra night...it was much needed. I didn't want to leave (ever really) The fire was perfect, the bed felt like sleeping in a feathery heavenly nest. The heated floors were phenomenal . The bathroom was clean and modern and the shower was hot and had amazing water pressure (I'm picky and it was above expectations) The location was so so wonderful ...20 min to city center and shopping . We walked in every day. Perfect bit of exercise to wake you up in the morning on the way to grab breakfast and coffee or walk off that last pint. Then there's the host. I feel like I cannot even put in to words how lovely she was. She was easy to get ahold of, fantastic to talk to, and during the height of all the crazy going on we were able to encourage each other and come along side each other . At one point one of us kind of felt a little warm and was getting nervous about being sick and she brought us a thermometer and kept checking in. luckily there was no sickness involved and Sarah was encouraging and kind and didn't feel like I was bothering her a bit. Truly this place was a safe haven in a really difficult scary time. I was ready to send for my kids and just move in. All this long winded answer to say.. if you want a place where you can feel safe , secure, as if you're at home , while simultaneously feeling as if youve walked into a fairy tale...do not hesitate to book this place. The only disappoinments we had were that we couldn't have stayed our whole time there and that we would've been able to come when the incredible gardens were in full bloom. We will most definitely tell everyone we know to stay here if visiting Edinburgh . And maybe someday in less scary worldly times come back again to enjoy this little slice of heaven. Cheers X”