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Quiet, Elegant Apartment Close To Shops, Cafes, Museums and Subway

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

One bedroom in the Glasgow's West End, an architecturally historic area

An elegant, one bedroom apartment in a listed town house just off of cosmopolitan Byres Road. Fully modernised yet retaining a traditional feel with stained glass windows, wood panelling and original fire surround. Sleeps 3 .

+ Private entrance accessed by small exterior stairway. Fully equipped kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, washing machine, and dishwasher. Spacious sitting room with stained glass bay window, varnished wood floor, original fireplace and comfortable seating and dining areas.

+ Bedroom area with queen size bed, dressing area and tiled ensuite shower room. A single bed can be added to sitting room area for a third person.

+ Gas central heating with thermostatically controlled radiators. Free WiFi broadband internet connection, multi-channel Freeview TV, and VCR, DVD, CD players. A small selection of videos, CDs, books and games is provided.

+ Towels, linens, hair-dryer, drying/ironing facilities provided. Baby cot, high chair available.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018

About The Owner

This terrace townhouse which contains the flat used to be our personal home, but we moved 15 minutes away and now rent it our as a self-catering/holiday flat. We are a Scot and an American couple and thus 'bi-continental'.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2003

Why The Owner chose Glasgow

The apartment is part of a red sandstone townhouse in Dowanhill, an historic and architecturally important area of Glasgow. The apartment has stained glass and rounded bay windows which reflect the art nouveau and Edwardian period in which it was built.

What makes this apartment unique

Close to cafes, markets and the University of Glasgow, the apartment is in a quiet residential area which is full of interesting buildings and it is a delight just to walk around the neighbourhood.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great week in Glasgow and thoroughly enjoyed staying in your wonderful apartment. It was a great base for seeing the sights in Glasgow and driving to other places. If you don't have a car, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a great spot to visit. We also took the subway downtown several time.
Aug 2013
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Glasgow Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , shower, washhand basin and toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Queensize bed, bedside tables either side, chest of drawers
  • Bedroom has a queensize bed . A single bed can be added for a third person
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


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Quiet, Elegant Apartment Close To Shops, Cafes, Museums and Subway
average rating of 4.75 based on 23 reviews
Lemon Grove, California United States

Property was clean and we'll maintained!

  • 4 of 5

The description of washer AND dryer was misleading. It was washer and LINE dryer. The flat is well situated to all sites in Glasgow. The owners are great to work with. We had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Templeton, CA USA

Quiet, cozy, yet close to shopping and transportation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and enjoyed our time here very much. It was our third week in Scotland so cooking “at home” was a welcome change and we had everything we needed in the flat. There were 4 shops nearby where we could find lots of grocery options. If you prefer to dine out the list and variety of restaurants would be quite long. We made good use of buses and the handy Metro to get around to everything we wanted to see. For us this flat was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good place to visit West End Glasgow

  • 4 of 5

In a very quite neighbourhood but very close to main streets of West End. Perfect for activities around university, which was our case. You have all you need in the apartment for daily live and cooking.

Only problem was wifi. First two days worked perfectly. But last two days really awful. If you need a reliable wifi for working... this can be a problem.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there, I am sorry about the wifi and that must have been frustrating for you. It is extremely unusual for it not to be 100% reliable, but if you had called to let me know you were having difficulty then I would have done my best to contact the provider as the problem must have been with them. I don't think it could have been the modem as it is in the apartment and I understood from what you said that you knew how to reboot this if necessary. It was absolutely fine for the next guests.
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Great flat

  • 5 of 5

The flat is in a great location. Close to the subway and shops. Also close to great museums. The flat was well equipped. Was a great size.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, well-appointed flat in a wonderful location.

  • 4 of 5

The location was convenient for the airport (short taxi ride) and 7-15 minute walk to subway or Scotrail train. The flat is close enough to a main thoroughfare for an easy walk to groceries, cafes, restaurants, etc., but far enough away to remain quiet.

The flat includes a kitchen stocked with tools for easily cooking meals. Comfortable bed and a nicely sized living room for relaxing after an adventerous day.

Owner met us on arrival -- even though we were delayed more than an hour -- and walked us through the apartment, graciously suggesting spots for dinner and other activities.

We had a great time and hope to return to Glasgow and the Queensgate garden apartment.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent flat in Glasgow!

  • 5 of 5

This flat is wonderful! The location is excellent and was within walking distance to everything we wanted to see. The flat is beautifully maintained and in a georgous home. The flat had everything we could have needed and was very cozy and comfortable. George and Catherine couldn’t have been more gracious hosts, provided great recommendations, and were wonderful to talk to.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Central Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located in a quiet, historic, residential area which was built early in the 1900s. The red sand stone buildings with extensive stain glass windows, and bay fronted town houses was heavily influenced by the art nouveau style popular at the time. The apartment is a couple minutes from the major shopping street, Byres Road, which is replete with grocery stores, cafes, restaurants, a movie theatre, pubs, banks, etc. It is also close to Glasgow University, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Botanic Gardens, the SECC and two hospitals.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Cleaning Fee $39.49

Rates are inclusive of heating, linens and WiFi.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.