This is a conventional but well-groomed B & B in a fine four-storey Edinburgh Georgian town house, with handsome entrance hall and staircase lit by an oval cupola. Everywhere, pleasing architectural features have been preserved, and it is beautifully furnished with David Ingram’s collection of antiques – David is a well-known Edinburgh antiques dealer. It’s been his, and his wife Theresa’s home for many years. David is a welcoming host and local character with an impressive knowledge of Edinburgh’s history and architecture.
The rooms are all comfortably and quietly furnished in period style with smart, up-to-date bathrooms. Despite the age of the house, nothing is tired and the housekeeping excellent – there’s a full-time housekeeper with back-up, which makes a difference in this type of operation.
Breakfast, a ‘sumptuous affair’, is served by David Ingram in the elegant dining room (our inspectors appreciated the hallmarked Georgian silver): fresh fruit salad, home-made cordial, porridge and a full traditional cooked breakfast. David prides himself on his scrambled eggs and hand-made sausages. The Ingrams don’t serve dinner, but you’re within walking distance of a number of good restaurants; and guests have use of a fridge and microwave (likewise laundry facilities).