2nd floor Victorian apartment; 2 large public rooms, 3 double bedrooms; 2 bathrm

2nd floor Victorian apartment; 2 large public rooms, 3 double bedrooms; 2 bathrm

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Second floor flat/apartment (up four flights of stairs, plus few steps at front). It is from Victorian era (so no lift). The apartment is in well maintained block with secure entry. 2 large public rooms; 3 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms (both with bath and separate shower); dining kitchen which has small laundry room. WiFi is installed and available for guests' use.

Close to Byres Road which is centre of Glasgow's West End. The West End contains Art Galleries and pleasant parks. Entrance gate to Botanic Gardens is only few yards from my apartment.

Short journey by Subway/Metro (from Hillhead station in Byres Road- about three quarters of a mile away)to city centre. There you will find usual large stores and Italian fashion quarter. Theatres, concert halls, Gallery of Modern Art, cinemas also in city. You can also get number 6 bus from Great Western Road stop - about half a mile away.

It is 50 minutes in the train from Glasgow to Edinburgh. Because of of Edinburgh's anti-car policy, it is more sensible to get to Edinburgh by train and use public transport there.

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  1. Retired attorney - worked as in-house counsel with British Broadcasting Corporation - also have been part time legal academic at Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities - both of which are close to apartment. Now in mid 60s, retired and wish to see foreign places at leisure rather than usual sightseeing rush on brief holiday. Interested in places which have reasonable weather in months October to March.

    Most years, I want to be away from Scotland for a substantial part of the period October to March. At the moment, I am particularly interested in the Loire Valley in France. I already have exchanges in America in March/April and May
    I have a second home, so non-simultaneous exchanges are possible. Normally I spend the summer months in the UK - but that can be in my second house, leaving the Glasgow apartment free for exchangers.

  2. Since retiring I have been studying early modern history

  3. Interested in playing golf; visiting museums; classical concerts; theatre; seeing places of general interest in area I am visiting

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Where is it?

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In West End of Glasgow overlooking extensive public park (Botanic Gardens); close to Byres Road which is the centre of trendy West End of Glasgow where there are restaurants, bars, Glasgow University Campus, and Glasgow Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Burrell Museum is on south side of Glasgow and can be reached by quick car journey or by bus/Subway - but check on Burrell, as it has to close for renovation.

Apartment is convenient for reaching city centre by Subway (short walk to Subway station in Byres Road) or regular bus service. Scottish countryside easily reached by car - Loch Lomond not far away. Hill-walking, mountain biking and plenty of golf courses available just out of town. On entertainment side :- Glasgow has Royal Concert Hall, City Halls, The Hub, The SECC, many theatres, movie theatres and football clubs - including Rangers and Celtic

Buzzy restaurants
Ubiqitous Chip; Stravaigin: Roastit Bubbly Jocks
Cool bars
Oran Mhor Byres Road: Concerts in city; Tron, Citizens and Theatre Royal have plays and opera
Cozy cafés
Atrium off BYres Road; Tinderbox and Kember &Jones on Byres Road
Retail therapy
Supermarkets: Waitrose top of Byres Road; Tesco Maryhill Road; Lidl in Partick (foot of Byres Road). For clothing etc go to big stores in city - this includes fashionable Italian Quarter
Bit of culture
University of Glasgow; Art Galleries in west end: City Chambers and historoic Glasgow houses
Walks in the park
Botanic Gardens; have book of West End Walks
Spot of exercise
Botanic Gardens - gate is about 300 metres from apartment
Day tripping
Edinburgh:Stirling (Castle & William Wallace Monument); Ayr for Burns Cottage and Museum; Loch Lomond

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