Bed and Breakfast
B &B Guest House accommodation
3.5 miles East of Princes Street and Edinburgh City centre.
Ground floor with Category 1 Unassisted Access for the disabled.
Visit Scotland *** Free parking.
Wi-Fi internet broadband
Ardgarth Guest House
St Mary's Place
Winner of The Leonard Cheshire Scotland award 2005
Ardgarth is a large Victorian house situated in a quiet street in Portobello, 2 minute's walk from the sea front and 3.5 miles from the centre of Edinburgh. It is the family home of Ursula and Richard Wright who welcome visitors to stay for bed and breakfast. French, Spanish and Italian are spoken.
They have ten bedrooms altogether, from single bedrooms to large family rooms, some with shared bathrooms (with showers) and some with private bathrooms (with showers) en suite. Two bedrooms on the ground floor are rated Category 1 Unassisted Access for the disabled, see details below.
Less expensive than accommodation in central Edinburgh, it has the advantage of unrestricted free parking, and a convenient and frequent (including all night) bus service a minute's walk away to and from Edinburgh city centre.
Room 1; En Suite Twin bedroom, front room with bay window, with private adjoining shower room.
Room 2; En Suite Double/twin bedroom with private adjoining shower room (left).
Both these rooms have Category 1 Unassisted Access for disabled people.
Room 3; En Suite Family Room with private adjoining shower room. Double plus two Single Beds.
Room 4; Standard Double/twin Bedroom.
Room 5; Standard Double/twin Bedroom.
Room 6; Standard Family Room with one Double bed and three single beds and a Bay window.
Room 7; Standard Single Room.
Room 8; Standard Single Room.
Room 9; Standard Single Room.
Room 10; En Suite Family Room with private adjoining shower room. One Double and one single, or three single beds.
En Suite Rooms all have private Shower and WC.
All Standard Rooms have wash basins in the rooms, and there are two shared bathrooms with showers and WCs.
All bedrooms have TV and tea and coffee making facilities.
Cots, high chairs and baby listening can be arranged.
Breakfast is served in the Dining Room surrounded by Ursula's excellent collection of tea pots!
There's a choice of a full traditional Scottish cooked breakfast (with an accent on low-fat cooking), or a lighter Contintental style or Scandanavian breakfast.
Also; fresh coffee, Pain au Chocolat, Croissants, Brioche and toast.
Special diets are one of Ursula's specialities.
Throughout Ardgarth there is Wi-Fi broadband for laptops and also free internet access on the guests' computer in the guests' lounge.
En suite bedrooms:
from £25 Low season to £40 High season, festivals etc.
from £20 Low season to £32 High season, festivals etc.
Closed 24 to 26 December.
Prices per person per night, and breakfast is included.
Children under three are free.
Children from 3 to 13 are half price.
No smoking please.
Payment can be by cash, cheque or credit card (Visa and MasterCard) on day of departure (subject to minimum credit card payment of £50.00).
To enquire or to book:
Ursula and Richard Wright
Ardgarth Guest House
1 St Mary's Place
Edinburgh EH15 2QF
Tel: 0131 669 3021
Fax: 0131 468 1221
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 131 669 3021
Tel: 44 131 468 1221
Please tell Ursula and Richard you found Ardgarth through About Scotland!
Notes on Disabled Access at Ardgarth:
Category 1 Unassisted Access for Disabled People
Rooms for Disabled People: The ground floor accommodation is suitable for disabled people, and is accessible (with no steps) directly from the low pavement via a purpose-built ramp. The Scottish Tourist Board has graded the accommodation as Category 1 Unassisted Access.
There are two bedrooms with en-suite showers and WCs fully equipped for disabled people. The roll-in shower trays are flush/level with the floor enabling easy access by the wheeled shower chairs (provided). One of the rooms is a double and the other has twin beds. Bed blocks are available and power points are raised.
The dining room is on the same level as the bedrooms and the tables are of appropriate height and width. The public telephone is also at level access. All door openings are of ample width for wheel chairs.
Extract from the Access Guide For Disabled People published by the Lothian Coalition of Disabled People:
Parking: Unrestricted street parking adjacent.
Entrance and approach: Ramp or 3 steps, handrail on inside (left) of ramp, to front door.
Bedrooms: 1 twin, door width 85 cm, 1 double, door width 77 cm, both with en-suite facilities (doors 85 cm) curtained shower area (level with floor, no step) with flip down seat for double room and shower chair with lockable wheels, hand rails around toilets. Bed blocks available, raised power points. All rooms are equipped with TV, tea/coffee facilities and hairdryers. French is spoken, and special diets can be catered for.
Public rooms: Dining room, level access.
Public telephone: Ground floor, level access.
Evening meals: If you have difficulty in going out for meals, please let us know, and we can provide and evening meal (at extra charge).