From the moment I arrived in Edinburgh, Scotland, I was immediately enchanted with everything about it. 16 Learmonth Terrace, the Bed and Breakfast I stayed at had a lot to do with that enchantment.
I received a warm welcome from Joon, the owner. She set me down in the cozy kitchen, prepared me a cup of coffee and immediately began winning me over with some of the Scottish specialty sweets. I felt like I had gone home to visit my mum with the way Joon took care of me. She turned on the electric blanket each night before I got in and put chocolates on my pillows. She gave me wonderful advice each morning about what to see and do. And, she cooked the best breakfast I had in all of Europe. Her husband, Peter, was also very friendly, and I let 16 Learmonth Terrace feeling like I had made two new friends.
For breakfast, Joon made sure that I got to try all the Scottish specialties. Every morning felt like Thanksgiving, there was such an array of food. I loved the black pudding, the Scottish porridge, and tiny pancakes. There were also fruit each morning, yogurt, juice, coffee, tea, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, eggs, and pretty much anything else I would have wanted. Oh yes, and Joon even made the jam for the toast. What I really enjoyed was the presentation of the breakfast, too. I had breakfast by candlelight and there were also fresh flowers every morning.
My room was big and absolutely sound proof. I had my own refrigerator, a kettle for tea and coffee, and sweets in little jars and containers if I needed a snack.
The bathroom wasn’t en suite, but I had it completely to myself. I so enjoyed taking a bath in the jetted bathtub, and found it one of the best ways to relax after walking around town all day. There was also a towel warmer, so I had heated towels when I was done with my bath.
16 Learmonth Terrace was located in the quaint village of Dean, just over the Dean bridge. Its filled with beautiful Victorian houses, and is a fun neighborhood to walk around in. It’s very close to the Royal Mile and all the main sites of Edinburgh.
I can tell you now, I didn’t want to leave, and my breakfast ever since being gone has been such a disappointment. Do yourself a favor and stay in the coziest place in Edinburgh, 16 Learmonth Terrace. You will be glad you did.
16 Learmonth Terrace16
Edinburgh EH4 1PG
Tel: UK: 0131 332 0481
Outside UK: ++44 (0) 131 332 0481