Edinburgh convent to B&B

This item appears on page 75 of the August 2010 issue.

Dating from the 15th century and a convent for 150 years, historic Gillis House (phone 0131 623 8933) in Edinburgh, Scotland, is now a guest house.

Set in the Bruntsfield area, it offers three-star bed-and-breakfast accommodation with 19 bedrooms, all with bathrooms en suite. £40 (near $60) for one person or £60-£70 for two.

In 1834 the building was extended to include St. Margaret’s Chapel, and there is a large garden full of apple trees.