Large home 2 miles south of the city centre

United Kingdom - Scotland - Edinburgh

Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,The front of our house
The front of our house
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,Our kitchen which is great for entertaining
Our kitchen which is great for entertaining
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,Our funky new chairs
Our funky new chairs
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,Kitchen at night
Kitchen at night
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,Wood burning stove
Wood burning stove
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,View from back garden into house
View from back garden into house
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,Victorian bathroom for a bit of luxury
Victorian bathroom for a bit of luxury
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,Our hall hosting our newest addition
Our hall hosting our newest addition
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh, our piano
our piano
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,Master bedroom connecting to bathroom
Master bedroom connecting to bathroom
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,Upstairs bathroom with shower
Upstairs bathroom with shower
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,Stairs to upper floor
Stairs to upper floor
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,Front sitting room/music room
Front sitting room/music room
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,Front sitting room/music room
Front sitting room/music room
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,Family room connecting to kitchen
Family room connecting to kitchen
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,2nd double bedroom
2nd double bedroom
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,2nd double room
2nd double room
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,2nd double bedroom
2nd double bedroom
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,3rd double bedroom
3rd double bedroom
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,3rd double bedroom
3rd double bedroom
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,3rd double bedroom
3rd double bedroom
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,4th double bedroom
4th double bedroom
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,Our lovely local Harrison park
Our lovely local Harrison park
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,Boats for hire two minutes away from our home
Boats for hire two minutes away from our home
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,Our family
Our family
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,Tommy and Sharon
Tommy and Sharon
  • Sleeping capacity8
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms2

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Weekend Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is not offered

We are looking for a home exchange in ...

Open to all dates Sweden | Holland | Denmark
Open to all dates United Kingdom

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

We have recently renovated our kitchen and sitting room into a large open plan family room housing a lovely big dining kitchen with a table for 8. This family room has a wonderful wood burning stove which rotates 360° and has two sets of bifold doors opening out to the garden, a decked patio area and an in ground trampoline. We also have a second sitting room if we need quiet time. Hundreds of books, Televisions, Tivo box, a PS3.

There is a newly renovated Jack and Jill style en suite accessed from the master bedroom as well as the hall. We have another bathroom upstairs. The en suite&upstairs bathrooms have showers also.

We have a lovely garden, patio area hosting a Barbecue and an sunken in ground trampoline which is fab in the nice weather &can also be great in winter if you wrap up warm!! It is Scotland after all.

Our home has four double bedrooms. Our second sitting room with a very comfortable double sofa bed if ye need more space. So the house could really host up to 10 people depending on whether you have babies/children/ people willing to share double beds etc...We have WIFI & a piano too.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Bathroom / toilet wheel chair accessible
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Cleaning service available
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Equipped for Children
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Garage
  • Electronics Docking Station
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • Computer available
  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)
  • Family Room / Playroom

Extras

  • Babysitter available
  • Use of bicycle(s)

Setting

  • Suburban

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

We live in the Shandon area, which is close to central Edinburgh. Our community has lots of green space in playparks and our street is right beside the lovely Union Canal which houses houseboats, a cafe and further down the canal has a host of bars and restaurants. The area has the cosy feel of a village and is a very friendly community with lots of local amenities from local shops, cafe, bars, restaurants to bigger supermarkets still within walking distance. We are about 2 mins walk to a bus stop which brings you direct to the city centre in about 10-15 mins or you can get to Princes St down the quiet relaxing Union canal path in roughly half an hour. Edinburgh is famous for its historic old town and castle and the Festival and Fringe which last throughout August and when it is extremely difficult to find accomodation. We'd pick this time to travel leaving a great time for others to visit.

We have extremely friendly neighbours also which is a bonus when you are new to an area

Outdoor Activities

  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Golfing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Lake
  • Public Swimming Pool

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Tram

Neighbourhood Services

  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

Shandon is a vibrant place with local shops, cafe, hairdressing salons and some very good pubs. We are only a short walk away from the Fountainpark area which has a great multiplex IMAX cinema as well as Ten pin bowling, casino, gym etc...and some fantastic pubs and restaurants if you wanted to stay more locally. But we are also a 2 minute walk from many direct buses which take you into the city in 15minutes. Shandon is also equidistant to both Gorgie which has many local shops and supermarkets and also the lovely Bruntsfield and Morningside which have lovely boutiques, cafes and bars. We have the best of both worlds we think. Edinburgh has also been voted the 4th best city in the world recently so come and swap with us.

Our favourite restaurants

  • The Fountain (gastro pub)
  • The Guru Balti (indian)
  • Piazza Verde (Italian)

Cafés & bars

  • The Caley Sample Rooms
  • Montpeliers
  • The Blackbird bar

Special places to shop

  • Farmers markets (various days&venues)
  • Lupe Pintos Mexican and world foods shop (Tollcross)
  • Victoria and Cockburn street boutiques

Leisure and cultural activities


Walks or jogging paths

  • The Canal path
  • Pentland hills
  • Water of Leith paths

Health or fitness clubs

  • Craiglockhart Sports & Tennis centre
  • EICC Ratho climbing centre ,cafe and gym
  • Nuffield Health centre and gym, Fountain park

Interesting day trips

  • North Berwick
  • Coldingham Bay & St Abbs
  • Glasgow :Science centre, Kelvingrove art gallery & museum

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

We have a swap organised for this summer 2019!!We are also looking for an Easter swap between April 15th and 22nd.

Conditions

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant Care Not Needed

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is not offered

Home Exchange Type

  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Weekend Home Exchange

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