Victorian townhouse in Aberdeen

United Kingdom - Scotland - Aberdeen

Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Aberdeen,Front of house and Margaret
Front of house and Margaret
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Aberdeen,Street view from top floor
Street view from top floor
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Aberdeen,Back garden and garage
Back garden and garage
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Aberdeen,Back of house
Back of house
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Aberdeen,Living room
Living room
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Aberdeen,Dining room
Dining room
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Aberdeen,Basement sitting room, kitchen, dining area
Basement sitting room, kitchen, dining area
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Aberdeen,Basement sitting room
Basement sitting room
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Aberdeen,Bedroom
Bedroom
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Aberdeen,Top floor bedroom
Top floor bedroom
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Aberdeen,Top floor study
Top floor study
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Aberdeen,Main bathroom
Main bathroom
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Aberdeen,Top floor shower room and toilet
Top floor shower room and toilet
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Aberdeen,Basement shower room and toilet
Basement shower room and toilet
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Aberdeen,Basement utility room
Basement utility room
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Aberdeen,Aberdeen Beach Esplanade
Aberdeen Beach Esplanade
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Aberdeen,Glenlivet panorama, cottage at bottom right
Glenlivet panorama, cottage at bottom right
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Aberdeen,Lynebeg cottage
Lynebeg cottage
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Aberdeen,Lynebeg cottage, front room
Lynebeg cottage, front room
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Aberdeen,LYNEBEG LIVING ROOM
LYNEBEG LIVING ROOM
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Aberdeen,LYNEBEG DINING ROOM
LYNEBEG DINING ROOM
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Aberdeen,LYNEBEG BEDROOOM 1
LYNEBEG BEDROOOM 1
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Aberdeen,LYNEBEG BEDRROM 2
LYNEBEG BEDRROM 2
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Aberdeen,LYNEBEG BATHROOM
LYNEBEG BATHROOM
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Lynebeg cottage, games room
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Aberdeen,Lynebeg cottage moonlight
Lynebeg cottage moonlight
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John and Margaret, Gin and Tonic Bar, Amsterdam
  • Sleeping capacity6
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms3

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Sabbatical Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Use of Personal Car is possible

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Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

VICTORIAN TOWNHOUSE PLUS COTTAGE IN THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS.

Our main home is a Victorian town house on four levels dating from the 1870s and is situated in a quiet tree-lined street 15 minutes walk from the centre of Aberdeen. It is very comfortable and fully modernised, with central heating, widescreen TV, DVD, PC (with Broadband), hi-fi system, microwave and all the other usual domestic appliances.
The ground floor has an office, dining room and drawing room with piano. In the basement are an open-plan kitchen, dining-area and sitting room, with direct access to enclosed back garden. There is a pantry and utility-room with freezer and washing machine. The top two floors have five bedrooms and a study.
In addition we share a cottage in Glenlivet with two families. This will available to exchange partners one week in three. It has mains electricity. We installed a new kitchen last year, with dishwasher, fridge, ceramic hob etc. On the ground floor there is an entry vestibule/cloakroom, dining room, sitting room and a front 'garden room'. There is a bathroom with underfloor heating, electric shower and washing machine/tumble dryer. On the upper floor are two double bedrooms plus a very small single bedroom.
All rooms have electric panel heaters. There is a coal/wood burner in the dining room and an open grate in the living room. There are plenty of books and board games. One of the barns has a games room with table tennis, table football and darts. (There is a telephone landline but no TV, mobile phone or Internet access - tech detox!)

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Cleaning service available
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Heating

Entertainment

  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)
  • Use of second home

Setting

  • Urban

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Ferryhill lies just south of Aberdeen city centre. The area is quiet yet is only 15 minutes' walk from the shops, restaurants and other city centre attractions. The main rail station is also within a 15 minute walk. The train ride to Edinburgh takes two and a half hours; Glasgow can be reached in three hours. There is an acclaimed municipal park (Duthie Park) situated 10 minutes' walk from the house. The beach esplanade in Aberdeen stretches for two miles - excellent for bracing walks!
Aberdeen has a full range of art galleries and museums (https://www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/aberdeen-city-shire/). There are excellent restaurants and bars. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and easily accessible from our home. There are castles and stately homes, formal gardens, long, empty beaches and lonely mountains.
Our cottage lies in the heart of Speyside malt whisky country. The cottage is an excellent base for exploring the Cairngorm Mountains, Royal Deeside and Moray. Glenlivet is a designated 'dark sky' so excellent for stargazing and astrophotography.

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Tennis
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Public Swimming Pool
  • River
  • Windsurfing

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Park / Playground

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Opera
  • Popular Monuments
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Train Station

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

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

Aberdeen is an vibrant, prosperous city with excellent shopping and a wide range of restaurants, bars and nightlife. There is a two mile long beach esplanade. The coastline has many quaint fishing villages. There is a wealth of outdoor activities in the surrounding countryside including championship golf courses, hill walking, mountain biking and fishing.
Our second home (shared with two other families) dates from the early 1800s. It sits alone on a hillside overlooking Glenlivet. (See https://www.glenlivetestate.co.uk). To the rear of the cottage, the ground slopes up to an area of open heather moorland which affords safe walking and magnificent views to the Cairngorm Mountains to the south and the Moray coast to the north. The cottage is an excellent base for touring the surrounding area. The many whisky distilleries offer guided tours and restaurants. Glenlivet lies in the 'rain shadow' of Cairngorm. As a result the rainfall is low and around the same as SE England.

Our favourite restaurants


Cafés & bars

  • Brewdog Pub
  • Ferryhill House
  • The Coffee House

Special places to shop

  • Union Square
  • John Lewis

Leisure and cultural activities


Walks or jogging paths


Interesting day trips


Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

Please check our exchange preferences below

Conditions

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

Use of Personal Car

  • Use of Personal Car is possible

Home Exchange Type

  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Sabbatical Home Exchange
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