4 bedroom home in Colinton Village, Edinburgh

United Kingdom - Scotland - Edinburgh

Home exhange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,Front of our house
Front of our house
Home exhange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,Living room- front half
Living room- front half
Home exhange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,Living room - back half
Living room - back half
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Kitchen-view 1
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Kitchen-view 2
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Kitchen-view 3
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Downstairs toilet
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Main bedroom-front half
Home exhange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,Ensuite shower room (main bedroom)
Ensuite shower room (main bedroom)
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Andrew’s bedroom
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Spare room - view one
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Spare room- view two
Home exhange in,United Kingdom,Edinburgh,Back garden
Back garden
  • Sleeping capacity6
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms2

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Weekend 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

Set in the pleasant conservation village of Colinton, our home is situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, bordered by a small wooded area.

We are close to many amenities including a Tesco supermarket, post office and bus stops. For lovers of walking and the great outdoors we are very close to the Water of Leith Walkway, the Union Canal and the Pentland Hills.The city centre is a 20/25 minute bus ride.

Our house is warm , welcoming and comfortable with all modern conveniences.


House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Garage
  • Private parking


  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)


  • Use of bicycle(s)


  • Suburban


Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Our house is located in a quiet cul-de-sac just 10 minute's walk from the center of Colinton Village. It is in a residential area with lots of good places to walk. There are two Italian restaurants in the village as well as a mini supermarket, post office/delicatessen, coffee shop, pharmacy, two pubs and an art gallery.

We are a 10-minute walk away from The Water of Leith Walkway which takes you all the way down to the sea, past lots of interesting places such as Dean Village and the Modern Art Galleries. If you go in the opposite direction, the Walkway will take you up to the Pentland hills.

We are also only a 15-minute walk away from the Union Canal. This will take you all the way into the center of Edinburgh either on foot or by bike. In the opposite direction, it will take you all the way to The Falkirk Wheel and on to Glasgow via the Clyde canal!

Colinton Village sits at the foot of the Pentland hills which have endless possibilities for walks, both long and short.

We are within a few minute's walk of Craiglockart Hill which is actually two hills but counts as one of the seven hills of Edinburgh (along with Arthur’s Seat, Blackford Hill, Corstorphine Hill, The Braids, Castle mount, and Calton Hill- Each of these hills is within easy reach of our house by bike, car or bus and have incredible views of the city and beyond).

The village itself has an interesting history and was home to the famous writer, Robert Louis Stevenson (author of Treasure Island). The community council takes pride in preserving the character of the village and it is very well maintained. Over the past few years, several memorials to Robert Louis Stephenson have been commissioned and situated around the village creating a fascinating trail.

We are also home to the now famous Colinton Tunnel Mural stunning artwork representing a poem by RLS and claimed to be Europe’s longest mural. http://www.colintontunnel.org.uk/

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Golfing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Tennis
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Lake
  • Public Swimming Pool
  • River


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

Cultural Activities

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

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Train Station
  • Tram

Neighbourhood Services

  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket


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

There is literally everything you would want in Edinburgh and, because of its relatively small size, it is possible to get around the city quite quickly. The local transport is excellent with buses running every few minutes. We are on the bus route to most of Edinburgh including the fantastic 400 service to the airport.

Our favourite restaurants

Cafés & bars

Special places to shop

Leisure and cultural activities

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Playhouse Theatre
  • National Museaum of Scotland

Walks or jogging paths

Health or fitness clubs

  • Craiglockart Sports Centre
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool
  • Ratho Climbing wall

Interesting day trips

  • North Berwick
  • West Linton
  • Peebles

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

We would like to find the house as we left it.


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant care is needed inside
  • Plant care is needed outdoors

Use of Personal Car

  • Use of Personal Car is possible

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Weekend Home Exchange

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