- Swanage, Dorset, Reino Unido
- 20/04/2022 - 26/04/2022
A beautiful home in a lovely locationSuch a comfortable and welcoming home suitable for our needs. Kind welcome gifts left for us. Easy accessible scenic walks and close to local shops.
We are a retired couple (I am Australian but have lived more of my life in Scotland than in Oz) and my wife is Scottish. We both used to work in the public service. I was Director of IT for the Scottish Courts and Sandra was Deputy Director of the International Office at the University of Edinburgh. We live in a town about 7 miles outside central Edinburgh and love travelling, walking, gardening and going to the theatre/concerts/art galleries etc. We both are learning languages - I do Italian and Sandra is learning French. I enjoy painting, drawing and wood carving. We both dance badly (Scottish Country dancing and ballroom)! We have 2 grown up children and a dog.
Idiomas adicionales que hablamos
Plantas y jardín,
Aficionados al vino,
Maestros / profesionales de la educación,
Profesionales de la tecnología
"Kelpie" (4 types of sheepdog in one)
Intercambio no simultáneo
Intercambio de casa
Intercambio de fin de semana
No se permite fumar
Se aceptan niños
No se ofrece uso de coche personal
|Abierto a cualquier fecha||Portugal | Italy | France|
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Descripción de la casa que ofrecemos en intercambio
A lovely family home in a renovated Georgian house in the market town of Dalkeith. Regular public buses pass the house and take 40 minutes to reach central Edinburgh. There is also a station on the other side of the town which takes you in to Edinburgh or down to the Borders. The house consists of (downstairs): an open plan kitchen/dining area, a sitting room with log burning stove, a conservatory, a large garden room with bi-folding doors allowing the garden to become part of the house (but warm and snug in winter), a large shower room and a utility area; and upstairs (1st floor), 3 double bedrooms, a bathroom (bath with shower over), a playroom (extra sitting area) with steep steps (so not suitable for those with mobility restrictions) leading to the attic bedroom. There are extensive gardens around the property with views to the River Esk.
Casa de dos o más plantas/ Residencia principal
Descripción de nuestro barrio y la zona en que se encuentra
The town of Dalkeith is an old market town whose High Street retains a number of historic buildings (though there are also some typical 1960s buildings!). There are a range of shops (pharmacies, banks, hairdressers, butchers etc) as well as two supermarkets all within easy walking distance. There are some excellent walks from the front door. Dalkeith Palace and Country Park is a 5 minute walk with a large adventure playground, boutique shops, cafe and restaurant. The local golfcourse is about 100 to 200m away.
Actividades al aire libre
Servicios del barrio
Dónde ir y qué hacer mientras se esté en nuestra casa
The centre of Edinburgh with all its historic and cultural attractions is about 7 miles (10k) from the house - accessible by car (20mins), train (30mins) or bus (40mins), Dalkeith Palace and Country Park with adventure playground is a 5 minute walk from the house, Newbattle Golf Course (which accepts visitors) is a 5 minute walk, Vogrie House and Park is a 5-10 minute car ride, the Mining Museum is a 5 minute car ride, Hillend Dry Ski slope is a 10 minute car ride, the beautiful beaches at Gullane, Dirleton and North Berwick are 30-30 minutes drive by car.
Nuestros restaurantes favoritos
Los mejores bares y restaurantes
Las mejores tiendas
Actividades culturales y de ocio
Paseos o rutas para salir a correr
Excursiones de día que merecen la pena
Lo qué nos gusta y lo qué no... Estas son nuestras preferencias y normas domésticas.
Currently we are not looking for any exchanges in the USA or Canada. Sorry,
Please leave the house clean and tidy on departure. No smoking in the house please. Well behaved dogs are welcome.
Uso de coche personal
Viaje, ahorre y siéntase como en casa en cualquier parte del mundo