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GB721077

Edinburgh, Great Britain

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2007


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Flat in Edinburgh, Great Britain

Bonjour a vousI live on my own in a large 1 bedroom flat situated at about 10 minutes walk from the main city centre. however that is if you wish to walk... as buses stop right at the bottom of the stairs... so even if it rains you wont get wet!... number 25 takes you to princes street and back (main artery of the city).The area where I live is peaceful and also lively at the same time I would say. there are amenities and shops around with access to a 24 hours shop too. The flat in itself is very bright and spacious. i must say that people always ‘feel good' in it... The kitchen is fully equipped with stools and eating spaces if you do not fancy the lounge/ dining area for lunch or dinner. The lounge is spacious with views over calton hill and arthur site...one can see the city fireworks from it... with a glass of wine or even champagne...if it is new year eve!...the ‘chemine' or fire place will keep you warm and will enhance your evenings!Next is the bedroom...large and bright again with a king size bed and large storing areas. it is equipped with audio visual materials that enable one to enjoy movies and other entertainments.Finally, one can take a good relaxing bath or shower indeed in the very bright bathroom...i do not think that a couple could fit in the tub though...mind you...where there is a will...!!There is a communal back garden that can be used for bbqs or easy and relaxing summer night evenings...but the flat is so close to the city centre that you won't favour the garden for Princes Street gardens!!...All in all, i must say that this flat is an ideal ‘pied a terre' that is ideally situated in the city, which itself is ideally situated to visit the whole country!...Kind regards,David.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 2 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • psychology lecturer
  • psychology lecturer

Our Home

  • House Type: Flat
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Youth exchange
  • Renting possible

Indoor

  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Park / playground
  • Bicycles: 1

Facilities

  • Seclusion/Privacy

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Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Español

Our Neighbourhood

First of all let me give you a short description of the city of Edinburgh which is the capital city of ‘bonnie' Scotland. There must be about 500 000 people living here and it is rather eclectic and friendly. It is close to many different sites and interesting places indeed. Personally i would say that it is an excellent base for travelling around Scotland as you can leave early for the day and be back at night without having to stay in hotels or B&Bs...after all, it is a very a wee and beautiful country. In fact, as a frenchman, I just decided to stay some 14 years ago as I thought that this place was just what I was looking for. the best thing of them all is that anybody can find what they want or need in edinburgh...and beyond...there is always something to do as it is a very important cultural, economic and political platform in the UK. The city is split into 2 main areas: the old town and the new town which are structurally different...the botanic garden is surely a destination that tourists always enjoy and the old town is itself very intringuing...it would only takes you 15 minutes on the bus to get to these points... you can reach these 2 directly by getting on the 25 bus that you catch from the bottom of the stairs really...and get off on Princes street! the general architecture of the city is wonderful and offers different periods of history. like most cities, it offers all that a tourist would need and expect from such destination (pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas, hill walking, sports, night life, zoo...etc...) I would invite anybody who is interested in visiting Edinburgh and Scotland to log on to: http://www.edinburgh.org. The sea is very near and Arthur site can be reached in 10 minutes...so whatever your mood you can choose between the beach and the waves or a nice long walk around this beautiful hill that lies right in the middle of the city....which means that you could even enjoy a nice refreshment on your way down... The attractive port of Leith is at a 10 minutes walk too. one can find very good pubs and also good quality restaurants for the ‘connaisseurs' indeed. there is also a huge park at about 5 minutes from the flat. it is big enough to jog or even run....have a picnic in the sun... at is ideally situated in the city, which itself is ideally situated to visit the whole country!...so what are you waiting for?!...

Occupation

  • psychology lecturer
  • psychology lecturer

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.