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Edinburgh, Great Britain

Rear view of our home

Rear view of our home

Front of our home

Front of our home

Street view- looking south to Pentland Hills

Street view- looking south to Pentland Hills

Street view- looking north to Firth of Forth

Street view- looking north to Firth of Forth

Living/family room

Living/family room

Living/family room

Living/family room

Living/family room

Living/family room

Dining room

Dining room

Dining room

Dining room

Large breakfast kitchen

Large breakfast kitchen

Large breakfast kitchen

Large breakfast kitchen

Large breakfast kitchen

Large breakfast kitchen

Large breakfast kitchen

Large breakfast kitchen

Utility room off kitchen

Utility room off kitchen

Utility room off kitchen

Utility room off kitchen

Conservatory

Conservatory

Conservatory

Conservatory

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Guest bedroom

Guest bedroom

Guest bedroom

Guest bedroom

Courtyard outside guest bedroom

Courtyard outside guest bedroom

Back view of home

Back view of home

Back garden

Back garden

Back garden

Back garden

Back garden

Back garden

Dean village , New town Edinburgh

Dean village , New town Edinburgh

Circus Lane , New town Edinburgh

Circus Lane , New town Edinburgh

Old town architecture

Old town architecture

Old town of Edinburgh

Old town of Edinburgh

Old town in lee of Salisbury Crags

Old town in lee of Salisbury Crags

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Forth rail bridge

Forth rail bridge

Rear view of our home Front of our home Street view- looking south to Pentland Hills Street view- looking north to Firth of Forth Living/family room Living/family room Living/family room Dining room Dining room Large breakfast kitchen Large breakfast kitchen Large breakfast kitchen Large breakfast kitchen Utility room off kitchen Utility room off kitchen Conservatory Conservatory Master bedroom Master bedroom Guest bedroom Guest bedroom Courtyard outside guest bedroom Back view of home Back garden Back garden Back garden Dean village , New town Edinburgh Circus Lane , New town Edinburgh Old town architecture Old town of Edinburgh Old town in lee of Salisbury Crags Edinburgh Castle Forth rail bridge
Platinum

Member since

2001

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
December 28, 2019 - August 01, 2021 2 weeks

Exchange to European city for Hogmanay/ new year in Edinburgh Dec 2019/ January 2020 for up to 1 week. Other exchanges for spring/ early summer 2021

Home in Edinburgh, Great Britain - very easy access to city centre

We are very sorry but our home is not suitable for young people under the age of sixteen.

Our home is a detached 1930’s old red sandstone bungalow on two levels. There is a bus service which operates every 15 minutes into the centre of the city (the journey is just 20 minutes) and we live 5 minutes from the city bypass, which gives easy access by car to the Highlands and the Borders of Scotland. For us our location is perfect - easy access to the wonderful cultural centre of Edinburgh ,yet a quiet , leafy and friendly neighbourhood.

Our accommodation includes - on the upper level: the master bedroom and bathroom with tub and over bath shower. On the lower level: two double bedrooms – one is our main visitors’ bedroom with fully fitted wardrobes, dressing table and double bed while the other has 2 single guests beds, fitted wardrobes and dressing table. Also on the lower level is a formal dining room with fireplace ; large family room, also with a fireplace, which opens out through French doors into a conservatory. The conservatory or “sitooterie” as we call it, is our favourite relaxation area with comfortable seating, a sunny aspect overlooking our garden and where we will sit to read the weekend newspapers, enjoy cups of coffee and watch the many activities of the garden birds. Additionally on the lower level there is bathroom with walk in shower; a very large breakfasting kitchen which also overlooks the garden and a large utility room with washer , dryer and second refridgerator for cool drinks.

 Our garden is sunny throughout the day as it faces east south east; an area in which to relax during fine weather surrounded by flowering shrubs, climbing plants and an apple tree.There are seating areas for relaxation and for barbecues. 

Although Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city it is an urban area blessed with many open and green areas. Many of them are in the heart of the city. One such area is the Royal Botanic Gardens www.rbge.org.uk/ 

You can be out of the city very quickly  and within easy distance are the fishing villages of the Fife coast and the home of golf St Andrews.Edinburgh and Scotland have such a rich vein of activities to offer visitors that it is impossible to note them all here. Instead come and see them all for yourself. We would love to hear from you.

http://www.edinburgh.org/
http://www.visitscotland.com

Interested? Have a look at this 3 minute video of Edinburgh on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrpLH0eottc

 
 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 17 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Retired teachers
  • Retired teachers

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Other musical instruments

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 1

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Japan
  • USA
  • Europe

Spoken Languages

  • English

Occupation

  • Retired teachers
  • Retired teachers

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

Lifestyle

Since we have retired we have been able to indulge ourselves in travel , visiting far flung relatives and friends but mostly enjoying the outdoors. Gordon particularly loves the wonderful Scottish mountains and when the weather is suitable will spend days hillwalking with like minded friends . Music is a great love of us both . G has an eclectic range of musical tastes but specialises in blues and jazz ; he attempts to play the banjo ! Helen loves singing and being a member of an Edinburgh choir which practises once a week and performs publicly a number of times a year ; most recent exciting adventures were singing in Paris in May 2019 and in Hyde Park in London at "Proms in the Park in September" 2018; mostly it is performances in and around Edinburgh. Both of us like to exercise and while H attends a number of dance focused exercises classes we both will walk to and fro around our compact beautiful city . Our city is blessed with numerous theatres and concert halls ; we will both attend popular and classical music concerts and H regularly attends ballet performances with friends. We are spoiled every August with the fringe/festival and since retirement we have taken every opportunity to enjoy the myriad of different performances. G also volunteers each week for a morning in a soup kitchen which offers meals for homeless people and H volunteers, twice a month , to support anxious families caught up in the criminal justice system. To relax H enjoys gardening.

References

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