Beautiful contemporary home near city centre

Beautiful contemporary home near city centre

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
4 Bathrooms

About our home

Our preference is for direct swaps, simultaneous/ non simultaneous throughout the year.

Welcome to our home. The outstanding features for our guests are our location- we are only 3 miles from the historic city centre, and the comfort of our home. The surprise is you will experience tranquility, as if you are in the countryside, but you are only 5 minutes from all amenities. We are located in one of the best residential areas in Edinburgh.
Our home and location is attractive for all travellers whether you like to explore our historic city, the castle, museums and all things cultural or simply walk along the seafront and the river Crammond which is only 1 km away. There is also the opportunity to play Golf at the famous Bruntsfield golf course which is literally on our doorstep, or play tennis in our neighbourhood tennis court . Our home and location is heaven on earth
We designed and built our house on a 1.5 acres site in 1996 innspired by many of the homes we had enjoyed exchanging in the USA. The surrounding mature garden landscape was so beautiful that it was our goal to capture the beauty in our design and bring it into the interiors of our home.The light in the house is wonderful in all seasons.
Private and peaceful, we have a very large garden with many areas to relax
Our views are uninterrupted and dramatic as we overlook the River Forth and onwards towards the coast of Fife. This is the coastline that hosts the beautiful coastal villages of Aberdour, Elie and the town of St. Andrews.
Our house is very close to the airport, 15 minutes drive, and the major road networks. It is easy to travel north to the Highlands or south to the undiscovered beauty of the Scottish Borders, their stately homes, historic estates and mixture of rugged hills and sweeping valleys.
Meanwhile the city of Glasgow and the historic towns of Perth, Stirling and St Andrews are less than an hour away.
Closer to home, exploring the city is very easy as public transport is frequent and not expensive. Car parking is very expensive in the city centre so our guests have always appreciated the frequent and accessible public transport less than 10 minutes walk away.
It takes only 15 minutes to the centre of town by bus, 10 mins by car.
Our neighbourhood is very safe and well resourced for shopping, sports recreation and all leisure pursuits.
Let me tell you about our home. Our architect designed house was conceived as one luxury home which can be separated into two. Each home is private and self contained with their own entrance. This was to give us flexibility for family and friends and to take advantage of travel and house exchange opportunities as they arose. For the most part we live in the house as one home. However we are also able to accomodate guests throughout the year offering our co-joined home. We enjoy the flexibility of being able to do non simultaneous exchanges throughout the year, although in the summer for our main holiday we like to swap our home as one. Both homes are furnished to the same high standard, comfortable and inviting..
For all our guests we want them to have the best experience possible. We want to share our knowledge, experience and love of this beautiful city and all it has to offer with our love home swap friends. You will find our hospitality, home and location the foundation of a wonderful trip to Edinburgh. We prefer the opportunity to swap directly simultaneously or non simultaneously rather than points.
Get in touch. We like to do weekend swaps, short stay trips too.


7 Reviews

More about us

  1. We are investment professionals, with one son at home

  2. We love our home and would take care of your home as though it was our own

  3. We love cities, charming towns and coasts, but we are flexible and open to ideas.

Swap availability

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Kitchens, Martin Wishart
Cozy cafés
Peter's yard , Falkos
Retail therapy
City centre
Bit of culture
Castle,Palaces Museums Art galleries
Walks in the park
Beautiful promenade 5 mins walk from house
Spot of exercise
golf, tennis, cycling , swimming
Day tripping
St Andrews, Stirling ,Perth, Highlands

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