“I spent four weeks in this property set high above Pittwater, with amazing views. It is a very well equipped and comfortable house furnished to a high standard but yet with a homely feel. Georgia and Tony were extremely helpful and communicated throughout. I can thoroughly recommend this exchange. It has steep steps which may not suit everyone but the views are well worth the climb and Pittwater and the surrounding area is stunning.”
Pauline's reviewsAs a host (9)
“A beautiful tranquil location next to a river. The house is cosy and welcoming and as a result, we really relaxed. The local deli and restaurant, made our stay even easier. The family’s love of and involvement in dance/ballet is impressive and touchingly reflected in the decor. Super walks are within easy reach. The two cats are very friendly. Pauline is easy to communicate with. ”
“Our first home swap (points) and we rate the experience a 10/10! . Beautiful property, beautiful hosts, beautiful Country, Scotland. What more can we say. We have 3 weeks here. Dollar is so accessible to everywhere. We have done lots of day trips and are planning a trip to the Orkey's so will be away a couple of days. Highly recommend Pauline's wonderful "Muckhart Mill".”
“Pauline's home is a haven of beauty, luxury and style. Indeed, our holiday there exceeded our expectations. There was ample room and privacy for the 5 of us, as the house is bigger and more beautiful than shown in photos. Everything was very clean and comfortable. We felt a sense of harmony and grace at every corner, with every dab of colour and every inch of fabric. Thank you for welcoming us to this inspiring and special home, we certainly hope to return some day. ”
“When we arrived at this house, we were overwhelmed! It is just the most gorgeous house in the most gorgeous location. Frankly I have never coveted a house so much! Its so full of character and warmth (very much like the owners). The pictures didn't really do it justice, but I hope I have done something to rectify that. Everything was clean, comfortable and tasteful. The Bell's could not have been kinder or more helpful. We visited in the summer but I wouldn't hesitate even in the winter - the giant aga meant the kitchen was always warm. 2 fireplaces in the sitting room, underfloor heating as well as normal heating would mean it is always cosy. The conservatory is especially beautiful. The little town of Dollar is also delightful and it was ideally situated for us as we visited family in Dundee and Perthshire and several schools and universities in the area. Lots of stuff to do. Hope to go back some day.”
“We had a wonderful time and would happily recommend a stay here! The house is amazing and we especially loved the conservatory where it was usually really warm and with a view over the river, it had several comfortable seating areas and a dining table as well. We loved the house and the location and the hosts were great too, they kept in touch and got back promptly if we needed to contact them. We got on well with the two cats as we are cat lovers, they take care of themselves and are not a problem but they do bring in "presents". It rained a lot during our stay but to our surprise it did not feel cold or damp inside, (which we had anticipated being so close to the river) but it was dry and warm, probably thanks to the kitchen AGA range that constantly gives out heat. You will need a car to stay here and there are no shops within walking distance but it is a great location for exploring the rest of Scotland. I would recommend going into the small village of Dollar where you find some lovely cafe's and several takeaways with great food. The pub is friendly and there is a food shop and an off licence for alcoholic beverages. There are other small villages nearby to explore as well and are well worth a visit! Hosts were excellent and there was a folder with lots of information for things to do. It really is a stunning place and we would happily to visit again in the future! Anne and Geoff ”
“Five stars all round !! We had a wonderful stay in a wonderful house with wonderful hosts !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
“Pleasant house swap in a nice and comfortable house”
3 things they loved about the trip
- The ownwers are very kind and nice people to deal with
- It was like being in my own house, very comfortable,large, well equipped and furnished in a good taste
- The house was in a good position to visit a lot of places in Scotland
“Walking in the green countryside, staying in Edimburgh in a warm, clear day until late evening and enjoying its beauty with many people along the streets! It was a lively life!”
“One of a kind, exquisite home in an enchanting setting.”
3 things they loved about the trip
- The home and grounds are magical-it is like a fairy land.
- Julian and his family are wonderful. We are so glad to have met them.
- The home is in a terrific central location, and it's a great jumping off point for day trips.
“We loved the Edinburgh Theatre Festival, a trip to St. Andrews and the sea coast,a train ride to Inverness and the highlands, and most especially the sweet town of Dollar and Castle Campbell.”
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