“We were fortunate to be able to exchange house with Jean and his family for twelve days in October-November 2016. We enjoyed 12 wonderful days in their fantastic house. It is a beautiful newly renovated apartment in a nice and typical old building very well preserved and perfectly located for exploring the whole of the city. In the immediate vicinity you can find shops, restaurants, supermarkets, shops .... It is located in a very quiet street but in the heart of Edinburgh, about 15 minutes walk from the heart of the city (Princes Street, Edimburgh Castle, Royal Mile ....). In addition to scarcely 20 meters of the house there are different bus stops in case one prefers to take the bus. The house is very cozy, clean and in perfect condition. It has high ceilings and is very bright. It is perfectly equipped and has a fantastic kitchen. In reference to Jean and his family, to say that they are the perfect candidates for an exchange. At all times we maintained a good communication, both before the exchange and during the exchange. I can only say that it was our second exchange and that it could not be better. When we returned to our house, we found everything in perfect condition, clean, collected and tidy. Very, very recommendable. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tuvimos la suerte de poder intercambiar casa con Jean y su familia durante doce días en octubre-noviembre de 2016. Disfrutamos de 12 días maravillosos en su fantástica casa. Se trata de un precioso apartamento recién renovado en un bonito y típico edificio antiguo muy bien conservado y perfectamente situado para explorar cómodamente toda la ciudad. En el entorno inmediato puedes encontrar comercios, restaurantes, supermercados, tiendas.... Se encuentra en una calle muy tranquila pero en pleno centro de Edimburgo, a unos 15 minutos caminando del corazón de la ciudad (Princes Street, Edimburgh Castle, Royal Mile....). Además a escasos 20 metros de la casa hay distintas paradas de autobuses por si uno prefiere tomar el bus. La casa es muy acogedora, limpia y se encuentra en perfecto estado. Tiene techos altos y es muy luminosa. Está perfectamente equipada y tiene una fantástica cocina. En referencia a Jean y su familia, decir que son los perfectos candidatos para un intercambio. En todo momento mantuvimos una buena comunicación, tanto antes del intercambio como durante el intercambio. Solo puedo decir que era nuestro segundo intercambio y que no pudo ser mejor. Cuando regresamos a nuestra casa, encontramos todo en perfecto estado, limpio, recogido y ordenado. Muy, muy recomendables.”
Jean's reviewsAs a host (2)
“We thoroughly enjoyed staying in Jean\'s flat in the Autumn of 2015. It is right next to the Bruntsfield Links, through which and continuing on through The Meadows one can walk practically to Arthur\'s Seat. The Castle, Old Town, and Waverley Station are also within walking distance. Jean is an experienced exchanger who made agreeing the exchange very easy and provided for all our needs, including a large collection of Ian Rankin books which we could read in the cosy flat and then follow in all the Edinburgh locations. She and her brother left our home in tip-top shape.”
Where is it?
The flat has a bus stop to the city heading south outside the flat. Taxis are plentiful and on street meter parking is available.
It is close (within 200 metres) to a cinema, theatre, supermarket, boutique shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes. Art galleries and museums are a short walk away. The Meadow/Bruntsfield Links are outside the entrance doorway and have facilities open to the public for pitch and putt golf, tennis, croquet and cricket.
There is easy access by car, train and bus to the East Lothian Coast, Fife, Scottish Highlands, The Trossachs, Border Country, Glasgow Stirling and Perth
Arthurs Seat, Edinburgh Castle Commonwealth Swimming pool and other leisure activities are a short walk away.
All types of other leisure activity are available nearby.
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