Bright & quiet flat in UNESCO heritage Old Town

Bright & quiet flat in UNESCO heritage Old Town




Feb 2017

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms

About our home

- Looking for a year-long swap to Berlin, Germany (from now to July 2020, Wilmersdorf or Schoeneberg)

The home:
Sunny 4th (and top) floor flat in a quiet cul de sac, in a historically listed tenement of Edinburgh Old Town.
Pine floors, traditional white sash windows (fully double glazed).
Large sunny kitchen with a wooden, four meters long counter and expansive views over Mac Ewan's hall dome.

Two bathrooms (with tap mixers and plenty of hot water), one with bathtub, shower and sink, and a separate second bathroom with toilet and sink.

Well sized main bedroom with large double bed and storage.

(Extra, usually kept locked, but could be made available on request: Second bedroom with IKEA bunk bed 90x200 cm, suitable for 6 years +, desk area underneath, a sofa and plenty of space to play).

Large living room with two sofa beds, large desk and flat screen TV (DVD player, cables to connect your laptop, Chrome key, but no TV decoder).

Pretty shared garden, with wooden benches, table & barbecue.

The area:
In the heart of the Unesco listed Old Town, a five-minute walk from the Royal Mile and a ten-minute walk to Edinburgh castle.
Exactly where all the Edinburgh Fringe Festival action is (the largest festival on earth) and yet magically quiet.
5 min from the Meadows park's free golf course. 10 minutes walk from the majestic Arthur's seat hill.
And yet more than a dozen bus lines and three supermarkets within 200 meters.
Just across the road from the historical University of Edinburgh George Square campus, founded in 1583.


More about us

  1. I speak English, Italian, French and a bit of German, and I am the mum of an 11 years old.

  2. I worked as a teaching fellow for statistics and computer programming at the University of Edinburgh, I am currently a freelancer.

  3. We like hiking, cycling, experimental theatre and indie animation movies.

Swap availability

Open to offers
Not Available

Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Caravan (Thai), The Richmond Cafe (authentic Greek)
Cool bars
Paradise Palm
Cozy cafés
Peter's Yard, Brew Lab, Fruitmarket gallery cafe
Retail therapy
George street
Bit of culture
Fruitmarket gallery and cafe
Walks in the park
The meadows, Arthur's seat (a hill 10 min away in the city centre!), Prince's street gardens
Spot of exercise
Cycling along the Union canal
Day tripping
Linlithgow and St Andrewś by train (amazing coastal views)

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