Family home by the sea; easy train link to Edinburgh during Festival.

Our house is a Victorian mid-terrace with lovely sunny front rooms and sea views. It`s located in a quiet street overlooking the bowling green and tennis courts (you can use the courts as a visitor). We are just minutes from Kinghorn Harbour beach, which is clean and well used by families all year round. A second beach is 10 minutes walk away.
We have a comfortable and friendly home with plenty of toys and books if you`re travelling with a family. Two single bedrooms (one very large, could work as twin), one double bedroom, one spare room (has double sofa bed). Our eldest sleeps in the attic but this has a narrow steep stair so will not suit young children. Family bathroom plus separate toilet. Gardens at back and front. This is a fine location for a car-free swap, which would also appeal to us. Neighbours are friendly and helpful!

About the location

Kinghorn is a large friendly village with a good mix of basic services and great public transport links. Fife has all sorts of interesting little pockets to explore and provides a good contrast to the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe. These run from early August, and Edinburgh (which is good for the arts at the best of times) is absolutely buzzing. Many of our house swaps have been with Festival visitors. The train to Edinburgh runs half-hourly and takes 40 minutes... you can spend the day in the city and return for a peaceful walk on the beach at dusk! Dundee is also great for a visit, with the new V & A and other fab arts venues... It`s also 40-60 mins away by train. Strike out in the direction of St Andrews and you can visit quaint fishing villages with fascinating harbours and nostalgic ice cream shops. Other favourite day trips within easy reach are Jupiter Artland and the Maid of the Forth boat trip to Inchcolm Island. The Fife Coastal Path is a long walking route which passes through Kinghorn. Active visitors can find many walks, runs and bike rides nearby - you can almost go all the way to Edinburgh off-road (Richard does this at least once a week). The Ecology Centre is a local lochside nature reserve just 15 minutes` walk away and there`s a handy coffee shop there too. Kirkcaldy is our nearest town. It`s got the usual mix of shops and facilities, including theatre and gallery.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • Children welcome

Kinghorn (HE24242)

Fife,   Scotland

  • 4 bed   (sleeps 5) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • UK

Dates available

August 2019 - August 2019

Swap duration: 1 - 2 weeks

Meet the member

Adults: 2      Children: 3
Experienced Exchanger

Membership expiry date: 18 May 2020