Edinburgh, United Kingdom: modern apartment in heart of city home swap

Available for short breaks now in Scotland, UK, France or Italy.
We are not available from June to end-August 2017; thank you.
Well-appointed modern apartment within easy walking distance of Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street Gardens, and our city's museums, galleries, theatres, arts venues, historic buildings and tourist attractions. Our home is very well placed to discover all that Scotland's Capital City has to offer.

Yet we have plenty of green space around - Bruntsfield Links at the top of our street, running into the Meadows, and from there you can stride out towards even more open space at Arthur's Street and Holyrood Park.

We have a bay-windowed lounge at the front of our apartment, while the rear of our home overlooks neighbouring homes and gardens, so is very pleasant. Our west-facing kitchen/diner is bright and sunny, with seating for 2 (3 at a push). We have an adjacent utility room for our washing machine, tumble dryer, a second fridge and small freezer. Our main bedroom has a king-size bed with a good quality mattress and small en-suite shower. We have another bedroom to the front with a small double bed. We use our third bedroom as a study, providing a laptop/WiFi/printer for your use. Our underfloor gas central heating means the apartment is easy to keep warm.

We are on the first floor of this well-maintained building, up one flight of stairs, and know all our neighbours well.

About the location

Situated close to beautiful and leafy Bruntsfield & Marchmont, popular with young professionals, writers and retirees. At the top of our street, you can see the majestic Edinburgh Castle, less than 30 minutes walk away! Lots of green space to relax in, as well as a great range of local cafes, shops and restaurants. Play pitch and putt or stroll along Bruntsfield Links with Arthur's Seat (an extinct volcano) watching over you!

Edinburgh city centre and all major attractions are within a short walk, including arts venues such as The King's Theatre, the Traverse Theatre, Usher Hall, and the Lyceum, as well as the National Gallery of Scotland, the Gallery of Modern Art (and many others). You can use our frequent public transport system to see the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Royal Yacht Britannia and many historic buildings with interesting architecture. Our great bus service means you can reach the heather-covered Pentland Hills within 20 minutes for hiking and hilltop views. And you can travel to our tranquil East Lothian coastline for its beaches and championship golf courses.

We are only 12/14 minutes level walk from Haymarket Station for trips North to the Highlands of Scotland, and for easy travel to London, Manchester, York and Peterborough, etc. Edinburgh Airport is just a short tram or bus ride away for connections to European and international cities.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Open to Offers
  • Long Term Exchange
  • Housesitting Offered

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • No small children

Edinburgh (HE29687)

Edinburgh,   Scotland

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 2) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Sydney
  • England
  • Scotland
UK 4/6 days + Sydney2018

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Short break (2-5 days)

Meet the member

Adults: 2     
Experienced Exchanger

Membership expiry date: 09 Nov 2017