Cottage by the sea in Edinburgh (2020 swaps only)

Cottage by the sea in Edinburgh (2020 swaps only)


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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

***we have no availability for 2019*** Our large cottage is in Portobello, a suburb of Edinburgh which is by the seaside yet 15 minutes into the city centre. We have a garden and bikes available, and 3 large double bedrooms. A fourth bedroom is used as a dining room but we can convert it to a bedroom if needed. The bathrooms and kitchen have been newly renovated in the last year.

On the ground floor is a porch, hall, and the main living spaces: the large bay windowed lounge and newly built kitchen and bifold doors out to the garden. Also a double bedroom and a dining room overlooking the garden. Downstairs we also have a small W.C. Upstairs we have two comfortable double bedrooms and a large bathroom with power shower.

The house is 30 seconds walk from the bus stop to take you into the heart of Edinburgh and 2 minute walk to the bustling promenade which has great bars and restaurants. It is a real family area so there are lots of lovely parks nearby and plenty for all ages to do. We would love to swap during the festival so come and enjoy Edinburgh at it’s most vibrant and beautiful time of year and sample the biggest arts festival in the world!

Property features

Who we are

  1. We are a family with two teenagers, age 17 and 19

  2. Kim is a midwife specialising in working with young mothers, and Colin is an Arts Programme Manager. Our daughter is at school and our son is going to University this year to study sport.

  3. We have have completed many swaps in the past.

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Where is it?

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We live minutes from the beach and the city centre - the best of both worlds! Portobello Beach, a few miles from Edinburgh city centre, is a charming seaside suburb, with two miles of sand making it perfect for swimming and sunbathing.
The Seaside Award-winning beach draws large crowds in good weather and, along with the promenade, hosts a number of popular events, including the annual Big Beach Busk, international volleyball competitions and triathlon events.

The Portobello Kayaking and Sailing Club is based here, along with RowPorty, a community-run coastal rowing club. Look out also for the splendid Victorian swimming pool, featuring an original Aerotone and Turkish baths.

If you are seeking refreshment, there is a choice of several bars and cafés on the promenade, with further options on Portobello’s bustling high street, including quality independent restaurants and gift shops. There is a market in Brighton Park on the first Saturday of every month, selling fresh local produce as well as crafts.

Portobello’s elegant Georgian and Victorian architecture is protected within the conservation area and there are a number of attractive parks to enjoy.

Best restaurants
The Skylark, The Espy, Miro’s, Forresters Guild.
Favourite cafés
The Skylark.

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