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GB981135

Dunblane, Great Britain

The front of our home

The front of our home

Dining room

Dining room

Our living room

Our living room

Well equipped and modern kitchen

Well equipped and modern kitchen

Informal seating in our kitchen

Informal seating in our kitchen

Our garden

Our garden

En suite shower room in the main bedroom

En suite shower room in the main bedroom

A small toilet downstairs

A small toilet downstairs

Study/ TV room with double sofa bed

Study/ TV room with double sofa bed

Single bedroom with double sofa bed

Single bedroom with double sofa bed

Single bedroom with double sofa bed

Single bedroom with double sofa bed

Family bathroom with bath and shower

Family bathroom with bath and shower

Master double bedroom with en suite shower room

Master double bedroom with en suite shower room

The Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel

Wallace Monument

Wallace Monument

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Loch Morlich in the Highlands, a 2 hour drive

Loch Morlich in the Highlands, a 2 hour drive

Stunning scenery for walking and cycling

Stunning scenery for walking and cycling

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

Forth Rail Bridge

Forth Rail Bridge

The Trossachs National Park

The Trossachs National Park

The front of our home Dining room Our living room Well equipped and modern kitchen Informal seating in our kitchen Our garden En suite shower room in the main bedroom A small toilet downstairs Study/ TV room with double sofa bed Single bedroom with double sofa bed Single bedroom with double sofa bed Family bathroom with bath and shower Master double bedroom with en suite shower room The Falkirk Wheel Wallace Monument Edinburgh Castle Loch Morlich in the Highlands, a 2 hour drive Stunning scenery for walking and cycling Stirling Castle Forth Rail Bridge The Trossachs National Park
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Member since

2004


Open for exchange

The member has not specified any exchange dates

House in Dunblane, Great Britain

Our home is in a safe and quiet neighbourhood, home to many families with children. We have 4 bedrooms ( 2 double and 2 single) There is also an additional 2 double sofa beds in each one of the single rooms. We have an en suite shower room and a large family bathroom with bath and separate shower.
We have a large living room and dining room. There is a TV . DVD. CD player, Wii, PS4 and freeview digital recorder. We also have a family seating area in our kitchen for informal dining. The kitchen is well equipped with a fridge, freezer, micowave and Range Master hob, grill and ovens. There is a laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
There is a private and secure garden with children's garden toys. There is a seating area for outdoor dining. We have friendly neighbours who have become friends with many of our visitors and enjoy helping intervac members to settle into our home and neighbourhood. There is off street parking in a private driveway for up to 3/4 cars.
A railway station is within a 20 minute walk to get access to Edinburgh, Glasgow and the north of Scotland. Otherwise, the area can be explored by car. We have a choice of 2 cars available as part of an exchange.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 20 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • civil servant
  • Water industry economist

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 8

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Renting possible

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 4

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • Italy

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Dunblane is at the heart of Scotland, situated between Edinburgh and Glasgow. The stunning Perthshire countryside is within minutes. There is excellent access to the countryside as well as all accessto the things you would expect in a thriving city. Most people here commute to the city, and enjoy the quality of life associated with being close to the countryside. The Scottish Highlands is within driving distance and access to the network of ferries to the islands of Scotland.
From our home you will find access to distilleries, golf courses, hills and mountains, and all the things you would associate with Scotland. In Edinburgh and Glasgow, you will find a wide selection of cinemas, theatres, and bars and restaurants. Edinburgh is now famous for its Hogmanay party each year to celebrate the new year.
For children, there are excellent parks and visitor attractions like the Blair Drummond Safari Park ( open March - October), Edinburgh Zoo, the Falkirk Wheel, Edinburgh and Stirling Castles and the Wallace Monument where you can see Wiliiam Wallace's sword! There are a range of childrens advernture parks and play centres, some indoors if the weather is not so good.

Occupation

  • civil servant
  • Water industry economist

Children

  • Boy - Age: 13
  • Girl - Age: 15

Pets

  • Cat called Martha

About Our Family

We are a family of 4, Chris, an analyst with the national water company, and Beverley, a civil servant with the Scottish Government. We both work part time to look after our 2 children. Jessica is 12
and Adam is 10. We have looked after many pets as part of previous exchanges. We have exchanged for many years and the children are very well behaved and are used to being in the home of others.
We also have a beautiful cat called  Martha. If you are not able to look after Martha for some or all of your stay, we can make alternative arrangements for her.
 

Lifestyle

We enjoy the access to the countryside offered by our location in Central Scotland. We enjoy mountain biking and road biking. There are good walks nearby,  hill walking and the famous Munroe mountains within a short distance. There is ski-ing in the winter within a hour and a half drive. The area also provides good canoeing and rafting. There are mountain and other bikes for adults and children for use by visitors. There is a railway station in Dunblane, with access to Edinburgh and Glasgow with  many historic and cuiltural facilities. Many visitors use our home as a base to explore further north, with access to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
Local tourist attractions include Dublane Cathedral, Stirling Castle and the Walllace Monument. Sports facillities are excellent in Stirling and in the nearby Stirling University. There is a cinema and theatre in Bridge of Allan and in Stirling. The Trossachs National Park is nearby with superb scenery, walking and fishing.
St Andrews,the home of golf. and the famous Gleneagles are also nearby. There are beautiful beaches in Fife and in Edinburgh which are reached by car in under an hour.
 

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