Emma J

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Emma J

Large Victorian Detached House

Last update: Aug 15, 2013, nº exchanges: 15
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We are professionals with 3 children aged 19,16 and 12. Our home is a large Victorian house with spectacular view over Belhaven Bay and the Bass Rock. We have a large garden with lots of flowers. Our home is peaceful, private and comfortable. If you have young children we still have lots of games, toys and books for younger children. There are lots of activities locally, in particular golf and surfing. We like to walk, cycle and swim and we enjoy being near a city. There are lots of excellent local things for families to do, as well as charming seaside towns with boutiques, restaurants and beautiful beaches. We home exchanged in summer 2012 and find it a great experience.

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Description of the accommodation

  • Type of accommodationHouse
  • ft²4338
  • Rooms6
  • Double beds2
  • Individual beds8
  • Bathrooms6
  • Closest airportEdinburgh


  • Ico-trueHeating
  • Ico-falseAir Conditioning
  • Ico-falseDisabled Access
  • Ico-trueComputer (PC)
  • Ico-trueInternet
  • Ico-trueInternet (WiFi)
  • Ico-trueTelevision (TV)
  • Ico-trueDVD player
  • Ico-trueWashing machine
  • Ico-trueDishwasher
  • Ico-trueTumble-drier
  • Ico-trueOven
  • Ico-trueMicrowave
  • Ico-trueFireplace


  • Ico-trueTerrace
  • Ico-falseCare-taker
  • Ico-falseLift
  • Ico-falseGarage
  • Ico-falseSwimming
  • Ico-trueGarden


  • Ico-trueBeach
  • Ico-trueMountain climbing
  • Ico-trueGolf Course
  • Ico-trueTheme Park
  • Ico-trueSkiing slopes
  • Ico-trueMuseum
  • Ico-trueTheatre
  • Ico-trueTennis court
  • Ico-trueCycling
  • Ico-trueHorse riding
  • Ico-falseNightclubs
  • Ico-trueKaraoke
  • Ico-trueGym

Exchange preferences

  • Ico-trueWe will accept vehicle exchange
  • Ico-falseWe will accept smokers
  • Ico-trueWe will accept children
  • Ico-trueAnimals will be accepted
  • Ico-falseNon-simultaneous exchanges


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Estrellita_onEstrellita_onEstrellita_onEstrellita_onEstrellita_on   Lovely house with very nice inhabitants (Aug 13, 2012)
By: Treskow59
Battlebent house is a great place to stay and we had very relaxing holidays there. We loved the big and nicely made garden (with a cat), as much as the big historic house, which was very welcoming!
The thing I liked the most: As architects we appreciated the special building in a beautiful landscape with its room in different colors and firplaces with mirrors in a historic style. Emma and Paul are a very nice and friendly couple, we hope we can stay in contact.
The thing I liked the least: Cafes and smaller shops close at five pm, that was early for us.
Estrellita_onEstrellita_offEstrellita_offEstrellita_offEstrellita_off   scambio casa (Apr 21, 2013)
By: Castelnuovo
da effettuare in altro periodo
The thing I liked the most: non effettuato. da concordare altro periodo
The thing I liked the least: non effettuato. da concordare altro periodo
Estrellita_onEstrellita_onEstrellita_onEstrellita_onEstrellita_on   our holidays in Emmas house (Sep 11, 2013)
By: Emanuela
When we arrived, our daughters asked me: mama, is this a castle? We had a great time in this beautiful large house with a spectacular english garden. We didn't meet Emma and her family because the exchange was simultaneous.
The thing I liked the most: The beautiful beach that you can reach on foot or by bicycle. The generous hosts that left us good informations and their 6 bicycles ready to use and many useful things. The garden, the (3!) living rooms. You can do many things without going far.
The thing I liked the least: nothing
Estrellita_onEstrellita_onEstrellita_onEstrellita_onEstrellita_on   Dunbar- close to the sky! (Apr 28, 2014)
By: Berlinhome
It was wonderful and amazingly beautiful! Emma and Paul are very generous and loving and their home reflects a lot of love and soul. We had a very happy and fulfilling time in and around their home.
The thing I liked the most: Walking to the beaches, exploring the past, visiting castles and ingenious rock formations and wandering through the landscape and little town and villages. And just sitting in the beautiful flowering garden and meeting the cat was very enjoyable.
The thing I liked the least: nothing
Estrellita_onEstrellita_onEstrellita_onEstrellita_onEstrellita_on   Très beau séjour en Ecosse (Jul 25, 2014)
By: Alineferez
Une magnifique maison, un jardin splendide reposant, une famille très accueillante et généreuse, un temps merveilleux (exceptionnel !). Emma a tout mis à notre disposition pour que nous passions un séjour agréable. Tout a été très simple à organiser.
The thing I liked the most: Une maison tout près de la mer, une petit ville avec son joli port, des ballades et des parcs à proximité, golf, tennis, promenades, puis Edimbourg, les lochs. L'écosse est une belle région, il nous reste à visiter le nord !!!
The thing I liked the least: Tout était parfait.
Estrellita_onEstrellita_onEstrellita_onEstrellita_onEstrellita_on   Holidays in a castle (Aug 25, 2015)
By: Fannynelly
Staying in this marvellous house with its extraordinary architecture was a great pleasure. Emma and Paul treated us so generously. Thank you very much.
The thing I liked the most: The wonderful garden with lots of flowers.
The thing I liked the least: Edinburgh during the festival - too many people, too much commerce.

Points of interest

The magnificent John Muir country park is literally across the road, with birdlife and lovely forest walks. The bay is a surfer's paradise, and there is a surf school all summer for all ages.There are 23 golf courses ( some of them championship standard) within 45 minutes drive of the house. We are happy to exchange during major championships. There are hill walks nearby as well as miles of sandy beaches for playing or walking. There is a good leisure pool in Dunbar as well as shops galleries and cafes. The train link to Edinburgh is quick ( 25 minutes). There are many tourist attractions in Edinburgh as well as theatres, shops and good restaurants and the world famous Festival in August.

How do you get there?

By air- the airport is 45 mins drive away
By train - there is a high speed raillink that stops in Dunbar ( station is 5 mins by car or 15 min walkfrom the house)
By car on the A1- we are 2 mins from the roundabout on the A1 between Edinburgh and Berwick
By bus - from Edinburgh or Berwick.

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