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Edinburgh 101 - 1 bedroom - Sleeps 2
This is a 1 bedroom third floor walk-up flat (three flights of stairs up) located in a quiet, comfortable modern building. It is close to the University and a 20 minute walk to both The Castle and Holyrood House. Bus service is excellent. The flat has a double bedroom, comfortable sitting room, kitchen, dining room, and bath with shower and WC. There is a pay telephone. Price Code A
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Edinburgh 102 - 1 bedroom - Sleeps 2
This flat is located on the edge of the New Town (Georgian times) by the Waters of Leith. There is a lovely village atmosphere and a 15 minute walk to the centre of Edinburgh. This is a first floor (1 flight up) flat with balcony. Price Code B
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Edinburgh 103 - 2 bedrooms - Sleeps 3
This is a first floor walk up flat (1 flight of stairs) with a double bedroom, a small single bedroom, kitchen/dining area, sitting room, and bathroom with bath and shower over. It is only a short walk from the city centre with on street parking. Close to Library. Price Code B
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Edinburgh 104 - 1 bedroom - Sleeps 2 – 3
This superb third floor apartment (stairway and lift to all floors) is set in an art deco building listed for its architectural interest. Located within the heart of Edinburgh it has panoramic views of Edinburgh Castle. Conveniently located within minutes of Princes Street, the Castle, Royal Mile and Grassmarket, the area is well provided with shops, restaurants and pubs. The flat is decorated and furnished to the highest standards, sleeps 2 but also has sofa bed in the sitting room. There is a hi fi, video with films supplied, direct dial phone and modem point. The flat has a double bedroom, bath with power shower, kitchen/dining room with microwave. Welcome breakfast pack included. There is access to laundry room with coin operated washing machines and dryers. Guests are welcome to use the leisure complex which contains a swimming pool, sauna, gym, solarium and recreation area (no charge except for solarium). Price Code B/C
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Edinburgh 105 - 3 bedroom - Sleeps 5
A magnificently proportioned Georgian first floor apartment situated in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town with easy access to City Centre shopping, restaurants, bars and business area. It is a few minutes walk to Princes Street, Waverely Station, The National Gallery, The Playhouse Theatre and a new 12 screen cinema. The open spaces of The Royal Botanical Garden and Inverleith Park are also close at hand. Metered parking is available in adjacent streets and parking facilities are a few minutes walk at St James Centre, York Place. The apartment building itself has a communal entrance hall with stairs to first floor. The flat has a welcoming reception hall, spacious sitting room, and bright kitchen with dining area. There is a spacious double bedroom with 7'6 bed (can be converted to singles) and en suite bathroom with shower attachment and WC, a large twin bedroom (beds can be converted to 6' king-size), 1 single bedroom with 3'6 bed, shower room with power shower andWC. There is also a cloakroom with WC. This apartment features gas central heating; gas log effect fire in sitting room; electric coal effect fire in double bedroom; TV/video; CD player; Rayburn plus electric oven and hobs; dishwasher; fridge/freezer; microwave; waste master; washing machine; telephone/fax and internet facilities (on payment of deposit); entry phone. Price Code E
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Edinburgh 106 - 3 bedrooms - Sleeps 5
This second floor apartment is part of a high quality and peaceful new development just 10 minutes walk from Princes Street, Edinburgh. Set in a quiet, landscaped cul-de-sac with no passing traffic, the second floor luxury apartment offers bright and hugely convenient accommodation. There is garaging for one (not-too-large) vehicle and bus transportation to the city centre is conveniently located at the end of the road. The sitting room has a living flame electric fire for instant warmth and atmosphere with none of the bother of a coal fire, and TV/video. There is a very well-equipped kitchen-dining room with gas hob, electric oven, washing machine, microwave, and fridge. There are 3 bedrooms in the flat. The double bedroom has its own en-suite shower room. The second bedroom has twin beds and the third is a single bedroom. There is an additional bathroom with shower, WC and washbasin. The first £10 of fuel is included. Sorry, no smokers or children under 8. This flat rents only from Saturday to Saturday. Extra charges apply for rental during some holiday periods and the Edinburgh Tattoo. Price Code B
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Edinburgh 107 - 1 or 2 bedrooms - Sleeps 2 - 6
This is a complex of 43 one and two bedroom luxury serviced apartments located on the edge of Edinburgh's historic Georgian New Town. Centrally located and within easy access of Edinburgh's numerous visitor attractions, these apartments are ideally situated for individuals, couples or families. All apartments are spacious, bright, comfortable and have been designed to provide a homey environment. Apartments feature: In house Reception; cable television; digital direct dial telephone; CD/Tape/Radio Hi-fi system; DVD players / VHS Recorders available on request (fee); security entry phone and CCTV; fully fitted and equipped kitchens; bathroom with bath and shower; electric central heating; double glazed windows; iron and ironing board; washing machine; trousers press; hair dryer; clock radio; on-site car parking (free); disabled access; and lift to all floors. Price Code D/E
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Glasgow 101 - 2 bedrooms - Sleeps 4
This apartment is to be found in a gracious row of Regency town houses standing high above the fashionable West End of the city, just a few minutes walk from Sauchiehall Street and Buchanan Street, (a mecca for serious shoppers), with the Concert Hall and theatres in one direction, and Kelvingrove Park, the gothic confection of the University, the great sporting venue of the Kelvin Hall and the Great Western Road to Loch Lomond (now the site of the new championship golf course) and the Trossachs in the other. Carefully restored and beautifully appointed, the apartment combines understated elegance with every modern comfort. The spacious sitting room, with its blonde wood flooring, large windows, flame effect fire and sumptuous sofas, is perfect for relaxing after a hard day's sightseeing, shopping or culture cruising. Or take your drink out onto the basement patio at the front (furniture). With a sheltered area, it can be enjoyed even in less clement weather. The modern kitchen is superbly equipped, though why eat in, when you have some of the best restaurants in Europe within walking distance? In the last decades, Glasgow has reinvented itself as an amazing holiday venue. It is a city with a continuous buzz, which oozes wit and character. From close to the house you can catch the Clockwork Orange, as the outgoing and friendly Glaswegians refer to their metro, which will take you right round the central city area. Wherever you go, look up, and marvel at the superb architecture. Glasgow is, after all, the home of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Alexander 'Greek' Thompson. The Mackintosh-designed Glasgow School of Art is nearby and you can also visit his House for an Art Lover on the south side of the city. Over there, too, is the famous Burrell Collection in Pollok Park. The apartment has 2 double-bed rooms (1 with ensuite shower, WC and basin), sitting room (with TV/Video/DVD, hi-fi, and living flame fire), kitchen/dining room (gas cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and microwave), separate bathroom (bath, WC and basin), cloakroom (WC and basin), and hallway with secure entry system. There is also a utility room with washing machine and tumble drier. Non-smokers only. Not suitable for children under 10 years. Heating is by gas central heating and gas fire (first £10 is included, balance is payable on departure). Price Code B/C
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Fife 101 Pittenweem - 3 bedrooms - Sleeps 6
This house was built about 320 years ago and was named St. Andrews. It has been acquired by an American family who have lovingly restored it. The house is on three floors and has 3 bedrooms, each with a full bath and there are 2 more half-baths. The two downstairs bedrooms each have twin beds; the master bedroom has 2 twin beds which can be pushed together. The house also includes a washer, dryer, and full kitchen. There is an open plan sitting/dining room with wooden floors and oriental rugs. The house overlooks the colorful harbor serving the North Sea Fishing Fleet in the old town where the catch is off-loaded and sold. (You may hear the boats leaving early in the morning). The views across the Firth of Forth are spectacular. Edinburgh is up the water approximately 40 miles (visible at night from the master bedroom). Pittenweem is located in an area known as the East Neuk of Fife which is a group of five fishing villages. It is connected to the next town by a golf course along the beachfront. Five miles away in Crail you will find the 7th oldest golf course in the world. It has been said that the small towns in Scotland remind many Americans of what the U. S. looked like in the 1950s. St Andrews, the world home of golf and its 5 courses are only 10 miles away. Edinburgh is close and you can go there by train. Perth and Pitlochary are the center of the Highlands and are nearby. Two of Scotland’s best restaurants are located within 12 miles of Pittenweem. Price Code D/E
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Fife 102 North Berwick - 3 bedrooms - Sleeps 6
This charming home is located in the East Lothian seaside resort of North Berwick, 25 miles east of Edinburgh and 80 miles east of Glasgow. Downtown Edinburgh is easily reached by a 30 minute train ride and there is easy access to the A8/M8 highways. This is a 19th century multi-level row house, situated on the Firth of Forth, with an ever changing view of Bass Rock, a natural sanctuary for numerous birds including gannets and puffins. Architectural details, such as the skylight, fireplace mantel, and crown moldings, have been carefully restored to their original Victorian elegance. Every room is tastefully appointed with period furnishings and fabrics. The first level has a living room with a panoramic view of the Firth, a modern eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, and modern bath. There are three bedrooms and a WC on the second level. The master bedroom has a balcony, king-size bed, shower and sink. The first guest room has a queen-size bed and sink. The small second guest room has two twin beds. Price Code B - C
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Fife 103 Near St. Andrews - 6 bedrooms - Sleeps 13
This castle stands on a bluff above the River Eden in the beautiful countryside of North East Fife. It is just 6 miles from St Andrews, and thus within an hour's drive of Dundee, Perth and Edinburgh. The castle, first mentioned in 1160, was traditionally occupied by the Bishops of St Andrews or their bailiffs. In the 16th century it was substantially rebuilt and reached its apogee in the early 16th century when it was the home of John Spottiswood, Archbishop of St. Andrews and Chancellor of Scotland. The castle fell into ruin in the 19th century, and has been rebuilt as a family home using some of the original material by the current owners between 1993 and 1996. The castle is built on 4 floors. On the first floor there is a well equipped kitchen with an Aga and gas cooking facilities. This opens into the Great Hall, which is stone-flagged and lined with portraits of characters associated with the castle. Here there is an oak dining table which seats 12 and a wood burning fire. The second floor has a family room with TV, and toyroom. On the top floor there is a picture gallery, which runs the length of the castle, and a study. The accommodation consists of the main bedroom with a large four-poster bed, two four-poster single beds and an ensuite bathroom. In the square tower there are two bedrooms with double beds and en-suite bathrooms. In the vaulted cellars there is a "dungeon" twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Additionally, the South caphouse bedroom has two single beds and the North caphouse one single bed, which have access to the top floor shower-room. The castle has 6 acres of grounds, which includes an herb garden, parterre, mown meadow and woodland walk down to the River Eden. The walled courtyard includes a viewing tower and garage with cover for two cars. Strictly no smoking allowed. The floors are reached by steep, spiral stairs, but a lift also provides access for the disabled and those short of breath. Price Code F (Saturday to Saturday only)
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Fife 104 Pittenweem - 2 bedrooms - Sleeps 4
This house is fun - not the least because of the fluctuating expectations that getting there arouses, and the fact that it acquaints you with some good Scots words which do not readily translate into English! First it seems that you are actually leaving the quaint little fishing village of Pittenweem in the picturesque 'East Neuk' of Fife. Then the directions take you through a modern council estate. But another turn and hey presto, you are back in the old town descending to the harbour. Park just short of it, have the courage of your convictions and go through the white door, through the little 'close' or 'pend' behind it, up the stairs, gaily decorated with tubs of flowers in season and you're there. Even before you are properly through the door, you will encounter the delightful little covered 'sit-ooterie', where you can sit in comfort even in less pleasant weather. The apartment is light and airy, decorated in greens and blues and yellows that remind you of its marine situation and of the sunshine that you are hopefully going to enjoy there. The south-facing sitting room has superb views over the harbour; the gas central heating and open fire mean that these views can be enjoyed in warmth and comfort at all seasons of the year. The accommodation consists of the sitting room with TV and open-fire; kitchen/dining room with cooker, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, and washing machine; bathroom with bath, shower, WC and basin; and 2 bedrooms (1 double bedded and 1 twin bedded). Price Code: C
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Fife 105 Cellardyke, near St. Andrews - 1 bedroom - Sleeps 2-4
This apartment is in a handsome stone building at the harbour's edge in Cellardyke about 7 miles south of St. Andrews and one and a half hour's drive north of Edinburgh. Erected on the site of a 15th century Bishop's Palace, right on the harbourside at the foot of a steep hill, it is entered from the rear via a cul-de-sac (parking) from which it is just one floor up to arrive on the second floor - where there are magnificent views to be enjoyed from its front windows right across the Firth of Forth to the Isle of May, the Bass Rock and the East Lothian coast. Completely self-contained and just recently refurbished, it offers very comfortable accommodation for two persons (with a double-futon for extra guests in the sitting-room). No smoking allowed within the house. The accommodation consists of an open-plan sitting/dining room with TV, radio/cassette player, double-bed settee, kitchen-area with microwave, spin-drier, fridge, electric-cooker etc., a double-bed room with electric-blanket, and a room with shower, WC and basin. Price Code B
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Fife 106 St. Monans - 2 bedrooms - Sleeps 3
This flat lies in a picturesque setting which will have changed little in the last 100 years and overlooks the harbour in the sleepy little fishing village of St. Monans (shops, pubs, hotel) in the East Neuk of Fife. It forms the ground floor of a typical, traditional Scots house, which once served as the local Bank. Facing south, right on the quayside, with parking at the door, it offers bright, comfortable and cosy accommodation with an open plan sitting/dining room and a well-fitted, modern kitchenette. Historic St. Andrews, with its ancient University, ruined cathedral and castle and the glorious West Sands - is only 14 miles away. Edinburgh, at 46 miles across the Forth Bridge, is well within range for a day's visit. In the immediate area, St. Monans is in the centre of a cluster of gourmet restaurants. The accommodations consist of a sitting/dining room with TV/Video + Hi-fi + electric-fire; kitchen with electric-cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing-machine, and microwave; double-bed room; single-bed room; and room with a shower + WC and basin. Towels are available for hire for overseas guests. Price Code B – C
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Fife 107 near Cupar - 1 bedroom - Sleeps 2
In a peaceful rural situation right in the centre of the 'Kingdom' of Fife, this cottage snuggles into the woodland behind it, while to the front and side there are broad vistas across the rich farmland. Converted with great flair and imagination from an old stone outbuilding, it is a perfect base from which to explore attractions of this most lovely area of Scotland. Yet it is only when you step inside that you realize that this cottage is somewhere very special indeed. You are confronted by an immense, sunken sitting room, with wood block flooring and an open fire, furnished with couches and settees which just beg you to relax in them. There are comfortable window seats running right round the large, double-glazed windows. Two steps take you down to the open plan dining area and then to the ingeniously concealed and well-equipped kitchen. A short staircase leads to the luxurious gallery bedroom with bathroom off. There is a further bathroom downstairs. Outside, there is a sheltered and secluded patio garden and barbecue, ideal for relaxing on warm summer evenings. Central heating is by white meter electricity (first £10 INCLUDED) and by open log fire (logs available for purchase). Smoking is not allowed in the house. Downstairs the accommodation consists of a sitting/dining room/kitchen with open fire, microwave, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and a bathroom with bath, shower, WC and basin. Upstairs is a double-bed room (gallery), and a bathroom with bath with shower over, WC and basin. Price Code B
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Scotland 101 near Jedburgh, Roxburghshire - 2 bedrooms - Sleeps 4
Beatrix Potter, in earlier days, loved to stay in this cottage, which was the home of her brother, because here she could watch Peter Rabbit and his friends frolicking in the pretty garden, and Jemima Puddleduck and birds enjoying the nearby stream. The countryside has changed little since her day - the 'burn' still flows into the Ale Water and eventually into the River Teviot (where fishing is available). The sun-porch on the front of this very comfortable south-facing cottage provides extra windows over a safe fenced garden (with furniture) and the spacious green landscape that surrounds it. As it is just over a mile from the village of Ancrum (where there is a shop and a pub), 6 miles from Jedburgh, and about 12 miles from both Kelso and Hawick, there is a choice of shops, golf-courses and restaurants within easy reach. The cottage is an excellent location for visiting all of 'The Borders', as well as Edinburgh and beyond. The cottage has a sitting/dining room with open-fire (or electric fire), TV/video, and mini-HiFi. In the kitchen there is an electric cooker, microwave, and washing machine. There are two bedrooms (one double bed room and one twin bed room). All the beds have electric blankets. The bathroom has a bathtub, WC and basin. There is a telephone for incoming calls. Heating is by open-fire and electricity (logs and electricity included). Price Code B
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Scotland 102 Corshill, near Thornhill, Stirlingshire - 1 bedroom - Sleeps 2
This semi-detached cottage in Stirlingshire lies just about a mile from the village of Thornhill where there is a pub, shop, and post office. It has been sympathetically converted from a former blacksmith's smiddy into a cottage of high standard. Situated at the foot of a large attractive garden it offers a comfortable, well-equipped, centrally-heated accommodation for any time of the year. It is an excellent base in central Scotland for exploring the Stirling (8 miles), Callander (7 miles), the Lake of Menteith and Aberfoyle (9miles) countryside and the lovely Trossachs area. Road connections to Glencoe, Fort William, Loch Lomond and Oban are excellent. Glasgow and Edinburgh are both about an hour’s drive away. Heating is by gas and electricity. Smoking is not allowed inside the cottage. The accommodation consists of an open plan sitting/dining room with TV and electric-fire. The kitchen area has an electric-cooker, fridge, and microwave. Washing-machine and tumble-drier are in the adjacent laundry room. Upstairs is a double-bed room. Downstairs is a shower room, WC and basin. Price Code B
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Scotland 103 near Dunblane, Perthshire - 3 bedrooms - Sleeps 6
Cleverly designed about 10 years ago within the attractive stone walls and arches of a former Victorian coach-house, this house is part of a rather grand farm-steading . It stands one mile up the Tamano farm road (some potholes) off the B8033 just 7 miles north of Dunblane in Perthshire and 3 miles south of Braco.It is easily reached via the Edinburgh-Stirling-Perth Motorway. Inside the arched entrance, the house gives the impression of an almost Scandinavian open-plan gallery with its delicate colours, pale woodwork, and clean-cut spacious interior. It faces across a peaceful wooded countryside towards the Ochil Hills. There are pleasant un-taxing walks and foxes and deer are occasionally seen. It is absolutely ideal for visitors to Scotland since it is so very central for exploring all of Perthshire, Edinburgh, Stirling, The Trossachs, and most of the famous Lochs. There are shops and plenty of restaurants within easy driving distance. Heating is by wood-burning stove and background central-heating. Downstairs the accommodation consists of: a sitting room with wood burning stove, TV and French windows which open onto a small patio with furniture and a large open-plan kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, and washing machine. There is a separate dining area. Upstairs there is 1 double bed room and 2 twin bedded rooms. The bathroom has a bath, shower, WC and basin. Price Code C
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Scotland 104 Near Melrose, Roxburghshire - 2 bedrooms - Sleeps 3
This is a cosy, delightful 'roses around the door' modernised old stone cottage in a tiny hamlet of houses hidden away between the villages of Lilliesleaf and Midlem, near to Melrose, in the lovely Scottish Border Country. The cottage has 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 single). There is a bathroom with bathtub, WC and basin. The sitting room has an open-fire, TV and hi-fi. There is an electric cooker in the kitchen, microwave, washing machine and tumble drier. Heating is by electricity and open-fire. Bed-linen and towels must be hired. The cottage is located 40 easy miles south of Edinburgh and not far from either Hawick, Selkirk or Jedburgh. It sits in its own large grass garden (with furniture) at the side of a private and quiet farm road, offering visitors the chance to relax, bird-watch, walk, or tour by car through stunning uncrowded countryside with pubs and hotels nearby. Price Code C
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Scotland 105 near Hawick, Roxburghshire - 9 bedrooms - Sleeps 17
Set in the heart of Border Country, six miles south of Hawick, this house enjoys magnificent views over open moorland. This 19th century country house, built in 1858, is situated within its own 600 acre estate and is a wonderful location for a family holiday. Furnished with antiques, it has been recently refurbished to an exceptionally high standard. The front entrance hall opens onto a hallway from which you can access all the reception rooms. The dining room is to the front of the house and has a mahogany dining table with seating for 18. A pantry goes into the large kitchen which has an Aga, electric oven, and a microwave. A pine kitchen table seats 12 plus there's a wood burning stove. The utility room has a deep freezer and a washing machine. At the front of the house is a small sitting room, with a TV/video and Sky connection. Next door is the drawing room with 2 large 3-seater sofas in front of the open fire. There is also a grand piano in this room as well as a stereo system. Along the hallway there is more seating space, a small office with fax/phone/internet access, and finally a conservatory. The games room has a pool table. Halfway up the stairs is the 1st bedroom, with a zip-and-link double bed, a dressing room and a bathroom en-suite. At the top of the stairs there are 4 further double rooms, all with zip-and-link double beds and en-suite bathrooms. Three have front views. On the 2nd floor there are 3 twin rooms, 1 single room and 2 bathrooms. Some of the rooms have coombed ceilings. Price Code G+
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Scotland 106 Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Scottish Highlands - 3 bedrooms - Sleeps 5
This 100 year old detached stone cottage is situated in the Highland village of Newtonmore - a beautiful area recognisable from the BBC television series 'Monarch of the Glen'. Newtonmore is the walking capital of Scotland. Here the 7.5 mile Wildcat Trail, an orbital path that includes Glen Banchor, and the Calder falls, tracks into the Monadhliath mountains. The river Spey runs by the village and is an easy 10 minute stroll from the cottage. If you enjoy the outdoors, just about every sporting activity you can imagine is available on the doorstep. There are forest tracks for mountain biking; tennis courts and bowling green are within a 10 minute walk. Nearby are 2 ski areas, sailing, trout and salmon fishing, horse riding, shooting and 4 x 4 driving. In addition to the 18 hole course in the village, golfers can play a different course every day of the week all within a 30 minute drive. A host of visitor attractions include forest adventure parks, living museums, malt whisky distilleries, wildlife centres and sheepdog demonstrations. Newtonmore is a 2 hour drive from Edinburgh. Inverness Airport is 1 hour away. Newtonmore has a choice of good restaurants. There are 3 welcoming hotel bars offering entertainment. Traditional Scottish Ceilidh nights occur in the summer months in nearby Aviemore. The cottage has a hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, downstairs shower room with WC, and utility room. Stairs lead up to 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom and 1 small single bedroom with full pull out bed for an extra guest. There is also a bathroom with corner bath with spray attachment and WC. The house has oil central heating, a woodburning stove in the sitting room, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV & video, CD player, private enclosed lawned garden to the front and side and parking to the rear. Price Code E
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