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GBSW004655

Bath, Gran Bretagna

Front view of the house

Front view of the house

Bedroom 2 view to the garden

Bedroom 2 view to the garden

Front of house in winter

Front of house in winter

Back of house in winter

Back of house in winter

Rear view of the house showing the well

Rear view of the house showing the well

Back of the house with garden

Back of the house with garden

Summer house with fields beyond

Summer house with fields beyond

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen diner

Kitchen diner

Sitting room

Sitting room

Sitting room with woodburner

Sitting room with woodburner

Ground floor bathroom with double ended bath

Ground floor bathroom with double ended bath

Ground floor bathroom

Ground floor bathroom

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Master bedroom with king sized bed

Master bedroom with king sized bed

Single bedroom 3

Single bedroom 3

Chris & Anne on a visit to London

Chris & Anne on a visit to London

Front view of the house Bedroom 2 view to the garden Front of house in winter Back of house in winter Rear view of the house showing the well Back of the house with garden Summer house with fields beyond Kitchen Kitchen Kitchen diner Sitting room Sitting room with woodburner Ground floor bathroom with double ended bath Ground floor bathroom Master bedroom Master bedroom Master bedroom with king sized bed Single bedroom 3 Chris & Anne on a visit to London
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2001


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Date per lo scambio Durata
June 01, 2020 - July 31, 2020 2 weeks

Renovated cottage in a village outside BATH, Great Britain

We went back to home exchanging in 2016 after a number of years absence due to having a rescue dog. The pointer almost lands where we are!  We have tried to get the pointer to move but it won't! We are actually along the lane which goes through the village, let us know if you'd like some help locating us.  We have a large private garden with a summerhouse for relaxation and extra overnight guests.  There is also a garage and place to park.  The village is quiet and surrounded by fields, there is a pub which does food within very short walking distance. 
Our cottage is 200 years old in parts and "one of a kind". It has been extended and modernised by us over the years.  Downstairs are a kitchen/dining room, large family bathroom with shower over the bath, living room and garden room.  We installed a pellet boiler last year which will make our heating more sustainable and hopefully more user-friendly. Previously we have relied on coal and wood for our heating and hot water so we have jumped into the 21st century!

Upstairs are the master bedroom with king-sized bed, another double room and 1 single bedroom all accessing a shower room via a shared corridor.  We have recently decorated all 3 bedrooms including the master so our visitors will be able to enjoy the improved facilities. We have a new round window at the far end of the house with an "iris" blind so you can see the sunrise! My husband is a skilled craftsman so everything has been done to his exacting standards!
We have experienced some wonderful exchanges over the last 15 or so years with couples and families - our children are now grown up but younger children in particular will enjoy our home.  The garden is especially good for children and pets as it is completely secure. We had a German Shepherd for a while which needed to be fenced in! She is no longer with us.

We have been to Canada 5 times, Sweden twice, the US 5 times and France, Denmark and Spain once.   We have always had positive experiences and enjoy particularly meeting new people and exploring new places and cultures.

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La nostra famiglia

  • 2 Adulti
  • 2 Bambini
  • 12 Scambi effettuati

Occupazione

  • Retired University Administrator
  • Company Director

La nostra casa

  • Tipo di casa: Casa
  • Piano: 0
  • Ambiente: In campagna
  • Camere da letto: 3
  • Bagni: 2
  • Posti letto: 5

Referenze

Nella mia casa

  • Animali da compagnia - Benvenuti
  • Bimbi piccoli - Benvenuti

Tipi di scambio

  • Scambio casa

All'interno

  • accesso ad internet gratuito
  • Computer a disposizione
  • Riscaldamento centrale
  • Camino
  • Lavatrice
  • Lavastoviglie
  • Televisione

All'esterno

  • Giardino
  • Terrazza
  • Garage
  • Biciclette: 2

Cosa offre la casa

  • No fumatori
  • Auto necessaria
  • Uso/scambio della macchina
  • Luogo ideale per ritirarsi in tranquillità

Lista destinazioni preferite

  • Aperto a tutte le offerte
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland

Lingue parlate

  • Inglese

Il nostro quartiere

Aeroporto più vicino: Bristol International Airport - 40 minutes drive

Our neighbours and friends in the village will be happy to help you enjoy your stay and point you to the nearest supermarket or petrol station. There is a small supermarket 5 minutes away by car and the pub within staggering distance.  Our most recent exchange family enjoyed meals in the pub.
Visitors will need to get used to driving around the narrow lanes locally and learn to reverse in some places!

Within walking distance of an ancient long barrow where neolithic people buried their dead, our village has a wealth of history including stories from the early days of the 2nd world war.

We will leave you good instructions about the house, garden, car and neighbourhood.

Occupazione

  • Retired University Administrator
  • Company Director

Bambini

  • Ragazza - Età: 33
  • Ragazzo - Età: 29

Animali da compagnia

  • Non abbiamo animali domestici.

Circa la nostra famiglia

We are Anne and Chris, both 60ish and Madeline, 32 and Ben, 28.  Chris has his own business CNC routing and I worked for the University in Bath until recently.  We were both hoping to retire in the next year or so and increase our Intervac exploring, I have managed to stop work but Chris is still lagging behind. Madeline and Ben do not join us on exchanges any more but Ben lives near enough to be a useful point of contact. Our daughter is recently married and lives in London. At present we have an automatic Subaru XV for our visitors to use.  We have always exchanged our car successfully, usually taking out insurance for our visitors.  We had a few years without exchanging due to looking after a rescue dog who is no longer with us so are keen to carry on exploring.  Chris and I both love to travel and find out how other people live and are happy to let other families enjoy our home and village.

Stile di vita

We like to take walks around the village, there is always something to see.  You can cycle if you like (we have bikes) but in places it's hilly!  There are numerous pubs offering food all around - you could try a different one every day. If you want any entertainment, Bath is a 20 minute drive away for cinemas and the theatre.  There are shops, bars and restaurants as well as the beautiful Georgian city to explore.  The City of Bath is home to plenty of museums and galleries plus all the connections to Jane Austen's books. The Thermae Bath Spa with the opportunity to bathe in thermal waters and experience the steam baths and treatments is available to visitors.  We have a fairly new shopping centre in Bath which is home to some great shops.  We are close to Wells and to Bristol. London is a train trip away and Wales, Devon and Cornwall with their beaches can be reached for a weekend.   One of our most recent exchange families went to Stonehenge for an early morning visit and also had a great time on the SS Great Britain http://www.ssgreatbritain.org/ in Bristol docks. Last summer our visitors travelled to Wells to visit the cathedral and found a crew filming for a new TV series, this year our visitors heard the choir rehearsing there - very atmospheric.

We are also close to Bradford-on-Avon which has an amazing 14th century tythe barn to see.

Our area is full of historic sites and quaint villages to discover, including remains of old canals and railways. Of course we have National Trust properties as well which are wonderful to explore, have a look at the National Trust webpages.

Referenze

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