Will consider UK swaps for summer 2021.
Hello! I'm Hayley and my husband is Leyton and we have a 16 year old boy and 15 year old girl. We are interested in swapping in the UK only during school holidays.
We live in a clean and very well presented 4 bedroom house in Chippenham, Wiltshire, which is a small, peaceful town sandwiched between Swindon to the East and Bath to the West.
Master bedroom has a Superking bed and an en-suite shower room.
My son's room is a double size room with a single bed, a freeview TV, netflix, xbox and PS4. My daughter's room is a double size room with a single bed with TV and netflix. We have a family bathroom on this level, a study and a further bedroom with a king-size bed and TV with sky and netflix.
Downstairs comprises a lounge with HDTV, Netflix, Sky HD channels, downstairs cloakroom, further computer. The kitchen has a washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, gas cooker, microwave, full size fridge/freezer.
The kitchen leads through to our dining room. Off the dining room is our gym. We have a weights bench, LifeFitness machines comprising running machine, cross trainer and bike. Outside, we have a large patio with tables and chairs, a nice enclosed garden at the rear with a double swing. We have Weber gas BBQ on the patio area. Our house is child friendly and is in a very quiet cul de sac. We are a 15 min walk to the town centre, and 15 minute walk to the train station. You get to Bath with a 10 minute train journey, Bristol in about 20 minutes on the train, and Swindon in the opposite direction in 15 minutes.
As for the area, there are LOADS of options if you have children. I'll list them here:-
Olympiad Leisure Centre (swimming pool) Chippenham
Oasis Leisure Centre (swimming pool with waves) Swindon 45 mins in car
Reel Cinema in Chippenham and a Cineworld Cinema in Swindon (30 mins in car)
Bowling in Swindon, Laserquest in Swindon (30 mins in car)
Ice-Skating rink in Swindon (30 mins in car)
Bowood House and Gardens (15 mins in car)
Longleat Safari Park (50 mins in car)
John Coles Park (Chippenham)
Keynes Country Park (lake with sandy beach for kids, play areas, walks) 40 mins in car
Pretty villages like Biddestone, Lacock, Castle Combe all within a 10-15 min drive
Lydiard Country Park (walks, great play area, house) 30 mins in car
Victoria Park in Bath (walks, great play area) 45 mins in car
Hengrove Play Park in Bristol (50 mins car)
Roves Farm (great for kids up to about 8 or 9) 45 mins in car
Westonbirt (treeland walks) 40 mins in car
Noah's Ark Zoo Farm (50 mins by car)
Cattle Country Park (50 mins by car)
Brokerswood Country Park (45 mins by car)
Puxton Park (55 mins by car)
Alan Henson's Cotswolds Farm Park (1 hr 10 by car)
There really is loads to do here for a family. If you don't have kids, we have an abundance of National Trust houses, walks, pretty villages etc for you to explore. I've listed a few here:-
Bowood House and Gardens
Bath and Bristol are easy to get to
Great Chalfield Manor and Garden (30 mins drive)
Stonehenge (45 mins drive)
Abbey House Gardens in Malmesbury (30 mins drive)
Tyntesfield in Bristol (National Trust) gothic mansion
Weston-Super-Mare is driveable and will take just over an hour
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