We are Garry and Wendy. Semi-retired professional couple in our 60's (formerly Australian Public (Civil) Service and for the past 20 years business owners - currently have an online business. Two married sons and 4 grandchildren. No pets. Enjoy family and grandchildren, socialising, bush walks, gardening and travel.
We enjoyed a 6 week tour of the UK in 2016 when our son and his wife were working in London. My wife is a family historian and we mapped an ancestry trail that took us around the UK - starting at Sherborne in Dorset, then Somerset, Wales, Yorkshire, Scotland, Northumberland. Lincolnshire, Sussex and Kent visiting family history centres, old houses where an ancestor once lived and their last know address (the church graveyard). Of course with many tourist stops along the way.
We want to dig a little deeper into the history of two areas and also experience everyday life in the area (as opposed to a few nights in a motel). Between April/May and June/July 2020 we would like to stay in the south west (Dorset, Somerset or Devon) for 3 to 6 weeks and 3 to 6 weeks in Cheshire or West Yorkshire. So we are looking for consecutive house swaps in these areas. Also, between house swaps or at the beginning or end of our UK stay we want a short European reconnaissance to the Loire Valley and Frankfurt for possible house swaps in 2021/22 to explore our French and German connections.
Additional languages spoken
Civil Service Professionals
Simultaneous Home Exchange
Long-term Home Exchange
Smoking Not Allowed
Car Exchange is preferred
|Open to all dates||Dorset, UK | Somerset, UK | Devon, UK|
|Open to all dates||West Yorkshire, UK | Cheshire, UK | Peak District National Park, Brushfield, Buxton, UK|
|Open to all dates||Australia|
Description of the home we are offering for exchange
House - single floor/ Main Residence
Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area
Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home
Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules
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