Spacious 1920s town house full of character

Germany - Lower Saxony - Göttingen

Home exchange in,Germany,Göttingen,Front in autumn (roof is new by now)
Front in autumn (roof is new by now)
Home exchange in,Germany,Göttingen,living room
Living room
Home exchange in,Germany,Göttingen,fire place, living room
Fire place, living room
Home exchange in,Germany,Göttingen,stair case
Stair case
Home exchange in,Germany,Göttingen,dining room
Dining room
Home exchange in,Germany,Göttingen,kid's room
Kid's room
Home exchange in,Germany,Göttingen,entrance hall
Entrance hall
Home exchange in,Germany,Göttingen,bathroom ground floor
Bathroom ground floor
Home exchange in,Germany,Göttingen,typical half timbered houses, town centre
Typical half timbered houses, town centre
Home exchange in,Germany,Göttingen,attic: studio with balcony
Attic: studio with balcony
Home exchange in,Germany,Göttingen,kitchen door leading to verandah
Kitchen door leading to verandah
Home exchange in,Germany,Göttingen,kid's room with toys (mainly for boys...)
Kid's room with toys (mainly for boys...)
Home exchange in,Germany,Göttingen,girl's room
Girl's room
Home exchange in,Germany,Göttingen,dining room with piano
Dining room with piano
Home exchange in,Germany,Göttingen,newly renovated roof with 2 balconies
Newly renovated roof with 2 balconies
Home exchange in,Germany,Göttingen,parent's bedroom
Parent's bedroom
  • Sleeping capacity7
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms2

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Pet Care Needed

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is not offered

We are looking for a home exchange in ...

Aug 1, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020 Frankreich | Italien | Spanien
Aug 1, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020 Schweden | Schottland, Vereinigtes Königreich | Niederlande
Aug 1, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020 Irland | Portugal | Tschechien
Aug 1, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020 Dänemark | Deutschland | Österreich

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

We are looking for an exchange for 4 to 9 (or 12) July 2020, somewhere in Kent, just the two of us. Also, we are open to invitations for 2-3 weeks from 1 August onwards (Italy: from 25 July onwards) to any place in Europe that offers room for 5 people, us plus our adult son and daughter as well as our 16 year old, preferably near a beach, river, lake or good spa.

We have two cats in our house in Göttingen. Our second home in Basel, Switzerland, is pet-free.

Our house dates from the 1920s, is full of character, and renovating it is a never-ending task. We proceed as funds allow. In 2013 we roofed it and added two balconies. in 2014 we renovated the kitchen. Our furniture is a mixture of family pieces and flea marked findings (some renovated some not yet), added by pieces from IKEA and lately some from antique shops. Altogether it maybe called "shabby chique".
We have lots of toys, a number of musical instruments, including a piano and a drum set. We can only receive about 15 German TV programmes but we have a vast DVD collection and an X-Box Kinect which we enjoy on a nice big flat screen. We have thousands of books, quite a few of them in English.
We love gardening but again the garden is a work in progress: A spacious stone veranda and huge cherry tree, and some old roses with mixed borders, a small potager - some parts newly planted, some still fairly wild. As we live in a city the whole place is only 500 m2.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Cleaning service available
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)
  • Family Room / Playroom

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)
  • Use of second home

Setting

  • Urban

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Göttingen is a nice university town, with lots of half-timbered houses (Fachwerkhäuser). Once the Brothers Grimm were professors here. There is a number of very interesting university collections, including the a south sea ethnographica collection of co-travellers of captain James Cook. We have a great indoor pool in walking or easy biking distance, 4 open pools and a small lake, 15km from here.

Outdoor Activities

  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Lake
  • Public Swimming Pool

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Museums
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Train Station

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

The surroundings of Göttingen offer sweet hills with either fields or forests, some with castles on them, or ruins. The Harz is a 40 min drive to the east and very beautiful. At the same distance to the west you find the beautiful river Weser for lots of possible excursions. The cities of Hanover, Kassel, Erfurt are in easy reach by car or railway. Or you just walk up the hill and into the forest within 10 minutes. Or you take the bike down the valley along the small river Leine.

Our favourite restaurants


Special places to shop


Leisure and cultural activities


Interesting day trips


Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

For 2018, we are looking for 14-21 days in summer, preferably some place connected by public transport. We'd love to be in the vicinity of a good public swimming pool, lake, or beach. We will be at least 3. Our two adult children may or may not accompany us, they might even bring their partners. That depends on the available space in your house and on their individual plans which have not yet been made.
Please check our exchange preferences below

Conditions

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Pet Care Needed
  • Pet Care Offered
  • Plant care is needed outdoors

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is not offered

Home Exchange Type

  • Simultaneous Home Exchange

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