- Budapest, 0k, NE, Hungary
- Jul 21, 2021 - Jul 28, 2021
Mick is an Outreach Worker with Sight Scotland Veterans and Andrea most recently worked for M & S in one of their coffee shops.
We have house sat previously in Reading, caring for a lovely house and two pets - golden lab and cat; Maidenhead, caring for a house and Sprockerpoo (called Duke - who we adopted!) and London, thoroughly enjoying the experience, caring for a great house in East Sheen, two cats and a number of chickens. We have had lots of successful exchanges in the UK and a number abroad (USA and Belgium). We find house exchanges/sits an excellent and mutually beneficial partnership which can also cut down significantly on costs and is much more personable than staying in hotels or B & Bs.
As mentioned above, we have significant successful experiences of house exchanges and house sitting, are excellent homemakers, respectful of others property and belongings, trustworthy, hardworking and honest. We both love animals and are happy undertaking gardening tasks.
We may request additional members of the family join us on our exchanges if that is agreeable.
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Duke (Sprockerpoo) - lovely and well behaved.
Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
Simultaneous Home Exchange
Smoking Not Allowed
Use of Personal Car is possible
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Description of the home we are offering for exchange
Our house is a very comfortable Victorian town house on a quiet street close to the city centre and Rickerby park. We are 5 - 10 mins walk from the city centre and river/parkland.
We have two lounges, a kitchen with dining area & lounge/TV area, utility room with washing machine and tumble drier and ground floor shower room with toilet & wash hand basin. On the first floor are three double bedrooms, bathroom (with bath and separate shower) and separate WC. On the second floor there is a double bedroom and chill out room set up with TV for watching DVDs. We have a large range & variety of DVDs, plenty of books and a selection of board games. There is also access to Netflix and Amazon Prime. Outdoors we have a small front garden and to the rear a patio area with table and chairs. We are a couple of minutes from a large playing field and tennis court area with basketball hoops.
Carlisle has excellent amenities - shopping; cultural (cathedral, castle, Hadrian's Wall route, museum and art gallery); sports and recreation centres and facilities; golf courses; outdoor activities; parks; cinema; theatre; and an abundance of places to eat out.
We are ideally situated to easily explore The Lake District, Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway, with Edinburgh, Newcastle and Glasgow all less than an hour and a half on the train.
In Autumn 2016, we adopted a Sprockerpoo (Duke) who is fantastic with other dogs and kids, doesn't shed hair and no problem at all. We will be looking to bring him with us on any house sits or exchanges in the UK.
We'll be happy to respond to all requests. We will take good care of your property as we know you will of ours.
House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence
Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area
We are near to the centre of Carlisle. 5 - 10 minutes walk to all amenities, and also only 5 minutes walk to Rickerby Park and the river Eden. The train station is a 10 - 15 minute walk from the house with excellent links to all major cities in England and Scotland. The bus station is also a 10 - 15 minute walk.
Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home
From our house it is a short walk to the town centre with a full range of amenities (shopping, leisure, culture - museum, castle cathedral, cafes/restaurants, parks etc) and also a 5 -10 minute walk to a large parkland area and river (Rickerby Park/River Eden). As mentioned the bus and train stations are 10 - 15 minutes walk allowing easy access to all areas of the country. If you're after some great cities to visit Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow are all only 1.5 hours away on the train whilst Manchester is 2 hours and London 3.5 hours.
We are ideally situated for Scotland & the Lake District with excellent road and rail links. Only 10 miles from Gretna Green (Scotland) and 20 miles to the beautiful Lake District National Park. Dumfries & Galloway and the Scottish Borders are close for day trips as are the forts/museums of Hadrian's Wall and Northumberland.
We have a wide selection of tourist information leaflets and brochures to assist you during your stay and a range of maps and walks covering the whole of the Lake District.
Our favourite restaurants
Cafés & bars
Walks or jogging paths
Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules
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Use of Personal Car
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