- Lyttleton, GP, South Africa
- Jun 19, 2022 - Jun 24, 2022
Previous to our retirement, we taught Physical Education and were managers in our schools. We were also actively involved in the running and managing of the family stock rearing farm adjacent to our property which has since changed ownership. We now embrace retirement and enjoy the opportunities and experiences which we can pursue.
Our 2 adult sons now live in Melbourne, working in the fresh produce industry at senior managerial level, who we understandably enjoy visiting.
We really enjoy meeting people, exploring new places and 'living the life' in the cultures we find ourselves, so home exchange works very well. We have made so many special friends through Homelink.
The outdoors have a special interest to us and we enjoy the arts, music, history and life in general.
Plants & Gardens,
Cycling / Mountain Biking,
Yoga / Meditation,
Teachers / Education Professionals,
Retired educators and farmers (Retired)
Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
Simultaneous Home Exchange
Weekend Home Exchange
Hospitality Exchange Offered
Smoking Not Allowed
Use of Personal Car is possible
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Description of the home we are offering for exchange
Our spacious country home, is in an unspoilt and picturesque part of SW Scotland,10 mins drive from the beautiful Solway coast.(www.visitdumfriesandgalloway.co.uk).This region of Scotland is often missed by tourists on their way to the Scottish cities and Highlands, which makes it even more appealing, and is equally spectacular in terms of scenery.
Our home is modern with all amenities and has beautiful views with a large garden to enjoy.
We have 2 living areas and all you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay.
Our area offers many cultural, leisure and wildlife pursuits and nearby we have cycle trails(www.7stanes.gov.uk), many golf courses, hill and coastal walks. Locally there are many sites of historical interest.
Our house has 3 double bedrooms, master with en-suite, and a study with sofa bed.
We have remodelled the kitchen and bathroom, also adding a garden room to enjoy the surrounding views.
Our home has central heating & wood burning stoves.
House - single floor/ Main Residence
Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area
Our home is rurally situated in a stock rearing farming community. Our neighbours live in surrounding farms and cottages and they are all friendly, easygoing and helpful.
Our property has 11 acres of land and part of this land is a golf practice area of 100 metres. We also have a pond where we can watch wildlife from our living room.
We live 4 miles from the nearest town Dalbeattie( where Cpt Murdoch from the Titanic was born), and 6 miles from Castle Douglas, a larger market town of historical interest.
Dumfries, the main town of our region is 12 miles, a 15 minute drive from our home and our closest rail station is there.
Edinburgh can be reached in an hour by train from Lockerbie, 26 miles away.
Our roads are quiet with few traffic lights, and courteous drivers.
Around our home we have many opportunities to walk, cycle, golf and fish and there is also a gliding club nearby. We are also not far from the picturesque Solway coast and there is horse riding and tennis nearby.
Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home
Nearby, a 5 min drive from our home is a lovely organic farm shop and cafe which we use frequently. There are many other good farm shops and garden centres also with good cafes nearby.
We have several favourite restaurants, two of which are at the coast, and The Caven's Arms in Dumfries has good pub food.
We have preplanned day trips for our visitors and we know the best places to see depending on your interests as we are tour guides. We enjoy 'showcasing' our region as we are very proud of its qualities, in terms of beauty, the people who live here and things to do and see.
We also like to meet our exchangees so that we can enhance their holiday experience and their time in our home.
The towns in our area offer speciality shops and are interesting in their own right but for 'High St' shopping, Dumfries has some malls and Carlisle in N England is a 30 min train trip from Dumfries and has a good shopping centre easily walkable. It also is friendly and has many historical sites.
Our favourite restaurants
Cafés & bars
Special places to shop
Leisure and cultural activities
Walks or jogging paths
Interesting day trips
Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules
Please check our exchange preferences below
Use of Personal Car
Home Exchange Type
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