The three of us have lived here on and off for 16 years and two of the three are Yorkshire born and bred! I currently work in York at the University of York St John, and my children go to school locally in Calderdale. We enjoy the quiet life and being outdoors. Small things excite us, like fresh eggs, cows in the field next to us, wading in rivers and ponds, eating pizzas on a friday night. The boys play a lot of football with local clubs and there is a cricket club within walking distance if you like to watch (and there is a bar) - unfortunately I cannot persuade my children to play which is a bug bear of mine!
We are about to get a hot tub - which we are excited about - and have a veggie patch that needs some work which we may or may not have got around to doing before you come! The garden, though, is well cared for and there is plenty of space.
Since lockdown we have ditched the BBC in favour of streaming services and have a PS4 with a few games. We have also enjoyed a walk everyday, or every night (it is so peaceful at night wandering the footpaths with a torch!) and have really enjoyed the quiet life and being at home. We all have bikes, which we are happy to share if we haven't taken them with us, and there is a cross trainer in the shed you are free to use.. crack of dawn, all you hear are the birds and our chickens and your own breathing of course. ;-D There is also some pilates equipment here as I am also a Pilates teacher.
Plenty of space for parking the car (but a slightly bumpy track). Children welcome (there are stairs) and there is lego here and plenty of books as well as picture books if your kids are younger.
N.B April 2021 More photos will follow but we will need to tidy the house first and mow the lawn .;-)
Note we have done house swaps before for over 5 years pre-lockdown and swapped both in the UK and abroad. We understand how it works and will make sure you have everything you need here so that you can travel as light as you like. (No baby equipment unfortunately expect for a high chair). We are happy to leave food in the oven for when you arrive and will have lots of local info. for you so you can make the most of your stay.
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We have 7 chickens, two of which are quite young.
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