Cologne - large, luxurious bungalow

Germany - NRW - Cologne, 8k, S

Home exchange in,Germany,Cologne, 8k, S,front of house
Front of house
Home exchange in,Germany,Cologne, 8k, S,covered patio w. dining area and whirlpool
Covered patio w. dining area and whirlpool
Home exchange in,Germany,Cologne, 8k, S,dining area of living room
Dining area of living room
Home exchange in,Germany,Cologne, 8k, S,living room at Christmas
Living room at Christmas
Home exchange in,Germany,Cologne, 8k, S,well-equipped kitchen
Well-equipped kitchen
Home exchange in,Germany,Cologne, 8k, S,master bedroom (bed1.8x2m) sm. flat-scr. TV + A/C
Master bedroom (bed1.8x2m) sm. flat-scr. TV + A/C
Home exchange in,Germany,Cologne, 8k, S,master en-suite w. ground level shower
Master en-suite w. ground level shower
Home exchange in,Germany,Cologne, 8k, S,library/snug (we have > 3000 books)
Library/snug (we have > 3000 books)
Home exchange in,Germany,Cologne, 8k, S,home cinema (loads of DVDs + books on film)
Home cinema (loads of DVDs + books on film)
Home exchange in,Germany,Cologne, 8k, S,home gym w. flat-screen TV
Home gym w. flat-screen TV
Home exchange in,Germany,Cologne, 8k, S,large sauna next to gym (shower/WC adjacent)
Large sauna next to gym (shower/WC adjacent)
Home exchange in,Germany,Cologne, 8k, S,shower/WC betw. gym + sauna
Shower/WC betw. gym + sauna
Home exchange in,Germany,Cologne, 8k, S,bedr. 2 (bed 1.4x2m) w. flat-scr. TV/DVD + A/C
Bedr. 2 (bed 1.4x2m) w. flat-scr. TV/DVD + A/C
Home exchange in,Germany,Cologne, 8k, S,bedroom 3 (daybed 1.6x2m) w flat-s reen TV + a/C
Bedroom 3 (daybed 1.6x2m) w flat-s reen TV + a/C
Home exchange in,Germany,Cologne, 8k, S,bedroom 4 (bed 1.8x2m)
Bedroom 4 (bed 1.8x2m)
Home exchange in,Germany,Cologne, 8k, S,family bathroom w. WC, basin, shower above bath
Family bathroom w. WC, basin, shower above bath
Home exchange in,Germany,Cologne, 8k, S,study w. flat-screen TV/DVD
Study w. flat-screen TV/DVD
Home exchange in,Germany,Cologne, 8k, S,back garden covered patio in Spring
Back garden covered patio in Spring
Home exchange in,Germany,Cologne, 8k, S,back garden/patio in summer
Back garden/patio in summer
Home exchange in,Germany,Cologne, 8k, S,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Germany,Cologne, 8k, S,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Germany,Cologne, 8k, S,cosy living room at Christmas
Cosy living room at Christmas
Home exchange in,Germany,Cologne, 8k, S,local lakes (walks, cycling, watersports)
Local lakes (walks, cycling, watersports)
Home exchange in,Germany,Cologne, 8k, S,Augustusburg palace in neighbouring Brühl
Augustusburg palace in neighbouring Brühl
  • Sleeping capacity8
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms3

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Weekend Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Use of Personal Car is possible

We are looking for a home exchange in ...

Jul 8, 2023 - Jul 29, 2023 Europe | France | Sweden
Open to all dates Open to all destinations

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Comfortable large bungalow near Cologne/Bonn/Rhine valley with 4 double bedrooms + 3 bathrooms.
Ground floor: large, bright living room/diner with wood-burning stove, A/C, TV/DVD, French doors to covered patio (patio furniture + 3 person whirlpool) + garden; new kitchen, master bedroom with A/C, en-suite w. separate floor-level shower, bath, WC, bidet; guest WC; library/snug;
Basement: large study/home cinema, TV/DVD; gym suite w. TV/DVD + large sauna, shower, separate WC + 2 sofa beds; large utility room with double Belfast sink, washing machine and tumble dryer; 2 sheila maids for indoor drying.
Upstairs: 3 double bedrooms (2 with TV + A/C) + family bathroom (shower over bath).
WiFi throughout. English (all Freesat) TV channels, other languages, too. Netflix, Amazon Prime. Extensive library/DVD collection. Underfloor heating on ground floor and part of basement (gym/sauna suite), other rooms with radiators.
We have a long single garage with shed space for our 4 bikes at the back and space in the drive for 2 - 3 cars. BBQ + gardening stuff in shed.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Access for the disabled
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathroom / toilet wheel chair accessible
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Garage
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private parking
  • Sauna
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

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

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)

Setting

  • Suburban

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Hürth-Fischenich is near Cologne and Bonn with good public transport and road links to both, and has its own good local amenities for shopping (ALDI and bakery/café in walking distance, small shopping centre with supermarket/butcher, ALDI, Lidl etc. < 2 km + larger mall in Hürth 3 km).
There are some small lakes locally, good for walks, cycling and watersports.
Cologne and Bonn are historic cities and parts of the Rhine valley nearby are scenically beautiful. Cultural activities include cathedrals, palaces, castles, theatres. Fun activities include swimming/spas, theme parks.
Good access to airports (Cologne/Bonn + Düsseldorf) + ferry ports (Rotterdam/Ijmuiden < 3 h, Zeebrugge 3 h, Calais < 4h). As you can probably see from the map, our garden is next to a tram/regional train line. Late at night, however there is only one tram per hour. The sound of the trams/trains doesn't bother us, but we wanted to point this fact out for your information. The tram stop is 5 minutes' walk away.

Outdoor Activities

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

Leisure

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

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Opera
  • Popular Monuments
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Train Station
  • Tram

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

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

Shopping: Lovely farm shop with activities for kids (Gertrudenhof) in Hürth-Hermülheim. Delikatessen supermarket in Hürth-Efferen (Frischeparadies), great shopping in Cologne/Bonn/Düsseldorf.
Churches: Cologne/Aachen cathedrals, Cologne Romanesque Churches
Palaces: Augustusburg/Brühl, Benrath/Düsseldorf
Castles: Burg Eltz, Schloss Burg, Drachenfels, Marksburg, Burg Maus, Satzvey
Scenic: Rhine, Ahr, Moselle valleys with vineyards and lovely villages
Villages: Linz, Unkel, Monschau
Cities: Cologne, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Aachen, Trier
Museums/art galleries Cologne/Bonn/Düsseldorf/Frankfurt
Open-air museums: Kommern, archaeological park Xanten (Roman),
Theme parks: Phantasialand, Warner Brothers Movie World
Zoos: Cologne, Wuppertal, Duisburg, Gelsenkirchen
Swimming: lakes, indoor and outdoor pools
Culinary: loads of good restaurants in Cologne, Bonn, Rhine, Ahr and Moselle valleys.
Concerts, musicals, theatre, spectator sports

Our favourite restaurants


Cafés & bars


Special places to shop


Leisure and cultural activities


Walks or jogging paths


Health or fitness clubs


Interesting day trips


Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

For longer swaps we're limited to school holidays: German sch. hols. for our area: http://www.schulferien.org/NRW/nrw.html. For 2023 we're looking for a approx. two week summer. Also weekend exchanges possible, e.g. Ascension and Corpus Christi long weekends.
We don't have pets but are willing to look after some types of animals. In past swaps we have looked after cats, chickens, Indian running ducks, fish.
We sometimes swap cars, too, although for UK swaps, we usually take our own car. We have a 2009 Honda Jazz (stick shift).

Conditions

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Pet Care Offered
  • Plant Care Not Needed

Use of Personal Car

  • Use of Personal Car is possible

Home Exchange Type

  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Weekend Home Exchange
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