Yorkshire village 19 miles from Manchester

United Kingdom - West Yorkshire - Marsden

Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Marsden,Front view of the house
Front view of the house
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Marsden,Our garden
Our garden
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Marsden,comfy sofa in the living room
Comfy sofa in the living room
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Marsden,TV/DVD/Netflix and Amazon
TV/DVD/Netflix and Amazon
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Marsden,living room with computer
Living room with computer
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Marsden,living room reading area with plenty of books
Living room reading area with plenty of books
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Marsden,Our two cats - Heidi and Eevee
Our two cats - Heidi and Eevee
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Marsden,Bathroom - shower over bath
Bathroom - shower over bath
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Marsden,Modern fitted kitchen
Modern fitted kitchen
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Marsden,Kitchen/diner
Kitchen/diner
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Marsden,Double bedroom (room 1)
Double bedroom (room 1)
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Marsden,Double bed (room 1)
Double bed (room 1)
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Marsden,Double bed (room 2)
Double bed (room 2)
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Marsden,Double bed (room 2)
Double bed (room 2)
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Marsden,single bed (Room 3)
Single bed (Room 3)
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Marsden,Outside the Riverhead Brewery Tap
Outside the Riverhead Brewery Tap
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Marsden,Stannedge Tunnel
Stannedge Tunnel
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Marsden,Marsden village
Marsden village
  • Sleeping capacity7
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms1

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Pet Care Needed

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is not offered

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Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

We now have a swap for summer 2019.

Our home is a former soap factory that is over a hundred years old. Over three floors we can offer three bedrooms - two doubles and a single. In addition there is a fold-out sofa bed in the attic bedroom. Our children have left home now, so there are just the two of us. Though they have left behind collections of toys/comics/games etc.

We are looking for at least two weeks and are flexible as to dates, but preferably in the warmer months of May to September. We like fairly urban destinations with cultural things to explore and good public transport links. World UNESCO heritage sites are a plus.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Fireplace
  • Heating

Entertainment

  • Computer available
  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)

Extras

  • None

Setting

  • Small Town or Village

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

We live in a lovely Yorkshire village called Marsden, We are surrounded by beautiful moorland with dry stone walls and plenty of sheep - Bronte country. We are at the top end of the National Peak District. A good destination for those who like walking/hiking and beautiful countryside. We are surrounded by reservoirs and in summer locals swim in Sparth reservoir (about a pleasant 20 min walk along the canal). The village itself is a 5 min walk from our house providing you with shops, cafes, restaurants and of course British pubs.

If you like to combine country with town we are located less than an hour to Manchester, Leeds or Bradford. A little further afield are the historic cities of York, Liverpool and Chester. By car the Lake District is totally accessible, as is the North Yorkshire Moors, or in an hour and a half you could be enjoying the beach and theme park at Blackpool. We are 45 mins from Manchester airport and 3 1/2 hours from London.

Outdoor Activities

  • Cultural Events
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • River

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Museums

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 Huddersfield Narrow canal provides lovely and easy walks. Half hour walk will take you to Stannedge Tunnel and Visitors Centre where you can find out the history of the industrial revolution in our area and take a guided boat tour through the tunnel. There's also a children's play area, not to mention very nice homemade cakes at the cafe.

There are several nice villages in the vicinity. Holmfirth is very popular as the setting for a long time British TV show Last of the Summer Wine. We like to catch the bus towards Manchester to visit Uppermill, the journey alone provides amazing views. We also like to walk along the canal to Slaithwaite (about 2 miles away) where there are several nice cafes and antique and arts and crafts shops. Our favourite curry house is here which we usually combine with a drink or two at the Commercial or the Shoulder of Mutton (or both).

For city centre attractions, museums, galleries, nightlife and shopping Manchester is our destination of choice. We particularly enjoy the quirkiness of the Northern Quarter. We love the City art gallery and going to the cinema or theatre at Home.

There is such a lot to do that all interests will be catered for.

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

We are looking for at least two weeks and are flexible as to dates, but preferably in the warmer months of May to September. We like fairly urban destinations with cultural things to explore and good public transport links. World UNESCO heritage sites are a plus. Also we may travel with our daughter and her boyfriend.

Conditions

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

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is not offered

Home Exchange Type

  • Simultaneous Home Exchange

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