Luminous apartment on edge of Hampstead Heath

United Kingdom - London - Hampstead Heath

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Central dining area
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Bedroom
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Living room
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Kitchen
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Balcony
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View from living room
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Balcony
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Living room
  • Sleeping capacity2
  • Bedrooms1
  • Bathrooms1

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Weekend Home Exchange

Long-term Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

No Children Please

Car Exchange is not offered

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Open to all dates Suffolk, UK | Norfolk, UK

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Our home has the best of both worlds - right on the edge of Hampstead Heath, overlooking trees, open-air swimming pool and open spaces, yet with excellent transport connections: easy access from St Pancras International, and only 20 minutes by bus or tube from Oxford Circus and the West End, with its theatres, shops, all the attractions of the capital. The overground rail service at Gospel Oak ( 2 minutes' walk) takes you west to Kew Gardens and Richmond Park in about 30 minutes, and east to Stratford International and the Olympic Park in roughly the same time. The flat is spacious, and full of natural light. It is our one and only home!
We prefer simultaneous exchanges with a single person or a couple if possible. We welcome offers of short breaks to interesting and beautiful places in mainland Europe; we are committed Europhiles. Now specifically seeking a longer-term exchange in Paris or environs, perhaps for 6 months during 2020.

Type

Apartment/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Balcony / Deck
  • Cleaning service available
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Fireplace
  • Heating

Entertainment

  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)

Setting

  • Urban

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Our neighbourhood has an interesting history - has been home to many artists, musicians, writers and socialists. The estate of 5-storey mansion blocks was completed in 1906 on the site of a former farm, on a continental European pattern which is rare in London. It has a community feel if you want to be part of it, but equally you can be very private if that's what you prefer. It's a wonderful place to live if you enjoy culture but also like open spaces; Hampstead Heath is our back garden, with acres of trees and open green spaces, and famous outdoor swimming facilities. There are plenty of shops within walking distance, and a farmers' market 500 metres away on a Saturday. There is a good selection of wildlife, from woodpeckers, kingfishers and parakeets to foxes and squirrels...

Outdoor Activities

  • Cultural Events
  • Tennis
  • Lake
  • Public Swimming Pool

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

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

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Train Station
  • Underground Station

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

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

There are many cafes, restaurants and shops within walking distance. Also several famous historic houses open to the public (Kenwood House, Burgh House, Fenton House, Keats's House). All the other cultural attractions of London are within easy reach by public transport.

Our favourite restaurants

  • Ravel's Bistro

Cafés & bars

  • Wahaca
  • Kalendar
  • Cafe Renoir

Special places to shop

  • Goods Grocery
  • Phoenicia
  • Earth Foods

Leisure and cultural activities

  • Parliament Hill Lido (swimming pool)
  • Swimming ponds

Walks or jogging paths

  • Hampstead Heath

Interesting day trips

  • Cambridge
  • Oxford

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

We are an almost-retired couple, and prefer to exchange with another couple or a single person. This is our main home, and is not really suitable for children (though we do occasionally make an exception).Our only domestic request is that people kindly remove outdoor shoes when they come in to the flat. Otherwise, please check our preferences below.

Conditions

  • No Children Please
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant care is needed outdoors

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is not offered

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Weekend Home Exchange
  • Long-term Home Exchange
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