Three-storey Edwardian home in London

United Kingdom - London - London

Home exchange in,United Kingdom,London,The house front
The house front
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House front
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,London,Hallway
Hallway
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,London,Living room
Living room
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,London,Living room
Living room
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,London,The cosy snug
The cosy snug
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,London,Kitchen
Kitchen
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Dining area
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,London,Dining area
Dining area
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,London,Top floor bedroom
Top floor bedroom
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,London,Top floor bedroom
Top floor bedroom
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,London,En-suite top floor bathroom
En-suite top floor bathroom
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,London,Stairs to top floor
Stairs to top floor
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Autumn garden
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Main bathroom
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Main bathroom shower
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Double bedroom
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Single bedroom
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Double bedroom
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,London,Ground floor toilet and shower
Ground floor toilet and shower
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,London,Summer view from top floor bedroom
Summer view from top floor bedroom
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,London,The patio
The patio
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Garden Path
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Garden Steps
  • Sleeping capacity7
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms2

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Long-term Home Exchange

Sabbatical Home Exchange

Homesit Offered

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

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Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

We live in a terraced house built in 1908 in a leafy London suburb. The ground floor consists of an entrance hall, two reception rooms, one with an open fire and one with a wood-burning stove, and a large kitchen/diner. Double French doors open onto a long, peaceful and wooded garden. A small river runs along the bottom of the garden, and there is a large patio where you can eat and drink outside, weather permitting. The garden faces south-east and is very warm in the summer. There is a small pond with frogs and newts. The ground floor also has a room with a toilet and shower. The first floor has two larger bedrooms, each with a double bed (not king), a smaller, single bedroom and the main bathroom. The top floor consists of a double bedroom and en-suite bathroom. It has French windows with great views over the gardens. It also has a keyboard and guitar, which you are welcome to play.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bathroom / toilet wheel chair accessible
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

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

Extras

  • None

Setting

  • Suburban

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Our neighbourhood is a small, peaceful and friendly suburb in north-east London. There are some small shops including a specialist wine shop and wholefood shop. There are several cafes, two pubs and a medium-sized Tesco supermarket, also several restaurants, including Indian, Chinese and Mediterranean. There's also an old cinema which is currently closed, awaiting restoration. If you are looking for an area with a vibrant local nightlife this would not be your best choice. However we have excellent links with central London. The railway into central London runs through the area and we have a traditional railway crossing, (with a grade 2 listed original railway signal box). The station is just five minutes' walk from our house and overground trains run every fifteen minutes into London Liverpool Street, which is one of the main London stations, and very convenient for the City and the whole of east London. Alternatively, an easy change onto the underground (tube) brings you into Oxford Circus and the heart of London's West End, all in under thirty minutes. If you like open countryside as well as city, our house is within walking distance of the magnificent and ancient Epping Forest, which covers an area of 1728 hectares and is a Site of Special Conservation.

Outdoor Activities

  • Biking
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Lake
  • River

Leisure

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

Cultural Activities

  • Galleries
  • Museums

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

Locally, Epping Forest is within easy walking distance, also our local park with lake, cafe and a playground for children. There is a selection of shops and services, and a good rail system. An efficient bus service runs to nearby Walthamstow, which we have been told has the longest street market in Europe! Saturday is the busiest day for this. Walthamstow Village is lively, with good restaurants and cafes, plus its own gin distillery and brewery, and the not-to-be-missed God's Own Junkyard, a funky art store featuring colourful neon signs and other eclectic pieces, and the Rolling Scones cafe. You can also visit the William Morris Gallery nearby. We are also close to the River Lea, one of London's major rivers feeding into the Thames, which has many walks and can be quickly reached by tube or bus.

Most people who would like to exchange with our home will be mainly interested in London's attractions, and all of these, too numerous to mention, are easily accessible from here, whether it is places of interest such as the Tower of London or Buckingham Palace, or parks, galleries, museums, theatres, restaurants, the South Bank, markets, river trips and so on. We have excellent road links from here with the M11 and M25 motorways and Cambridge is an easy day trip by train from London Liverpool Street.

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 have indicated that plant care is not needed. However, between the months of May and September it would be helpful if guests could water our potted plants on the patio every few days, as they tend to get very dry.
We love our home and hope that you will look after it and leave it clean and tidy as we will do with yours. Please see below for our preferences. We are interested in exchanges to the Americas and Canada, Europe and Asia, not Australia.

Conditions

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

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

Home Exchange Type

  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Long-term Home Exchange
  • Sabbatical Home Exchange
  • Homesit Offered
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