House on Dorset coast, 1 mile from the beach

United Kingdom - Dorset - Weymouth

Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Weymouth,Front of the house
Front of the house
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Weymouth,View of the back of the house and the garden
View of the back of the house and the garden
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Weymouth,Living room
Living room
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Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Weymouth,Kitchen & dining area
Kitchen & dining area
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Weymouth,Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Weymouth,Fireplace in master bedroom
Fireplace in master bedroom
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Weymouth,A small bathroom
A small bathroom
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Weymouth,Back garden
Back garden
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Weymouth,Patio area with guinea pig hutches in the back
Patio area with guinea pig hutches in the back
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Weymouth,Four of our hens living in the back garden.
Four of our hens living in the back garden.
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Weymouth,This is Basil, our cockerel.
This is Basil, our cockerel.
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Weymouth,Weymouth harbour
Weymouth harbour
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Weymouth,Yachts going into the marina
Yachts going into the marina
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Weymouth beach
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Weymouth,Part of our sandy beach
Part of our sandy beach
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Weymouth,Weymouth harbour
Weymouth harbour
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Weymouth,Cruise ships in Weymouth Bay during lockdown
Cruise ships in Weymouth Bay during lockdown
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Weymouth,Kingston Lacy NT
Kingston Lacy NT
Home exchange in,United Kingdom,Weymouth,Lulworth Cove
Lulworth Cove
  • Sleeping capacity6
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms1

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Weekend Home Exchange

Hospitality Exchange Offered

Homesit Offered

Youth 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 live in Weymouth on the South coast of England, the host town of the London 2012 Olympic sailing events. Our house is an old Victorian house (built in 1891) with a big slightly wild garden, fruit trees, a large bay tree with a tree house and lots of space for children to run around. At the bottom of the garden we have an enclosure for our hens and Basil, the cockerel. Inside the house are 4 bedrooms, one is occupied by our eldest daughter (16 years old) with a single bed, one by our son (13) with another single bed, and our younger daughter (11) sleeps in the third bedroom in a bunk bed (room for two people). The master bedroom has a double bed. Upstairs is a family bathroom with a bath/shower. In the spacious living room is a wood burner for cosy evenings in front of the fire during the winter months and book shelves with plenty of reading material in English and German, but we don't have a television.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Equipped for Children
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • Piano
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)
  • Family Room / Playroom

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)

Setting

  • Small Town or Village
  • Seaside

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

We live on the outskirts of Weymouth, but in walking distance of shops and supermarkets and only about 1 mile from the main beach, 200 m in the other direction are fields. It's a very friendly neighbourhood where people know each other and help out if there are any problems. We have English, French and German neighbours and quite a few children in the street.

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Public Swimming Pool
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving / Surfing
  • Windsurfing

Leisure

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

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Popular Monuments
  • Theatre

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

From our house you can see a bit of the Jurassic coast of Dorset, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The long sandy beach and promenade of Weymouth is only 1 mile away, with plenty of shops and cafes, restaurants and a large marina. Weymouth Harbour is a very picturesque working fishing port where you can buy live catch. Further out of town are several pebble beaches and a long coastal path for walkers to explore (short distances for children offer a lot to see and to do, f. ex. fossil hunting or rock pooling). Famous British landmarks are also very close; Lulworth Cove, the Durdle Door and Chesil Beach. Weymouth Bay is a great location to learn sailing, wind surfing or kite surfing, further along the coast are great spots for kayaking. The Isle of Portland offers a rustic day out to the light house or acres of rock climbing.A few minutes cycle ride from our house are also two RSPB sites, great for bird watching or walking, and Sea Life Centre is equally close by.

Our favourite restaurants

  • Crab house cafe
  • The Ship Inn
  • Mallam's

Cafés & bars

  • Cafe Oasis

Special places to shop

  • Helen's Famous Wholefood Store

Leisure and cultural activities

  • Weymouth Pavilion

Walks or jogging paths

  • Coastal path
  • Radipole Lake

Health or fitness clubs

  • Redland's community sports centre

Interesting day trips

  • Isle of Purbeck
  • Brownsea Island
  • Lulworth Cove

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

We have 2 guinea pigs, 7 chickens and a cat; we would be looking for exchange partners who are happy to look after them during their stay in Weymouth. Unfortunately we can't allow any other pets in the house. The vegetable garden and some house plants would require occasional watering.
Our guests are welcome to use our bicycles, kayak, wind surfers, all musical instruments or the blow-up paddling pool for children.

Conditions

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

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is not offered

Home Exchange Type

  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Weekend Home Exchange
  • Hospitality Exchange Offered
  • Homesit Offered
  • Youth Exchange
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