- Cork, Cork, Irlanda
- 06/apr/2023 - 16/apr/2023
- What a lovely, bright, warm home. We would highly recommend, particularly as a great base for travelling in Wales either by car or by train.
We are a mature English/Welsh couple who love to travel and have had the good luck to do many swaps in Europe, the UK and USA/Canada. On a very rare occasion we might ask to bring one daughter if acceptable to yourselves. We would never have anyone in your home without your permission. We believe that home swapping works best if we can have a good discussion and answer all questions, be very honest and complete a simple agreement confirming our arrangement. Our interests are sightseeing, walking, learning about other cultures, gardening, and spending time with our families. One of us does easy yoga and the other a couple of two mile runs a week and also enjoys tennis.
Lingue nelle quali si corrisponde
Bicicletta / Mountain Biking,
Yoga / Meditazione,
Amanti della musicaPiùMeno
Careers Adviser / Retired university lecturer
I bambini sono benvenuti
Autovettura a disposizione
|20/gen/2024 - 02/apr/2024||Europe|
Descrizione della casa che offriamo
WE ARE FULL FOR 2023 and are next looking for a 2 week (or more) swap in southern Europe between 20 Jan 2024 and 2 April 2024.
North Wales (our area) is really beautiful with sea, countryside and mountains, with access to cities. The mountains of Snowdonia are one hour by car from our home. We have three World Heritage castles within reach - Beaumaris, Conwy and Caernarfon. The beautiful city of Chester with Roman city walls and black and white buildings is less than an hour away. Liverpool with the Albert Dock, the River Mersey, the Beatles museum, the Tate Gallery and seven other free museums, is about an hour. There are also lots of outdoor activities within reach - walking, cycling, surfing, riding, zip wires, swimming, canoeing, tennis, and mountain climbing. There are cultural activities and swimming.
Usually there are two of us, occasionally one of my adult daughters might want to join us if you are in agreement. We reply to all offers.
As one of our family has moderate asthma and allergies we need to swap with families who do not smoke and who are willing to use environmental/low allergen chemicals for cleaning and washing during the swap. Please don't worry about this - we have done many swaps successfully! We also need a home with a bath please because of arthritis.
There is a train station ten minutes walk away from our home and trains all along the North Wales coast. There are buses along the coast and inland. You can also go by train directly to London, Shrewsbury, Chester, Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff by train, with a change at Chester for Liverpool.
We have a house with two floors including a lounge, dining room, a kitchen, three bedrooms (with two double 4ft 6 inch beds not queen or king size upstairs, and one single bed downstairs), two bathrooms with a bath in one and a bath/rain shower over bath in the other, separate toilet downstairs, TV/internet access and a spacious garden with seats and a large new garden room.
Casa a due o più piani/ Prima residenza
Descrizione del vicinato e dei paraggi
We live in a small town and our house is at the back of the town, next to a wooded hill. We live in a quiet road and it is five minutes walk to the town. There are about 15 cafes, three chemists, a butcher, one newsagent, two Post Offices and other shops in the High street area. There is also a shopping centre with a Marks and Spencers - food and clothes, and a large Tesco supermarket, a Boots chemist, Costa and Poundland as well as clothes shops. We also have Aldi and Lidl. There is a sandy beach and a four mile walk along the sea to Rhyl. There is a coast path around the whole of Wales great for walking or cycling.
Attività per il tempo libero
Servizi nei dintorni
I nostri consigli su cosa non perdere in questa zona
We live in a town by the seaside and have a walking and cycling path along the sea throughout Wales. There is a huge sandy beach for five miles along the sea and wonderful walking towards Talacre with a bird reserve (Little Terns) and a lighthouse. We have countryside pubs and hills for hiking in the Vale of Clwyd, Flintshire and Snowdonia where there is a mountain to climb or go up by train. Lovely towns include Llandudno with its Victorian seafront and the Great Orme to go up by car, cable car or tram and good views of the coast. Also historic Conwy with two historic houses to visit including Plas Mawr which dates back to the 16th century.
Conwy also has town walls, an old ruined castle, the estuary with boats, and cafes. There is easy access to the city of Chester with black and white houses, Roman city walls and a lovely riverside. Also to Liverpool with the Beatles Museum and day trips on the River Mersey, and Manchester with Manchester United football club, and free museums. All the cities have good shopping, restaurants, and attractions.
I nostri ristoranti preferiti
Bar e caffè speciali
Luoghi particolari per lo shopping
Divertimenti ed attività culturali
Palestre o centri benessere
Gite interessanti da fare in giornata
Cosa ci piace, cosa non gradiamo… Ecco le regole in casa nostra.
We do our best to take very good care of our home swap's homes and would appreciate the same for ours. We are very happy to help first time exchangers. We use low chemical cleaning products and washing powder due to sensitivity which we would like you to use. Please do not smoke in our house. If you wish to bring additional guests please discuss it with us first.
Autovettura a disposizione
Tipologia di scambio