Attractive old farmhouse with garden in a small village in the centre of England

We have a large comfortable farmhouse built around 1830 that we have refurbished and extended over 30 years of living here. 3 bedrooms have double beds and one has twin beds - ideal for children. We have a travel cot, high chair and baby bath available and the cot can go in the upstairs office. There are 2 staircases because part of the house was originally outbuildings so, as well as simultaneous exchanges, we are happy to host people whilst we are here as visitors can have a private area of the house. In the past we have done this several times. During 2017 we will be building two new houses in the field we own beyond the garden so there maybe some daytime noise in the garden.

About the location

Leicester, 20 minutes away, is a multicultural city with 2 universities, lots of history including Richard lll, and good restaurants and shops. Attractive countryside for walking is on the doorstep including a lovely country park (Fosse Meadows), & several canals are nearby. Shakespeare's Stratford, Warwick and Kenilworth (castles), Birmingham (England's stunning second city), and Nottingham are all 45 minutes by car. Oxford is less than 1.5 hours drive & Cambridge slightly more. Some of the most beautiful countryside in England is 1- 2 hours away, such as the Cotswolds or the Derbyshire Peaks or Dales. It takes 90 minutes from the door to central London by train. Manchester, Liverpool, Bath and York are 2.5 hours drive.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange
  • Hospitality Exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Children welcome

Sharnford (HE14668)

Leicestershire,   England

  • 4 bed   (sleeps 10) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • UK weekends
  • Open to offers
Victoria and Vancouver for June 2017

Dates available

June 2017 - June 2017
September 2017 - September 2017

Swap duration: Open to offer


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Membership expiry date: 16 Aug 2017