17th Century Cumbrian cottage home swap

We live in a 17th century sandstone cottage with exposed stonework, oak beams and many original features but all modern conveniences, in a tiny village near Appleby, former county town of Westmorland.

There are fantastic views of the Pennine hills from our house and garden.

Upstairs there are 2 double bedrooms (1 ensuite), and 1 with 2 single beds. Downstairs we have a bathroom with bath and shower, dining room, living room and a dining kitchen which opens onto a small conservatory. In the garden you will find a summerhouse and plenty of outdoor furniture, children`s toys, + adults & childrens bikes with possibly a hot tub to enjoy in warmer weather.

(We can also provide a travel cot, stair gate, child`s car seat, if required).

Appleby lies in the Eden Valley, an ideal location for discovering the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and Scotland, all less than an hour`s drive from here. If you prefer outdoor activities there are great walks from our own door, riding stables in the village, a swimming pool and sports centre 2 miles away, and a golf course close by, plus of course water sports on the Lakes. Our nearest lake, (and in our view the most beautiful), is Ullswater, less than 30 minutes away by car.


MAY 2019........

We are looking for a large property for a weekend 9 - 12 May 2019 for a special family celebration (our golden wedding). In exchange we can offer our own home for a longer period. We have been home exchanging since 1975, now sometimes with our adult family and their own children and we feel this would be a wonderful way to celebrate a wonderful occasion. Hope you can help.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Weekend Exchange

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Pets welcome
  • Children welcome

Appleby (HE19593)

Cumbria,   England

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 6) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • UK
  • Devon
  • Kent
  • York
  • Open to offers
YORK 6-9 Dec 2018. Kent coast October? North Devon. UK Europe 2019.

Dates available

October 2018 - October 2018

Swap duration: 1 - 2 weeks

Meet the member

Adults: 2     
Experienced Exchanger

Membership expiry date: 20 Oct 2018