Crofters home swap

We had a highly successful, six-week Australian exchange last year and have agreed an exchange in September/October this year with some folk in North Carolina, USA. In 2017 we have now arranged exchanges in the West Indies and New Zealand, one in the spring and the other in the autumn. So we are now looking for exchanges in 2018. Our cottage, at the foot of the Mendip Hills overlooking a lake, started life in the mid-1700s, probably as a schoolroom since its first name listed on the deeds is The Old Schoolroom. Its rooms are of a good size. There is a fully-
fitted kitchen, dining room, glazed porch and comfortable sitting room on the ground floor while upstairs are two double bedrooms. We have a fully-tiled bathroom plus a shower room with second toilet. The garden is effectively two courtyards, secluded and very pretty - the second one (behind the garage) has a sofa swing. Our car is a Peugeot 3008.
The cottage is in the oldest and prettiest part of the village, close to the parish church. It faces The New Inn which is the most attractive of three pubs in the village and has a garden overlooking Blagdon Lake, a well known spot for fly fishermen. This is a quiet neighbourhood - the biggest noise of the week is bell ringing practice on Tuesday evenings at the parish church behind us.
Blagdon, North Somerset, is 10-15 minutes from the airport and around half an hour from Bristol or Bath. See Blagdon Village website (www.blagdon,org) or Wikipedia for more local details.
We also had two very successful home exchanges in 2010 (New Zealand and Canada - Vancouver) but gave long haul exchanges a rest while we spent
zillions on weatherproofing the cottage and other improvements.
Basically, we are just looking for some nice adventures before age or ill health catches up with us!

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Open to Offers

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • No small children

Blagdon (HE21030)

Somerset,   England

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 4) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers
Somewhere in 2018 - we are sorted for 2017

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: 1 - 2 months


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