Our cottage, at the foot of the Mendip Hills overlooking a lake, started life in the early 1800s, probably as a schoolroom since its first name listed on the deeds is The Old Schoolroom. Its rooms are spacious. 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. There is also a sofa swing in the first courtyard. Our car is a Peugeot 3008 and available to swap.

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.

Basically, we are just looking for some nice adventures before age or ill health catches up with us!

We`ve enjoyed exchanges in the West Indies and New Zealand, one in the spring and the other in the autumn of 2017. In earlier years we have exchanged south of Vancouver BC, the Australian Gold Coast, North Carolina and New Zealand (North and South Island).
Finally, an admission, although you may have noticed from the pictures: Jenny runs a teddy bear sanctuary 😳 You will be required to be kind to them.

About the location

Blagdon, North Somerset, is 10-15 minutes from Bristol airport and around half an hour from Bristol or Bath. See Blagdon Village website (www.blagdon,org) or Wikipedia for more local details.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange

Conditions of 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

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: 1 - 2 months


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Membership expiry date: 01 Aug 2021