Cosy 2 bedroom Victorian Cottage home swap

Located in Colchester, the oldest recorded town in the UK, my Victorian two bedroom cottage has original fireplaces in most rooms, two double bedrooms, bathroom with bath and walk-in shower, fitted kitchen, dining room with table for 6, lounge and fairly secluded garden with small patio. It has TV, internet connection, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge, freezer - everything needed for a comfortable stay.

The house is a 10 minute walk from Colchester town which has many shops, pubs, bars, restaurants, swimming pool, bowling, cinema, theatre, art galleries, museums and a wide range of children's activities and entertainment. It is 10 minute walk to the station with links to London Liverpool Street Station, which links with London Underground giving easy access to the London sights.

Stansted airport is 40 mins away, Southend airport is about an hour away - cheap flights to/from Europe. Trains and buses take you to Heathrow and Gatwick airports. I can also offer my car if not needed for our journey.

About the location

This delightful historical town has a Roman castle (15 min walk from house) and beautiful parks/country walks. The town has everything needed by all travellers - shops, trains, bars, restaurants, cinema, theatre, museums, art galleries, bowling, swimming, gyms,.

Colchester is approximately 1.5 hours away from the historical towns of Cambridge and Norwich. Day trips to London are also easy. Train journeys take less than one hour. There is an excellent bus service to get you around Colchester and to other locations.

Colchester is located near the Essex/Suffolk border, so lots of fantastic countryside, wildlife sanctuaries, historical sites (many castles, stately homes, Roman ruins and much more), seaside resorts, boating towns and coasts/beaches to explore including the sandy beaches at Frinton and The Naze; the coastal boatng town of Mersea famous for its fresh fish, especially oysters (Essex produces the best!); the scenic Dedham Vale - home to artist John Constable, where he painted the famouse Hay Wain; and the historic towns of Kersey, Lavenham, Long Melton and Clare, to name but a few.

It is a perfect location for all travellers, as everything is within easy reach.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange
  • Open to Offers
  • Housesitting Offered
  • Weekend Exchange
  • Bed and Breakfast Offered
  • Rental Offered

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Children welcome
  • Pet Care Offered
  • Pet Care required

Colchester (HE23943)

Essex,   England

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 4) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offer


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