Victorian dairyman's cottage a few yards from Wells Cathedral home swap

My home is a Victorian dairyman's cottage a few yards away from Wells Cathedral; a hidden gem, tucked away from the street in the centre of the city.

Wells is the smallest city in England and mine is one of the smallest and quirkiest house in Wells! It has a very clean, contemporary and uncluttered interior with views of the honey coloured Cathedral from the bedroom windows. Set in a quiet and secluded position, with a riotous front garden, full of colour and a shady green back courtyard, it is a perfect place for a couple to enjoy the beauty of South West England.

Approached by way of a winding path, well away from the road, the cottage offers a compact picture-lined hallway, small downstairs sitting room with a wood burning stove for chilly evenings and a piano and a spacious well equipped wooden kitchen. Upstairs you will find a small cosy bedroom with a double bed, a bathroom with bath and shower and finally a larger sitting room with a wall mounted television/ DVD player. There is a most comfortable bed for visitors, stored in the loft which can be used if needed. However, the cottage, while perfect for two people begins to feel crowded with three.

There is a low maintenance cat (Tilly) to feed and friendly neighbours who will be hospitable and can advise you on anything you wish to know.

About the location

Wells itself is a beautiful little gem of a city. Nestled around the 12th century Cathedral (with its renowned musical heritage) lies the ancient Bishop's Palace, complete with moat and swans and the famous Vicars Close. Lots of local pubs and good restaurants a short walk away. Fantastic twice weekly local market equally close. I have two bikes for cycling on the Somerset Levels. Glastonbury and the Jurassic Coast are nearby. Historic Bath and vibrant Bristol are both 40 minutes drive away.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange

Conditions of home exchange

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

Wells (HE24031)

Somerset,   England

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 2) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offer

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Membership expiry date: 30 Mar 2017