Les Hetres Pourpres home swap

We built our bright and airy five bedroom house 10 years ago. We have just added a patio and eat out there from breakfast to dinner in the summer. We live on a quiet crescent on the edge of the beautiful Compiegne Forest, a favourite hunting ground of French kings and emperors. We have plenty of books, dvds (to watch on our computer, we don't have TV), comic-books in English French (and a bit of German), children's and adult bikes including a tandem. We have a large garden, a barbecue, table tennis, broadband internet, and lots of toys.

About the location

We are less than three miles from Pierrefonds, famous for its Napoleonic chateau (Camelot in Merlin), where there is an excellent tree climbing center that our kids love: http://www.grimpalarb.fr/accueil.php We are 55 miles from Paris, 10 miles from Compiegne, 35 miles from Parc Asterix and 1 hour from Reims. The forest is ideal for walking and cycling, with more than 20 miles of cycle path http://www.compiegne-tourisme.fr/Pistes-Cyclables.html. We are also a ten minute drive from an open air pool in Attichy, which you can also get to on a new cycle path. We are a five minute drive from a large supermarket, and there are plenty of good restaurants in the area - we will let you know about our favourites!

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Housesitting Offered

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • Children welcome

Cuise La Motte (HE24080)

Picardie,   France

  • 5 bed   (sleeps 7) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • South of England
  • Open to offers

Dates available

July 2016 - August 2016

Swap duration: 1 - 2 weeks

Meet the member

Adults: 2      Children: 5
Experienced Exchanger

Membership expiry date: 22 Mar 2017