Lovely three bedroom spacious flat home swap
Our home is a spacious flat with four bedrooms, but our children have flown the nest so we're set up for the two of us plus guests and our home is comfortable for three or four people. The main bedroom has twin beds (set up as a "double"); one room has a daybed that pulls out to a double; one room has a single bed that becomes a chair when not in use. One room is Bea's classroom (for English classes). The main bedroom has a shower and basin. There are two large balconies, one facing east over the large communal garden, and one facing south. The living room has a flat-screen TV with plenty of channels including BBC and ITV, and an e-piano.
The Swiss postal bus (connects towns/villages and always goes to train stations) stops right outside the door and we're on the main railway line from Zurich airport (40 mins). Our town has all the necessary shops and there are some nice restaurants within walking distance of our home.
For keen walkers the walking paths start within yards of our doorstep -see photo of our gorgeous area! Lake Constance is about 30 minutes drive/train and our nearest city, St. Gallen, has a wonderful old town with a Baroque cathedral and monastry library which is UNESCO listed. The nearest mountains are also within 30 minutes drive or about 50 minutes by train - more wonderful hiking trails! Zurich is about an hour away by train (direct, no changes needed). We are very close to the border with Germany and Austria.
Our home is not ideal for small children as the communal garden is open to the road.
About the location
Beautiful, rural area but well connected to cities St Gallen, Zurich and Munich. On main train line and highway to Austria and Germany. Public transport very good indeed, so even if you don't want to drive there's no problem getting around. Bus stop right outside the door. Lovely signposted walking trails, hills, rivers, forests, mountains. Ideal for city dwellers wanting a break, or for anyone looking for a nice home within easy reach of cities on north eastern Switzerland, Bavaria and western Austria.
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- No pets allowed
- No small children