Spacious family home in North Devon home swap

We live on the outskirts of Barnstaple, North Devon in a spacious, 3 storey Victorian terraced house in a beautiful old street full of colourful cottages. On the first floor there are two very large bedrooms which can sleep 4 people and a large bathroom (containing bath, shower and toilet) and a separate toilet. On the top floor, there is the master bedroom with adjacent shower room. Downstairs there is a large living room, kitchen with dining area, utility room and toilet. We have a small but cute walled garden equipped with a BBQ, kids toys and table and chairs. We have wifi internet access, a 3D television with a range of DVDs, a piano, Xbox and of course we are well equipped for young children.

We are in the perfect location to walk to the town centre, cinema and theatre but can also be at the beach in less than 20 minutes! We have a local newsagent on our street as well as two take-aways, two pubs, and there is a park at the bottom of the road. Parking is on the street outside which can get busy especially in the summer. The local beaches of Saunton, Croyde, Putsborough and Woolacombe are perfect for surfing and the coastal path is great for walking. The Tarka Trail cycle route to Instow or Braunton can be accessed just minutes from our house and we have two adult bikes, two kids bikes and a kids trailer for you to borrow.

About the location

North Devon is a bit of a hidden gem of the south west. It is probably best known for its great surfing beaches, and a lot of the tourism around here is geared towards surfers. The beaches of Croyde, Saunton and Putsborough are within 15-20 minutes drive although there is a lot more to do if surfing isn't your thing. The coastal path is beautiful and Exmoor is within 15 minutes drive, so there are tons of great walks with beautiful scenery. The Tarka trail is a long cycle route that follows much of the coastal path, and is very popular with families who can be found cycling with kids on pull-alongs, trailers, tandem bikes etc. If you have children there are quite a few days out that are great for kids, and we can suggest a whole variety of activities that will keep you going. Have a look online for the Big Sheep, the Milky Way, Watermouth Castle, Lynton Cliff Railway, Rosemoor, and Arlington Court (NT). If you fancied travelling further afield, you can also access south Devon and North Cornwall easily within a few hours, so a shopping trip to Exeter is easily within reach.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Open to Offers

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • Children welcome
  • Pet Care Offered

Barnstaple (HE26790)

Devon,   England

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 6) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers
open to offers in UK or abroad for 2017

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: 1 - 2 weeks

Meet the member

Adults: 2      Children: 2
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Membership expiry date: 17 Jan 2017