Spacious family home in stylish London village (zone 2) home swap

We are looking for two swaps:
East Sussex (or the South Coast) by the beach in July 2018
Italy in September, also ideally by the beach, although open to ideas

If you swap with us you'll be staying in a quiet, spacious family home in one of London’s famous ‘local villages’ and enjoy the convenience of being 15 minutes from London Bridge or Victoria.

You'll prepare your meals in a fully equipped eat-in kitchen that opens on to a sunny garden, furnished with table and chairs, and you can relax with a film in a comfy lounge.

Upstairs you’ll find a large master bedroom and two other bedrooms overlooking a swaying eucalyptus tree. The upstairs bathroom has a shower, bath and separate toilet room.

Local Transport Links

The house is 10 minutes from Herne Hill Station in Zone 2, with trains to Victoria (8 mins), Blackfriars Bridge (next to the Tate Modern) and King’s Cross. The house is a 5 minute walk from North Dulwich station, with trains to London Bridge (17 mins). You can walk or get the bus (4 stops) to Denmark Hill Station, which links you easily to Shoreditch in 30 mins. Buses are frequent and it's a short bus ride to Brixton tube on the Victoria Line.

About the location

Within walking distance…

At the bottom of the road you’ll find Sunray Gardens, a peaceful public garden and play-park, with an artisan bakery and coffee shop nearby. The glorious Ruskin Park with wild flower garden, paddling pool and views across London is 10 minutes away on foot and you’ll pass the Grade II listed art-deco Carnegie Library en route.

Herne Hill, with its pedestrianised hub, is 8 minutes away on foot. You’ll find a flower shop, book shops, gift shops, artisan bakeries and restaurants amid live music from the street piano. The buzzing Sunday market sells a wide range of high quality food alongside vintage collections and designer craft.

Herne Hill is directly opposite the magnificent Brockwell Park, South East London’s largest park, with orchard, rose garden, ponds, tennis courts, bowling green (free on Sundays), Lido, large children’s play area and two cafes. There is also a 600 year old oak tree and a fantastic view across London.

Dulwich Village is 15 minutes away on foot, home to the famous Dulwich Picture Gallery, serene Dulwich Park with its American Gardens, play area, bike hire, boating lake and enticing café and ice-cream parlour. There’s also a historic pub in the village, plus more restaurants, cafes and gift shops to explore.

Within 10 minutes by car or easy an bus ride away you’ll find:

The unmissable Horniman Museum, with its natural history and musical instrument collection, gardens, butterfly house, aquarium and fantastic panoramic views across London.

East Dulwich and Lordship Lane; with its fantastic range of restaurants, including a pastificio selling to-die-for handmade pasta, a lively Saturday street market, plus cinema, lifestyle boutiques and nearby kids play area on Goose Green.

Brixton Village, where you’ll find a maze of small, independent food outlets, selling dumplings, pancakes, charcuterrie, craft ales, Italian Cuisine, tapas and cocktails alongside unique galleries, clothes boutiques and gift shops. Brixton also has the elegant, refurbished Victorian cinema, the Ritzy.

The South London Gallery in Camberwell, a famous contemporary art gallery, with café, bookshop and landscaped garden. The gallery is local to many bakeries, pubs and restaurants.

Sydenham Wood: one of London’s best kept secrets, a delightful mix of new and ancient woodland with remnants of Victorian gardens, home to more than 200 species of trees and plants as well as bats, birds and woodland mammals.

You'll of course have all of all London available within easy reach - however there is much to enjoy within the immediate local area.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Open to Offers

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only

London (HE26792)

London,   England

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 5) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open
  • East Sussex
Near a sandy beach that would be nice for little kids

Dates available

July 2018 - July 2018
September 2018 - September 2018

Swap duration: 1 - 2 weeks

Meet the member

Adults: 2      Children: 2
Experienced Exchanger

Membership expiry date: 27 Sep 2018