Lovely 5 Bed home swap in London, England

Despite its urban setting, our London family house is quiet and homely. It is surprisingly spacious with a large welcoming kitchen diner which overlooks a small secluded garden with a seated dining area and barbecue. We have an Aga which makes this room cosy in winter, fuels all our central heating and cooking. It really makes the kitchen the heart of our home and is particularly fantastic for roasts, slow hot pot dishes and home baking but equally suitable for rustling something up on the hob after a days sightseeing.

If home cooking is not your thing when on holiday then you couldn't be closer to the vast amount of takeaways, cafes and restaurants within 5 minutes of our home!

Our living room comprises two rooms opened as one and is light and simply furnished featuring two open Victorian marble and wrought iron fireplaces and ornate traditional period plasterwork on the high ceilings. All five bedrooms have comfortable double beds and the loft room also has an additional single bed suitable for either an adult or a child. Both bathrooms have baths with showers (one also has a separate shower cubicle). Our home is unfussy, low maintenance, low tech and family friendly with polished wood floors throughout, its tidy (usually!) and we hope will provide a homely base from which to explore London and South East England.

Located in Shepherds Bush, our home is close to all the famous and lesser know attractions that Central London has to offer. Shepherds Bush itself is home to the BBC Television Centre, The Bush Theatre and the O2 Empire Music venue, Bush Hall jazz and live music and comedy club, Queen's Park Rangers Football Club, Shepherds Bush Market and now Europe's largest inner city shopping mall, Westfield - all are within 5 to 10 minutes walk away. On top of all this Shepherds Bush is a vibrant multi cultural area with a distinct sense of community. Shepherds Bush's nearest neighbours are Notting Hill famous for its vintage WEEKEND street market, upmarket Kensington and leafy Holland Park.

Shepherds Bush has three separate tube stations and one overground train station and is one of London's best connected hubs for transportation by bus. It is also easily accessible to London Heathrow and Gatwick Airports and just over an hour away by train from the sea at Brighton, one of England's most popular coastal resorts.

Locally there are parks, public tennis courts and swimming pools and the pretty pubs and riverside walks along the banks of the Thames are a short bus or tube ride away in Hammersmith and Chiswick.

Shepherds Bush is also convenient for road links to the west of London making visits to Windsor Castle, The Botanical Garden at Kew, Richmond Deer Park, Hampton Court very easy. A regular hourly express coach service connects Shepherds Bush to the famous university city of Oxford.

Our home has five bedrooms and we regularly host guests in our spare room - either mature students or couples visiting London. Hence when it is free we are always happy to host. You will have your own private bathroom and a double bedroom with TV, Hi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities and internet. Washing machine and cooking facilities can also be used by mutual arrangement.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Bed and Breakfast Offered

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Children welcome

London (HE26854)

London,   England

  • 5 bed   (sleeps 11) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Europe
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • France

Dates available

April 2012 - April 2012
August 2012 - August 2012

Swap duration: 2 - 3 weeks


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Membership expiry date: 07 Feb 2013