Lovely 3 Bed home swap in Thames Ditton, England
Riverside family home on an island in the Thames - south of London and only 5 mins from Hampton Court Palace. The island is a peaceful, traffic free retreat yet with excellent transport links into the bustle of the city.
Our lovely "village" has a bakery, deli, grocers & coffee shop plus 2 riverside pubs, indian & italian restaurants. There are also excellent Lebanese, French and Chinese restaurants within 5 mins drive.
10-15 mins walk along a cottage and flower lined lane to the train station with regular trains which take only 35mins direct to London Waterloo & Southbank (National Theatre, London Eye, Aquarium, boat trips).
Or take your bike on the train into London and cycle back on the Thames Path (which runs past the Island), popping into the odd pub on the way!
Hampton Court Palace is 5 mins drive (20 mins walk), with boat trips to Richmond and Kew. Chessington World of Adventures and Zoo is 20 mins drive. There are also various nearby National Trust properties, children's "farms" and parks, a riding school in Hampton Court and a tennis club and gym with swimming pool in the village itself.
We're Southwest of London, perfectly located to escape to Windsor and Legoland (45 mins), Brighton and the coast (1 hour), Oxford (1.5hrs) or Bath (2.5hrs).
The house is light and airy. The large lounge / dining room has 5m wide doors which open onto a south facing decked area overlooking the river and enclosed garden. It also has a log-burner for cosy autumn evenings.
We have outdoor lounging chairs and sofa where you can watch the boats pass too and fro, as well as garden table and chairs for your barbq's.
There are 3 bedrooms - 1 king size, 1 with bunkbed, 1 single plus guest bed (which can pop up to make a double). And 1 bathroom with separate shower.
NB The Island is accessed by footbridge only so not for people with mobility issues.
Type of home swap
- Home Exchange
- Weekend Exchange
- Open to Offers
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- No pets allowed
- Children welcome