3 bedroom detached house with garden in Sandgate home swap
3 bedroom detached house with garden and off-road parking in Sandgate (nr Folkestone). http://www.sandgate-kent.org.uk
We have 3 bedrooms (2 x doubles and 1 x single bed that can also fit the spare single mattress we have). There is a separate downstairs toilet, open-plan kitchen-diner and separate lounge with wood burning stove. The kitchen is well-equipped with microwave, dishwasher, 5 burner hob, oven, bread maker and cold-press juicer. We have a decked patio with furniture and BBQ. We have a high chair and lots of toys and books for little ones, plus toddler slide on the decking (which can easily be put away).
About the location
We are a few minute's walk from the sea (pebble beach, with sandy beach a 5 mins drive away). Great local pubs and a few decent restaurants within minutes walk. e.g The Ship Inn: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g1096575-d2278731-Reviews-The_Ship_Inn-Sandgate_Folkestone_Kent_England.html.
A couple of excellent restaurants within a 10 mins drive:
There is great cycling to be had (pretty flat) and some fab outings for kids, including:
The coastal park (slides, zip wires, sand-pits, pirate ship):
Boating on the Royal Military Canal in Hythe;
The Romney Hythe and Dymchurch steam railway:
Dover Castle (and Deal, and Walmer castles not too far away);
The Leas Cliff lift - a Victorian Cliff Lift; Port Lympne Wild Animal Park: http://www.aspinallfoundation.org/port-lympne.
We are a few mins drive from the Eurotunnel terminal (for day trips to France); 35 mins drive to Canterbury (for famous Cathedral). Near lovely town of Hythe (a Cinque Port) and 15 mins from Dover Castle. London is 55 mins away on the high speed train from Folkestone West which is walking distance from the house.
Type of home swap
- Home Exchange
- Weekend Exchange
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- No pets allowed
- Children welcome
- Garage / Parking
- Baby / children facilities
- Washer / Drier
- Car exchange offered
- Shopping facilities
- Local restaurants
- Good public transport
Closest airport: London Gatwick
Nearest city: Canterbury
Property type: House
Location type: Beach/Seaside