300 year old cottage in pretty village near Dartmoor National Park, Devon home swap
Our home is a 300 year old cottage in the centre of a pretty, peaceful village, with friendly neighbours, near Dartmoor National Park.
Living room has satellite TV, vcr, dvd, hi-fi, computer with superfast wi-fi, lots of books and cds. Books, games and toys for children. From the living room one steps out onto a terrace and garden with views of fields and rolling hills. Another garden with fruit trees and a vegetable plot across the quiet road outside the house. This is not unusual in rural Devon.
The dining room has a low oak-beamed ceiling (in fact all the ceilings are quite low (so tall people have to watch out!) and an open fireplace.
The kitchen is fully-equipped but small. Electric cooker, fridge freezer, microwave oven and dishwasher.
About the location
We are in the middle of beautiful Devon. Fields, woods and rivers surround us making it a perfect place for walking. There is a coarse fishing lake in the village and several golf courses in the area. Only a few minutes walk away is a pleasant pub that includes squash courts, indoor swimming pool, children's indoor and outdoor playgrounds. Lovely sandy beaches with Blue Flag status and excellent surfing between 30-50 kilometres away. Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks both very easy to get to. Historic houses and gardens abound. The cathedral and university city of Exeter, with much of its Roman wall still in place, is about 40 minutes drive. The nearest part of Cornwall, with its beautiful coastline, sandy surfing beaches and legendary sites like Tintagel, is about an hour's drive. The Eden Project is about 1¼ hours. Bath and Bristol make good day trips by train or car. It's even possible to get to London by train from Exeter in just over 2.5 hours.
One does need a car in Devon; public transport is very limited outside the towns, although there are some rather scenic rail trips that are worth trying. It may be possible to exchange cars.
Type of home swap
- Home Exchange
- Housesitting Offered
- Weekend Exchange
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- Children welcome