Typical 1930's suburban home home swap
There's nothing swanky or 'lifestyle' about our home. It's a semi-detached, 3 bedroomed 1930's house with wrap-around Crittal windows, brick built and on a corner. There is a pleasant garden - front, side and back and a driveway which can accomodate 3 cars at a push.
The neighbourhood is filled with similar-styled houses and although nothing twee or special has good access to routes (A35 within 100 yards) and a 10 minute drive to beaches in one direction and rolling Dorset countryside in another.
The ground floor has Amtico flooring throughout the ground floor. Stairs, landing and 2 x bedrooms are carpetted. The third bedroom is used as an office.
The house has not been substantially altered (apart from decoration and central heating) since it was built so the traditional small kitchen, larder, dining room and front room remain as they were - i.e. not knocked through to make bigger rooms. There is a small downstairs lavatory and washbasin and a tradional bathroom suite upstairs with an over-bath fixed shower.
We are dog owners so have not gone in for fancy, white carpets and furniture. Most of it is reconditioned but in the 30's deco style which suits the house well. The garden is traditional for the period and has a south-facing sheltered pergola in the side area which is fine for al fresco eating - weather permitting.
About the location
Poole is a working port on the South Coast of England. Poole Harbour is one of the largest natural harbours in the world and is a haven for wildlife. Although the Sandbanks penninsula is probably the most well known part of Poole with it's fabulous Blue Flag beaches, miles of sand, the Purbeck Hills and World Heritage sites of the Dorset coastline, Poole itself is a relatively attractive town with plenty of activites to keep families or individuals occupied.
Swimming, sailing, kite surfing, wakeboarding etc. are obviously available on the seaside; The Harbour itself is fairly shallow so an excellent and safe place to learn any watersport activities and there are numerous teaching outlets for a range of sports.
It is well situated too for any number of beauty spots in a country setting, quaint villages, acres of heathland and the New Forest only ten miles away.
Type of home swap
- Home Exchange
- Open to Offers
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- Pets welcome
- No small children
- Shopping facilities
- Art galleries
- Good public transport
- Car recommended
Closest airport: Bournemouth
Nearest city: BH15
Property type: House
Location type: Bournemouth