Modern two bedroom luxury harbourside apartment home swap

In the heart of the Georgian town of Whitehaven, overlooking the marina, this modern two bedroom luxury apartment affords stunning panoramic sea views. Watch as the boats come and go, and enjoy spectacular sunsets on the large balcony which stretches the entire length of the apartment.
The harbour, with its thriving marina, provides a stunning backdrop as you prepare a meal in the open plan kitchen/living space. Perhaps you'd like to pick up ingredients from Donnan's quayside seafood shop - here you can select the freshest hand-processed fish caught by the West Cumbrian fishing fleet. Also within walking distance are all the town centre shops and a 24 hour supermarket, for all your supplies.
If the cook would like some time off there are several excellent restaurants within walking distance. Zest and the Waterfront are located right on the harbourside, The Georgian House and Casa Romana are just a few minutes walk away in the town centre. Alternatively, there are plenty of takeaways where you can choose from a variety of different cuisines.
Relax in the spacious open plan living room enjoying the evening sun. If the forecast is not so kind, settle down in the warmth of flat and watch the weather roll in from the sea through the large French windows.
This modern, bright apartment has underfloor heating throughout. It has 2 comfortable double bedrooms, the master bedroom with king size bed boasting an en suite bathroom, which incorporates a walk-in shower - perfect for anybody who may have reduced mobility. Or if a long relaxing soak is more your style, the main bathroom has a full size bath complete with overhead power shower.
All levels of the building are accessible by lift, and on the basement level you will find the secure gate access car park. This apartment is perfectly equipped for the elderly or indeed wheelchair users. It is equally suited for the young and more active being on the doorstep of the western Lake District and stunning Cumbrian coastline and the starting point of the C2C coast to coast bike ride.

About the location

Whitehaven is a small Georgian town and port on the Cumbrian coast. It is within easy reach of the western Lake District.
When you've explored the harbourside, discover Whitehaven's rich history with a trip to The Rum Story - an interactive journey telling the story of the local rum trade, dating back to the 1700s. You could visit Haig Colliery Mining Museum which stands on the site of the former Haig Pit, Cumbria's last deep coal mine, which closed in 1986.
Investigate further with a visit to The Beacon. With a special weather centre on the top floor, and heaps of information on the harbour and its surrounds, visitors can use the powerful telescopes to take in the amazing views. The Beacon has galleries displaying temporary exhibitions, and also their own museum collection of paintings, prints and photographs. Learn more about the local history of this Georgian town - a fascinating experience for all ages. The Beacon also incorporates a shop where you can find gifts of Cumbrian origin.
You can explore the Western Lake District's peaceful Ennerdale valley, or drive down the coast to Eskdale and Wasdale and visit Muncaster Castle, nr Ravenglass. From Ravenglass, you'll be able to board the La'al Ratty, the Ravenglass and Eskdale miniature steam railway.
Alternatively, since the railway station is only a five minute walk away, you could choose to leave the car behind altogether, and take a rail trip up the beautiful Cumbrian coast.
Right on your doorstep you will find Whitehaven's busy little market town. Old shops sit alongside new, and you'll find anything you might need. Children and adults alike will love to take a trip down memory lane in Humbugs traditional sweet shop, stocked full with all the old favourites.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange

whitehaven (HE31757)

Cumbria,   England

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 4) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • St. Petersburg
  • Moscow

Dates available

July 2015 - September 2015

Swap duration: 1 - 2 weeks


Meet the member

Membership expiry date: 14 Feb 2015