Victorian Family Home home swap
We have a well sized 5 bedroom Victorian family home with large living accommodation within a 5 minute walk from the ancient village centre of Lingfield. The house has a lovely outlook of beautiful countryside as far as the eye can see to the rear. It is a 13 minute walk to the train station with direct routes to London in 45 minutes, with all that has to offer. Bikes and cars are also available to help you get around the UK.
About the location
Lingfield a large village close to London and everything you need is within walking distance. A good selection of shops, restaurants and pubs are close by, plus some lovely local walks in beautiful countryside. The ancient centre of the village is very pretty and the village church dates back to the 1400s. Within easy reach are some historic houses, including the famous Hever Castle, which is associated with Henry VIII. Lingfield Racecourse is very near by for great family days out. Lingfield train station is on the main train line to London and gets you there in 45 minutes. In the other direction it takes you to the Bluebell Steam Railway. Gatwick Airport is only 14km away. Brighton and the south coast can be reached in 45 minutes by car.
THE BLUEBELL RAILWAY one of the best family days out in Sussex. It is a single 10 minute stop away from Lingfield train station at East Grinstead train station.
The Bluebell Railway is a heritage line running for 11 mi (17.7 km) along the border between East and West Sussex, England. It uses steam trains which operate between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead, with intermediate stations at Horsted Keynes & Kingscote.
NATIONAL TRUST Properties in the area:
ENGLISH HERITAGE Properties in the area:
HEVER CASTLE the childhood home of Anne Boleyn is a 20 min drive from our home:
HISTORY OF HEVER CASTLE
Spanning more than 700 years, the history of Hever Castle is rich and varied. The original medieval defensive castle, with its gatehouse and walled bailey, was built in 1270. In the 15th and 16th centuries it was the home of one of the most powerful families in the country, the Boleyns, who added the Tudor dwelling within the walls.
The Castle was to become the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII’s second wife, who became Queen of England for just 1,000 days. It was Henry’s love for Anne and her insistence that she became his wife rather than his mistress that led to the King renouncing Catholicism and creating the Church of England.
Hever later passed into the ownership of another of Henry VIII’s wives, Anne of Cleves, and from 1557 onwards it was owned by a number of families including the Waldegraves, the Humphreys and the Meade Waldos.
Gradually it fell into decline before William Waldorf Astor invested time, money and imagination in restoring the Castle. He commissioned the ’Tudor Village’, now called the ‘Astor Wing’ and the construction of the magnificent gardens and lake. At Hever, his wealth and vision enabled him to create a lavish family home that also indulged his passion for history.
Royal Horticultural Society's, Wisley Gardens is a 35 min drive from our home:
THEME PARKS within a 45min drive from our home:
Chessington World of Adventures:
SEVEN SISTERS is an hours drive away and is a lovely place to go for a walk. We highly recommend it if you get chance.
Seven Sisters Country Park
Situated in the South Downs National Park, the Seven Sisters Country Park comprises 280 hectares of chalk cliffs, meandering river valley and open chalk grassland. It is a popular place for a number of outdoor activities including walking, birdwatching, cycling and canoeing.
The Country Park is named after the famous Seven Sisters chalk cliffs on one of Britain's finest unspoilt coastlines.
Type of home swap
- Home Exchange
- Non Simultaneous Exchange
- Open to Offers
- Weekend Exchange
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- Children welcome