Picturesque cottage in rural Shropshire home swap

***Looking for weekend exchange in London for 28-30th October 2016***

Our home is an 1800s cottage set in a third of an acre of garden overlooking a small church. The house has 3 bedrooms comprising of 2 doubles and a nursery. There is a main bathroom upstairs with a bath as well as a wet room downstairs with a shower. The kitchen/diner has wooden beams and heated stone floor. There is a dishwasher, fridge and large Rangemaster cooker. We do not have a microwave. There is a utility area which contains a washing machine, second fridge and second sink. We have a 2 lounges both of a similar size; perfect for giving any children their own space (and you yours!) there is also a small garden room looking out over the garden. Outside we have a patio area with access to a BBQ and garden furniture. There is ample parking space on our driveway for 2 or more cars.
We have a beautiful black labrador who lives with us and are happy for pets to be brought into our home. We do not require our dog to be looked after if an exchange takes place as he will go on holiday to our family farm! The same applies to children...we have a baby daughter ourselves and therefore have all the necessary baby 'equipment' if needed.

About the location

We live in a small hamlet called Edstaston, just outside the local market town of Wem. Here the annual Sweet Pea Festival is held to celebrate the humble sweet pea. First grown by the 18th century nurseryman Henry Eckford, the achievement of this humble son of Shropshire is celebrated to this day. Each year, the Wem Sweet Pea Festival draws admirers from around the world. Apart from the most hardened fanatics, many go on to visit the grand gardens and other floral attractions that make Shropshire one of the most fragrant counties of England.

Nearby is Hawkstone Park Follies an historic grade 1 listed landscape with caves and walking trails as well as an excellent golf course.

We are 12 miles north of the historic medieval town of Shrewsbury ( located on the River Severn. The town centre is packed with timber-framed black & white buildings, steep narrow streets and alleyways. In fact it boasts over 600 listed buildings including the Castle, now a regimental museum and the world-famous Shrewsbury Abbey, home of the fictional Brother Cadfael. Charles Darwin was born and educated in Shrewsbury and all around you will find reminders of his association with the town. Next to the river you can relax in the beautiful Quarry Park, location for the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show.

Just beyond our front door runs the Shropshire Way footpath which loops around the county of Shropshire and can be broken down into shorter routes.

We are within a couple of hours driving distance to many other places of interest including Stratford upon Avon (birthplace of Shakespeare), Liverpool (home of the Beatles), Manchester and the Welsh border is just a few miles from our home.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Weekend Exchange

Conditions of home exchange

  • Pets welcome
  • Children welcome
  • Pet Care Offered

Wem (HE32257)

Shropshire,   England

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 4) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • England

Dates available

October 2016 - October 2016

Swap duration: Short break (2-5 days)


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Membership expiry date: 04 Oct 2016