Forest Hill, London home swap
We have a comfortable, spacious family house on a leafy street in Forest Hill. Our home is open plan on the ground floor, with kitchen, dining and living room opening out onto a large deck with steps down to a garden. We have two open fires and a gas BBQ in the garden which we use year round. The kitchen is new and has all the usual appliances, we are keen cooks and have a good selection of cookery books and a cupboard full of herbs and spices.
On the first floor we have a double room and two singles (one large and one small). The single rooms are currently set up for kids but can be adapted. There is a bathroom on the first floor and a toilet on the ground floor. We also have a further large double room and bathroom in the loft which may also be available. We have two boys aged 2 and 3 and have an enormous amount of kids books, toys and activities which you are welcome to use.
About the location
This is a great location as provides a quiet, comfortable base with really easy connections into central London. A five minute walk to the station takes you to London Bridge in 15 minutes (for Borough market, the Southbank, Tate Modern, and river walks) and is also serviced by the East London line for a quick hop to some of London's vibrant East End neighbourhoods.
The Horniman Museum and Gardens is a 10 minute walk over the hill and is fantastic way to spend an afternoon. This is one of the best days out in London for families but has something for everyone, with a range of exhibits, interactive displays for kids, a small animal farm, Saturday farmers market, a great cafe and a rolling programme of free events, see link: http://www.horniman.ac.uk/. Forest Hill itself, has several quality independent shops, an excellent butcher, as well as some great cafes and pubs.
We are also surrounded by some of Londons best parks each with it's own selling point (Crystal Palace, Dulwich, Brockwell)