Light-filled townhouse with garden and balconies - London home swap
N.B. WE'RE LOOKING FOR A HOUSE WITH POOL IN SOUTHERN EUROPE FOR SUMMER 2017
Our house is a converted shop (c.1860) set over three floors and located on a lively road containing a mixture of trendy restaurants, bars and boutique shops, including a Sainsburys mini-supermarket (7am-11pm) only three doors away.
The accommodation is very bright and comfortable throughout, with a double height loft-style living area featuring a huge 'atelier' skylight which spans the roof. The main double bedroom (2nd floor) has an en-suite bathroom (bath/shower) and small, private balcony with views over a park-like space created by the large neighbouring gardens. Off the living area (1st floor) is a further toilet-with-hand-basin. A second, smaller, children's bedroom (also off the living area) contains bunk beds fitted with full-size mattresses.
The bright, well-equiped, sit-in kitchen (though compact, it comfortably seats 6 around the table, 8 at a pinch) affords access down to our south-facing mature, private garden (5m x 20m) via the french windows and a further balcony (3m x 3m), which can be an all-day sun trap during summer months. There are lots of children's toys and games, paddling pool etc.
On the ground floor is an entrance hall which leads either upstairs to the main living area, or through to the rear of the house where there is a self-contained guest studio/study with double sofabed, kitchenette, shower-room & toilet, plus further access to the garden.
We have two cats. Ideally you will be prepared to look after them (ie. food/water), although they use a cat flap to come and go, so need very little maintenance.
About the location
We live on a lively road containing a mixture of trendy restaurants, bars and boutique shops, including a Sainsburys mini-supermarket (7am-11pm) only three doors away.
Our part of Battersea is populated by a mixture of families and young professionals reflecting the cultural diversity that London is famous for. The area has gained the nickname 'nappy valley' due to the high percentage of young families, which are well catered for in terms of child-friendly restaurants and facilities.
The location enjoys fantastic transport connections: 5 mins walk to Clapham Junction station (Zone 2), thence 10 mins to central London, the Underground network, South Bank Centre etc. There are direct buses to the West End, Buckingham Palace etc. including an almost 'door to door' 24 hr night bus service to/from Trafalgar Square.
* Airports: Gatwick (40 mins), Heathrow (60 mins), Stansted (90 mins)
* 10 mins walk to the River Thames.
* 5 mins walk to leafy Wandsworth Common.
* Less than an hour by train to the coast (Brighton etc), with easy connections to the whole of the British Isles via the national rail network.
* Car swap with our 6-seater Fiat Multipla (low mileage/late model) may be possible.
Conditions of home exchange
- Baby / children facilities
- Use of computer
- Washer / Drier
- Car exchange offered
- Use of bike
- Shopping facilities
- Local restaurants
- Art galleries
- Good public transport
- Car not required
Closest airport: Gatwick/Heathrow
Nearest city: London
Property type: House
Location type: City