Early Victorian terraced house fully refurbished in 2012, close to Brighton centre and beach home swap

Beautiful and recently refurbished early Victorian terraced house in central Brighton (not like the TV programme Cuffs - promise!)l. Large main bedroom in converted loft with en suite, two good sized children's bedrooms on first floor, two reception rooms on ground floor, large kitchen and dining room on lower ground level opening onto wooden back deck (great for barbecues) and 70 foot back garden with child's trampoline, basketball hoop and pirate water play table. All the usual mod cons. free parking in our area so no bothersome visitor permits needed. We have a three year old girl and ten year old boy, so well set up for kids.

About the location

Brighton is a thriving seaside city, very cultural and arty but with great shopping, famous local attractions (Pavilion and Pier) and is very family-friendly. Brighton provides easy access for day trips to London (one hour on train into Victoria or London Bridge) as well as Lewes, Chichester, Arundel and Eastbourne.

Brighton sits between the sea and the South Downs National Park (accessible by car (15 minutes or public transport). The climate is generally warmer than the rest of the UK: Brighton tends to have earlier springs, with warmer weather in the summer.

Some of Brighton's tourist attractions include the spectacular Royal Pavilion attracting almost 400,000 visitors each year; the world-famous Brighton Pier - formerly known as the Palace Pier, the fourth most visited leisure attraction in the United Kingdom, featuring a funfair with a mini-roller coaster and other rides; the Clock Tower - built in 1888 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria; Hove Lagoon - a popular centre for water sports with excellent sailing facilities and the Sealife Centre - the world's oldest aquarium centre with one of the longest observation tunnels in the country.

We are handy to all the delights Brighton has to offer.. Our house is a 12-minute walk to the independent shopping nirvana that is the North Laine, 15 minute walk to Brighton train station, 20 minute walk to Brighton Pavilion and 25 minute walk to the seafront/Brighton Pier.There is an organic grocer on corner of our street, two excellent children's parks nearby and a (very warm) local swimming pool 10 minutes walk from our house.

Slightly further afield, Brighton Marina has become one of the largest yachting harbours in the UK and has a good range of entertainment facilities (cinema, bowling etc).. Further towards Eastbourne, Beachy Head is a scenic grassy cliff top with spectacular views across the sea; the Seven Sisters are a series of white cliffs stretching between Seaford and Eastbourne; Devil's Dyke - owned and managed by the National Trust, with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside; and the Undercliff Path - a popular walking and cycling trail that stretches all the way from Brighton Marina to Saltdean. Lagoon Watersports' (http://www.lagoon.co.uk/hove-lagoon) at Hove offers a great variety of short courses e.g. sailing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, wake-boarding, power-boating, yatching, etc, that can be booked in advance.

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery is one of the most popular museums in Sussex, with many important collections of early 20th-century ceramics, furniture, toys and artwork; the Brighton Toy and Model Museum has a fine collection of toys and models. But our favourite is the Booth Museum of Natural History - home to a wealth of interesting exhibits and displays, including more than half a million specimens and impressive dinosaur skeletons - it's free and a great wet weather activity that is great for kids.

'The South Downs Way passes nearby - this is a long distance footpath and bridleway running along the South Downs in southern England, and is one of 15 National Trails in England and Wales. The trail runs for 160 km (100 mi) from Winchester in Hampshire, to Eastbourne in East Sussex with about 4,150 m (13,620 ft) of ascent and descent. It goes by the market towns of Petersfield and Lewes, winding along the banks of the River Adur and passes attractions such as the Amberley Working Museum and beauty spots such as Ditchling Beacon and Devil's Dyke, it is dotted with some great pubs; the Bull at Ditchling is particularly good. The walk can be split into short sections and is clearly waymarked - most of the path is suitable for cyclists and horseriding as well as walkers. See southdownsway.co.uk,

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Weekend Exchange

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • Children welcome
  • Pet Care Offered

Brighton (HE32564)

East Sussex,   England

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 6) 3 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers
  • Europe
  • Adelaide
  • Byron Bay area
  • Cambridge
  • Genève
Short swaps to Cambridge and Geneva/Longer swap Australia July/August 2017

Dates available

July 2017 - August 2017

Swap duration: 2 - 3 weeks

Meet the member

Adults: 2      Children: 2
Experienced Exchanger

Membership expiry date: 10 Nov 2016