Early Victorian terraced house - Brighton home swap

Beautiful and recently refurbished early Victorian terraced house close to central Brighton. 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. We have a five year old girl and twelve 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 - no trip to Brighton is complete without some shopping therapy in the quirky independent shops of the North Laine and Old Lanes, Brighton has famous local attractions like the 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 newly built i360 which at 162 meters is the world's tallest moving observation tower, on a clear day you can see all the way to the Isle of Wight!; the brand new seafront zip wire - the longest on the south coast at 300m and 22m high!; the Volks Electric Railway which runs along the seafront and is the world's oldest electric railway 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 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). and loads of restaurants. 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.

'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. It passes attractions such as Ditchling Beacon and Devil's Dyke and 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
  • Open to Offers
  • Weekend Exchange

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Pets welcome
  • Children welcome
  • Pet Care Offered
  • Pet Care required

Brighton and Hove (HE32564)

East Sussex,   England

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 5) 3 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Somerset
Bath weekend swap 25/11/17; Dog friendly swap UK school holidays 2018

Dates available

November 2017 - November 2017
March 2018 - April 2018

Swap duration: 1 - 2 weeks


Meet the member

Adults: 2      Children: 2
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Membership expiry date: 22 Nov 2017