Prospect Terrace, Painswick, Gl6 6xz home swap
I prefer to do non-simultaneous exchange.
However I am interested in finding what I call
.......A HOSPITALITY EXCHANGE with a difference!
There is only one bedroom in the property and the bed is a small double/or big single.
There is a single sofa bed for a child but I feel the property is ideal for one person.
I would be staying with my daughter who lives very near and need to collect post etc and help if needed.
Happy to come with milk/fresh bread and a newspaper if you so desire . This would be at a time of your choice.
I would also be happy to drive you to places of interest like Bath, Cheltenham or Oxford or to any of the beautiful places in the Cotswold area. Am also willing to pick you up and collect you from Trains, buses etc. London and South West trains call at Stroud.
I may even be persuaded to give you a lift to further places ( Lands End?) if you will give a help with petrol. Please note I would NOT expect to stay with you all the time......just be there for the driving to and fro. [I would use the time to catch up with visiting for myself. ]
Also means you might not need to hire a car if you choose. This would also be good because parking is difficult.
There is a general store in the village, three hotels, a seriously delicious coffee/cakes shop and a little Antique shop. There is an excellent Arts centre and gallery in the village with working artists plus a Wood Turner. Happy to take you to shops IN STROUD, GLOUCESTER OR CHELTENHAM or even shop for you.
Have lots of local knowledge if you want it. Please note that I will NOT be TOO FUSSY AROUND YOU. If you want peace and quiet and prefer not to be disturbed just let me know.
I am offering this 'extra' help because of not being able to do a normal swap.
What I ask of you in return is the chance to spend some time in Italy to see some of the wonderful treasures. If I can stay in your home whilst you are away [ may be you have a second property] I will house sit for you. OR if you have plenty of bedrooms maybe I could stay with you . I would be happy to take care of myself. OR maybe you have a friend who will let me stay. I am sure something could be organised and agreed.
I would be looking for a visit in the Spring of 2016 or am open for offers.
My cottage is in the centre of this well known village and is in a terrace of four. The cottage is simply furnished but comfortable. The sitting room has a good fire for chilly days and a door to the front with a small porch. It has a good sized kitchen with room to sit at table. The bathroom is clean and tidy and the bedroom has a double bed. There is a garden with a place to sit out and very lovely views across the valley. There is a TV and WF.
About the location
Painswick is near to many places of interest that are very popular. The Cotswolds as this area is known is lovely and there are many places to visit for History and the Arts. Oxford, Bath, Cheltenham and Bristol are all within easy distance. It is beautiful walking country and there are many, small villages and fascinating places to explore.
If you are a Laurie Lee fan then you will probably know that the Slad Valley where he lived is within a good walking distance or a very short drive to the 'Wool Pack'. There are lots of events around the area. Music, Theatre, Horse riding, Watersports. The Romans lived around here a little while ago but haven't seen any recently.
Princess Anne and Prince Charles live locally and there are lots of famous people around who choose to live here. The area has long been connected to the artists who came to live and work here particularly those Arts and Craftsman who were influenced by William Morris in the period 1890 - 1930.
There are still many quiet places left to enjoy . Painswick has a very famous churchyard. I hope you will come and find out why.
Type of home swap
- Non Simultaneous Exchange
- Open to Offers
- Hospitality Exchange
- Housesitting Offered
- Bed and Breakfast Offered
- Use of bike
- Shopping facilities
- Local restaurants
- Art galleries
- Horse Riding
- Good public transport
Closest airport: Heathrow. Bristol.Birmingham
Nearest city: Cheltenham
Property type: Cottage
Location type: Rural