Large family home in New Forest National Park near the sea home swap

A large (2900 sq ft; 268 m sq) family home in a quiet location, with 2 paddocks and a back garden looking out over open parkland.

2 double bedrooms with ensuites, 3 single beds and a family bathroom. Large family kitchen/dining/living room with doors onto patio and back garden with outdoor eating area and bar-b-que. Living room with TV and DVD's. Playroom with huge selection of toys and books for the under 8s. Study and wireless internet throughout.

Outbuildings with rowing machine/basic gymn equipment. Two adult mountain bikes, one with toddler seat, bike trailer which tows two toddlers or lots of stuff, two small kids bikes (7 year old and 5 year old) and one toddler balance bike. Numerous ride on toys. Trampoline with netting and football pitch with goals on the paddocks.

About the location

We live in the South of the New Forest National Park a beautiful area where wild horses roam free over the common land (and roads!) which is a popular holiday destination. From our back gate you have access to miles of national park land for walking, riding and exploring. There is a riding school within a mile of our house. It is a great area for mountain biking with miles of tracks throughout the forest.

Although rural in feel we are only 10 minutes drive from the sea in Lymington which is world famous for its sailing activity on the Solent. Cowes and the Isle of Wight are a short ferry journey away. There are good sandy beaches within 15 minutes drive in Highcliffe, Hengitsbury Head and Bournemouth. The area has lots of great country pubs and restaurants for eating out. The beautiful medieval cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury are less than 40 mins drive away. Bournemouth and Southampton have theatres, concerts and shopping centres. There are lots of children's activities nearby including Peppa Pig World which is very popular with toddlers!

There is an excellent train service to London from Brockenhurst which is 10 minutes drive away. Trains leave for Waterloo every 30 minutes and the journey takes 1 hour 34 minutes, so there is easy access to the museums and theatre of London on day trips.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Open to Offers

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Children welcome

New Forest National Park (HE33223)

Hampshire,   England

  • 5 bed   (sleeps 8) 3 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers
  • Victoria

Dates available

March 2016 - April 2016

Swap duration: 3 - 4 weeks


Meet the member

Adults: 2      Children: 3

Membership expiry date: 08 Feb 2016