Highly sustainable home we built as part of the Courtyard Community in Montpellier

Hello, We are new to this but yes, we love our home. We built it in 2013 with our friends who live next door. It is designed with passive house principles and one of the only houses in Bristol that is A-rated for energy efficiency and environmental impact. Very comfortable and extremely light.
It looks modern from the outside by very "Bristol" and "shaker" and "Edwardian" on the inside. Also some Moroccan Tiles and various styles of paintings mostly from friends or ourselves.
It`s a spacious house with a little balcony and walled gardens both at front and the back. Both gardens catch the sun.

About the location

We are in walking distance from the centre, yet its also only takes 10 min to walk to the mount in St. Werburghs, which is a nature reserve and there are lots of paths through the allotments too. From there you can go onto putdowns (hills) and snuff mills (woodland and stream) which are really lovely. Montpellier is a really great location. We have the Star and Garter at the end of the Road which is a Jamaican restaurant/bar, and the Better Food company on the other end which is an organic supermarket. You may want to check out the City Farm and it`s Farm Cafe in St. Werburghs - only 10 min walk away through allotments. It`s a cafe build in "Gaudi Style". 30 min walk or 10 min drive to the Harbourside or Clifton and 20 min walk to Gloucester Rd with all its independent shops and Cafe`s and St. Andrews Park. Great cafes and boutique shops are also on Picton Street which is in 10 minutes walking distance. It is also quick to get out into the countryside as we are close to Junction M32. You will love it here if you`d both like to explore the city and would love a quiet garden or nature walks to retreat to.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Children welcome

Bristol (HE40157)

Avon,   England

  • 6 bed   (sleeps 6) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • UK
  • Devon
  • Cornwall
  • Wales
  • Open to offers
We`d like to go somewhere by the sea. Devon or Cornwall or South West Wales preferably, but open to suggestions.

Dates available

July 2021 - August 2021

Swap duration: Open to offer

Meet the member

Membership expiry date: 31 Jul 2021