Burnham on Sea, Somerset, England

Close to Europe`s 2nd longest sandy beach we have a recently refurbished semi-detached house near the end of a quiet close. Conveniently situated just a 10 minute walk to beach, countryside, and town. Close to the https://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/
We think we have it all!

Over the last two years of ownership we have updated and decorated.
Bedrooms are 1 european king size and 1 double bedroom with a single bed both with memory foam mattresses and en-suite. Bedroom furniture.

Downstairs: a spacious living area with lounge, sofa and 2 comfy armchairs, Smart TV, Netflix, DVD player.

Kitchen: induction hob. Dishwasher. Large fridge. New beech worktops, tiling.

Hobby rooms x 2. One used for sewing and painting. One will be for a model railway. You are welcome to unleash the artist within or the dressmaker/quilter - all the equipment is there!

Dining room with table that can seat 6, bookcase, DVD player and dresser. This leads into:

Conservatory with 3 seater sofa and moroccan rug. King Arthur themed alabaster chess set. Have a game! Lovely view to the garden.

Utility with washing machine, large and small freezer.

Ground floor WC.

Back garden though small, is fairly private. There is an outdoor dining table to seat 6 and other garden furniture.
We love lots of flowers in the front and back gardens and love sitting and listening to the birds in the trees.

Garage: home to the clothes drier. Plenty of room in the garden for hardstanding parking.

Modern and comfy we`re close to a bus route and 10 minutes drive to the railway station and motorway. Bristol International Airport is 30 minutes drive.

About the location

Having 7 miles of unbroken golden beach our home is in a thriving traditional seaside town with a pier, cinema, theatre, gardens, 2 excellent golf courses, international restaurants and takeaways, selection of fish and chip shops. A good range of shops, cafes and pubs to visit and a busy calendar of events throughout the year for residents and visitors alike. The Bridgwater Carnival (one of the largest illuminated processions in the World) visits in November.

Popular Brean is a 10 minutes drive just along the coast or a longish walk along the beach. Bustling in the summer with visitors and amusements parks. Brean Down is a more challenging walk with an historic fort at the end and views to land and sea.

Burnham is superb for flat walks along the seafront esplanade and the beach. This coastline is well known for its fine sandy beach accessible in places even at high tide. Having the highest rise and fall of tide in the world – after the Bay of Fundy in Canada – in the holiday season safe stretches are marked and overseen by lifeguards.

Walks from our house: in one direction, a steady walk along the beach will take you to Berrow and the dunes. Unspoilt, protected, perfect for bird watching and glorious in the Spring and Summer for wildflowers. A great place to walk the dog.

In the other direction you can walk to town and further on to the marina and 42-acre Apex Park which is enjoyed as a space for picnics, games and wildlife watching on the lake. Lovely play area for children and a dog park. Here you can access the South West Coast path - 630 miles, if you fancy a stroll!

Within 5 minutes you can walk to a traffic free lane to Brent Knoll and enjoy a drink and a meal in a local pub.

A short bus ride to Brean and stop at Cafe 33. Here cycle route 33 will take you into picturesque Uphill with it`s marina, church on a hill and another cafe.

Lots to see and do! Close by is the bigger busy seaside town of Weston Super Mare also with a sandy beach, pier and many attractions.

Cheddar Gorge, a short drive away, famous for cheese and the amazing caves of stalagnites and stalactites where `Cheddar man` was found.

On the Somerset levels: Avalon Marshes Ham Wall bird sanctuary - good for a walk and a special attraction is the starling murmuration in the Autumn.

Near the sanctuary you can visit Shapwick Heath and see a replica of the Sweet Track, one of the oldest roads in the world and walk along part of its route and imagine what the landscape would have looked like.

Glastonbuy & Tor: A place of magic, mystery and ley lines.

Stonehenge: Approximately 1 hr 45 minutes drive to Salisbury plain. Stonehenge is the oldest and only remaining monument named in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The 5,000 year old henge monument became a World Heritage Site in 1986.

Wells: Beautiful cathedral in the smallest city in England. Stunning location in the oldest part of Wells. Market once per week.

Farther afield but within easy reach are: North Devon - surfing, South Devon - lovely countryside, Exmoor and and Dartmoor - walking, wildlife, dartmoor ponies; Dorset - the famous Jurassic coast. Even further afield is the beauty of Cornwall (Poldark country) great beaches and if you fancy visting another country - South Wales is about 1 hour away by car or train.

Some time in the City? Bristol is 30 minutes to it`s park and ride. A wonderful cosmopolitan city with a bustling rejuvenated harbourside with cafes, shops, galleries, an Industrial museum, hands on science museum - great for children of all ages!

Bath - easily reached by road or rail. An historic Roman town with Roman spa - fabulous for a treat!

London is about 2 hours by train or car.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Pets welcome
  • Children welcome

Burnham on Sea (HE40436)

Somerset,   England

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 3) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • UK
  • Europe
  • Open to offers

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