Our ground floor has the original cobbles and troughs of the coach house. This means practicality in spades for muddy wellies and paws; but a potential trip hazard too. You easily get used to it, and its an amazing feature, but it's worth bearing in mind.
The Western Lakes are a privilege to live in. Away from the well trodden tourist trails, we are less than 2 miles from the beach, and less than two miles from the Lake District National Park and Scafell Pike.
Remote in the sense that your nearest chain supermarket is half an hours drive away, you will soon settle into the rhythm of tea rooms, pubs and honesty tables with everything from fresh flowers to newly picked potatoes.
Ambleside and Windermere are an hour and a half drive, Lancaster two hours, and Carlisle a similar distance in the opposite direction.
The Cumbrian Coast Mainland Railway is one of the most beautiful railway journeys in England, and it delivers you to within a half hour walk from our door! The Cumbrian Coast line, and L'al Ratty (Cumbrian for: Little Railway) recently featured in a BBC programme entitled Britain's Greatest Railway journeys, hosted by Michael Portillo.
Muncaster Castle is also just a five minute drive away and it's Owl Sanctuary and incredible views (not to mention, haunted bedroom) make it one of the Lake District's hidden tourist gems.
The recent winner of "Britain's Favourite View", Wastwater is 7 miles from our small village; which manages to squeeze in a post office come agricultural feed store, a petrol station come village store, and, the all important pub - a 4 minute walk (& only because of the lack of street lights!) directly from our front door to theirs!
We have two large dogs and a tiny cat. A significant element of our wish to exchange is to know that they can be happy at home in our absence. However, we have a local pet sitter who can handle the walking for you, if you can handle the relaxing by the fire with them afterwards!
We have now successfully completed our sixth exchange, and would be particularly interested in a longer (3 to six week) swap in January 2013 - to somewhere outside the UK.
|Contact||*********** ************||Occupation / Interests||Travel, walking, animals, design, reading|
|Adults||2||Languages spoken||English French|
|Registration date||11 Mar 2012||Expiry date||11 Mar 2013|
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£35.00 for 1 year on-line listing and contact privileges|
|Duration||Open to offers|
|Dates available||Open to Offers|
|Preferred destination||Regular exchanges with London, Europe, North Africa & beyond|
|Type of exchange||Home Exchange,Housesitting Offered,Housesitting Wanted,Long Term Exchange,Non Simultaneous Exchange,Weekend Exchange,Rental Offered|
|Nearest city||Lancaster & Carlisle|
|Themed holiday||Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Horse Riding, Walking|