17th C Cumbrian cottage home swap
Always interested in Kent...coast preferably.....but open to offers in the U.K, especially near sea/lakes.
Our home is a 17th century sandstone cottage with exposed stonework, oak beams and many original features but all modern conveniences, in a tiny village near Appleby, former county town of Westmorland.
There are fantastic views of the Pennine hills from our house and garden.
Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms with double beds and sharing a "Jack & Jill"
ensuite, and 1 with 2 single beds.
Downstairs we have a bathroom with bath and shower, dining room, living room and a dining kitchen which opens onto a small conservatory.
In the garden you will find a summerhouse and plenty of outdoor furniture + 3 adults & 1 child`s bikes and possibly a hot tub to enjoy in warmer weather.
Appleby lies in the Eden Valley, an ideal location for discovering the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and Scotland, all less than an hour`s drive from here. If you prefer outdoor activities there are great walks from our own door, riding stables in the village, a swimming pool and sports centre 2 miles away, and a golf course close by, plus of course water sports on the Lakes. Our nearest lake, (and in our view the most beautiful), is Ullswater, less than 30 minutes away by car.
2020 Open to offers in UK any time, possibly with family (with prior permission of course).....2 couples + 2 children, but usually just the two of us.
We have completed well over 100 home swaps, been swapping since 1975.
About the location
Beautiful rural area with magnificent fell views, 2 miles from Appleby, ancient county town of Westmorland.
20 minutes to Ullswater, nearest lake, 5 minutes to Dufton on the Pennine Way and High Cup Nick, one of Julia Bradbury`s "greatest walks" our own mini Grand Canyon.
Type of home swap
- Home Exchange
- Open to Offers
- Weekend Exchange
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- Pets welcome
- Children welcome
- Garage / Parking
- Washer / Drier
- Use of bike
- Horse Riding
- Car recommended
Closest airport: Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Glasgow.
Property type: Cottage
Location type: Rural