Lovely 3 Bed home swap in Leeds, England
We are Hannah and Alex a young couple living in Leeds with our one year old daughter. We love to travel and plan to take Ivy all around the world.
Our house is a classic example of a late 19th century North England back to back terrace. We have an eclectic style and like to mix modern furniture with unique vintage finds. There are 3 bedrooms - one with super king-size bed and a cosy armchair perfect for bedtime stories for little ones! The other bedroom has a double bed and also acts as our office with a Mac and work space. There is also fully equipment nursery with cot, toys and baby monitor.
We feel our house offers a place to relax with Wi-Fi throughout and the use of our computer for your ease. We have TVs in the living area and main bed room. There is also cable, a playstation 3, lots of books and games which you are more than welcome to use.
We have a washing machine and tumble dryer in our basement which you are welcome to use during your stay. We will provide fresh linens and towels.
Chapel Allerton is a cosmopolitan area just on the outskirts of Leeds, offering a wide selection of bustling bars and restaurants, and famous for its Arts Festival. Close by is Roundhay Park which is one of the largest parks in Europe.
We live 5 minutes away from the rolling Yorkshire countryside and 5 minutes from Leeds city centre. Leeds is a bustling city with a thriving shopping and arts scene.
We are a couple of hours via train or car to London and Edinburgh, in the middle of the UK. Leeds is within an hour a half drive from the East and West coast of England giving you the chance to eat proper fish and chips at Englands fine seaside resorts.
Here are a few liks to our local area...
Chapel Allerton is a great area of Leeds, locally known as "the village", after its small town feel in a big city. We love living here. The locals are friendly and helpful. The city and countryside are accessible in minutes.
For out doors - Leeds is surrounded by rolling coutryside. Picnic in the Yorkshire dales, explore the yorkshire sculpture park, visit Bronte country (and the house where the Bronte sisters grew up) or hike through countless local National Trust properties. We are members of the National Trust and would be happy to leave our memberships cards for you to use. We are just 30 minutes away from Fountains Abbey, a world heritage site, as well as the beautiful British coastline and lots of quaint market towns to explore. The are lots of activties in the surrounding areas; mountain biking, hot air ballooning and hiking to name a few.
For culture - Leeds has some of the best bars and clubs in england, whatever your music taste they'll be something for you. There are a huge mixture of fantastic restuaraunts, including one of Jamie Olivers flagship restaurants.
Kirkstall Abbey is a 10 minute drive away, there you can watch Shakepeares most famous plays whilst picnicing in the scenic ruins of the 12th century Cistercian abbey. There are countless galleries and museums, most of which are free of charge. West Yorkshire Playhouse, Opera North and Northern Ballet offer some of the finest theatre and dance performances in the country.
Leeds has some great shops, including the British classics Harvey Nichols, Vivienne Westwood, kitcsh favourite Cath Kidston and some great independent music, vintage and comic shops. We enjoy everything the city has to offer, and are happy to point you towards places that might suit your interests. These are just a few suggestions
For kids - the National Media Museum and Eureka National Childrens Museum are near by. We can point you in the direction of the best parks, places to picnic, great kids shops and art house cinema! For kids enjoying legends, adventures and myths we are an hour from Whitby (where Bram Stoker famously wrote Dracula), an hour and a half away from Robin Hoods famous Sherwood Forest and 30 minutes from Yorks famour Yorvik Centre
For history - we live a stones throw away from York, a must see for anyone visiting from abroad. Leeds has a plethora of building steeped in history. Howarth, Harrogate and Scarborough are also favourites of ours.
Travel - Leeds is ideal placed for exploring the UK. Most of the country is easily accessible via train or car.
Trains to London - 2 hour duration (also a £1 mega-bus departs from Leeds daily to London)
Train to Manchester - 40 minutes
Drive/train to York - 30 minutes
Leeds/Bradford airport is 8 miles away, lots of low costs airlines fly into Europe if you fancied a weekend get away, likewise ferries from Hull (an hours drive) can take you on a weekend cruise to Belguim or Amsterdam for as little as £72.
Our car is available for your use. Its is a silver Chrysler PT Cruiser.
We are currently looking to exchange with someone in New York for around the dates 22nd June to 13th July, we are flexible at the moment.
Type of home swap
- Home Exchange
- Weekend Exchange
- Open to Offers
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- Children welcome