East Anglian Georgian Townhouse - Waveney Valley home swap
Spacious and bright family house. A Georgian town house, formerly a shop. The house has three bedrooms and can accommodate up to six.
On the ground floor: a big bright sitting room with timbered ceiling, wooden shutters and a woodburner, `the shop` which has a great seating area for watching the street, plus a huge dining table which can seat up to 10. There`s also a small study, a pantry with washing machine etc, a shower room and a well equipped sunny kitchen with another dining area for 4. Upstairs is a bathroom, two huge double bedrooms and one smaller double.
Outside is a generous very sunny secluded south facing garden.
The house is full of art and quirky stuff but is also very easy, simple and calm.
The cat is very friendly and pretty low maintenance but he does NOT like dogs. Sorry.
About the location
Harleston is an ancient market town nestling on the Norfolk/Suffolk borders close to the river Waveney with a wealth of beautiful architecture. It is ideally placed for those wanting to explore the Waveney Valley but is also a thriving, working rural centre. The house is within easy walking distance of a good range of local independent shops and pubs (Adnams).
I`m a member of the Waveney Windsurf Club, which gives access to a beautiful lake within a mile of the house, great for swimming and evening barbeques.
35 mins from the beautiful east coast, Walberswick, Southwold, Duwich etc, 40 mins to Snape. Aldeburgh and Woodbridge.
30 mins to the fine city of Norwich, art galleries, museums, great shops, funky bars and nightlife.
Harleston is within an easily accessible cluster of fabulous little towns inc Diss (mainline railways station London 1hr30mins) Halesworth, Bungay and Beccles.
An hour up to the Norfolk Broads and just over an hour to the north Norfolk coast, Blakeney etc.
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- Children welcome
- Pet Care required
- Washer / Drier
- Use of bike
- Shopping facilities
- Local restaurants
- Art galleries
- Horse riding
- Car recommended
Closest airport: Norwich / Stansted
Nearest city: Norwich
Property type: Townhouse
Location type: Rural