Large Victorian terraced house, short walk from the beach and historic city centre - central Brighton home swap
Our family of 8 lives in a large terraced house, built in 1885, a ten-minute walk from Brighton`s busy city centre. The street is quiet and residential, despite its central location.
The house is Victorian with many original features and an extended conservatory dining room. It is nicely decorated with comfortable furniture. It is light and airy with high ceilings and big windows.
The kitchen is fully equipped and wells stocked as we love to cook. You would be welcome to use cooking ingredients.
We have a small, enclosed back garden which includes a trampoline, barbecue, outside table which seats 8 and a decking area.
The house has three bedrooms upstairs - one with a double and single bed, one with a double/single bunk and one with two singles, and one bedroom downstairs with a double bed.
There is a large bathroom with separate bath and shower and an extra loo.
If you needed to you could pull out the extra mattress in the attic for one more person.
We have two cats - if you wanted to bring a dog it would have to stay downstairs. The cats are used to visiting dogs and will just be unsociable and go in and out of the bathroom window!
Parking is on street. We can sort you out with daily parking permits.
We also have a decent, gym-quality cross-trainer in the house if you like to stay fit and you would be welcome to use our bikes.
We have Virgin TV and stacks of DVDs and board games.
About the location
Brighton is London`s quirky seaside cousin known for its laid back atmosphere, famous historic, narrow maze of Lanes and independent boutiques. The seafront is bustling with shops, bars and seafood restaurants and there are many attractions within easy reach including the i360, Sealife Centre and famous Brighton Pier.
Brighton has theatres, including the opulent Victorian Theatre Royal, great music venues of all sizes and lots more in the way of culture, from the Pavilion, the Prince Regent`s magnificent Indian-style folly, to quirky museums and comedy clubs. We have the world`s oldest working cinema two minutes from our home.
Brighton Marina is a short bus ride away (or you can take the historic Volks electric railway along the seafront) and has a casino, ten-pin bowling, restaurants and a cinema.
If you don`t have a car, everything is easily reached by public transport.
The South Downs roll behind us and are a short walk (or bus ride) away. There are plenty of opportunities for cycling and hiking between the beautiful coastline and the South Downs National Park with lots of pretty villages and country pubs between.
It`s an hour on the very regular train service to central London and there is a smaller station connected to Brighton a two-minute walk from the house.
There are food shops, including a lovely market, five minutes away from the house and several great pubs on our doorstep offering decent food, if you don`t feel like cooking, plus takeaways offering just about every cuisine imaginable.
If you have any specific interests, from sculpture to sea fishing to horse riding or racing, we can give you an individual itinerary of suggestions.
Conditions of home exchange
- Pets welcome
- Children welcome
- Baby / children facilities
- Washer / Drier
- Shopping facilities
- Rock climbing
- Local restaurants
- Art galleries
- Horse riding
- Good public transport
- Car not required
Closest airport: Gatwick (25 mins)
Nearest city: Brighton
Property type: House
Location type: Beach/Seaside