Pretty Victorian House - Bradford on Avon home swap
Our comfortable and well furnished house sits in the middle of a friendly terrace of four Victorian cottages in a beautiful and historic English market town.
You arrive at our front door up a short winding path through the garden. Downstairs there is a comfortable sitting room (with open fire for chilly winter nights), dining room, kitchen/conservatory and utility room, with gardens to the front and back. We especially like our bathroom (a great place to wallow and chat) and recently renovated kitchen. At the very top of the house is a second bedroom with a magnificent view across the rooftops to the Salisbury Plain (spot the chalk white horse on a distant hill-side - a typical Wiltshire landmark).
Our furniture is a mixture of bits we have picked up on our travels and inherited antiques: not especially grand but comfortably traditional - we like to think it has everything you would need.
Our house has four bedrooms but only two are set up for sleeping... We are both musicians and so there are a quite a few instruments in the others! However, this means that the house is nice and spacious for a party of two or three. The steps up to the top floor are quite steep - but the views are worth it!
About the location
Bradford on Avon is possibly Wiltshire`s finest small market town with a mediaeval bridge, one of the oldest churches in England and steep, winding lanes lined with old weavers` cottages. It is conveniently situated for exploring this historic region by train, bus or car and boasts an interesting selection of independent shops. Less than half an hour away is the splendid Georgian city of Bath (the 15 minute train ride there is amongst the prettiest in the south of England), Stonehenge and the National Trust village of Lacock, which has been used as the set for various films including Harry Potter. A walk along the river will take you to picturesque neighbouring villages with delightful pubs; or, if you`re feeling lazy you could take a boat along the canal.
For golf players there are excellent courses nearby. The more urban centres of Bristol and London are both very easy for a day trip by train.
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- No pets allowed
- Children welcome