“We have just returned from a home exchange in Old Mystic, Connecticut and it was everything a true "home exchange" should be. There was so much to see and do in the area but more importantly we loved returning to the comfortable house and large gardens. Janice and Patrick provided us with many brochures, guidebooks, clear instructions on all items relating to the house and a large selection of local produce! We were lucky enough to meet this friendly couple both in Ireland and in US and each time enjoyed their company. Hopefully we will get the opportunity to meet up again! Thanks again to you both. Kathleen and Noel”
Helen's reviewsAs a host (4)
“What can we say other than perfect! Helen and Nick's home is just beautiful. We arranged a swap for October half term and we both travelled with our extended families to each others homes. Helen was the perfect host, her correspondence before the trip was superb. We were recommended restaurants, pubs, walks, places to visit, where to shop... the list goes on. And on arrival we weren't disappointed. The house is large, spacious, light and elegant. A modern home, Helen and Nick have managed to make it so warm and cosy, their attention to detail is second to none ( I especially loved their sheepskin rugs and White Company bedding!). We were left homemade cookies and a huge pot of soup on the stove for our arrival! We felt thoroughly relaxed in their home, and they stayed in contact to make sure everything was just right. Which it was. The surrounding area is great for long walks, bike rides, a bit of culture and is even close to the coast. A great area of England to explore. Thanks once again for a wonderful stay... ”
“Nous avons passé des vacances exceptionnelles chez Nick et Helen! Leur maison est très agréable, proche de nombreux sites touristiques mais le plus exceptionnel est la gentillesse et la générosité de nos hôtes. L'échange a été très agréable et enrichissant.”
“A special, beautiful home in a wonderful location owned by a super family.”
3 things they loved about the trip
- A large and beautiful, yet comfortably casual, home that is filled with light, offers lots of space for relaxing, eating and sleeping, and is well equipped in all ways.
- Owners Helen and Nick are delightful, gracious people who go out of their way to make the exchange the best possible.
- Our daughter and her children, who were with us on the exchange, were as delighted as we were with darling Merlin, the charming alpaca who lives in the field next door and comes to visit with everyone over the fence.
“Their home is in a rural setting but close to Cheddar and the Gorge, the ocean and beaches of the west coast, and many charming small villages -- all of which are part of the beautiful Mendip Hills area. Moreover, Nick and Helen are so accommodating and enjoy people so much that we feel we have made friends with whom we will keep in touch and enjoy future home exchanges. ”
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