Beautiful period cottage close to the historic towns of Bath and Bristol

Beautiful period cottage close to the historic towns of Bath and Bristol


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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 3
2 Bathrooms

About our home

We live in a 1920's cottage set in the Wiltshire countryside close to Bradford-on-Avon and Bath. Upstairs there are two large double bedrooms, one single bedroom and a bathroom with bath and shower. Downstairs there is another toilet/cloakroom, study, kitchen/dinning room and separate living room. Outside there is a large sunny front garden. The whole house has recently been renovated in a contemporary style, whilst still keeping the original period character of the house. As well as open fireplaces, wooden floorboards and a wood-burning stove, the house is equipped with all mod-cons including central heating, gas stove, washing machine, microwave, wireless internet connection and printer, TV and DVD player. We would like to do a vehicle swap and have a Volkswagen Transporter (able to seat 3 people) which is perfect for weekends away. We would also be happy to leave bikes and camping equipment available for you.

Our house is set in the village of North Bradley in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside in South West England. Located on the outskirts of Trowbridge we have the benfit of being close to shops and local amenities including a swimming pool and lesiure centre, as well number of beautiful country pubs.

The surrounding area is great to explore by car, on bikes or on foot. We are close to the historic sites of Stonehenge, Avebury and Glastonbury and nearby towns include Bradford-on-Avon and Frome which are renowed for their heritage and arts. The historic Georgian town of Bath is only 20 minutes away and we are also close to the vibrant town of Bristol. Both of these cities have plenty of attractions including the Roman Bath Spa and Bristol Suspension Bridge as well as bars, cafes, restaurants and clubs. London is just over an hour away and easily accessible by both road and train. We are also well located for visiting Devon and Cornwall which boast spectular coastlines pefect for walking, surfing or just relaxing. Finally, Bristol airport is less that an hour away with quick access to many European destinations.

Daryl (42) is a builder and has renovated our house over the last few years. Alyse (30) works in academic book publishing and also teaches exercise classes. We both have an interest in living ethically and try to recycle and reuse wherever possible. At the moment we are working hard to develop our veggie patch! We enjoy activites and sports including running and bike riding, dance, yoga, surfing, swimming and snow boarding. We would be really keen to make a house exchange with access to the beach and mountains so that we can develop these interests further and really enjoy the outdoor environment around your home.

We have completed 2 house swaps so far, to Australia for 6 months and Portugal for 2 weeks. Both were very successful and positive experiences and we are both keen to continue house swapping. We believe it is a brilliant way of seeing new places and meeting new people!


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