Centrally located with easy access for UK touring modern 4 bed house

Centrally located with easy access for UK touring modern 4 bed house


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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
2 Bathrooms

About our home

We have a well-furnished and equipped modern house on the Southern outskirts of Northampton.
Northampton is located in the centre of the UK, 60 miles North of London and a similar distance South of Birmingham. 100 years ago 70% of the world’s shoes were made here, but no longer. It is a large and quiet town surrounded by very pleasant countryside and attractive villages full of history (including the civil war). We very much enjoy the many country walks that this offers. Milton Keynes, the most successful of the English new towns, is 20 minutes away and has very extensive sports and other facilities. It boasts a very large modern shopping centre. Cambridge lies 50 miles to the East, Stratford-on-Avon 50 miles NW and Oxford 50 miles to the West. The Cotswolds are 40 minutes away. And the local golf course, 18 holes, is about 400m down the road!

The house is 5 minutes by car from the M1 motorway that runs north from London to Leeds and gives easy access the rest of the country to north and south.

Located in a small cul-de-sac of similar properties, all well kept by friendly helpful neighbours it is on a large corner plot, with an open plan garden to the front and a completely private and well-stocked walled garden to the rear. The rear garden faces south and is terraced with a lawn, flower beds, two decking areas and an undercover barbeque.

Inside, the house has three large reception rooms, sitting room, dining room and what we call the ‘den’ where we have large flat screen TV, audio players and lots of books! The kitchen was modernised in 2011 and now has a range cooker, drawer fridge, dishwasher and breakfast bar. There is a large utility room with washer/dryer, central heating boiler, additional larder fridge and clothes drying facilities. There is a toilet downstairs.

Upstairs there are four bedrooms, two double and one single, and a study with desktop computer, printer, Wi-Fi, etc. There is a bathroom with power shower over the bath and a separate shower room/en suite in the main bedroom.

The integrated double garage is full of our ‘stuff’ so cars are kept in the drive.

Two adult bicycles and safety helmets are available should you wish to explore the cycle paths around the area. We have a cycle rack to carry bicycles on the rear of a car. You will need a car if wishing to travel to other areas, though there is a local bus service into Northampton. Car available with swap. Northampton has a train service linking with the rest of the UK through London and Birmingham (Central London 1hr 10 minutes, Birmingham 40 minutes).

Travellers: 2. Sarah and Martin Price. We are both retired and available for exchanges
at any time.
Exchange dates: Any considered, mail us.
Where we want to go: Tasmania/Victoria/Australia /Anywhere


More about us

  1. We are a semi-retired couple. We love to travel and we are free to indulge our passion.

  2. Martin is a retired Management Consultant, currently writing a book on Project Management. Sarah works for a family business in Northampton helping them to run 3 pubs, 2 restaurants and a nightclub!

  3. We enjoy the challenges and pleasures of exchanging lives.

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Old White Hart, Church Restaurant
Cool bars
Sazerac, Castillion Street
Retail therapy
Birmingham, Milton Keynes,Cambridge, London
Bit of culture
Royal & Derngate Theatre, Shoe Museum, Ashmolean Oxford
Walks in the park
Abington Park, Stowe Landscape Gardens, Althorp House
Spot of exercise
Bike Rides (lots), Virgin Gym 400 yards, Collingtree Golf Course 400 yards
Day tripping
Stratford-on-Avon, Cotswolds, Oxford, London,

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