Comfortable 5 bed home in the Reading/Newbury/Basingstoke triangle of West Berkshire. London 20 min by train. South Coast - Poole & Bournemouth 1.5 hrs, easy access to the South West of Devon & Cornwall ( 4 hrs ).
Conveniently located off Junction 11 of the main M4 motorway serving Swindn, Bristol, Cardiff & all points West. the house is one of four accessed by a private drive in the village of Burghfield Common.
Semi - rural village has excellent facilities locally : Swimming Pool, sports fileds, local smallish supermarkets, Chinese, Indian & Italian take aways. Good Hirdresser, petrol station & garage.
Excellent doctor's surgery & great neighbours.
House has one bedroom en-suite on the ground floor level which could suit temporary guests, with a total of 3 bathroms . There is a large kitchen/playroom with full internet access & satellite TV. A quiet conservatory provides peace from the urly burly & there is a warm attractively decorated lounge with large soft sofas.
Burghfield Common, as its name suggests, is a wooded area which provies the opportunity for some super walks. The ancient Roman Town of Silchester is 4 miles away & the ruins are world famous.
The adjacent village of Mortimer (3nm) links in to the Great Western Railway at Reading & London can be accesed in 20 min with no paking hassles.
A frequent bus servce operates in to Reading from which all parts of the UK can be accessed by bus, train & the Heathrow Airport Transit link ( bus ).
Burghfield has a thriving community & most facilities are avaialable in the village or if not, in the next one, Mortimer.
The Howard family are 4 in total. Dad (Eric ) & Mum (Sally) both work as crew for British Airways based at Heathrow. Eric is a 747 Captain, Sally a Purser.
Two children are Lawrence(16 ) & Emily (15) who are in to sport, music, & the usual teenage stuff.
There are 3 internet capable computers permanently avialable in the house - some quicker than others ! so any potential swopees would be able to MSN?Facebook as required !
We've done wo very successful house swops to date & both families have become firm friends.