Our house is a spacious, comfortable 3 bed semi detached family house in a nice friendly neighbourhood. It has a large lounge, dining room, kitchen and a sun room with double French doors leading onto a lovely patio area overlooking a green valley with abundant wildlife. The garden is particularly pretty in spring and early summer and there are lots of birds and even buzzards flying overhead. Don’t worry we have someone who will tend the garden for us.
We have ample parking at the front and side of the house and there is a covered car port area down past the house which is handy for drying washing. There is also plenty of space to safely store bikes etc.
It is very convenient for walking into the centre of Shrewsbury town centre (takes about ten minutes), with its many interesting individual shops, brand new theatre and quality restaurants. There is a public house serving food within a few minutes walk or you can venture into town for a wonderful choice of restaurants, pubs, tearooms and coffee shops. Whatever you fancy there is a wide choice of cuisines in lovely old settings or smart contemporary with fine dining, 'two meals for £10' and lots in between.
It really couldn't be more convenient, there are pubs with beer gardens, restaurants, shops, supermarkets and takeaways all within a short distance. If you don’t feel like walking there is a bus stop nearby with a half-hourly bus service directly to and from the town centre.
We have friendly neighbours and family living nearby who can help or give advice if any is needed. Our nifty little Fiat 500 is an option of a car swop too.
We are very proud of the town we live in and rightly so!
Lonely Planet Guide says about Shrewsbury
‘It takes just seconds to fall in love with the spaghetti-bowl tangle of medieval streets in the heart of Shropshire’s most picturesque town. Time-worn Tudor buildings tilt their ponderous frames over mysterious passageways; dusky-red sandstone warms an ancient abbey and castle, and sweeping gardens run down to the River Severn.
Nestled in a horseshoe bend of the river, Shrewsbury was for many centuries a critical defensive point to help keep the Welsh in line. Then in medieval times the town grew fat on the wool trade. It is also the birthplace of Charles Darwin (1809–82), whose theory of evolution left the world reeling’.
Shropshire has an abundance of glorious countryside and a fascinating industrial history, too. Ironbridge with its many fascinating museums, now a world heritage site, is about 20 minutes drive. We are near lovely Shropshire hills and countryside brilliant for walking and cycling We are close to Wales, and are two and a half hours to London by train and are about an hour by car or rail from Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool and Stratford upon Avon is 1hr 30 drive.
We are Rose and Peter , both in our fifties. Peter is semi retired, when he isn’t working he can usually be found in the garden or at the fishing lakes in our local area. I work in the Chief Executives department of the Council in policy and strategy development. I like painting in watercolour and have had a few exhibitions. I'm now starting a dabble in oils and enjoying it very much.
We both love to travel and experience new cultures and places. We are new to exchanging and think it sounds ideal for getting a real feel for the places we visit, as we would much rather travel independently than going on anything organized. We would love to revisit some of the places we have already been ...Australia, America, South Africa but are very much open to offers. We have a love of the great outdoors and like being near the coast.
We are both non smokers and particularly like to go to nice restaurants but not anything too formal. We are proud of our house and keep it very clean and tidy without being too fussy and we would take great care to look after yours.
Our son and daughter are grown up and who live not far away, and we have two wonderful grandchildren who we both adore