Situated near to Chester, Liverpool, Manchester, North Wales & Lake District.

Situated near to Chester, Liverpool, Manchester, North Wales & Lake District.




Oct 2012

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms

About our home

We own a modern, warm, comfortable & secure 2 storey home in a cul-de-sac containing just 26 properties located on a small privately built residential estate in a quiet and safe area.

On the ground floor we have a spacious lounge with a coal effect gas fire and satellite TV; a Family Room with a further satellite TV & Hi-fi. This leads on to a Conservatory. We also have a Dining Room, fully fitted modern kitchen with breakfast bar, Utility Room and Cloakroom.

On the first floor we have 4 bedrooms (one currently used as a study). The main bedroom has a “King” sized double bed and En-suite. The second bedroom also has a “King” sized double bed whilst the third bedroom has one single bed. The fourth bedroom used as a study can accommodate a “fold down” temporary bed that we have available. There is a further family bathroom.

At the rear of the property there is a garden and a patio area with garden furniture and BBQ. It has a southerly outlook which, in the UK means it has a sunny outlook.

We have a car that we may consider offering in any swop.


More about us

  1. We are Maureen & Peter. We are both non smokers in our mid 60’s and retired. We are both former civil servants & Peter has additional experience working as a National Manager for a large retail Group as well as a Business Development Manager for an international Risk Management Group. Maureen now carries out voluntary work at a local hospice and Peter is busy researching his family tree at present.

    We have been married for 44 years. We have travelled to Australia several times but this is our first attempt at a “home exchange”. We consider ourselves to be a responsible and thoughtful couple. We will treat any home we occupy in an exchange with care and respect and are looking to exchange our home with someone who will treat our home in a reciprocal manner whilst at the same time enjoying the experiences this opportunity offers.

    We would ideally like (if possible)a "long term" exchange of eight weeks duration to be taken anytime during the periods specified ealrier.

    Whilst the above dates are our preferred options, we do have the potential to be flexible in terms of the dates of our stay in Australia and would therefore consider alternative options if need be.

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Where is it?


Our home in Widnes, Cheshire, England (some twelve miles from Liverpool), is ideally situated as a “base” for those wishing to visit nearby historic cities with their significant “retail therapy” shopping opportunities, numerous sporting venues, theatres and fine restaurants as well as the wealth of beautiful countryside that lies within easy reach.

Our home is within 40 minutes driving time of all of the following cities - Chester; with its Roman history; Liverpool (European City of Culture in 2008) with its musical and maritime history and; the City of Manchester. The beautiful North Wales coast is also within a 40 minute drive whilst it is a 1 hr.30 minutes drive to the heart of the English Lake District & Yorkshire Dales.

If you want to visit the Isle of Man “TT” motor cycle races or Dublin, Ireland, the sea ferries for each destination are merely 40 minutes away from our home.

If you are keen to travel further afield, London is 1 hr & 50 minutes away by train and Scotland 2 hrs & 30 minutes drive away whilst our nearest local airport (Liverpool) approximately 7 miles from our home offers numerous “no frills” inexpensive flights to most major cities in mainland Europe as does Manchester Airport some 20 miles away.

The following links highlight low cost airlines operating from one (or both of these airports) and, give a really good indication of the low prices charged for flights and, the wide variety of overseas cities easily accessible.;;;

For sports enthusiasts, a number of major Horse Racing Courses (Haydock Park, Chester & York) are easily accessible from our home the nearest being 20 minutes away.

For golfers, the National Open Golf Courses of Royal Lytham St Anne’s and, Royal Birkdale are both within a 1 hr & 30 minutes drive.

For cricket lovers, Old Trafford Cricket Ground is 35 minutes drive away and Edgbaston 1 hrs & 30 minutes drive.

Widnes is also the base for “Widnes Vikings” Rugby League Team that plays in the Super League.

Our location is therefore excellent as a base if you want to travel around and see the various places of interest our part of the Country offers.

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