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GB091658

Hemel Hempstead, Great Britain

Shower room

Shower room

Bedroom 3

Bedroom 3

View from the driveway

View from the driveway

Lounge

Lounge

Kitchen

Kitchen

Dining room

Dining room

Main entrance

Main entrance

2nd lounge

2nd lounge

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 2

View from house

View from house

Bedroom

Bedroom

Main entrance

Main entrance

Shower room Bedroom 3 View from the driveway Lounge Kitchen Dining room Main entrance 2nd lounge Bedroom 2 View from house Bedroom Main entrance
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2011

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House in Hemel Hempstead, Great Britain

This is our second home, set in Little Hayfield, a beautiful, rural location in the Peak District, but an easy drive or train ride to Manchester.  We have 8 acres of grounds, including a small stream/waterfall, garden, woodland and a couple of fields, usually with sheep in. We have a badger sett in the wooded area, lots of birds.
Great walking and mountain biking right from the door,  nice pubs within walking distance.  Easy drive, or 30 minute train ride into Manchester where there are lots of museums (Manchester United football museum, Imperial War museum, Lowry museum, theatres etc).  Local attractions include Buxton spa town with small museum, lovely shops, otter and owl sanctuary, Castleton caves, underground boat ride, well-dressing. Stately homes are within 1 hours drive-eg.Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall. One of the UK's largest theme parks, Alton Towers is 1 hour away. Stockport's hat museum & Lyme Park national trust property is less than 30 minutes away. Several other National Trust/Heritage/Gardens are within 30 minutes drive.
Set up a quiet road, away from main road, but with lovely neighbours 3 minutes walk away. Nearest small shops are 2 miles away, larger shopping centre 4 miles away (Glossop)
The house is a converted old farmhouse/barn and is built on a slope. There are a few steps to some of the rooms and whilst easy for the able bodied, may be a challenge for the disabled. There are a few low ceilings - in the kitchen mainly, so tall people may have to watch their head on the exposed beams.
It has a quirky layout, but works well as the two lounges and conservatory are in separate areas of the house if you want some peace and quiet whilst the kids make some noise!:
basement-with utilities in (washing machine, boiler, drying line, spare microwave, toilet, sink). Oil-fired central heating.
ground floor-spacious hall, large farmhouse kitchen/diner (with Aga cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, dining table, sofa), dining room, lounge with vaulted ceiling and wood-burning stove, toilet, small conservatory, 2 double bedrooms(each with double bed) which share a jack & jill bathroom (this means that the bathroom is in between and can be accessed by both bedrooms) with shower, toilet and sink.
first floor-located up a staircase leading from kitchen:upstairs lounge (no TV-but we do have a projector linked to a dvd player, so you can watch movies- with open fire, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, 3 sofas), bathroom with jacuzzi bath, shower, toilet & sink.
first floor-bedroom (2 twin beds) located up a separate staircase directly above the 2 ground floor bedrooms
We are a family of 4:  a managing director and an hr consultant, our 2 children are a girl aged 11 and a boy aged 9.  We like the outdoors so do not have a TV here (but we do watch dvd's on the projector), we enjoy walking-long walks or just to the local pub, gardening and wildlife watching.  We have lots of board games, some books, movies & toys. Lots of outdoor play area in the stream/fields/garden.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 0 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Teacher
  • Teacher

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 3
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Youth exchange
  • Renting possible

Indoor

  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Garage

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Switzerland
  • Cyprus
  • Egypt
  • Spain
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • India
  • Italy
  • Kenya
  • Morocco
  • Turkey

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Occupation

  • Teacher
  • Teacher

Children

  • Boy - Age: 15
  • Girl - Age: 17

Pets

  • We do not have pets.