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GBSW002462

Teignmouth, Great Britain

Platinum

Member since

2001


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
February 20, 2023 - October 31, 2023 2 weeks

UK swap welcomed for a shorter swap. Happy to consider a short break in Spring 2023 in UK or Northern Europe and would consider 4 days +. We would like at least one holiday of two weeks or so some time May - September. We

Newly refurbished large seaside home in South Devon, with five bedrooms and four bathrooms

 Our house is exactly 100 years old in 2022 and retains some period features like the hall and staircase and our high ceilings, but we had it remodelled and refurbished in 2020 and so it has many more modern touches, including triple glazing, a new kitchen and new bathrooms. We love the sea view from our house and garden and are sure you will enjoy it too. We can easily walk to the beach or to the shops, in 5-10 minutes.

Downstairs we have a formal sitting room with sofas and grand piano, plus a sea view. We watch TV in our snug, with its corner sofa and woodburning stove for colder evenings. We have a large utility room with washing machine and tumble drier. But the room we use the most is our kitchen with its lovely bright windows (including big patio doors leading on to a terrace outside), a window seat, small sitting area and big dining table. It has a big island unit and loads of workspace, as well as a sea view. The fridge freezer has an icemaker, we have a Quooker boiling water tap, both induction and gas hobs, convection and steam ovens plus a microwave and dishwasher.

Upstairs there are five bedrooms. Three of the five have their own private facilities. Bedroom 1 is big and very light, with three lots of windows and a sea view. It has a double bed and an en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Bedroom 2 has a double bed, a sea view, and en-suite shower room with basin and WC. Bedroom 3 has a double bed and en-suite shower room with basin and WC.

Bedroom 4 has a double bed. Bedroom 5 has a single bed, although it also has a desk and we mainly use it as a study. We have a cot which can be set up in any of the rooms. There is also a family bathroom, with bath, bidet, basin and WC.

We normally park in the yard on the North side of the house, accessible via our electric gates. There is plenty of extra space for parking on our gravel driveway. We have quite a big garden, with a terrace and table and chairs facing south, outside the kitchen. We also have a small patio with table and chairs on the west side of the house which we call the gin and tonic patio as it catches the early evening sun.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 25 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Former Chief Education Officer
  • Education Consultant

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 0
  • Environment: By the sea
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Sleeping Capacity: 9
  • Living Area: 307 m2
  • Total Area: 1350 m2

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • Garage

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Greece
  • Scotland, UK
  • Spain
  • France
  • Ireland
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Italy
  • Croatia
  • Portugal

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Exeter / Bristol - 18 miles / 85 miles

Teignmouth (pronounced 'Tinmuth') is a small seaside town of about 15,000 people and has a good range of local shops, including a couple of supermarkets. The beach is an easy walk away from our house and there is also an open-air heated pool on the seafront, which is reopening in 2023 after refurbishment. Teignmouth has a large and cute new playground and a crazy golf course on the sea front. A little passenger ferry takes you across the river to the picturesque village of Shaldon with its stylish little cafes, pubs, a little zoo and the Ness Beach, accessed on foot via the Smugglers' Tunnel.

Teignmouth is close to other seaside places like Dawlish and Torquay, about 30 minutes from Exeter and 45 minutes from Plymouth. On longish day trips it is easy to visit places like the Roman ruins at Bath and the world's first suspension bridge and first iron ship at Bristol or to Tintagel or the Eden Project in Cornwall.

Devon is a green and hilly county with a pretty coastline and good hill walking on Dartmoor. It attracts a lot of UK visitors for holidays. There are many historic places to explore and loads of other tourist attractions too.

https://www.visitsouthdevon.co.uk/places/teignmouth-p187813

https://uk.images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrIDKRcrVJjJO0AtiJ3Bwx.;_ylu=Y29sbwMEcG9zAzEEdnRpZAMEc2VjA3Nj?p=teignmouth+tourism&type=fc_A30C76C6185_s58_g_e_d070122_n1009_c20&param1=7&param2=eJw1i8sKgzAQRX9llgoSJ%2BZF8TO6KuIiahqD0YhaLP36jtAycDnnXsaHoanb%2B4MjCiFFU7QLOdmN8JrQIK8qkp6kQoKwXsQN40oxSuRUepeo9R3hyxLN6RNitKViCNkZliGdOywHcGRYAxVa1vDWMge7rtGdrpvCUSphmNCQTeMxxwJimBx4108ph37c0uxKjprhdbDbp93C%2F8UN%2FrdxYZBJ8wUD1T6y&hsimp=yhs-2212&hspart=fc&ei=UTF-8&fr=yhs-fc-2212

https://visitdartmoor.co.uk/things-to-do/tourist-information#
https://www.dartmoor.gov.uk/
https://www.visitexeter.com/

Occupation

  • Former Chief Education Officer
  • Education Consultant

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.