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GB816187

Colchester, Great Britain

Front view of house.

Front view of house.

Front view of house.
Platinum

Member since

2006


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
June 20, 2020 - September 20, 2020 2 weeks

Preferably 10 days to 2 weeks plus in Summer 2020. Also open to UK breaks in Spring and Autumn.

House in village near historic town of Colchester, Great Britain

We have a three bedroom detached house over 2 floors with 2 lounges, a music room, study, large dining/kitchen, one bath/shower room, another shower room and a large garden with two patios with table and chairs for outdoor eating. It is possible to use free wi-fi. We have Freeview HD TV, hi-fi music system, and a good selection of DVD's, CD's, books and board games for you to use during your stay.

Please note our house is not suitable for small children.

Our house is in Fingringhoe, a pretty village about 4 miles from the historic town of Colchester which is Britain's oldest recorded town and was one of the most important settlements in Roman Britain.

At the front of our house we have views across fields towards the river estuary and at the back of the house we have views of pasture with cows and sheep and large area of woodland. There are good walks you can do in the countryside straight from the house. Our home is easy walking distance of the village pub (which has good food and a pleasant beer garden with good views across the Roman River Valley). The area we live in is quiet and peaceful and we have friendly neighbours.

The bus to Colchester town centre stops outside our house. Colchester is a short drive of about 15 minutes. It is 6 miles, 20 minutes by car to Colchester train station - with very regular trains to London, Ipswich and Norwich. The train to London takes about 50 minutes, so it's easy to do day trips to London. Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds and Canterbury are all accessible.

More information on Colchester, our region of East Anglia, and London:
https://www.visiteastofengland.com/
https://www.visitcolchester.com/
http://www.colchester.gov.uk/leisure
http://firstsite.uk/
https://www.colchester-zoo.com/
http://www.visitessex.com/
https://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do?ref=nav
https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/visit-the-city/Pages/default.aspx

We can also reply in French.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 14 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Music Teacher
  • Career Consultant

Our Home

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

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano
  • Guitar

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles: 4

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Greece
  • Cyprus
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • France
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Croatia
  • Czechia

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français

Occupation

  • Music Teacher
  • Career Consultant

Children

  • Girl - Age: 28
  • Girl - Age: 25

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

We are a family of four. Mark (60) works as a Career Management Consultant, Jackie (55) who works as a music teacher. Usually it's just the 2 of us who go on exchanges. We have two daughters Emily (aged 27) and Naomi (aged 24).

Both our grown up daughters work in London and are unlikely to come on the house exchange with us, we will obviously confirm this with you before the exchange.

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