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GB728823

BATH, Great Britain

Front of House

Front of House

Top double bedroom

Top double bedroom

Roman Baths and Abbey behind

Roman Baths and Abbey behind

The Spa

The Spa

Palladian bridge in Prior Park

Palladian bridge in Prior Park

Pulteney Bridge, Bath

Pulteney Bridge, Bath

The Royal Crescent

The Royal Crescent

Front of House Top double bedroom Roman Baths and Abbey behind The Spa Palladian bridge in Prior Park Pulteney Bridge, Bath The Royal Crescent
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Member since

2006


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House in BATH, Great Britain. Close to historic city centre,a world heritage site

We have a spacious Victorian home, originally built in 1875. The large garden has a lawn, swing and tampoline at the front. The steep back garden has a series of terraces, a further lawn and a vegetable and fruit garden. There are table and chairs in the courtyard at the rear as well as on the top lawn. There is also a treehouse.
The house is in a quiet semi-rural location but less than a kilometre to the city centre. There is a field at the back with cows, occasional sheep and often deer grazing. The deer often come into our garden. We regularly see buzzards and herons as well as smaller birds and hear tawny owls at night. There is a small stream opposite the front of the house and woods and fields. The area is very safe and secure.
On the ground floor are the lounge (with woodburning stove), dining room, kitchen as well as a separate toilet. On the first floor are three bedrooms (one double, one with bunks beds and a single with trundle bed) and a family bathroom. On the second (top) floor is a double bedroom and a further bathroom with a rolltop bath. Both bathrooms have a shower as well as a bath and toilet and wash basins.
It is a ten to fifteen minute walk from our house to shops and the city centre - the easiest route goes along the River Avon. There is no need for a car when staying here. Most local attractions are in walking distance and there is good public transport.
We have baby equipment available and a wide range of toys and games for all ages. Our neighbours are friendly and can help out if needed.

We prefer exchanges to city or coastal locations and have previously exchanged with places including Bruges, Barcelona, Reykjavik, Budapest, Chicago, Rome, San Juan Islands - Washington State (USA), Canary Islands (Spain) Karlsruhe (Germany), Amsterdam, Stockholm, Vienna, Buenos Aires and Mendoza (Argentina). Most recently we have exchanged with Havelock North and Nelson in New Zealand
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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 18 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Journalist
  • Transport Director

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 0
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 7

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange

Indoor

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

Outdoor

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

Facilities

  • No smoking

Our Destination Wish List

  • Italy
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Slovenia
  • Croatia
  • Finland

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Bristol - 20 Miles / 30 Kilometres

Bath is a world heritage site and has Roman baths which are 2,000 years old as well as a modern thermal spa with natural spa water. The city is famous for its well-preserved 18th century Georgian architecture The Royal Crescent and the Circus among the best examples. Retrace the steps of author Jane Austen, explore the Roman city or pamper yourself at the spa - especially the roof top pool at 34 degrees centigrade with a view over the city. It has an historic abbey and a sometimes excellent rugby team.
There is plenty to see and do in the city - just a short walk away. There is a wide range of small independent shops as well as the major chains. Bath has some of the southwest's finest restaurants (including the Bath Priory and the Royal Crescent Hotel) as well as some excellent pubs gastropubs and bistros. There is a wide range of art galleries and museums as well as lots of activities for children including the local sports and leisure complex and parks. Museums include architecture, fashion, astronomy and history as well as east asian art. The theatre often previews West End shows and there are two cinemas in the city centre. There are excellent walks along the river or Kennet and Avon canal or around the Bath skyline. There are two golf courses nearby. 
Find out more at http://visitbath.co.uk/
Other attractions nearby include Bristol (15 mins by train), the Cotswolds or local countryside and historic houses such as Dryham, Longleat and Stourhead and Westonbirt Arboreatum. Bristol has the ssGreat Britain and an excellent science and natural history museum as well as some great shops. Stonehenge is also easily accessed by car or coach. There are beaches at Weston Super Mare and Weymouth accessible by train. There are several Michelin starred restaurants in the countryside around Bath. Further afield you can travel to Devon and Cornwall or to South Wales.
Bath is 90mins from London by train (Paddington station) or 2 hours by coach (Victoria coach station). It is easily accessible from Bristol or London Heathrow airports.  
 

Occupation

  • Journalist
  • Transport Director

Children

  • Boy - Age: 20
  • Girl - Age: 23

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

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