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Carshalton, Great Britain

The Barn, Festival Walk, Carshalton

The Barn, Festival Walk, Carshalton

Platinum

Member since

2005


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
March 30, 2023 - April 16, 2023 1 weeks
July 08, 2023 - July 31, 2023 2 weeks
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Beautiful Ecology Centre home, close to central London, in easy reach of the sea and the North and South Downs.

We live in Sutton Ecology Centre (https://www.sutton.gov.uk/info/200453/parks_trees_and_open_spaces/.../3 ).Carshalton has a good community atmosphere, with cafes, library, sports centre etc, a river, ponds and open spaces, and it is close to central London.
The Barn is modernised with a home cinema, a well-equipped kitchen and a jacuzzi bathtub in the family bathroom.
It takes just 25 minutes to reach the city centre by train, and the station is a short walk from our home. Direct trains to Victoria, Blackfriars or Waterloo stations get you to big free art museums like the Tate Modern, the South Bank, Tate Britain, and the South Kensington museums aswell as theatres, and much else in less than an hour.
Carshalton makes a pleasant contrast with central London, and we have several artist friends living nearby (see https://www.carshaltonartists.com ) The High Street is 5 minutes walk away, with friendly pubs and cafes, the old church has a 13th C Lady Chapel, and there is an excellent local history museum and cafe 30 seconds away ! There are convenient shops and good local Thai, Indian and Vietnamese restaurants, also some excellent Fish and Chips.

More detail about each room :
 
The main room, which we call the studio, has a sofa - bed, a grand piano, the solid fuel stove, and a 'home cinema' system.

A minstrels gallery above this room is sometimes used as a third bedroom for guests.

The Green Room is a comfortable library with books, DVDs, games and a music system, It leads to the patio garden where we eat out in summer, have barbecues etc

In the main bedroom there's a super-king-size bed, a corner bathroom and the wi-fi connection.
The second bedroom has two single beds, at the top of a wooden spiral staircase.

The kitchen - dining room is well-equipped as we love cooking, with a wooden table which can seat 8 or 9.
 
There is a recently renovated family bathroom with jacuzzi bath tub and good shower.
 
We have a herb garden by the kitchen which you are welcome to use.

 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 17 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Academic & Forest School Leader

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 7

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Hot tub or jacuzzi
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Piano

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • Bicycles: 2

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Spain
  • France
  • Italy
  • United Kingdom

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Svenska

Occupation

  • Academic & Forest School Leader

Children

  • Girl - Age: 22
  • Girl - Age: 26

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

References

This member has completed 17 home exchanges. Those referenced below may contain feedback/impression from its exchange partners: