Thickwood, Colerne, Nr Chippenham, Great Britain

Main bedroom

Main bedroom

Downstairs shower room

Downstairs shower room


Member since


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
January 01, 2024 - December 31, 2024 2 weeks

Long weekend exchanges all year - we are flexible and don’t need to take into account school holidays 2024 May 1 week - booked Summer - 2 weeks booked Autumn - Looking for December or Christmas/New Year 2024 2025 - all year looking already


House outskirts City of Bath - Thickwood, Colerne, Chippenham, Great Britain







We have a semi-detached house in a quiet area in the country just outside the City of Bath set amongst green fields with lovely views.
A number of our exchange partners have come to Bath to do English language courses at Bath College and Bath University.
The house has 3 double bedrooms each with cupboard and drawer space. The main bedroom has French windows. There is an upstairs bathroom with powerful shower over the bath and a downstairs shower room also with a powerful shower.
The lounge has French windows on to the terrace.
We have a deep freeze, large fridge and gas hob with electric fan oven and microwave. A dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer with a utility room which also has a clothes drying rack. There is a radio in the kitchen and a coffee maker and slow cooker and a full range of utensils, pans, kitchen implements and herbs and spices.
We have a lovely sunny garden with pond which backs on to fields and two patio areas for sitting and eating outside together with a summerhouse with electricity, heating and lighting.
There is wifi, Netflix & Amazon Prime with DVD player.
We have 2 adults bikes. There are some local lane bike rides and a bridle track for off road biking. However the area is quite hilly so you can put the bikes on the car a find local lanes and the canal nearby riding in Bath and surrounding villages. We have a bike rack.

We also have two National Trust member cards you can use when we go abroad,

The car is available and is a Ford Focus estate petrol. - choose location Forest of Dean - water sports - easy to get to includes New Forest - The famous Cotswolds

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 35 Exchanges made


  • Membership Relations Manager & Retired Local Government Officer, Musician

Our Home

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


In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange


  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television


  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles: 2


  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open to any destination
  • Slovenia
  • Netherlands
  • Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Turkey
  • Northern Ireland, UK
  • Great Britain
  • Spain
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Greece
  • Portugal
  • Budapest, Hungary

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Bristol - 27.3 miles

We live in a quiet hamlet (small village) adjoining a larger village with local shop, post office, newsagents, two pubs, church, hairdressers, small cafe and flower shop.
There are two childrens play areas and a tennis court/football and basket ball court in the village. There are many footpaths with fantastic walks in the countryside including woodland, rivers, streams and wildlife starting from the village and from the house. The walk to the village takes about 5 to 10 minutes.
Lucknam Park Hotel is just across the road from our hamlet and there are two footpaths across the grounds. They also have a spa, bistro and restaurant which is open to the public.
There are many country pubs just a short drive away and a large number of restaurants, coffee shops and bars in the City of Bath 20 minutes drive away and in local market towns such as Bradford on Avon, Malmesbury and Devizes. Bath is an historic Roman and spa City. There are many museums, galleries, shops and places to visit.  The City of Bristol is about 30 minutes away.
The area is the South West of England in the Cotswolds and has many National Trust properties and gardens to visit.
Bath also has a lovely central park with a large play area for children and botanical gardens and crazy golf.
Other small towns within easy reach are Malmesbury, Cirencester, Marlborough, Lacock and Bradford on Avon with their picturesque stone cottages and interesting and unusual shops.
The Kennet and Avon canal and River Avon is within easy reach for boating, walking and cycling.
There is a golf course near Bath which is open to non-members. Riding stables are within easy reach as is the Cotswold Water Park for sailing, water skiing, wind surfing and kayaking or just walking and cycling.
If you want to travel about 2 hours you can reach the Dorset and Devon coast and fabulous Exmoor and Dartmoor or the Forest of Dean and mountains of south Wales. The New Forest is an hour and a half away.

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  • Membership Relations Manager & Retired Local Government Officer, Musician


  • No children will be traveling with us.


  • Cat

About Our Family

Our family consists of Steve Thompson, a retired local government officer, who is also a qualified hypnotherapist and a mediator and musician and Sarah Fern, a membership relations manager.

We have one cat - Simba who is a character and loves people. He is easy to take care of and has a cat flap and an automatic cat feeder for when you go out.

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Lifestyle can be very relaxed and quiet but within easy access of two major historic cities of Bath & Bristol with restaurants, galleries, museums, cinema, theatre and concerts.

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This member has completed 35 home exchanges. Those referenced below may contain feedback/impression from its exchange partners: