Woking, Great Britain

Our 1895 Mid Terrace cottage

Our 1895 Mid Terrace cottage


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Exchange dates Duration
June 10, 2024 - October 10, 2024 2 weeks

Austria. Spain. Portugal. Czechoslovakia. Italy. Germany. Open to offers.


1895 Mid-terrace house, fully renovated, village Centre. Quiet. Delightful neighbours. On-site parking. Smaller supermarkets <1 minute away. Super-Sainsburys 4 mins by car or 15 mins walk. 30 min-train service Brookwood to London Waterloo.

Knaphill is small friendly community with all amenities, including restaurants, 8 pubs and big and small supermarkets (closest is <two minutes walk). 6 houses in our terrace and all neighbours delightful and helpful. This unpaved Street is a dead-end cul-de-sac. Your car will be at your front window - as per photo! House is double-glazed and warm. Bedroom ceiling fans for warmer weather. Garden with herbs. Barbecue. Two bicycles. Fully equipped kitchen. 3 TVs. Excellent internet connection. Fantastic train links to London (Waterloo) from Brookwood (7 mins by car and undercover parking) or Woking. London journey takes 35-40 minutes.

Heathrow is 30 mins away and Gatwick 45 - 60 mins. Depending on time of year and length of our absence, we either use long-term car parks at either airport or use the excellent private taxi service from Knaphill. To date our guests have used the taxi service to Knaphill and then used Kendall Car Rentals in Woking - usually much cheaper than hiring from Heathrow or Gatwick.

In 2023 we upgraded the third bedroom, previously used only as ironing/storage etc. It now has a portable, but strong and comfortable, single bed. This means that a family with two children who don't share a bedroom, could use our home.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 5 Exchanges made


  • Retired
  • Education and Health sectors.

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4


In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange


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


  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles: 2


  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open to any destination
  • Sweden
  • Portugal
  • Norway
  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • Denmark
  • Croatia
  • Bavaria, Germany
  • Austria

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Heathrow - 35 minutes

Right in the middle of village, back street, absolute quiet at night. If you run out of milk, put the kettle on, run through lane to Co-Op or Tesco stores, and you’ll be back as kettle boils. A huge Sainsbury's supermarket is within a 10-15 min walk or 5 min by car or bus, - and Waitrose, around 5 mins by car.
Knaphill is like a suburb of Woking though doesn’t feel like it. Very much Surrey green belt. Lots of walking and cycling areas, particularly along the Basingstoke Canal. Brookwood cemetery second largest in Europe - 500 acres. Very interesting to visit/walk/ride and experience the Commonwealth War Graves site.

Some 8 local pubs are accessible and vary in style and offerings with a number providing great English Pub atmosphere and first class food. The Jolly Farmer, the Red Lion at Horsell, the Nags Head in Knaphill, The Inn at West End are 4 of our favourites.

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  • Retired
  • Education and Health sectors.


  • No children will be traveling with us.


  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

We are retired couple from Adelaide, Australia. In late 2016 we moved to UK and bought this delightful house in Surrey. It's our home for 6+ months of each year.

In 2024 we will be in UK from early May until October and would love to swap our house with yours,
(No car-exchange as UK insurance rules make it impossible). Preference for 2024 is Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Czechoslovakia. Open to offers. We're very useful people and will look after your house well. Happy to look after animals and plants.

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We’re Australian retirees from Adelaide who have a base in UK. We’re travelling as much as $$ allow, up to 6 months each year. We would love others to experience our comfortable, cosy house located in the lovely green belt of East Surrey, nr Woking and Guildford. London by train is only 35 minutes away.

We are house renovators and know how to be careful when looking after other people’s things and property. Very responsible.

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