Cosy 2 bedroom Victorian Cottage

Located in Colchester, the oldest recorded town in the UK, my Victorian two bedroom cottage has original fireplaces in most rooms, with a working fireplace in the lounge for those colder winter nights, two double bedrooms (one queen bed and one double bed) with plenty of drawer and wardrobe space, bathroom with luxury bath and walk-in shower, fitted kitchen, dining room with table for 6, lounge and fairly secluded garden with small patio. It has central heating, TV with free Netflix, fast broadband, double oven, cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge, freezer, garden furniture, chimenea - everything needed for a comfortable stay. I have one cat, who is exceptionally gentle and friendly, good with children. He will need feeding twice a day but there is an automatic cat feeder for when you stay away for a night or two - easy to operate!

The house is a 10 minute walk from Colchester town which has many shops, pubs, bars, restaurants, swimming pool, bowling, cinema, theatres, art galleries, museums and a wide range of children`s activities and entertainment. It is 10 minute walk to the station with links to London Liverpool Street Station, which links with London Underground giving easy access to the London sights; and also to local towns and villages. There are local convenience stores (Tesco Express a,d Co-op) around the corner, and an Aldi within a very short walk from the house. There is also a recreation ground around the corner,and a pub at the end of the road. The A12 is nearby, which links to the M25 and M11 motorways.

Stansted airport is 40 mins away, Southend airport is about an hour away - cheap flights to/from Europe. Trains and buses (National Express from a nearby stop) take you to Heathrow and Gatwick airports. I can also offer my car if not needed for our journey.

About the location

This delightful historical town has a Roman castle (15 min walk from house) and beautiful parks/country walks. The town has everything needed by all travellers - shops, trains, bars, restaurants, cinema, theatre, museums, art galleries, bowling, swimming, gyms.

Colchester is approximately 1.5 hours away from the historical towns of Cambridge and Norwich. Day trips to London are also easy. Train journeys take less than one hour. There is an excellent bus service to get you around Colchester and to other locations.

Colchester is located near the Essex/Suffolk border, so lots of fantastic countryside, wildlife sanctuaries, historical sites (many castles, stately homes, Roman ruins and much more), seaside resorts, boating towns and coasts/beaches to explore including the sandy beaches at Frinton and The Naze; the coastal boating town of Mersea famous for its fresh fish, especially oysters (Essex produces the best!); the scenic Dedham Vale - home to artist John Constable, where he painted the famous Hay Wain; and the historic towns of Kersey, Lavenham, Long Melton and Clare, to name but a few.

It is a perfect location for all travellers, as everything is within easy reach.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange
  • Open to Offers
  • Housesitting Offered
  • Weekend Exchange
  • Rental Offered

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Children welcome
  • Pet Care Offered
  • Pet Care required

Colchester (HE23943)

Essex,   England

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 4) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers
  • Europe
  • England
Open to any offers. Simultaneous and non simultaneous exchanges possible. Looking for UK summer 2021 and a larger house for winter 2021, Europe 2022, but really open to anything!

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offer

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Membership expiry date: 26 Mar 2022

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