Following on from the post published on 12th July, here are some more samples of unusual homes available for home exchange:
Cairanne, Provence, France: a village house built into the 12th century ramparts constructed by the Knights Templar. It is full of character and charm, renovated in 2007 to modern standards. On three floors, it is airy and spacious, and has wonderful views of vineyards and mountains. It is located in a charming village with a butcher, baker, grocer, newsagent, hairdresser, post office, cafe and restaurant. A paradise for walkers and rock climbers. Wine-tasting in Cairanne itself and nearby Vacqueras, Gigondas and Chateau Neuf du Pape. The Roman sites of Vaison la Romaine, Orange, Glanum and Avignon are within easy reach. Opera in Vaison and Orange during the summer when there are jazz and classical concerts non-stop in the Cairanne area. Full home exchange offer, 24902
Wiltshire, England: The Old School House is a compact delightful rural property based in Bromham nr the market town of Devizes. Devizes is about 30 miles to Bath and Bristol. It is a typical English small local village. There are some amazing walks and some fabulous pubs with one in the village you can walk to. Full home exchange offer, 25715
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England: 15th century Priory built by monks of LLanthony. Fully modernised! Set in Cheltenham centre for the Cotswolds area of outstanding natural beauty. One hour Oxford, Bristol. Good links London 3 hours. Full home exchange offer, 25208
London (Hampton Court): We live on a beautiful floating home on Taggs Island on the River Thames. The house was designed to our own specification and we moved in in 2007. It is light and sunny in the summer, warm and cosy in the winter (underfloor heating). There is a garden for sunbathing and eating al fresco, a superb open top deck with gas BBQ and dining table (terrific sunsets) and a fabulous hot tub heated year round.
There is nothing better than messing about on a boat on the river in the summer(our boat is moored alongside our home), Bushy Park, home to herds of wild deer, is located directly opposite the house for picnics and walks and the Thames River towpath is a traffic free path for cycling and walking for miles (ie to Windsor or central London). Hampton Court Palace is a 10 minute walk from our home, Wimbledon is close by for tennis fans, central London is just 30 minutes by train and there are plenty of restaurants and pubs nearby. Full home exchange offer, 24992
Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire, England: We live in Hoveringham, a fantastic village in rural Nottinghamshire, in a converted pub with 3 bedrooms and a large open plan living area. The house sits next to the River Trent and the views are simply stunning. We are surrounded by farms and wildlife is abundant along the river - herons, sparrow hawks, swans, geese, ducks and oyster catchers to name but a few. Full home exchange offer, 25614