'We are two retired seniors - John and Elizabeth, who met while working in England for five years in the 1950s. We have many good friends there and have been back for periods in 1964, 1992, 2007 and 2010. We are looking for a base from which we can enjoy the countryside and visit friends - perhaps near the "middle" of England rather than near the South or East coasts. We don't need to be close to London as we will be staying there as another part of our trip. We do need a reliable car and somewhere to park it. We will be doing some multi-day trips around the UK, so do not want to be locked into pet or plant care. We are non-smokers.
We seek a home exchange of about four weeks, starting around mid September 2012. We will be away from our Melbourne home from mid August, so it would be available from then if you would like to stay there for more than the 4 week "exchange" period.
Our spacious modern home is on a 1-acre lot in Lower Plenty, a wooded suburb 12 miles NE of central Melbourne. Nearby are the River Yarra (which runs through the city) and a cricket ground with an extensive miniature railway.
The house has full zoned ducted central heating, and the kitchen and laundry are fully equipped. The large indigenous garden attracts many birds. Outdoor solar heated pool.'
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