Q: We are in Cornwall and have a 3 bedroom converted stylish and chic Chapel. It has an open plan upper living area with a wood burner, 2 bedrooms with en suite and a small decking area outside. We would like to do a swap but as we're selling it next year it would only be for a maximum period of a year. We are building again and it is likely we will look to do the same, but this time it would be a 4 bed house with 1 bed annex.
Rather than looking at what houses are available, I would like to view people in countries that are looking for what we have to offer in Cornwall. Is there a list I can view for people seeking Cornwall? At the moment we are specifically looking at Christmas 2013.
Many thanks, Debra
A: Hi Debra, I'm sure you would find much interest in an exchange to your converted Chapel! Here's how to find current members who have listed Cornwall as a destination choice:
Go to the main search page. Choose 'Search more options'. Type Cornwall in the box beside 'To find members looking for an exchange in your location ....'. Then click Search. You should see about 45 listings for members currently looking for exchanges to Cornwall.
Note: This is a good way to start your search for members most likely to be interested in your exchange offer but it won't include the many members, especially those outside the UK, who list England or the UK as a destination (rather than specify by county) as well as all who are 'open' on destinations they will consider.
As you are looking for a home exchange for Christmas, and this is a popular time for swaps, it would be a good idea to join soon so that you can start contacting members to suggest an exchange.
You can always change your details to describe your new home when you have moved next year or, if there is a gap between selling your current home and being ready to swap your new home, your offer can be temporarily hidden during this period.
Please get in touch if you have any further questions. I hope you will decide to join Home Base Holidays - your home sounds stunning!