When we went to Canada, we were very impressed by the house and the facilities, including a pool and a hot tub. The thoughtfulness of our hosts also made our holiday really enjoyable. The Canadian family left us a meal made with local ingredients and had also arranged for us to have a meal with their neighbours one evening.
The house was in a smart suburban street, a short drive from the bustling city of Ottawa and we had a wonderful time exploring art galleries, museums and markets. We had been told that there was a national park nearby and we'd been left bikes for the whole family, so one day we set off down the road and into the woods. In the blink of an eye, we found ourselves in a beautiful, unspoilt wilderness. The children were fascinated to hear that these woods were populated by bears, wolves and beavers. As we turned a corner, we came upon a vast, glistening blue lake, surrounded by woods. We were the only people there and we stopped, awe struck by the amazing view. As we watched, an enormous fish leapt from the lake and disappeared again beneath the surface. A truly magical vacation.’ - Sarah L, Hereford, England
From Sarah’s home exchange offer:
‘Herefordshire is a beautiful area (see photo above). There is plenty to do, but the city has an unspoilt feel, and there are lots of hidden treasures to discover. (The oldest map in the world, for example!)’.
Sarah lives with her family in a Victorian semi-detached house on a quiet street. See their full home swap offer in Hereford and more photos.