We love hearing about members' home swap experiences. Here's a recent trip report from Home Base Holidays member, Bernard, from his recent home swap staying in Barbara and lain's beautiful London apartment.
"One of the lovely things about home exchanging is that, although you rarely meet the people you exchange with, while arranging your exchange you get to know the people you're exchanging with so well that they feel like old friends. So it was with Barbara and Iain, friends who would leave no stone unturned in making our holiday in their top floor luxurious flat hugely enjoyable.
Their flat is truly lovely - big rooms with big windows overlooking well kept private gardens and the Thames river. At the end of their road is Hammersmith Bridge, walk across it and there is Hammersmith Bus Station and Underground. By tube central London is minutes away. Frequent local buses will take you into the tranquillity of Barnes village with its yesteryear collection of independent shops, its famous duck pond and a terrific Thai restaurant; to Richmond and Kew Gardens. On the river's towpath you will find some splendid old pubs including The Dove where it is claimed James Thomson wrote Rule Britannia.
In Barbara and Alan's beautiful flat you really feel you are on top of the world - in absolute luxury you are sitting on top of the Thames, on top of London and on top of one of London's most beautiful and unspoilt villages. Thank you so much Barbara and lain!" - Bernard (Alicante, Spain)
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Barbara and Iain (pictured): Beautiful apartment overlooking the Thames in fashionable Barnes, SW London. View Barbara and Iain's home swap in London
Bernard: Luxury villa with private pool in Spanish village of Forna, Alicante. View Bernard's home swap off in Alicante
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