"We had a wonderful week long home exchange staycation in Windermere in the Lake District. Fiona and Dave’s place is immaculate, centrally located in the village of Windermere.
There was loads of information in the house, with helpful recommendations from Fiona and Dave. They live nearby so we met them a couple of times and they were really helpful advising us what to do and see in the area - there was a lot to choose from.
We enjoyed some lovely, not too strenuous walks on the ridge above Troutbeck, up to Alcock Tarn near Grasmere and from the house up to Orrest viewpoint. We only used the car one day, as we enjoyed getting to places via the ferries on the lake and the open-top buses.
In the village there are plenty of shops including a supermarket just two minutes from the house and lots of independent shops including craft shops, a health food shop, art shops and ones selling lovely local produce. There are also numerous restaurants, cafes and takeaways too.
Fiona and Dave were a pleasure to exchange with, we had such good communications throughout. A big thank you to Fiona and Dave!"
- Jimmy & Anne (Glasgow, Scotland)
Highlight from the home exchange:
- Paddling with a view in Alcock Tarn
- A day on Lake Windermere' ferries, with an all day ticket
- Afternoon tea in Grassmere
Meet the members:
Jimmy & Anne:
We are Jimmy and Anne, live in Glasgow. Jimmy is a Freelance database developer, Anne works for the NHS.
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Fiona & Dave:
We are looking for a week away, in a small town or village, and would like to bring our dog so we can relax, have local walks, and explore the area.
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