Our first home swap... one of our best holidays ever!

First Home Swap Holiday
First time home swapping: Andalucia and Devon 
We love receiving feedback from Home Base Holidays members' on their experiences home swapping. Shown below are the trip reports from first time swappers, Jenny & Jez, who swapped their Spanish villa with Kitty & Patrick's 500 year old cottage in Devon.   

Jenny & Jez's home swap holiday in Devon, England

"We were really apprehensive, as this was our first home swap holiday, but all went so well and I think this was one of our best holidays ever! Kitty left us great info about the house, things to do, and good restaurants to visit. The house is awesome, and we felt at home there from the moment we walked through the door. The village is very nice, and quiet, but close enough to Barnstaple for shopping, and the local beaches. The weather was very good for England, the kids learnt to surf, and we were sorry to have to leave at the end of our holiday. Looking forward to repeating the experience in the future! Thank you so much Kitty and Patrick for letting us stay in your wonderful home."

Highlights of the holiday:

  1. Excellent communication with Kitty and Patrick
  2. A wonderful home from home
  3. Kids learnt to surf at the local beach

Kitty & Patrick's home swap holiday in Andalucia, Spain

"We had an amazing 2 week home swap at Jenny and Jez's gorgeous home in Lecrin Valley. It was well presented and clean and had character. Jenny sweetly left us some delicious Spanish treats and great recommendations for places to eat. We found the location fantastic because we could easily visit the beaches and Granada within 20 minutes in the car. There were really interesting pretty villages nearby and the nearby beaches were so lovely too. We thoroughly enjoyed the convenience of the bread and fish van coming by daily - a real taste of Spain. The children had a great time and borrowing the snorkelling masks was an added bonus. We really felt at home and we highly recommend this swap and are hoping to return."

Highlights of the holiday:

  1. Beautiful home in stunning location
  2. Spanish treats left for our arrival
  3. Excellent activities for the kids (plus snorkelling masks a bonus)

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Jenny & Jez's home in Andalucia, Spain

3-bedroom villa is in the picturesque Lecrin Valley, surrounded by orange and lemon groves, and with spectacular views of the lake.

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Kitty & Patrick's home in Devon, England

4-bedroom 500 year-old traditional Devon long house in the village of Ashford, near Barnstaple. 20 minutes from some of the best beaches in the UK.

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