Start to finish our home swap in the Lake District was a joy

It's lovely to hear members' home swapping experiences. Shown below is Home Base Holidays member, Melanie & Tom, on their wonderful holiday, swapping their townhouse in London for Nic's beautiful cottage in the Lake District National Park.  

MemberProfile-LondonMelanie & Tom: our home swap holiday with Nic was a joy!

"From start to finish our home swap with Nic was a joy! We were blown away by the kindness and extensive information Nic provided in order to make sure we had a lovely time.

We spent a rainy day on a steam train; enjoyed a cruise up lake Windermere to Ambleside; a pottery session at the divine Farmer’s Arms community pub; as well as paddle boarding around the famous Swallows and Amazons ‘Wild Cat’ island on Coniston Water.

After a busy day out we’d return back to Nic’s beautifully decorated cottage for a glass of wine by the fire or in their stunning garden when the sun was shining. And what a garden! We especially loved the huge swing chair and idyllic woodland area.

We feel very lucky to have enjoyed such a successful swap and would do it again in a heartbeat. Thank you, Melanie & Tom"

Highlights of the exchange:

  1. Wonderful hospitality of our hosts
  2. Their lovely cottage and beautiful garden
  3. Exploring the Lake District National Park 

MemberProfile-LakeDistrictNic's reply: our fabulous home swap holiday in Richmond

"Hi Melanie, It was a joy to host you and share tips on the area so you got the maximum fun out of your stay here in the Lake District National Park. I feel like we got to know each other well and I hope our paths cross in the future.

You all left my home in such a beautiful way even with a pressie to return to after a long drive North from London ....very lovely and uplifting.

I'm really open to swapping homes with you again as I loved your home and the area you live in is just fabulous. I really enjoyed the 15 mins walk via the woods and over the Thames to Teddington High Street (great coffee!), visiting Petersham Nursery, oh and the Ivy Cafe in Richmond.

Your tips honestly made it for us ...thank you for swapping homes... what a great experience. Best wishes, Nic, Nettie and Maisie xxx"

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Melanie & Tom's townhouse in London

Stylish 4-bedroom townhouse in London's Richmond. Located just a short stroll from the River Thames.

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Nicola's cottage in the Lake District

Beautiful former detached 300 year old school house nestled in the Rusland Valley.

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