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15 c village. Near Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and the coast

House • Ixworth Suffolk United Kingdom

    6 Guests  
    4 Bedrooms  
    3 Beds  
    1.5 Bathrooms  
    2 Car spaces 
    1 Car available  
    Primary home  

Exchange types accepted



Listed  February 2019
Views  2010
Response rate  83%

General overview

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Cupboard / drawers
Hair dryer
Bed sheets
Smoke alarms
First aid kit
Clothes dryer
Garden / yard
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace

Travel styles


House rules

    Suitable for infants under 2
    Suitable for children ages 2-12
    Pets not allowed
    No smoking


We are about 30 mins from Cambridge, with its 12th Century University and colleges, students will ferry you on the River Cam in punts along the backs of the colleges which you can hire in the summer. Ipswich, Norwich & the Norfolk Broads, the seaside and Great Yarmouth with its seaside attractions are about 40 min away. Ferry Ports to Europe about 45 mins away. Thetford forest ("The Kings Forest") and lakes are 15 minutes away We are also on the edge of " Constable Country" Sandringham (the Norfolk winter home of the Queen) is about 1 hr away, with the house and gardens open to the public. Newmarket race course is 20 mins away, where you can see top jockeys exercising the race horses (at dawn!). Why not spent a day at the race course? or visit the National Race horse Museum? There is so much to do " Something for everyone" from Amusement parks and Beaches to castles, theatres and teapot factories fully enclosed garden. safe for children village location. Well stocked village shops. yet only 10 minutes by car to the nearest town great kitchen. everything you would need

Getting around

Shops at bottom of high street. 2 pubs. Good public transport. Car exchange may be possible

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Suffolk. United Kingdom
Joined December 2018
Response rate 83%
Travelling group
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Early 60’s semi retired , married couple. Cat Owners Experienced exchangers Exchange reviews from another site Christine was invited by Gail for 14 days on September 18, 2014 Christine and Colin made our visit to their charming village so easy. They sent us lots of good information on the sites to visit before we arrived. They picked us up at the train station and we had a great dinner together before they departed - such a fun couple! Their home is beautifully decorated, very comfortable and has a brand new kitchen. We enjoyed a very peaceful and relaxing exchange, with lots to explore in Bury St. Edmond and Cambridge. Plus there is an inexpensive bus from their village to London for your return! Christine was invited by Betty for 15 days on September 4, 2015 We had the pleasure of meeting Christine and Colin before they took off for our home and felt very welcomed by them as they showed us the workings of their house. Christine sent lots of helpful email links for our pre-planning. This is such a beautiful area of England with its rolling hills, farms and little villages. If you're looking for quintiscential England with stone cottages and thatched roofs this is it--forget the hubbub of the Cotswolds. We had the opportunity to explore Cambridge, Ely, Sandringham (the Royal Family's "little" Christmas get-away) and seaside villages. We had fresh eggs and produce for the little garden they have. Thanks Christine and Colin for sharing your home with us. P.S. Try the Greyhound pub in the village for a delicious meal Christine was invited by Thomas & Martina for 8 days on April 9, 2017 We met Christine and Collin as friendly, warmhearted people in their beautiful house. Together, we looked at Bury St Edmonds and were eating delicious together. In the evening we had together a still and very nice tour with finishing in a pub. There house is beautifully furnished, very comfortable and has a nice kitchen. Every morning we get a friendly greeting from their chicken. We enjoyed a very peaceful and relaxing exchange, with plenty to explore in Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Southwold and Thetford forest. It was a beautiful holiday. Glen was invited by Christine for 14 days on June 21, 2017 We had a great 3 week home exchange with Colin & Christine. They were very gracious and generous with their time, picking us up at the train station and showing us the abbey ruins and town of Bury St. Edmunds for a day before they left for our house. Their home is comfortable and it easily accommodated 4 adults. Ixworth is a small village and we found the people very friendly. We never lacked for things to see and do. We love gardening and attended 2 open garden days in 2 towns as well as visiting a dozen walled gardens on estates. In all, we saw over 50 gardens, ocean beaches to the north and east, Cambridge, Oxford, and numerous villages with a thousand plus years of history. We found Ixworth to be centrally located. If you like gardening and history, you can easily plan a 3 week itinerary and never get farther than an hour and 15 minute drive. We had a great time and recommend Christine and Colin’s home for an exchange.
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Apr 20, 2020 - Jun 30, 2020 (Flexible)

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