We live in a big (for the UK) 3/4 bedroom bungalow in a village on the River Dee estuary, 15 kms NW of the Roman city of Chester.
We completely rebuilt our big 3/4 bedroom bungalow 10 years ago and have since used it successfully on a number of House exchanges with both NZ and Aus. The house sleeps 5 or 6 with 2 bathrooms. There is a large kitchen / diner, large lounge, large south facing conservatory or dining room.
You are free to use the whole house and gardens and help yourself to any fruit and veggies in season there. Often on exchanges we tidy up and put everything into my office and lock it for privacy. Accessibility for the disabled is well catered for with no stairs, a ground floor walk-in shower room, high toilet and bright grab rails.
We are open to a NON-SIMULTANEOUS EXCHANGE anywhere but actively need to visit our family and grandchild in Sydney's Inner West
Cupboard / drawers
First aid kit
Sport and leisure
Suitable for infants under 2
Suitable for children ages 2-12
Pets not allowed
We have excellent neighbours who are friendly, helpful but not intrusive. We often ask our best friends up the road to show new Exchangers around if we do a simultaneous swap. They are more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.
Little Neston is a small village and has a small supermarket 100 m away in next road. You can walk 9 minutes across fields to Neston,or drive in 3 mins. This larger village has everything you would need as a visitor: 3 supermarkets, excellent butcher, 3 pharmacy, 2 doctor's surgeries (we don't charge for emergency treatment), 3 dental surgeries, 6 excellent coffee shops, (YES 6 ) 2 post offices. heaps of hairdressers but only 3 cash machines.
We prefer to exchange cars as well. We have a 2012 Skoda Yeti, carries 5 + luggage in comfort.
There is a bus 100 m away to take you north to LIVERPOOL and the Wirral peninsula or another to take you south to CHESTER. A train (10 mins walk) goes north to LIVERPOOL or south to WALES. From Chester by train, you can be in the Centre of LONDON in less than 2 hrs. Glasgow and Edinburgh in SCOTLAND are not much further by train.
Within 60 minutes drive you can be visiting ancient castles in N WALES, like Flint, or the World Heritage sites of Caernarvon, Conway and Beaumaris Castles. Liverpool is about 25 mins drive away, home to The Beatles and a famous football team in Blue. For the tourist, it has a lot more to offer than its neighbour, Manchester, about 60 minutes away. Manchester too is well known for its local Rugby Union side, Sale Sharks and International cricket ground Old Trafford. (oh, they also have 2 football teams)
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BRIAN and PAULINE
Little Neston , Cheshire , UK
Joined May 2018
Response rate 92%
We have been exchanging for 24 years all over the world but since our family have now moved to Australia and NZ, we mainly like to exchange in NSW and the North Island of NZ. We are both retired UK teachers, Pauline of music and deaf children, me of PE and Geography; hence the wanderlust.
We have never had a problem exchanging that has not been resolved; our worst encounter was a cup was accidentally broken! As that is the worst thing in 25 years, then we are very happy exchangers, willing to accept what life throws at us.
We would really prefer exchangers EITHER simultaneous or NOT, to AUSTRALIA either Sydney Inner West, anywhere in W A or the Wairapa in NZ