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Sleepy Village with Parks Galore

House • Desborough Northamptonshire United Kingdom

    6 Guests  
    3 Bedrooms  
    4 Beds  
    1.0 Bathroom  
    2 Car spaces 
    Primary home  

Exchange types accepted



Listed  January 2020
Views  181
Response rate  0%

General overview

An very typical family home in Desborough, a sleepy English village located in Northamptonshire. Within a 5 minute walk you can be at the local 'pocket park', or in the countryside. Northamptonshire has a large number of country parks so our home is ideal located for active families or those who like exploring nature.

The space

The house has three bedrooms, a master, a children's room with bunk beds (which are strong enough to accommodate adults too) and an office with fold-out sofa. Downstairs there is an open plan living/dining room, well equipped kitchen and a conservatory which doubles as the children's playroom, with enough dress-ups, board games, Duplo and toys to keep your kids happy for weeks! Outside, we have a large garden with climbing frame and a low maintenance garden which may need mowing during longer sits in summer. There is off-street parking for up to two cars on the driveway, or a small motorhome can also fit.

Guest access

The house is split over two floors so isn't suitable for those with limited mobility.


Cupboard / drawers
Bed sheets
Smoke alarms
Clothes dryer
Garden / yard

Travel styles

    Long term
    Sport and leisure

House rules

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


Desborough is located: 🔹 Within an hour of four airports (LTN, EMA, BHX, STN) 🔹 1hr from London by train (no changes) 🔹 1hr drive to Birmingham, England's second largest city 🔹 10mins drive from Kettering train station, offering access to the East Midlands line. Local attractions 🔹 Wicksteed Park, a sprawling not-for-profit playground and England's first theme park established 1921. 🔹 Dr Martens factory. 🔹 Many small traditional villages and market towns. 🔹 Many country parks with trails, playgrounds and scenic walks all within 30 mins drive (Barnwell Country Park, Sywell Country Park, East Carlton Park, Irchester Country Park, Stanwick Lakes). 🔹Local forest school provision for home educating families offers some drop-in sessions (ages 5-11).

Getting around

A car is recommended in order to best explore the area, but we do have a bus stop at the end of our road. The nearest train stations are Kettering and Market Harborough, both of which are on the East Midlands line which takes you to London in 55 minutes or Leicester in 10 minutes. Depending on the nature of the sit, we're open to exchanging vehicles as well as homes.

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Desborough, England
Joined January 2020
Response rate 0%
LGBTQ+ friendly  
Travelling group
Member description
We're a home educating family who would like to experience as much of the world as we can! We're ideally looking for longer duration swaps (2 weeks+) to allow us to experience the area properly.
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Desired destinations

Open to any destination
Can travel at any time

Mar 1, 2020 - Apr 30, 2020
"Would love to spend a weekend in Italy in March or April. Anywhere with enough historic architecture (and good pizza) for the kids to soak up."

Jul 1, 2020 - Aug 31, 2020
"We'd love to spend some time in Europe during the Summer holidays."

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