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York, Great Britain

The back of our house with our sunny garden

The back of our house with our sunny garden

Our cat, Fudge

Our cat, Fudge

In the Black Forest, Germany, summer 2016

In the Black Forest, Germany, summer 2016

Open plan lounge with our piano

Open plan lounge with our piano

Ollie on our trampoline

Ollie on our trampoline

Enjoying our deck area

Enjoying our deck area

The Millennium Bridge and the ice cream boat are a few paces from our house

The Millennium Bridge and the ice cream boat are a few paces from our house

Dinner's ready!

Dinner's ready!

The view from the back of our house over our garden fence

The view from the back of our house over our garden fence

Parents' bedroom

Parents' bedroom

Parents' bedroom

Parents' bedroom

View from the garden on a frosty morning

View from the garden on a frosty morning

The back of our house with our sunny garden Our cat, Fudge In the Black Forest, Germany, summer 2016 Open plan lounge with our piano Ollie on our trampoline Enjoying our deck area The Millennium Bridge and the ice cream boat are a few paces from our house Dinner's ready! The view from the back of our house over our garden fence Parents' bedroom Parents' bedroom View from the garden on a frosty morning
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2011
Exchange dates Duration
February 10, 2018 - February 17, 2018 1 weeks
July 21, 2018 - September 01, 2018

We'd love to spend our holiday somewhere in France next summer. Lakes and mountains would be fantastic, but all locations considered!

2 weeks

Riverside house in historic York, Great Britain

We moved house in June. The map shows our new location, right next to a large park and the river. We are gradually updating all of our photos as we can - more coming soon! We're looking forward to many more happy exchanges.

Our new home originally dates from the 1930s, but was extended just a few years ago. It is bright and modern with plenty of living space and bi-fold doors into the sunny garden. We have four bedrooms, one with a small en-suite shower room. Our living area is open plan kitchen/dining/living with an additional separate lounge which gives us lots of space. We are just a 15-20 minute walk (about 1.5km) from the historic centre of York, which is reached along quiet riverside foot or cycle paths. Right next to the house is a park with an excellent children's play area, a skate park, tennis courts and a cafe. We have a lovely open view onto the green area around the Millennium foot and cycle bridge over the river. Although we are so close to the city centre, we almost feel like we are in the countryside!

Our house is a 15 minute walk from York train station, 2 hours by rail from London and 2.5 hours from Edinburgh. We are about one hour by train or car from Hull, which is a UK City of Culture in 2017 with many interesting events happening.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 8 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Marketing research
  • music teacher

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Piano

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • Bicycles: 4

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Austria
  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Italy
  • Netherlands

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch

Our Neighbourhood

We don't own a car but we have plenty of bikes that we are happy for you to use. York is mostly very flat and easy to cycle around.
We have some good local shops just a few minutes walk away - a good butcher, fruit and veg shops, delicatessens, cafes and small supermarkets. This local high street was recently voted the best high street in Britain!
Here's a recently made short film that show's how beautiful York is: http://youtu.be/t8M6N4dCJjM
Further afield, you can reach the Yorkshire coast by train or car within an hour or so.  There are also two National Parks - the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors within about an hour away by car. Have a look at http://www.yorkshire.com/destinations/yorkshire-dales, http://www.yorkshire.com/destinations/north-york-moors and http://www.yorkshire.com/destinations/yorkshire-coast 
There are many things to see and do in Yorkshire, from heritage sites, museums and medieval abbeys to enjoying fish and chips and stunning scenery.
In 2017 Hull, one hour away by train or car, is a UK City of Culture and will be hosting lots of interesting events.

Occupation

  • Marketing research
  • music teacher

Children

  • Boy - Age: 11
  • Boy - Age: 13

Pets

  • Cat

About Our Family

We are Nick and Rachel (both 40 something) and our sons are Ollie, age 13 and Alex, age 11. Nick works in marketing research, Rachel is a part time piano teacher, full time mum and occasional tour guide. We love living in the centre of York where everything can be reached on foot - we don't own a car, as most of the time we simply don't need one, but we have bikes for the whole family. We enjoy visiting many of the attractions of York ourselves - the Minster, the city walls, the Jorvik viking museum, the Castle museum, Cliffords Tower, the Museum gardens and Minster gardens - the list goes on and on. Rachel is a tour guide in the city and enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for York with visitors from all over the world.
We enjoy board games, the boys have a wii and an Xbox and we have all sorts of balls and sports equipment for lively children to play with outside.
We also have a cat, called Fudge, who is timid but friendly and enjoys company. She will stay at home during our holidays so will need to be looked after.
We especially like to exchange with families with children of a similar age to ours, in the hope that we can borrow (and you can use our) bikes.

Lifestyle

We enjoy the good things in life, good food, good wine, good family times on holidays. Nick has a slight obsession with visiting castles! We love home exchanges as a way to discover new places.

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