A family home by Hampstead Heath

A family home by Hampstead Heath


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4 chambres
Couchages 8
2 salles de bain
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A perfect base for a family wanting to be near central London and enjoy a village atmosphere. This is our family house which we refurbished in 2008 making it ideal for entertaining family and friends. It is a 4-storey Victorian terraced house with 4 bedrooms and a study. The ground/entry floor has the reception and kitchen/dining room with part glass roof. The family/reception room has large sofas (1 double sofabed), a 42-inch plasma TV connected to cable TV and a PS3/Blu-ray player, and a piano. A large selection of DVDs is available. The 'gourmet' kitchen/diner, which leads to the garden, is fully-equipped high-end German appliances and has a large island with breakfast bar where our children often sit whilst watching their food cooked or their favourite programmes on a 50-inch plasma TV on the wall with cable, DVD, PS2 and Wii. The upper floors are arranged as follows: first landing is the study (which opens up to a small terrace, a guest cloakroom and washer/dryer cupboard; second landing has the large family bathroom (with twin basins) and the master bedroom with a king bed; third landing has two bedrooms (1 double bed, 1 twin)and a large terrace; the top floor has a double bedroom and a shower room. We can also avail our Toyota Prius fitted with the latest satellite navigation and which is exempted from congestion charges to drive into central London. Our cleaner comes weekly to clean and change and wash bedsheets.

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  1. We are a family of four and we have an adorable black, fluffy half-Persian black cat who is so child-friendly (she can stay or go to a cattery during the exchange), a lovable labrador/collie dog ( she will go to a kennel or travel with us depending on destination), and a goldfish (which will need feeding). Our two girls, 13 and 11 yrs, are well-travelled and well-behaved, tidy and respectful of other poeples houses. My husband and I, both early 40s, have lived in the area for nearly 20 years and have a lot of friends nearby. My husband works for an investment firm and I am researching a new business venture having previously worked as an investment banker/management consultant. We are new to house swapping but have rented houses in Europe and the US in the past few years. We our house proud and tidy and would promise to treat any house like it's our own.

    As this is our main home, WE CAN ONLY SWAP ON THE DATES STATED IN OUR PROFILE though will consider weekend swaps anytime for places in the UK and European cities. We would prefer to swap with a main family house of the same size and offering, and we will only consider smaller properties/second homes for weekend exchange.





Our house is very close to central London (Zone 2) and Hampstead Heath. A 24-hour bus service, 100m from the house, takes you to directly to Leicester Square, Soho, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and Houses of Parliament in 15-30 minutes. From Belsize Park tube/train station (500m away)one can be in Oxford Street (for shopping), Kings Cross (for intercity trains) and St Pancras International(for Eurostar to Paris/Brussels) in 10 minutes. Hampstead Heath is 100m away from our house. It is a huge area of greenery and natural beauty in NW London and is an ideal place for walks, mountain biking, lake/pond swimming, tennis courts, a running track, an excellent children's playground and an outdoor swimming pool. The numerous restaurants, coffee shops/bars and retail shops in Hampstead Village and Belsize Park are within walking distance as well as the trendy markets in Camden. London Zoo is nearby.

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