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Country: United Kingdom Suburb/Town: Queens Park City: Bournemouth State/Province/Region: Dorset England Type of home: Cottage Located: in the suburbs Bedrooms: 2/3 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 6
Our home:



The detached cottage-style property is located three miles from the beach resort of Bournemouth on a quiet residential avenue with stunning northerly views over the Stour Valley, Bournemouth International Airport and Cranborne Chase beyond. 

We have 3 double bedrooms, one of which is used as a study/ music room and has a double sofa bed. There are ensuite facilities to the master bedroom. We are in the process of having a new kitchen installed at present.

The rear, secluded south-facing fenced garden has a large patio, with outside dining for six with gas BBQ, lawn and flower borders.

Home amenities

  • BBQ,
  • Bath,
  • Bicycle,
  • Cable/Satellite TV,
  • Clothes Washer/Dryer,
  • Computer,
  • Dishwasher,
  • Fireplace,
  • Garden-Yard,
  • Heating,
  • Internet Access,
  • Lock Up Garage,
  • Microwave,
  • Patio/Deck,
  • Sound system,
  • TV/DVD
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Our neighborhood:


Castlepoint Shopping Centre is within a few minute’s walk with a variety of large supermarkets, designer shops, cafes and restaurants. Also pubs, leisure centre, library, golf course and hospital are all within walking distance. There is a regular and reliable bus service to the local travel interchange and other towns less than 5 minutes walk away. 

Bournemouth town, three miles away, offers seven miles of safe sandy beaches with all associated entertainment facilities including the Bournemouth International Centre which stages conferences and all manner of world class entertainment, the famous Bournemouth Air Show, attractive pine-scented gardens and vibrant night life. The World Heritage Jurassic Coast for fossil hunting is within easy access heading west to Devon and Cornwall. Ringwood is eight miles to the north, Poole is six miles to the south. There are ideal road and regular rail and bus services to London including both Heathrow (90miles) and Gatwick Airports(115 miles).

Other local places of interest include the New Forest National Park with numerous walks and cycle paths, Christchurch and the Isle of Wight. Salisbury is twenty miles to the north with its famous Cathedral and Stonehenge, the ports of Southampton and historic Portsmouth to the east and Winchester to the north east, home of King Arthur.

Local Activities

  • Aquarium,
  • Beach,
  • Biking,
  • Cafes,
  • Cinema,
  • Fishing,
  • Golf,
  • Gymnasium,
  • Hiking,
  • Historical Sites,
  • Parks,
  • Public Library,
  • Public Transport,
  • Pubs Clubs,
  • Restaurants,
  • Sailing,
  • Shopping,
  • Surfing,
  • Swimming Pool,
  • Tennis,
  • Windsurfing

Our Houseswap preferences

Swap type: Simultaneous and non simultaneous ok Preferred start date: October/November 2012 Length of Swap: 2 to 3 months Preferred destinations: Adelaide Australia Open to offers?: yes

Other preferences

  • Car swap negotiable,
  • No pets,
  • Non smokers only
Number of travellers: 2 Languages spoken: English, French
About us:

We are both retired and in our early 60's. I was a Music Teacher in a  High School and my wife was an Assistant Headteacher in a Special Needs School. We both enjoy music, theatre, walking and cycling. We have traveled extensively in USA/Canada, Asia, Africa and Australasia. Our daughter and family are emigrating to Adelaide in March and we would love to visit them later this year(2012). We are happy to exchange at that time or you can use our home in the English warmer months the following year.

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