Chislehurst, where London meets the English countryside
Apartment, suburban with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 2, 2 bathroom(s), floor area of 90 m2 (970 sq.ft), WCs 2, car optional, NO smoking, number of travellers: 2
1) April 01 2014 - November 30 2014
Where we want to go
Description of our house
We are looking for exchanges to Spain for spring 2014 and California for fall 2014. Please do not suggest an exchange for summer 2013 as we already have one.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, stereo / hifi, security system, central heating, tv / cable, sofa, carpet
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Parking, garden, barbecue, bicycles
Mountain biking, horse riding, tennis, hiking, golfing, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, fine restaurants, good shopping, nightlife, clubbing
Nearest major airport:
No smoking, car optional
= marks the location of this home
Chislehurst is situated in Kent, England where the edge of London (Bromley) blends into countryside. Central London, with access to West End theatres and shopping, is a 20 minute train ride away. Areas of outstanding natural beauty surrounding Sevenoaks are equally near and perfect for walkers and horse riding. The area is rich in historic country houses such as Winston Churchill's former home at Chartwell and Hever Castle (the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife). Chislehurst retains its village atmosphere, especially around the commons, which have been carefully conserved since Victorian times. These leafy spaces give the village its unique character. Cricket on the green and the sound of the St Nicolas Church bells add to the quintessentially English ambience. It continues to be a fashionable place for wealthy Londoners requiring quick access to the city combined with the quiet of the countryside. The village has an excellent selection of pubs, restaurants and boutiques in Royal Parade. Chislehurst truly is a unique village surrounded by swathes of National Trust land with beautiful woodland walks and yet at the same time offering excellent transport links by road or rail. It offers the best of both worlds, less than half an hour from one of the world's major cities (London's unrivalled cultural offer) and with rural views, country pubs and walks on your doorstep.
Something about ourselves
Tracy is a social work manager and Andrew is an arts fund raiser.
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