Four Bedroom Family Home in Sussex village
House, rural with 4 bedrooms, sleeps 7, 2 bathroom(s), floor area of 225 m2 (2420 sq.ft), car optional, children OK, NO smoking, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 2
1) October 15 2014 - January 18 2015
Where we want to go
Description of our house
Our home offers clean spacious living areas with various options for relaxing and dining. The sitting and dining areas lead onto a large south facing sunny conservatory, facing a terrace and BBQ area, overlooking our large garden, with glimpses of the South Downs. During the winter months the house is cosy and warm with central heating and open fire in sitting room. There is a large oven and 6 hobs for family cooking indoors. Large dining tables are provided in the conservatory as well as the dining area. Additional double sleeping accomodation can always be arranged in downstairs office space in addition to the 3 double bedrooms and single room.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, stereo / hifi, central heating, tv / cable, fax, sofa, carpet, fireplace
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, freezer, fridge, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Garage, terrace, parking, garden, barbecue
Mountain biking, horse riding, tennis, hiking, swimming, paragliding, golfing, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, health club, fine restaurants, good shopping, country club, nightlife, clubbing
Nearest major airport:
Car recommended, children ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), wheelchair friendly, car optional
= marks the location of this home
We live in the village of Henfield in the beautiful South Downs area of West Sussex. Henfield has all facilities for shopping with a village supermarket, bakery, greengrocer with fresh produce and there are plenty of pubs and restaurants locally and within pretty surrounding villages. There are plenty of footpaths and river walks with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. There are many other places of interest close by to explore. Brighton and the seaside are 25 minutes away, Gatwick airport thirty minutes drive, with easy links to Europe. The nearest railway station is 6 miles, with regular trains to London and other destinations. Bus services run regularly from the village to destinations such as Horsham and Brighton. There are many nearby golf courses,swimming pools, health spas and activities for children including horse riding. For garden lovers there are some beautiful gardens open to the public. Most villages have monthly markets.
Something about ourselves
We are Julia and Carl, a married couple. We love walking, entertaining and have regular visitors. Julia is a Herbalist with a passion for painting, reading and gardening. Carl is a film director/writer, with interests in woodworking and stained glass. We used to live in Sydney, on the lower North Shore our boys were born and grew up there. We love Sydney and try and return as often as possible to visit family and friends. We have had four wonderful home exchanges in Sydney and look forward to more. Our dates sometimes can be flexible.