Family Home in Yorkshire, close to cities and countryside

Family Home in Yorkshire, close to cities and countryside

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
1 Bathrooms
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Our home

Our home is a 100 year old terraced house on four storeys, with high ceilings, fireplaces and other traditional features.

Our House
Our front door opens on to an entrance hallway and on the ground floor is the lounge, dining area and kitchen. The lounge has a wood burning stove, TV and DVD player. The dining area has a stone fireplace and the kitchen includes all appliances - dishwasher, electric & gas oven, gas hob and fridge.

Downstairs is a play/TV room with XBox and a small library of DVD's. There is a downstairs toilet and a small utility room with washing machine, tumble drier and fridge/freezer.

Upstairs is a double bedroom with a king size bed and a study/spare room with a double bed. In the bathroom there is a shower over the bath.

On the floor above this are 2 children's bedrooms with sloping roofs. One bedroom has a single bed, the other has a double bed.

While you are staying at our home you can have the use of our 4 bikes (if we don't take them with us).

At the back there is a garage and garden with a small lawn. We have a barbeque for days when the weather is warm.

Property features

Who we are

  1. We are the Manson Family who are: David and Alison. We have 2 children - Ailsa is 17 and Harris is 14 years old. We've been home exchanging for 20 years, and the children, since they were very small so we have a wealth of experience! We've swapped homes in America, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden and many places in Britain.

    We're always open to offers and would be happy to try exchanges in areas that are off the tourist track.

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Where is it?

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Exchanging with us would put you in the heart of a friendly Yorkshire village. From the front door you can walk into the Yorkshire countryside with wonderful views over the Wharfe Valley. In contrast, just a 5 minute walk takes you to the village railway station, with trains to the bustling city of Leeds only a 15 minute ride away. In 40 minutes you can drive to the Yorkshire Dales National Park to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Our house in Menston is in the heart of the village around the corner from 2 pubs, the newsagent and the village bakery. We have a view to the front overlooking the church.

The railway station, with regular trains to Leeds and Bradford is a 5-10 minute walk away and bus services are frequent with stops a 5 minute walk away. Also, the local airport Leeds/Bradford is only a 10 minute drive away. From here you can fly to almost anywhere in the world (via Amsterdam). We have all the convenience and none of the noise!

Menston is a West Yorkshire village situated between the bustling city of Leeds to the south and the beautiful spa town of Harrogate to the north. We are right on the edge of where busy Leeds finishes and countryside begins. You don't have to travel too far to take in all the delights of surrounding Yorkshire.

Learn more about Leeds: www.visitleeds.co.uk/things-to-do/

Find out about Harrogate: www.yorkshire.com/do/places/harrogate

The Yorkshire Dales and historic city of York are only 45 minutes-1 hour's drive away.
See the beautiful Yorkshire Dales: http://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/visit-the-dales
Discover historic York: www.visityork.org/

There is plenty of scope for walking, with Ilkley Moor (baht'at!) virtually on our doorstep - you don't have to get in the car to reach it.

If visiting museums, art galleries and theatres are on your holiday list, then Bradford, Leeds and also the Hockney Gallery at the world heritage village of Saltaire are only a short train ride away. Also, not far away is the town of Haworth - made famous by the Brontë sisters.

Attractions in Bradford: www.visitbradford.com/

Explore the history of Saltaire with its David Hockney gallery and shops: www.saltairevillage.info/index.html

Learn more about Haworth and Brontë country: www.visitbradford.com/bronte-country/

Also the Lake District is only 90 minutes drive away.
For more on the Lake District: www.golakes.co.uk/places/towns/kendal.aspx

You can visit London by train from Leeds in just 2.5 hours so you can even discover our capital in a day!

So, in one holiday you can take in the delights of the city and also the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, all within easy reach.

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