Lovely house in country setting and only 35mins train journey to London

Lovely house in country setting and only 35mins train journey to London


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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

My home is clean and comfortable. I have a very large conservatory that looks out over the garden and the school playing fields beyond. The kitchen is well appointed with all the usual appliances. There are three bedrooms though the house being old, the third bedroom has a sloping ceiling. There are two upstairs bathrooms and a downstairs wc. The house is semi-detached and the neighbours next door are very helpful. I would describe my house as 'comfortable and homely' rather than a show-house.

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Who we are

  1. I am John, a single man aged 60 and lucky enough to be the Head Teacher at The Schools At Somerhill. I enjoy my work enormously but also love the chance that school holidays afford to travel abroad. I have a very lovable 12 year old chocolate labrador, Stanley, who can either stay at the house or go away with friends. I have done five very happy and successful home exchanges now to Spain, Australia, NZ and The States and am now specifically looking to go to NZ for The Lions tour in June 2017 with two other Head Teacher colleagues. We are seeking a house near Auckland for the first test (24th June 17) and near Wellington for the second test (1st July 17). I am very happy to do non-simultaneous exchanges and for my house to be used for a fortnight rather than just a week. I also have a thatched cottage in Salisbury, Wiltshire, which could be exchanged.

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The house is one of four old houses that would have been lived in by gardeners / groundsmen when this was a private estate. Known as The Schools at Somerhill ( we are based in a Jacobean mansion set in 150 acres of glorious countryside yet within five minutes drive of Tonbridge railway station and town/ main suprmarkets. My house is about a minute's walk from the school (handy for work!) and is close to school tennis courts which would be available for use. All in all it is a lovely setting and I consider myself very fortunate.

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