Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely house in N.E England village

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About Our Home
Our house is a terraced house on a quiet street just off the main street through Newbiggin. Newbiggin is a very friendly village in the north-east of England, about 20km north of Newcastle (and Newcastle international airport). The village has excellent bus links to all the towns in the vicinity and to Newcastle, and a range of shops including a supermarket and a post office. The house itself is very near a bus stop. The house is 2 minutes away from the beach, with lovely walks along it and beautiful views out to sea. It's a great place for finding seashells, rocks and an array of wildlife such as fish and crabs.
Special Considerations
Pets are welcome, although please no smoking inside the house (however there is a back garden and a front path where it is convenient to do so).
Due Fratelli (brilliant and cheaply-priced Italian restaurant), Indian restaurant, Chinese takeaway, a few fish and chip shops and pizzerias
Three pubs in the area with a great atmosphere in the evenings (Cresswell Arms has a pool table for 30 pence a game)
Co-operative supermarket, numerous shops along the high street
Woodhorn Colliery Museum in the nearby town of Ashington (about the life of miners in the 20th century, FREE admission), Beamish Museum (an excellent reconstruction of a 19th century English village)
Walking, cycling, going for a day out into Newcastle city centre, sightseeing
Loads of walks to be had (e.g. along the beach, through the stunning countryside), scenic roads, churches, castles in the region

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Member since: Aug 2012
Availability:   Within the next 6 months
Prior exchanges: 0

  Our Dream Trip

destinations Anywhere,  Ukraine,  Spain,  Italy
destinations Anytime
The only viable options for us would be during school holidays (so Christmas, Easter or Summer)

  About Us

  1. We are a family of four with two children.
  2. My parents are both teachers by trade, but by mother is looking to turn to counselling after 20 years' teaching.
  3. We love travelling and finding out about different cultures, and as a family we have lived in six different countries.

  Personal Message

We take pride in our home and expect others to do the same; therefore, it follows that we would treat any house as if it were our own (i.e. with care and respect). We have already stayed a week at a house that was not our own by ourselves (although it wasn't a home exchange); therefore, we have experience of sorts of taking care of other people's homes.