Stroud, United Kingdom

Rural Apt with good links to cities

Apartment 2 2 1
About Our Home
We live in a modern 2 bedroom apartment with a spacious living room, a double bedroom, a fully fitted kitchen with a cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave and washing machine, and a bathroom with a toilet, sink, bathtub and shower. The second bedroom is currently used as a study and it would be possible for us to provide a cot for infants and/or a double inflatable mattress for additional occupants. All bedding and towels would be provided. We have a nice garden at the back of the apartment that we share with neighbours, but they rarely use it and we often have it to ourselves! There is a car park at the back of the building and there is also on-street parking on the road at the front. We also have a Seat Ibiza that you would be able to use. There are 4 flats in our building (2 on each floor) and we are on the 1st floor. The neighbours are friendly and pretty quiet. The apartment has TV set up with free view, laptops, Wifi and a blu ray player- we have a few DVDs and Blu rays that you are welcome to watch! The apartment is on the outskirts of the Gloucestershire town of Stroud in the heart of the Cotswolds. It is about 20 minutes walk into town and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. There are a number of picturesque towns and villages in the local area. It has excellent transport links to more cosmopolitan areas, with Bristol about half an hours drive, Birmingham and Cardiff about an hours drive and Central London 1.5 hours on the train (far quicker and cheaper than driving!)
Special Considerations
We would prefer people not to smoke in the house and have a couple of house plants that could do with a bit of water during your stay.
Winstones Ice cream factory on Rodborough Common, Old Fleece; the Weighbridge; Sorrento; Balti Spice; Hobbs Bistro; Indian, Chinese, fish 'n' chip and pizza takeaways
Good local pubs include the Bell in Selsley, the Prince Albert in Rodborough, the Old Fleece in Woodchester (all approx 15 minute walk), the Black Horse in Amberley and The Ram in Woodchester (both about 10 minute drive), Butchers Arms Sheepscombe
Supermarket 5 minutes walk, Stroud for local shops with a farmers market every Saturday (20 minute walk), for larger shopping districts- Cheltenham, Bristol (both approx 30min drive), Bath, Birmingham, Cardiff (approx 1hr drive), London (1.5-2hrs)
Stroud Museum in the Park, Berkeley Castle, Cirencester Corinium Museum, Gloucester Cathedral, Roman Baths, Bristol Museum, Malmsbury Abbey
Selsey, Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons, cycle paths to Stroud and Nailsworth, Cotswold walks including the Cotswold Way and Woodchester Park, Westonbirt Arboritum
Slimbridge Wildfowl Park, Prinknash Abbey and Bird Park, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol Zoo, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Morton-in-Marsh, Tetbury, Malmsbury, Rococo Gardens in Painswick, Oxford
Special Events
Cheese rolling at Coopers Hill, Tetbury Woolsack Races, Royal International Air Tattoo, Cheltenham Music and Literature Festivals, Frocester Beer Festival, Stroud Fringe Festival, Cheltenham Races
There is a direct train from Stroud to Central London every hour that takes about 1.5hrs- ideal for a day trip or overnight stay in the capital

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Member since: Jan 2013
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  1. We are a couple in our early 30s
  2. Michelle works in academic administration and Lee works in accountancy
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We have not done a home exchange before but love the idea of it. It would be wonderful to share our home and location with people from other countries whilst we experience another culture. We are very clean and responsible couple and would take very good care of where ever we were staying.