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GB091943

Isle of Wight, Great Britain

Our house

Our house

Bembridge Harbour - 10 minutes from the house

Bembridge Harbour - 10 minutes from the house

The beach at St Helens Duver

The beach at St Helens Duver

The Solent

The Solent

Looking back to mainland England

Looking back to mainland England

Gold

Member since

2011


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Unavailable for exchange at the moment
Exchange dates Duration
July 28, 2024 - November 03, 2024 3 weeks

We are looking to exchange in the Netherlands in August 2024 for 2/3 weeks

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House by the sea on the Isle of Wight, South Coast Great Britain

We live in a single storey bungalow in the quiet seaside village of Bembridge on the Isle of Wight, 15 km off the south coast of England. There are good transport links between the mainland and the island. London is 90 minutes from our nearest mainland port of Portsmouth.
We are well situated for the beach and the sea and all other tourist attractions on this holiday island. The Isle of Wight is designated as an area of outstanding beauty and has much to offer visitors. We came here in 1984 supposedly for a couple of years. We are still here - testimony to the quality and pace of life on the island.
Our house is perfect for a long week-end and/or a longer break and has all modern conveniences.  It is easy to manage and conveniently placed. We have been members of Intervac for 28 years off and on and, having had great memories of exchanging homes accompanied by our children, we now look forward to embarking on exchanges as a couple!

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 8 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Retired Education Officer / former school principal
  • Retired primary school teacher

Our Home

  • House Type: Single storey home
  • Environment: By the sea
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano
  • Guitar

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 2

Facilities

  • Non-smoking house
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Car necessary
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open to any destination
  • Netherlands

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

We live on the edge of a traditional English village with good amenities - 3 pubs, a bakery, grocers, butcher, supermarket, chemist and numerous coffee houses. We are a 20 minutes from the sea.

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Occupation

  • Retired Education Officer / former school principal
  • Retired primary school teacher

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

About Our Family

Both Jane and I have been in education for over 30 years. Having been a headteacher/principal for 15 years, I retired from my role as education officer in August 2014. Jane retired in April 2013 from her job as a primary school teacher.
We have 2 grown up children. One lives locally and the other on Hayling Island in Hampshire.
We have lived on the Isle of Wight for 30 years and enjoy its peaceful beauty and the surrounding sea. Island life is quiet and away from the bustle of mainland England but we are only 20 minutes from the southern coast and 90 minutes by train or road from London.
We have been Intervac members for 20 years and we are just returning after a short break.

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Lifestyle

We love the outdoors and living on the Isle of Wight gives us access to coastline, hills and woods. The island has the best of all landscapes and environments. We enjoy sports but also cultural activities - reading, theatre and music. The Isle of Wight boasts a world famous music festival and of course, is famous for its Cowes Week sailing regatta.
We have been longstanding members of Intervac but, the children having reached their late teenage years, we have had a break and we are now looking forward to the rewards and excitement of intervac travel.

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References

This member has completed 8 home exchanges. Those referenced below may contain feedback/impression from its exchange partners: