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Cranbrook United Kingdom

Listing # 121511


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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

London/Canterbury: large rural family home close to universities

Our five bedroom family home will be available for rent/exchange from December 2018 to April 2019. Ideally we are looking to exchange with an academic family based in Melbourne or Sydney.

It is a beautiful detached property, set in an Area of Outsanding Natural Beauty in Kent. It takes an hour to get to London by train, and 40 minutes to get to Canterbury for the University of Kent.

The house is very old - some parts of it date back to the 17th century - with traditional beams and wooden floorboards downstairs. It is set down a private road in a rural location, backing onto woods and fields. It is a perfect spot for research and writing, but with easy access by train to London.

Downstairs there is a very large kitchen, music room, drawing room, family room, WC and utility room. On the first floor is a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. There are two children’s bedrooms on the second floor.

The house is set in grounds of about an acre.

Basics:

Number of Bedrooms
5
Number of Bathrooms
2
Number of Offices
1
Surface Size
280 Sq. Meters
Suited for
6 people
Property Type
House

Availability:

Available from Friday, December 28, 2018 until Monday, April 22, 2019
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
No

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Cranbrook
Postal Code - State or Province England
Country United Kingdom
Neighborhood Keywords Canterbury, London, Kent
Closest University University of Kent
University nearby Kings College London, University College London, Birkbeck, London School of Economics




Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Melbourne
City
Melbourne
Postal Code
3004

VIC
Country
Australia

Neighborhood Keywords
family friendly, quiet, safe


Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Sunday, January 6, 2019 until Sunday, March 31, 2019


Destination 2: Sydney
City
Sydney
Postal Code
2000

NSW
Country
Australia

Neighborhood Keywords
family friendly, quiet, safe


Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Sunday, January 6, 2019 until Sunday, March 31, 2019

Rental Price:

Asked
GBP 2500 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Yes
Utilities Included
Some
Cleaning Services Included
Yes

Surroundings:

  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home

Amenities:

  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Garden
  • Other:

Considerations:

Kid Friendly
Yes
Small Children Safe
Yes
Smoke Free
Yes
Pets Welcome
Negotiable
Car Available
Yes

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

Yes
  • Look after Pets
Housesitting Comments
We have two cats and some chickens but can home them elsewhere if necessary

About Member

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Academic Confirmed Academic Faculty or Staff (Universities, Research Institutes, and Museums)
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Member Since Mar 28 2018
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About Me
I am a Professor of Politics at the University of Kent and I also work for various institutions in London. My family and I enjoy living in a beautiful and very peaceful rural location which also has the advantage of being just one hour away from London, and 40 minutes from Canterbury, where I work. I have a sabbatical coming up in 2018/19 and we plan to be in Melbourne or Sydney between January and the end of March. We would love to do a house exchange with another academic family in either of those two cities. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions about our house or neighbourhood. I plan to upload some better photos soon!

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