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Swap experience: thatched cottage in North Devon

Devon cottage holiday home "We had a lovely two week home swap to visit our son who is at university in Exeter and to explore this part of Devon. 

Our hosts, Viv and Tony, provided walking books, maps and walking sticks as well as lots of local tourist information and suggestions for good places to enjoy meals out. They even left the fixings for a cream tea to welcome us on arrival! Nearby South Moulton village had excellent shops and a market. 

The two of us were very comfortable and really enjoyed our time in this historic thatched cottage and the second bedroom was perfect for our son to spend a long weekend with us. Thank you Viv and Tony! Ann and Peter

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View Viv & Tony's  cottage in Devon |  View Ann & Peter's home in Ontario, Canada
Dordogne, France home swap
Costa Blanca, Spain home swap

Perigord Vert, France
Former bakery has been renovated into a beautiful home in a lush green location. View offer

Calpe, Spain
Stylish sea view home in Calpe is just a 40 minute drive from Alicante airport. View offer
Home swapping: a great way to visit old friends

Meeting old friends on a home swap Long time member, Sandra Newnham, says:

"During the years that Paul and I have been members of the Home Base Holidays family there have been a few occasions when we have taken the opportunity to use a home swap to see friends. Home swapping can provide a great opportunity to spend some time with loved ones without having to live in each other's pockets"

Many members choose to arrange home swaps when visiting friends or family overseas, this includes expats going back 'home'. As Sandra said, it really is an excellent (and very budget friendly) way to catch up with loved ones but enjoy the space and comforts of your own home.  Find your home swap accommodation
More home swaps to tempt you...
Donegal, Ireland home swap
Rome, Italy home swap
Central London home swap

Donegal, Ireland
Water's edge home located in Redcastle Golf Club.  View offer

Rome, Italy
Located in a beautiful village just to the north of Rome.  View offer

Central London, England
Stylish apartment overlooking Regents Canal.  View offer
E-book 'Chez Mwah: How to Languish in the Languedoc'

Several years ago, Judith, a long-term Home Base Holidays member in France (and very experienced home swapper), won a book on travel writing in a competition we ran. Now Judith has put her writing talent to good use and published a very entertaining e-book, 'Chez Mwah: How to Languish in the Languedoc', on her family's experience of owning a holiday home in France. Check out details on the Travel the Home Exchange Way blog