Static caravan

I have a lovely static caravan, it has a clean modern airy feel, and is tidy, easy to care for, very relaxing to stay in, with central heating, and lovely hot shower in the main bathroom. There is an ensuite with toilet and sink from the main bedroom. There is one double bed, one full size single bed, and there is a double bed settee. There are 2 fold up dining chairs; if more indoor seating is needed, I bring the 2 outdoor chairs in . It has an electric kettle, toaster, coffee pot with grinder for fresh coffee, Ninja juicer, microwave, full size fridge and freezer, there is also a food processor, but best used only by me, as the handle broke off, and there’s a particular method of using it. While there is a gas oven and hob, the use of it has been usurped by the addition of a Ninja 11-in-1, which can cook anything from a roast dinner, slow cook of stew, soup and juicy sweet potato fries. Its pretty intuitive, but the instructions are here. I have a washing machine, with outdoor drying facility or dehumidifier if needed. For entertainment there is a TV and Blu-ray player, apple box for online TV, and a satelite box for regular TV: a Nintendo Wii and games, chess, backgammon, cribbage, cards, and a Bopit! There is no Wifi on site, so you might need a good data package: I use EE. There is a lovely decking area to step out onto, to welcome you to a day of walking, exploring and relaxing. I would not offer a swap during winter as it can be chilly even with the central heating, and due to the risk of frozen pipes!

I’ve had 3 previous successful swaps to my currently unavailable home in Liverpool, to Oxford (HE20747), Nottingham (HE20880) and Barcelona (HE34851).

About the location

The caravan site itself is beautifully maintained, my caravan has a position where it is not overlooked at the back, and while people are friendly, you are also able to keep your own privacy. The gardens are wonderful and very well maintained. There are two fishing lakes, for which you can request a permit, and a number of lovely ponds. The site has a clubhouse which is open during the season (around Easter to the end of October, Friday night, Saturday afternoon and night, Sunday afternoon) where there is decent beer, a friendly happy atmosphere, and live music. This is at the opposite end of the site, by the entrance. You can play bowls onsite, and there are swings for the children.

By just crossing over the road and going through another caravan site you can get to the River Vyrnwy, which is a beautiful wide looping river. If you ask around you will be told where to find the areas where you can bathe.

You can follow the footpath along one side of the river, walk a couple of minutes up a minor road, to access a very beautiful canal, leading in one way towards Llanymynech, which has three good pubs offering food, one with a pool table, a little village shop, an Indian restaurant, and a great community café which closes at 2 pm.

You can walk up to Llanymynech rocks, which is a beautiful route, and very interesting: you will be able to have a look at the Hoffman lime kiln, which is very well preserved.

There is a beautiful golf course at the top of this limestone outcrop, surely one of the most unusual positions for a golf course, and the only UK course to straddle two countries!

Offa’s Dyke Path runs through this area. A point of interest is that the English/Welsh border runs down the middle of the A483, right through the centre of Llanymynech. As you go just a couple of minutes up the road, you suddenly find yourself no longer in Wales but entering Shropshire, a very beautiful English county. The town of Oswestry is interesting, being 7.5 miles away, it has a beautiful mediaeval church, and a very quaint town centre.

If you have children there is a lovely park with a very good playground. There is a leisure centre with a good pool. There are a huge range of places to visit, Lake Vyrnwy is beautiful. You can set yourself the challenge of finding Rhaeadr waterfall (Pistyll Rhaeadr) which is well worth a visit. The town of Welshpool is worth a visit, and Shrewsbury is beautiful with an ancient abbey, and is situated within a loop of the River Severn: it has all the major shops you would expect as well as a great range of independent shops, situated on Dogpole. The lovely seaside towns of Aberystwyth and Barmouth are within reach.

Also the National Trust properties of Powis Castle, Attingham, Erddig Hall and Chirk Castle are well worth visiting. If you want an active break, or just to be able to relax, both possibilities are very easily achieved.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange
  • Housesitting Offered

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • Children welcome
  • Pet Care Offered

Llanymynech (HE39051)

Powys,   Wales

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 5) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Spain
  • France
  • Italy
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Open to offers
Anywhere in UK for short breaks/a week

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offer

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Membership expiry date: 23 Jan 2024