We were welcomed by John and Josiane with a wonderful lunch for our second exchange. We absolutely love York, the area where their house is, Bishopsg...Read More...
Canada19/set/2023 - 30/set/2023
John is a retired language teacher (French and German) and I am a retired admin officer.
We've had had 13 exchanges, all of them very successful (although following our last trip in New Zealand and Australia in November and December 2019 our guests have not been able to come to the UK as planned), in the south of France, Perth, Sydney, Auckland, Christchurch, Melbourne, Adelaide, Busselton, and several in this country.
Here is what Theresa from New Zealand says about our hospitality exchange (she subsequently came back to York for a month in November while were were away!)
"Regarding Hospitality Given by John and Josiane Gower in Their Home in York, England In September 2016 I stayed in the home of John and Josiane Gower in York, England, for ten days. I had a truly wonderful time with John and Josiane who are lovely, warmhearted and generous people. I feel we have become good friends. Their home is situated in a little village-type area just outside the ancient Roman Walls of York. The main street of which is full of little interesting shops, pubs and cafes where you can relax with a meal or coffee, etc. It takes less than ten minutes to reach the Walls on foot. It is also easy to walk to the centre of York along the wall and even quicker to walk alongside the beautiful river. John and Josiane’s home is very comfortable and cosy and I felt very at-home and relaxed there. Not only did they give me lots of ideas and information concerning things to see and do during my visit, but Josiane took me dancing several times, which I enjoyed very much, to the extent that I am going to continue learning in New Zealand. York, itself is a wonderful place to spent a lot of time in, and in which to base yourself. Historically it is so incredibly interesting, and also it is very beautiful, and easy to explore – You will never run out of things to do and see, and learn about. Also, as a base it is excellent as there are so many sights to visit easily on day trips. If you look at a visitor’s map you will see for yourself. My ten days in York was just a taste. I very much hope to return and spend much more time there. I found John and Josiane so easy to deal with. Every verbal agreement we reached was always carried out and attended to without any confusion or arbitrary change of plans. Theresa Kermode "
Lingue nelle quali si corrisponde
Yoga / Meditazione
Language teacher (Pensionata/o)
I bambini sono benvenuti
Autovettura non disponibile
Descrizione della casa che offriamo
Casa a due o più piani/ Prima residenza
Descrizione del vicinato e dei paraggi
Attività per il tempo libero
Servizi nei dintorni
I nostri consigli su cosa non perdere in questa zona
I nostri ristoranti preferiti
Bar e caffè speciali
Luoghi particolari per lo shopping
Divertimenti ed attività culturali
Palestre o centri benessere
Gite interessanti da fare in giornata
Cosa ci piace, cosa non gradiamo… Ecco le regole in casa nostra.
Autovettura a disposizione
Tipologia di scambio