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    Hi Everyone, we have family living in the UK, South Africa and Australia. After a recent year of bowel cancer, my father who lives in South Africa is well enough to travel to the UK to join us for Xmas. My sisters who live in Bournemouth and Stephenage will join myself (from Brisbane, Australia) and my father in the UK for Xmas 2017.  I hope to find a house somewhere in the Andover, Marlborough region to accommodate us.  My question is : Where can I find accommodation (preferably a lodge or two adjacent cottages) that doesn't send us bankrupt. We want hire a house for a week to 10 days for 10 family members to experience being together as a family in the UK. I am trying to organise this from Australia and it is particularly difficult as I am finding that searches on AirBnB and Homestay.UK are so terribly expensive.  I am looking to explore house swap options, or cheaper rental for the hire of a house in between Weston Super Mare and London - or thereabouts. Any suggestions, contacts, or alternatives, I am open to hear!

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    Can all the families not just club together the cost would be nominal.

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    You wont get anywhere reasonably priced if you want to go back at Christmas.  We went back Christmas past and just for a 2 bed flat it was really expensive.

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    have you checked out sites like:


    On the first page there is someone looking for a Sydney Swap for Christmas, so there is potential

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