Balmain Cottage, Sydney, 2k, W - House

Australia - New South Wales - BALMAIN

Home exchange in,Australia,BALMAIN,View from road...a Tardis house!
View from road...a Tardis house!
Home exchange in,Australia,BALMAIN,Backyard
Backyard
Home exchange in,Australia,BALMAIN,View from rear
View from rear
Home exchange in,Australia,BALMAIN,View to city, top floor
View to city, top floor
Home exchange in,Australia,BALMAIN,View to ANZAC Bridge, top floor
View to ANZAC Bridge, top floor
Home exchange in,Australia,BALMAIN,One of 4 bedrooms, 2nd floor with balcony.
One of 4 bedrooms, 2nd floor with balcony.
Home exchange in,Australia,BALMAIN,View of large main bedroom, upstairs, with balcony
View of large main bedroom, upstairs, with balcony
Home exchange in,Australia,BALMAIN,Main bedroom, top floor.
Main bedroom, top floor.
Home exchange in,Australia,BALMAIN,Ensuite bathroom
Ensuite bathroom
Home exchange in,Australia,BALMAIN,View of lounge area from stairs.
View of lounge area from stairs.
Home exchange in,Australia,BALMAIN,Lounge area, bedroom to rear
Lounge area, bedroom to rear
Home exchange in,Australia,BALMAIN,Separate, roomy kitchen, lots of light.
Separate, roomy kitchen, lots of light.
Home exchange in,Australia,BALMAIN,Our family...the children have grown a bit!
Our family...the children have grown a bit!
Home exchange in,Australia,BALMAIN,Leafy Stewart St. We are 3rd house up, on bend.
Leafy Stewart St. We are 3rd house up, on bend.
Home exchange in,Australia,BALMAIN,House photos, home images
  • Sleeping capacity7
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms2

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Weekend Home Exchange

Long-term Home Exchange

Youth Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

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Open to all dates NSW, Australia

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

For 2 adults and one OR two teenage children, WE ARE GENERALLY SEEKING.....
1. Long weekends in NSW
2. School holiday periods 2018 (NSW, ACT,VIC, SA).


We live in a quaint but expansive Balmain semi-detached wooden cottage in a quiet one-way street, 5 minutes walk from the centre of the village. It is a home with individuality and rustic character, comfortable and family orientated. The original part of the house is 140 years old, hessian 'wallpaper' and all, but bathroom, sunroom and extra bedrooms were added 15 years ago and just recently a whole upper floor with sweeping 180 degree views of the city. There are 4/5 levels, laid out in a spiral design but with generally only a few steps between each. The kitchen is light filled, modern but with a country feel...we do a lot of cooking! Each bedroom has either a verandah, balcony or small courtyard. There is also a sunroom with huge floor to ceiling windows and a separate eating area, leading to the garden.

WE are virtually as close to the City of Sydney residentially as you can get; the bus leaves from the end of our street, taking about 8 minutes via the Anzac Bridge and we are also serviced by the Balmain ferry to Circular Quay.
Balmain, for all its proximity to the city is incredibly leafy. Our garden has a number of very large gums, attracting many interesting birds, possums and fruit bats which we love. The master bedroom upstairs is indeed like a tree house!

Balmain itself is widely-known as a popular, historic and 'trendy' suburb with its vibrant inner city character and excellent restaurants, galleries, pubs and harbour view parks. It is a very central suburb, close to Glebe, Leichhardt, Rozelle, Drummoyne, a short drive to the Harbour Bridge (visible from many parts of Balmain) and the northern suburbs and perhaps a 10 minute drive to the eastern suburbs via the Cross City Tunnel.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Equipped for Children
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • Computer available
  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)
  • Family Room / Playroom

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)

Setting

  • Urban

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

The local neighbourhood, situated on a peninsula adjacent to Sydney Harbour, has an inner city, cosmopolitan vibe with the centre of Balmain village just a 5 minute pleasant stroll away. It is well known for its good coffee, restaurants, many pubs, galleries, specialty shops, scenic parks and views of the water and Harbour Bridge. The City of Sydney is at your fingertips and Balmain attracts many weekend visitors. It also has a large number of gracious old buildings - historical walks operate at weekends as the area represents an eclectic range of fascinating architecture and social change in Sydney over the century.
Our neighbours are also delightful and friendly!
There is a ferry service at the bottom of Darling St, the long road that runs through the Balmain Peninsula. Ferries run every 20 minutes or so to Circular Quay or Darling Harbour.
Free, public tennis courts are just a minute away around the corner; we have racquets for you to use. Dawn Fraser Pool ( saltwater) on the harbourside is a 10 minute walk away.

Outdoor Activities

  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Fishing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Tennis
  • Public Swimming Pool
  • Sailing

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Park / Playground

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Opera
  • Popular Monuments
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Train Station

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our favourite restaurants

  • Efendys Turkish is a favourite in a pretty sandstone building with outdoor courtyard and delicious Tapas.
  • Indian takeaway is cheap, cheerful and easy
  • Dick's is at the end of Stewart St and serves well priced bistro food in a large sheltered courtyard. It is also a pub.

Cafés & bars

  • Bertonis is our favourite coffee and is a Balmain hub on weekends
  • You will find it hard to settle on a cafe as there seem to be dozens on the Balmain Peninsul
  • There are also multiple bars and pubs.

Special places to shop

  • Woolworths is a 5 minute walk away for all your food needs.
  • The Source Bulk Foods is fascinating if you are a Foodie
  • Brays Books and Hill of Content are a delight for book lovers

Leisure and cultural activities

  • Visit the old Balmain Watchouse or take a walking tour to explore the history of Balmain
  • Bustling markets are held in nearby Rozelle as well as Balmain on Saturdays and Sundays
  • There are many small art galleries dotted all over Balmain and Rozelle

Walks or jogging paths

  • Tom Uren walking trail is relatively new. His old home is marked by a plaque in the street adjoining ours.
  • Joggers will find many pathways that run beside the water as we are on a peninsula.
  • It is possible to walk or cycle into the city via the Anzac Bridge on safe pathways all the way.

Health or fitness clubs

  • There are numerous gyms, yoga classes and the like.

Interesting day trips

  • Anywhere around Sydney. Try the Sydney ferry system from the wharf at the bottom of Darling St. It will connect with some amazing trips around Sydney Harbour

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

We have completed now over 25 exchanges and always ensure we leave a house the same way , if not better, than we found it. This we always ask of others but have never been disappointed!
Exchange -wise we are free to travel overseas now as our youngest has completed school .However we do prefer exchanges during NSW school holidays. Anywhere within NSW, Victoria or even SA would also be desirable for week long stays.

Conditions

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant care is needed outdoors

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

Home Exchange Type

  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Weekend Home Exchange
  • Long-term Home Exchange
  • Youth Exchange

Youth Exchange

  • Genevieve
  • Genevieve

  • Year of Birth: 2000
  • Languages : English only
  • Looking for: Europe, anywhere
  • Lyndon
  • Lyndon

  • Year of Birth: 1999
  • Languages : English, German
  • Looking for: Europe, anywhere

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