Lovingly restored traditional Victorian cottage with contemporary comfort
House, urban with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4, 2 bathroom(s), floor area of 20 m2 (215 sq.ft), WCs 3, car optional, NO smoking, air-conditioning, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 2
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Description of our house
Our home features contemporary comfort with modern amenities in a secure and relaxing environment that you can enjoy, winter and summer. The house has been completely rebuilt, preserving the original facade - as you can see from the photos - while the modern interior features lovely timber floors in the open-plan living area. Central heating, double glazing and air con will keep you comfortable. There is an extensive timber deck connected to the main living area by tall French doors, with extensive views over the inner city suburbs and over the valley to the site of the Eureka stockade.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, stereo / hifi, central heating, tv / cable, sofa, carpet
Kitchen and washing:
Freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Balcony, garage, parking, garden, barbecue, bicycles
Mountain biking, surfing, horse riding, tennis, roller blading, hiking, golfing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, health club, fine restaurants, good shopping, nightlife
Nearest major airport:
Car recommended, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), car optional
= marks the location of this home
We are located in the historic 'Soldiers Hill' precinct of inner Ballarat - the key centre of the Victorian gold rush of the late 1800s. Ours is a quiet, tree-lined street within easy - 6 to 8 minutes - walking distance of the Ballarat train station, where the express service gets you to central Melbourne in an hour and a few minutes, every hour. The Ballarat CBD with galleries, shops, restaurants, cinemas and live theatres is just past the station. Key local attractions include the world-famous Sovereign Hill goldfields theme park; the mineral springs and spas of the Daylesford Region just 30 minutes away; vineyards and wineries; the surf coast is just an hour away to the South - and much, much more!
Something about ourselves
Mary and Ian both grew up and were educated in the United Kingdom, where Ian studied agriculture and Mary trained as a teacher. We are frequent travellers to the North Wales and Chester area, where we both lived before emigrating to Australia. We have also just 'discovered' New Zealand and look forward to more visits in coming years. We have three adult children, themselves with growing families. We are beginners to the home exchange program and seek exchanges with others who are enjoying the transitional years from full time work to whatever lies ahead! We are fit and active so our home reflects this, with bicycles in the shed and available for your enjoyment around Ballarat's leafy tracks and trails, parks and gardens.