Comfortable Victorian house

Comfortable Victorian house

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms
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Our home

Our home is a comfortable family home. All the rooms are large with high pressed metal ceilings. The floors are polished boards with rugs. There is a lounge room with wide-screen cable TV, separate dining room, kitchen with dishwasher, laundry, two large bedrooms, one with an adjoining study with high-speed cable internet access, and one bathroom. Each bedroom has either a double or queen size bed. At the front of the house there is a pleasant flower garden, with a small pond and fountain and a vine-covered pergola and barbecue, ideal for long lunches in Sydney's temperate climate.

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Who we are

  1. Our names are Stephen and Sandy. We are in our 50s. We are both teachers. We have two children, a daughter, Alexis, just at the end of her undrgraduate studies, and a son Jeremy, a journalist with Reuters. Sandy is also a chiropractor and has just completed a PhD in integrative medicine. Stephen writes cryptic crosswords and loves animals and most sports (especially cricket). We travel often, and plan to do so for the rest of our lives. We have done one home swap, with a couple from Copenhagen, which was a perfect introduction to a great way to travel. As we have spare bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs we can offer swappers time in the house with us as guests either side of the actual swap, should our respective schedules allow.

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Summer Hill is a pleasant quiet residential suburb with a 5 minute walk to local shoppping centre, cafes and restaurants and the railway station. It is 15 minutes by car or train to the centre of Sydney (Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour, Opera House, Botanic Gardens, Darling Harbour, the Queen Victoria building (called by Pierre Cardin one of the world's most beautiful shopping malls), the historic Rocks area (birthplace of white settlement in Australia and location of the Museum of Contemporary Art), Star City casino etc. The train goes directly to Circular Quay from which ferries travel all over Sydney Harbour. Summer Hill is a central location within easy driving distance of ocean beaches, such as Bondi, the Blue Mountains and the Sydney Olympic Centre, where there is an excellent aquatic centre. It adjoins Leichhardt, the main Italian district of Sydney, known for excellent cafes and restaurants. It is within walking distance of, and a 7 minute train ride from, Newtown, the focus of Sydney's university student life and an interesting shopping, eating and live music precinct. Its immediate western neighbour is Ashfield, known for its many excellent Chinese restaurants.

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