Delightful two storey timber home

Delightful two storey timber home

Johanna

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 baths

About our home

We are looking to swap our delightful 3 bedroom family-friendly home in Balmain. The house is full of character - homely, yet modern and bright. Three bedrooms (master with a king size bed, kids room and double bed guest room) plus study (with pull out bed). It is super convenient - three minutes walk to the bus stop and ten minutes to the Balmain ferry wharf (ten minutes to the Sydney CBD either way). We are four minutes walk to the local high street, with its quirky shops, fantastic cafes, restaurants and supermarket.

Balmain has a village vibe with its eclectic streetscapes, historic pubs and waterfront parks and pool. The area is safe, self contained on its harbourside peninsular, a joy to explore and perfect for families.

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More about us

  1. We're a couple with a three year old daughter
  2. We are an engineer and ex-lawyer (the best type of lawyer!)
  3. We love travel but think we have the best place in the world to come home to

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Buzzy restaurants
Lots and lots on Darling Street (four minute stroll) - pick of the bunch are Efendy (Turkish), Spice I Am (Thai), Kazbah (Middle Eastern)
Cool bars
Balmain is known for its wonderful pubs including the London, the Balmain, the East Village and the Riverview, all have excellent food. As for bars there is the Cottage (lovely on a summer evening) and Cantina (Tex-Mex bar)
Cozy cafés
Coffee lovers rejoice for Kafeine, Bertoni, Delmain, Viva and Little Marionette (take your coffee to the park) all on Darling Street
Retail therapy
Great independent shops including Strelitzia (high end ladies fashion), Suyu (quirky ladies fashion), Maple (hipster general store), Hill of Content and Brays Books (lovely independent bookshops), Stem (homewares), Seed Heritage (stylish kids clothes)
Bit of culture
Opera House, Museum of Contemporary Art and Museum of Sydney (all 10 mins by ferry), Art Gallery, Botanic Gardens and Australian Museum (direct bus link)
Walks in the park
Punch Park (across the road), Gladstone Park (up the street), Mort Bay Park (stunning harbour park, next to ferry wharf)
Spot of exercise
Punch Park Tennis Courts (across the road), Dawn Frazer Baths (historic harbour pool), Birchgrove Oval, a number of local gyms do casual visits, Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre is 15 minutes by bus and has a gym, Olympic pool and kids pool
Day tripping
Northern Beaches (1 hr), Blue Mountains (1.5 hrs) or Hunter Valley (2 hrs)

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