Quaint heritage listed cottage, Greater Sydney area, Australia

Quaint heritage listed cottage, Greater Sydney area, Australia


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1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2
1 baths

About our home

Our home was built in 1893, which is why it's Heritage listed in Australia. It is a quiet street in the Greater Sydney area. A train is 15 mins walk away, with a bus at the bottom and top of the street, if you don't feel like walking. Our nearest station is Granville, and from there it's a mere 30-45 mins by train to the Sydney CBD, Sydney Harbour, Opera House, Circular Quay. We are about an hour's drive from here to the Blue Mountains (Three Sisters, historic town of Katoomba etc). We are only ten mins drive from Parramatta, one of Australia's first towns of European settlement. There are no more than 2-3 steps in our house, so it's suitable for elderly folks. This is not a vogue home ! It is full of character and we love it. There are books to read (please replace when you've read them), and DVDs to watch in the evening. We have a dishwasher, electric oven, microwave and everything you need to cook. It is a multi cultural area, and we have the best neighbours in the world. We are interested in swapping homes with people in the UK, Germany or renting our home to people who are perhaps visiting family in the Sydney area, or here on business.


More about us

  1. We're Warwick and Ruth, a couple living in Greater Sydney area.
  2. Warwick is an opera singer, and Ruth is a retired psychologist.
  3. We like art, antiques, music, reading, and will care for your home as if it were our own.

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
For the highlight of your trip, visit Aria at Circular Quay, try the Revolving Restaurant at Sydney Tower, or drive to Haberfield to any of the lovely Italian Restaurants there.
Cool bars
Best night life is in the Sydney CBD or Parramatta. Parramatta is a vibrant area, the first European settlement in Australia.
Cozy cafés
There are Thai, Indian, Vietnamese, Lebanese restaurants nearby.
Retail therapy
Visit the Sydney CBD, or the Merrylands shopping centre. Visit The Rocks markets, and enjoy some of the feeling of Old Sydney. This is a bustling area at weekends with markets, lots of restaurants, and magnificent views of Sydney Harbour.
Bit of culture
City of Parramatta close by, Sydney CBD and Opera House only 45 to 50 mins away. Visit the Art Gallery of New South Wales, The Museum of Modern Art, the Powerhouse Museum, or the Museum of Sydney. For an extra surprise, visit the Observatory at The Rocks, for a brilliant view of the harbour bridge.
Walks in the park
Take a train to the city and walk through the Botanic Gardens to the Opera House. Parramatta Park is only ten mins away, with the historic first Governor's House.
Spot of exercise
Parramatta Park is not far away, Granville Pool is just a 10 to 15 minute walk away. Olympic Park Aquatic Centre is accessible by car (about 20 mins) or train from Granville.
Day tripping
Visit Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, see the famous three sisters, and take the unforgettable scenic rides. Take the train from Granville to Circular Quay and visit Taronga Zoo, Manly Beach. S\

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