In 2014 Canberra was named by the OECD at the world's most liveable city!!! It has been our secret up until now. Our home is in a quiet part of Canberra at the foot of Mt Ainslie and is a 4-5 minute drive to the centre of the City. Canberra is the bush capital city of Australia - beautifully planned for easy living.
Beautifully appointed kitchen with coffee machine, stainless steel appliances, white stone bench tops in an architecturally designed kitchen. This central hub is surrounded by an open plan dining, lounge and foyer area and overlooks a private circular landscaped garden. Deep comfy leather recliners for ultimate body support and large TV screen...
Huge windows allow for maximum light whilst double backed linen curtains augment the central heating. Private master bedroom has a beautiful magnolia tree outside and 35 year old Japanese maple adjacent to its window.... "
We have lived in this house for five years and upstairs it has two double bedrooms - one with ensuite, one dressing room with a single bed and a trundle bed (suitable for 2 kids); and one office; large bathroom and separate toilet. Downstairs is another fully equipped office (David's), wine cellar, a large rumpus room, infrared sauna and gym equipment and two pushbikes in the double garage.
Lindy (59) is semi-retired and is an executive coach working from home. David (60) is a legislative drafter (lawyer)and is still working.Canberra is surrounded by excellent wineries for you to visit.
There are two bikes for use. Canberra is renowned for its extensive bike paths throughout the city.
We have children and grandchildren in Canberra who can help out anybody staying here by showing you around. We will leave extensive instructions in regard to things to do. We have a automatic car (Honda Civic) for your use. There is some gym equipment (bike, elliptical trainer and weights) in the house as well as substantial bush walking up Mt Ainslie. We have two Burmese cats (brother and sister from same litter) who will need minding too.
From home it is a 10 mins drive to the National Art Gallery, the Portrait Gallery and the Australian Museum. It is five min drive to town for theatres, movies, restaurants and shopping. One of my favourite places in Canberra is the National Arboretum - 100 forests planted, some with nearly extinct trees. It has the best view of Canberra after Mt Ainslie lookout!
For history buffs the Australian War Memorial is a 10 minute walk. This is one of Australia's most visited spots.
Sydney is a short drive away (3.5 hrs) on a very good road - our house is 5 mins from Canberra airport. The bus goes hourly to Sydney from centre of Canberra. It's an easy drive to Melbourne via some excellent historic places and great wineries.
Three hours drive to snow and skiing - Mt Kosciusko, Thredbo and 3 hours to the coast - Batemans Bay via villages with tea rooms and Australian bush.
We love our home and would treat yours with the same special care. We have exchanged to Dorset UK, and St Tropez - both wonderful experiences. We are happy to answer any queries at all. Direct email firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks.