The Good Life in the leafy suburbs

The Good Life in the leafy suburbs

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 baths

About our home

*** Let us know when you want to come to Canberra - we might be able to accommodate you even though the calendar says our home is not available over the next few months.***

Not only has Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) been ranked as the most ‘liveable’ city in the world, but you can experience the “Good Life” at our home in one of its suburbs. Outside living at its best: fruit, vegetables and herbs in season, as well as a mature herbaceous garden; open country at the back fence, with a 15-minute walk to one of our favourite coffee shops and grocers; a number of relaxing garden settings and barbecues. Public transport is available to the city (or a 20 minute drive), with its vibrant cultural life, including museums, art galleries, theatres and cinemas, as well as the political institutions of the nation’s capital.

The ACT is perfectly situated to explore southern New South Wales and its renown cool-climate wineries, the wilderness of the Brindabella Hills and the Namadgi National Park. There are a myriad of dedicated cycle paths throughout the Territory. Further afield it is two hours to the coast, three hours to the Snowy Mountains containing Australia’s highest peak, Mount Kosciusko, (skiing in winter, high country bushwalking in summer), and three hours to Sydney.

Our comfortable home has heating, cooling and double-glazing throughout. Electricity is solar-powered with an additional solar hot water service. The kitchen has been renovated with all electric appliances, including an induction cooktop. Three double bedrooms are available (two queen, one double), two bathrooms (one ensuite), a study and laundry. A large sitting room and dining room overlook magnificent views of the Brindabellas. There is ample off-road parking.

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More about us

  1. We are a retired couple who like to travel both in Australia and overseas

  2. We have family and friends in various countries of Europe

  3. We are interested in gardening particularly growing and cooking our own produce. Unfortunately with travel we are no longer able to keep chickens and bees. We are interested in music and have an extensive CD collection, both modern, jazz and classical. A wide choice of reading and reference books are available.

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Buzzy restaurants
Canberra is home to a number of 'one hat' restaurants, as judged by the Good Food Guide.
Cool bars
There are at least three craft breweries in Canberra, plus bars throughout the city some of which specialise in the wines of the region.
Cozy cafés
Cafes are the cool places to be, especially for breakfast. Canberra is the home of the 2015 World Champion Barista, who sources, roasts and grinds his coffee under the brand ONA. He has cafes in Fyshwick and Civic. One of our favourite cafes is in walking distance of our home; another is a five minute drive.
Retail therapy
A short drive to Westfield Belconnen Mall plus the Canberra Centre (20 min drive) has a full range of shops, including David Jones..
Bit of culture
The ACT is home to the annual National Folk Festival every Easter. There are regular performances in season by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra in Llewellyn Hall with national and international guests and soloists. Regular performances of touring productions are staged at the Canberra Theatre, as well as other smaller venues around town. The Australian War Memorial is world famous for it historical displays, as is the Museum of Australia. The National Gallery of Australia has an extensive collection which includes a comprehensive Indigenous display. It also holds regular 'block-buster' national and international exhibitions.
Walks in the park
Extensive walking tracks through our back gate and across the Territory and surrounds.
Spot of exercise
Cycling opportunities on the numerous bike paths - both far and local. The Australian Institute of Sport, with its tours and public swimming is 10 minutes away and the local ACT Brumbies and Canberra Raiders play at Bruce Stadium close by. Cricket and AFL is at Manuka Oval. Every Saturday and in the week across the Territory there are local sporting events. Water sports are held frequently on both Lake Ginninderra and Lake Burley Griffin.
Day tripping
Easy access to the country of southern NSW to explore historic towns such as Yass, Cooma, Orange, Bathurst. Sydney and the Blue Mountains are within easy reach, as is the coast from Batemans Bay north and south. The Snowy Mountains offer all sorts of outdoor activities including camping, horse-riding, walking, skiing and snowboarding.

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