Architect designed bush retreat

Architect designed bush retreat


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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
3 Bathrooms

About our home

We are looking for a swap to Singapore for a week somewhere between 9 and 31 August 2014. (Our house has an open fire plus full central heating so you will be warm!)
We are also interested in swaps within Australia over long weekends or school holidays, especially Adelaide over Christmas.

We don't have plans to return to the UK until 2015.

Our unique architecturally designed home was refurbished in 2012 and provides a secluded retreat completely surrounded by 2/3rds of an acre of Australian bush backing onto national park. Designed in two parts, the house is built with a residential wing containing 4 bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en suite), and a balcony off the master bedroom. By walking through a glass hallway you reach the main part of the house with large raised kitchen and three separate reception rooms. The main reception room includes the dining table and leads out onto the fully enclosed (and safe for children) garden. The house has an open fire plus hydronic central heating and reverse cycle air conditioning.
We often see wallabies with their joeys, king parrots and kookaburras in our garden and have been known to see echidnas. It is a very peaceful setting but still only 1.3km to the train station and only 25 minutes drive to the CBD.


More about us

  1. We are a professional British couple (doctor and lawyer) with two children aged 5 and 3.

  2. We lived in London for many years, but now love the Australian bush

  3. We have completed 3 fantastic houseswaps, and we understand how important it is for the home owners to be trustworthy and communicate well with each other.

Swap availability

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Where is it?


Retail therapy
St Ives Village, Westfield Chatswood
Bit of culture
Art Gallery of NSW, Australian Museum, Maritime Museum
Walks in the park
Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden
Spot of exercise
Darnley Oval, Newport Beach
Day tripping
Powerhouse Museum, Botanic Garden, Sydney to Manly ferry

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