Highgate 15 minute walk from Perth City Centre

Highgate 15 minute walk from Perth City Centre

Barry And Rachel



August 2009

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms

About our home

We have a modern 2 storey townhouse within walking distance (15 minutes) of the city centre, theatres, museums and art gallery. We are located between the vibrant restaurant/coffee shop areas of Beaufort St, Northbridge and Leederville. (our recent exchange partners from Europe said of our local area after visiting other parts of Australia "The only thing we were a bit disappointed was that we never again found such nice souvenir and art gallery-shops as in Perth, not in Noosa and not in N.T.. You have to tell this to your overseas visitors! As well we did not find good bread and cakes and Asian restaurants like in Perth.") The house has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a study area with high speed broadband internet access. The living areas have reverse cycle air conditioning and both bedrooms are air conditioned.
The house is double glazed and has a smart lighting system and programmed robotic vacuum and mop. We have a small private garden with a gas barbeque and outside dining facilities. Perth's public transport is good, but radiates out from the centre, which means that we are ideally located.


More about us

  1. We are in our mid 70's Rachel was a teacher of Indonesian and Barry a Chemical Engineer (he still does some consulting). We have travelled widely, through Asia and South America. Have exchanged into southern and NE England, Scotland, France (twice), Montenegro, Spain (3 times), The Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Portugal and have made about 20 exchanges. Plus we have had several exchanges on the Sunshine Coast, one in the ACT and one in Hobart. We are not particularly interested in exchanging to the US. We have agreed exchanges in Europe for 2020 and 2021 but may consider abutting time exchanges.

  2. We are particularly keen to visit Tasmania and the Northern Territory.

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Where is it?


Just around the corner is Hyde Park with its lakes and birdlife. Nearby are tennis clubs, golf courses and lawn bowling as well as the picturesque Swan River with its many kms of bicycle / walking paths. A 20 minute drive to the west takes you to some of Perth's beautiful surf beaches. 20 minutes to the east are the vineyards of the Swan Valley. 4 hours south are the Margaret River and Great Southern wine regions. Day trips can be taken to Wave Rock or the Pinnacles.

Buzzy restaurants
Wine a While
Cool bars
Cozy cafés
Source, cnr Brisbane and Beaufort Streets
Retail therapy
Perth City
Bit of culture
State Theatre Centre; Perth Concert Hall; Art Gallery of WA; WA Museum
Walks in the park
Hyde Park
Spot of exercise
Hyde Park

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