Sunny family home, great location to explore New Zealand!

Sunny family home, great location to explore New Zealand!




May 2013

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
1 Bathrooms

About our home

My home has both light and sunshine and is well maintained. Fully fenced and gated. 3 bedrooms containing 2 queen size beds plus 2 single beds and double wardrobes in each room ... (sleeps 5 or 6) Generous lounge has street outlook. Well appointed kitchen flows to dining area with seating for 10 people. Dining room gives access to generous outside deck for indoor outdoor dining. Bathroom has both separate shower and full size bath (Separate toilet room.) Further separate laundry room with both clothes drier and washing machine. Study room has high speed internet. Car garage has a quiet rumpus room ( 6x4 meters) in back garden just ideal to read or write plus (Extra toilet.) Off street car parking on site. All situated in a cul de sac with no through traffic. Lovely neighbours with several having resided in this street for over 30 years. I have lived in this home 9 years. Heating is both gas and electric.. Colour TV with over 60 channels, BBC World News channel 89 U.K T.V channel 7 (pay to view channels excluded). DVD player and stereo system. Bus stop city wide network is 100 yards from my gate. Food mini market is 500 yards from my home.. Inner city shops are approximately one mile from my home (2 bikes if required could be available.) Cycling is popular in this town. Children to stay are fine but sorry no pets. Do see photos of my home attached. VARIATION TO LENGTH OF EXCHANGE... I am flexible and WOULD ALSO WELCOME HOUSE SITTING. Both simultaneous and a non-simultaneous exchange OK for my New Zealand home to give you an opportunity to swap the colder winter months in ENGLAND for the summer months in New Zealand. My ideal dates to visit LONDON are AUGUST TO NOVEMBER 2014 inclusive.... I SEEK 3 TO 6 WEEKS EXCHANGE.You may desire to live in my home for a summer christmas and new year... a portion of january/february/march?


More about us

  1. ABOUT ME:

    I am Warren in my sixties , retired and a widower. I do know how to treat your home... with the utmost care and consideration of your valuable and loved asset. I was born and bred in Palmerston north. My descendants were from ENGLAND..(Kent) I am both a father of 2 children and a grandfather of 5 grand children. I spent most of my working life as a self employed retailer in Palmerston North for 26 years, followed by 11 years in real estate, before my retirement six years ago. I visited England in 1998 for 3 months and am now ready to have a closer look at the U.K. and possibly Europe. I am responsible, honest and trust worthy.
    Travelling with me will be an old friend Kingsley similiar in age. Kingsley has the same conservative values that I endorse and owns his own home living nearby in my suburb. Kingsley and myself are strictly long standing old friends who went to the same high school. We are both NON SMOKERS, VERY TIDY LIVING - WELL ORGANISED and senior citizens of N.Z. Kingsley worked for most of his life in telecommunications and then finally in real estate before retiring. I enclose our photos. Kingsley has visited London some years ago.

    Our IDEAL LOCATION to EXCHANGE OR HOUSE SIT is somewhere with quiet living.... and within easy access to inner city LONDON. I am seeking firstly an EXCHANGE OR HOUSE SITTING for any dates between May through to November 2015.
    ( length of stay is flexible)

    Being both retired we are very FLEXIBLE regarding ALL OPTIONS- INCLUDING HOUSE SITTING! Hence we are keen to chat regarding DATES, LENGTH of exchange, location and are open to both simultaneous and non-simultaneous exchanges.

    I invite you to come and see the beauty of this unspoilt country of NEW ZEALAND and enjoy the peace of RELAXED LIVING many thousands of United Kingdom citizens have already discovered.(Many have made NEW ZEALAND their permanent home!)
    Do mail me your offer.

    kind regards warren.

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Where is it?



Palmerston North is a city of 77000 people and is great to just relax and enjoy New Zealand life.Further due to its CENTRAL location PALMERSTON NORTH is ideally situated to be a great base for visitors to both explore and access the natural beauty of this lovely country... should you wish to travel north 2 hours by road to our nearest ski fields or south to our capital city WELLINGTON (1.5 hours by road)all within easy access using public transport.Further travel south to capture the scenic beauty of the southern lake district of Queenstown with world renowned unspoilt scenery. Palmerston North has its own AIRPORT, RAILWAY STATION and BUS station for NATION WIDE TRAVEL. Palmerston north is mostly a safe haven for families (I have lived here over sixty years) and offers much to support a relaxed family lifestyle. There are many cafes and restaurants to be enjoyed spread throughout this city of PALMERSTON NORTH.
With a diverse mix of inner city retail shopping which includes an eight cinema entertainment complex and a large modern shopping plaza complex this city is well established and prosperous with varied industry and is home to one of New Zealands most popular academic institutions ...MASSEY UNIVERSITY. Also home to a large modern regional hospital and two popular golf courses. Several seaside beaches are within 35 minutes of road travel.....and several popular towns are located within one hour of road travel from Palmerston North. Spacious large manicured botanical gardens, swimming complex and a 6 mile scenic river walkway are all popular attractions and are just 15 minutes walk from my home. Our city has no significant motor car queues and so we say.... come to Palmerston North where living is easy !

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