The SpaceThis is a large, comfortable, pretty five bed roomed house overlooking a valley. The balcony's a great place for an afternoon drink while enjoying the wonderful bush land views and is a good place to spot the local residents: koalas, cockatoos and kookaburras.
Recent renovations include a new bathroom, stove and range hood, curtains, floor coverings and light fittings, making it a comfortable, beautiful house.
Eight people can be accommodated in five bedrooms and there are now two single beds in the upstairs family room and a Matt Blatt sofa which converts into a king sized or two single beds in the downstairs lounge room. The house has two bathrooms- one upstairs and one downstairs. The downstairs bathroom services the three downstairs bedrooms and has a tub- ideal for relaxing in and for bathing children.
Upstairs there are two more bedrooms, a brand new bathroom and a large living area adjacent to the balcony giving lovely bush land views.
The flexible floor plan and spacious living areas makes the house ideal for a large family group or for separate groups of friends.
The large, eat-in, fully equipped classic style kitchen has everything to make self-catering easy, including a new electric stove, glass range hood, a dishwasher and stone bench tops.
There's a large covered patio adjoining the kitchen with a stone table setting and barbeque- a great place for casual dining.
The lounge/dining room on the ground floor has bush land views, is roomy enough for large family gatherings and has a flat screen tv. The second living room upstairs and the balcony it leads onto are quiet, relaxing spaces.
Unlimited ADSL internet is also available and there is a glass desk and a chair in one of the downstairs bedrooms which can be used as a study.
The house is perfect for large family gatherings and easy access to Flinders University and Medical Centre make it an ideal base for visiting patients or for short term visitors to the university. The CBD is an easy 25 minutes drive away.
The beds have 1000 thread count sheets, wool filled quilts and quality quilt covers. Fluffy towels, Turkish towels. toiletries, bathrobes and slippers for adult guests and two hairdryers are provided.
There are large built in wardrobes in all the bedrooms and the rooms have new light fittings and window furnishings.
There is parking for three cars in two carports and for two more in a paved parking bay at the top of the property.
There's a split system in the lounge/dining room and ducted evaporative cooling throughout the house.
The garden features huge grey box gums, succulents and shrubs and is terraced with stone retaining walls. Stone steps lead down to the house from the parking area. Koalas and a wide variety of birds are regular visitors to the garden. Guest AccessThe whole house and garden is available for guest use. Interaction with GuestsI will be there to welcome you and show you around- although there is access for late arrivals, or if I'm unavailable for any reason. There are brochures and information in the house and I'm very happy to help with any additional information that you might need and really want to make sure that you have a great stay. The NeighborhoodBellevue Heights is a lovely, leafy and quiet neighbourhood. It's hard to believe that its so close to everything! There are cafes in Blackwood- five minutes drive away, and Wittunga- a lovely botanical park- great for a stroll or a picnic is on the way to the Blackwood shopping centre.
Belair National Park is only about 10 minutes further on and well worth a visit. I have included some other local points of interest in the Guidebook and can provide other information that you might need.
Although the area is so peaceful and quiet, the CBD is only 25 minutes away, it's only 12 minutes to Brighton beach, seven minutes to Flinders University and Medical Centre and Blackwood shopping precinct with supermarkets, specialty shops and cafes is five minutes away.
A thirty minute drive will have you in the McLaren Vale wine district and the wonderful coastline of the Fleurieu Peninsular is another half an hour further on.
The house itself is a lovely, relaxing retreat. It's position on the block ensures that you will not be overlooked by neighbours and the views of the Sturt Gorge can be enjoyed from the front of the house downstairs and upstairs from the balcony. Getting AroundThere are buses and trains that run to the city within easy walking distance of the house. Other Things to NoteThere will be a welcome basket to make you feel at home, including South Australian wine.
I'll leave basic supplies to get you started: milk, bread, butter and jam, cereal, juice, condiments, oil etc.
There's a coffee pod machine with pods, a plunger and ground coffee and bag and leaf tea and teapots and hot chocolate and marshmallows.
There's a washing machine and a large undercover clothes line. Please use the dryer sparingly- the line does a great job of drying clothes apart from in the depths of winter.