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New Plymouth, Taranaki

Bedrooms

4

Bathrooms

2

Max People

7

Pets Possible

Pets Possilbe

Car Available

Pets Possilbe

Property ID: 4360

Property type and description
House - Main residence

Location notes

  • Short drive to the beach
  • Outer city suburb
  • Short drive to a river
  • Short drive to a lake
  • Located in mountain ranges
  • Short drive to a golf course

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Singles
  • Couples
  • Couples - Retired
  • Families

Swap periods available

  • Weekends
  • School Holidays
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Summer Holidays
  • Public Holidays

Nearest Town / City
New Plymouth

Nearest Airport
New Plymouth
15 KM

The location shown on this map is an approximate location, not the actual address of the property.

About us

Member ID: 21403

Hello. We are a family of four - Mum, Dad and two girls - age 1 and nearly 4. My husband is an electronics engineer and I work from home as a life coach. We are love the outdoors and hanging out with friends. We enjoy good food and wine. We are tidy and our girls understand 'No' and don't touch! We are ideally looking for family houses to swap with for long weekends and in Dec / January when my husband get's three weeks off work. Open to other options depending on time of year and location.

Property description and facilities

Our family home is a 4 bedroom house in New Plymouth. It used to be a winery and we have since converted it into our very spacious family home. We are 10 minutes drive from the town and the beach and 20 mins drive from the airport.
Our house is down a private driveway, so we are away from traffic noise. Our section is around 2 acres in size has an orchard on a hill which is great fun for older children to be able to climb trees and at the bottom a pond and flat grass area where kids can run about. There is also a school with a great playground about 5 mins walk down the road. We have two covered decks surrounding our house which are fenced at the sides but not the ends so you need to keep an eye on your children playing (as hill slopes away from house.) We have sheep that keep the grass down on our land and share them with our neighbours so can organise for them to be here or not when you visit!

The house has 4 bedrooms- a super king bed in the main room, queen in one bedroom, king single bed and a cot in the other. We also have a double sofa bed in the lounge.

For heating we have a fireplace in the living room.
We have pets; a friendly cat Tumbleweed and an outside only Labrador dog Jed. We can take both of them with us when we travel or find friends to look after them for us.

  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Electric Blankets
  • Firewood available
  • Games console
  • Hifi / Music System
  • Highchair
  • Indoor Shower
  • Internet
  • Kids toys available
  • Mains water
  • Microwave
  • Mobile Coverage
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • Sky TV
  • Sky TV Sport
  • TV
  • Vegetable garden
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi
  • Wood burner

Location description and facilities

Surfing, fishing, walking, trail running, art, great beaches
Drive to Mount Taranaki and take a leisurely walk or a full summit climb.
Lake Managamahoe is 8 mins drive which is awesome for walking / trail running / mountain biking.
Some of the best golf courses in NZ including Ngamoutu New Plymouth (links course) with stunning views.
Amazing hiking and walking trails including of course climbing Mt Taranaki and the pouakai crossing (which is stunning.)
Beautiful gardens and parks
Surfing is amazing and possible every day of the year due to having so many beaches.
Great cafes and art scene with the Len Lye and arts trail. Kina Gallery full of locals artworks.
10Km of Coastal Walkway is great for cycling or walking. There is also a velodrome.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXK2AwfE3-0

Facilities close by:

  • Art gallery
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Boat ramp
  • Boating
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Bush Walking
  • Cafes
  • Cinema
  • Fishing
  • Go-carting
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Historical sites
  • Horseriding
  • Kids playground
  • Lakes
  • Lawn bowling
  • Museum
  • Paddle boarding
  • Parks - Local or regional
  • Playing fields
  • Public library
  • Public swimming pool
  • Public transport
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • River
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Skate park
  • Surf lessons
  • Surfing
  • Swimming beach
  • Tennis
  • Ten-pin bowling
  • Theatre
  • Thermal pools
  • Water slides
  • Waterfalls
  • Weekend farmers markets
  • Windsurfing
  • Zoo

Pets to care for at this property

There may be pets to care for on this property.

We have a cat. We can take her with us if needed. Or happy to leave behind to be fed.

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