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New Plymouth, Taranaki





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Property ID: 690

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
  • Short drive to snow fields
  • Short drive to a small village / town
  • Short drive to vineyards
  • Short drive to a golf course

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Couples

Swap periods available

Nearest Town / City
New Plymouth

Nearest Airport
New Plymouth
18 KM

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


5 Review overall

We loved our house swap. The kids enjoyed feeding the chickens and collecting eggs. It was a lovely modern home with a beautiful rural view over to Mt. Taranki. Only 7 minutes into town. It was like a home away from home and we loved having the extra money to spend on taking our kids on a Flinestone bike ride along the waterfront, the wave pools, restaurants etc. - Stephanie Bormans - Sunday, March 27, 2016

About us

Member ID: 4530

My husband (Wayne) and I have been married for 21 years. We have lived in New Plymouth most of our lives. We have 1 daughter who is a paramedic in Wellington. I'm a registered nurse, I work 4 days a week in the Daystay unit at Base Hospital. Wayne is a self employed Joiner who has a Joinery workshop on our property.Both our extended families live locally. We enjoy watching movies, working on our land, our animals and both avid readers. I love hand craft and have a bedroom dedicated to my craft work. I have a custom made jigsaw table that I have a a jigsaw on the go all the time. We have a good group of friend who we meet with every week to watch a movie one night then board games on Friday night. We belong to a family orientated baptist church.

Property description and facilities

We built our home 13 years ago. We live on a 10 acre block 5 minutes from the city boundary. It has spectacular views of the mountain. It is a spacious comfortable home. Master bedroom king size bed and has a heat pump. It has an ensuite with shower, toilet and vanity. 2nd bedroom has king size bed. 3rd bedroom we use as a library - it has a king single bed with trundler. 4th bedroom is my craft room but I will tidy it and make room for the trundler to be moved there if needed. The kitchen is large with all the modern conveniences and appliances . Main bathroom has a large bath with a beautiful view of the mountain and separate shower. There is a separate toilet. The lounge, dining room and kitchen are open plan. There is outdoor table and chairs on both sides of the house.We have chooks so there are fresh eggs every day.

  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Bikes available
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Firewood available
  • Freeview
  • Heatpump/underflloor heating
  • Hifi / Music System
  • Indoor Shower
  • Internet
  • Lock-up garage
  • Microwave
  • Mobile Coverage
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • Sky TV
  • Sky TV Movies
  • Sky TV Sport
  • Spa / Hot tub
  • Tank water
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi
  • Wood burner

Location description and facilities

Our place is so centrally located there is so much to see and do in a short distance. We have the mountain and Egmont National park on the back door step and the sea and coastal areas on the front. We are 10 mins from both. Plenty of bush walks close by. 10 minutes from the center of town. There is a a privately owned zoo with white tigers just up the road from our place. Puekiti gardens are 10 mins up the road. Pukekura park with the famous Christmas lights. The Bowl of Brooklands. New Len Lye art center, Lake Mangamahoe, Coastal walkway, mountain bike trails, all thing beach and surf, Chaddy charters tours around sugar loaf islands, many lovely restaurants, cafes and bars, Cinema complex, Aquatic center, cycling velodrome and cycle track plus much much more.

Facilities close by:

  • Art gallery
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Boat ramp
  • Boating
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Bush Walking
  • Cafes
  • Cinema
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Historical sites
  • Lakes
  • Lawn bowling
  • Marine reserves
  • Museum
  • Parks - Local or regional
  • Public library
  • Public swimming pool
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • River
  • Rock pools
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Surf lessons
  • Surfing
  • Swimming beach
  • Ten-pin bowling
  • Theatre
  • Thermal pools
  • Water slides
  • Weekend farmers markets
  • Windsurfing
  • Zoo

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