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Crofton Downs, Wellington





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Property ID: 633

Property type and description
House - Main residence

Location notes

  • Short drive to the beach
  • Outer city suburb

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Couples
  • Couples - Retired
  • Families

Swap periods available

  • School Holidays

Nearest Town / City

Nearest Airport
14 KM

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About us

Member ID: 4150

Mark and I are in our fifties, working hard to make sure our daughters have what they need and enjoy life. We're both in people centred work: Mark's an analyst for a charity, I'm a high school teacher at a small private school. We met teaching overseas and lived in Turkey and Zimbabwe before settling here. We have two daughters: eleven and sixteen. One is in Year 7 at a full primary school and the other is in her final year of high school. Our daughters play netball and keep guinea pigs. Mark is a Brit with no family apart from us here; my parents are immigrants and they and my brother and his family, live in the area.

Property description and facilities

This is a two level 1960's weatherboard house on a north and eastward facing section that slopes down from the road. The kitchen and two bathrooms have been renovated and all other rooms, apart from the study, have been decorated recently. There are three bedrooms: the master is on the ground floor with the living areas, kitchen, bathroom, separate toilet and the study. A deck adjoins the dining room with views over the treed hill reserve opposite and the Skyline walkway on the ridge line. Downstairs there are two bedrooms downstairs, a second bathroom and separate toilet, a laundry and a basement storage area with a workbench. There is drive on access to the property and parking in a carport. A train station (six minutes in to Wellington), supermarket, service station are walking distance from the house. The street is full of families and children and there is a playground and field in the next street.

  • Bath
  • Bikes available
  • Car-port
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Electric Blankets
  • Heatpump/underflloor heating
  • Hifi / Music System
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • Internet
  • Mains water
  • Microwave
  • Mobile Coverage
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • Sky TV Sport
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi

Location description and facilities

All the delights of a compact city where you can walk everywhere. The waterfront is a highlight, Te Papa, The Michael Fowler Centre. Areas like Cuba Street are great for eating out or shopping; Courtney place has good restaurants, cinemas, pubs and nightclubs. There is often rugby on at the stadium, or cricket at the Basin Reserve, the Renouf Centre has tennis. There are boutique movie theatres like the Roxy in Miramar and the Light House near Cuba Street. Lambton Quay has great shopping. There is lots of street art in the city, especially around Civic Square and Te Papa. Oriental Bay is great for strolling, and Mount Victoria gives you a view over the city, the harbour and Cook Strait. There is a snorkelling trail on the South Coast near the aquarium and lots of mountain biking around the area. Rugged beaches at Makara and more civilised places to laze by the sea at Scorching Bay, Eastbourne and up the Kapiti Coast.

Facilities close by:

  • Art gallery
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Bush Walking
  • Cafes
  • Cinema
  • Fishing
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Historical sites
  • Kids playground
  • Lawn bowling
  • Museum
  • Night clubs
  • Parks - Local or regional
  • Playing fields
  • Public library
  • Public transport
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Skate park
  • Tennis
  • Ten-pin bowling
  • Theatre
  • Weekend farmers markets
  • Windsurfing

Pets to care for at this property

There may be pets to care for on this property.

We have a lovely man who often looks after our guinea pigs but if someone wanted to look after them that would be fine. We have six guinea pigs: three pairs.
They get fed morning and evening and cleaned out every second day. We let them roam during the day when we are home. The arks on the lawn need moving to fresh grass daily.

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