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Magnolia Cottage

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
1 night minimum
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Easy to find, easy to park, Magnolia Cottage is in a very central yet very quiet location, only 1km from the Australian War Memorial, and a short drive to the Capital's tourist attractions. Fully equipped and family and pet friendly, Magnolia Cottage is a heritage-listed weatherboard two-bedroom home set in established gardens, on a quiet residential street. Built in in the late 1920s, with wide Baltic pine floor boards, high ceilings, cedar picture rails, and original sash windows throughout, this cottage is an original alternative accommodation for your Canberra short or long stay. Magnolia Cottage has two bedrooms - queen bed in one, 2 singles (electric blankets) and large convertible cot in the other, with an additional single bed in the enclosed front verandah. The house can sleep 4...Easy to find, easy to park, Magnolia Cottage is in a very central yet very quiet location, only 1km from the Australian War Memorial, and a short drive to the Capital's tourist attractions. Fully equipped and family and pet friendly, Magnolia Cottage is a heritage-listed weatherboard two-bedroom home set in established gardens, on a quiet residential street. Built in in the late 1920s, with wide Baltic pine floor boards, high ceilings, cedar picture rails, and original sash windows throughout, this cottage is an original alternative accommodation for your Canberra short or long stay. Magnolia Cottage has two bedrooms - queen bed in one, 2 singles (electric blankets) and large convertible cot in the other, with an additional single bed in the enclosed front verandah. The house can sleep 4 comfortably, and up to 6-7 if you like it cozy. Linen is provided for each booked person. The fully equipped kitchen has oven, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, tea and coffee facilities, quality crockery and cutlery. I provide some cooking basics, plus simple selection of Australian tea, coffee, biscuits, cereal and milk. The laundry has a front loader washing machine, tumble dryer and drying racks, ironing board and steam iron. I provide washing powder. There's an original 'Hills Hoist' clothes line and pegs out back too. The cottage's fully sound-insulated internal and external walls reduce sound transmission between rooms making for a quiet night's sleep, reduced heat gain in summer and heat loss or drafts in winter. Heating is by programable gas convection heater in the sitting room, oil-filled column radiators for the bedrooms, Tastic and heated towel rail in the bathroom. Cooling by free-standing fans for bedrooms, portable air conditioner for sitting room with the cooling effect flowing throughout. External passive cooling by natural hessian drop shading in summer and keeping curtains closed during the day to reduce heat gain. Outside: The front garden is a riot of colour in spring, with its feature magnolia tree, azaleas, camellias, and borders chock full of herbs and flowering bulbs. It gets a bit shabby as the bulbs dry off, and the privat and pyracantha hedge grows out and bursts into flower, followed by summer colour and scent from the roses, honeysuckle and sweet williams. Later in summer we have a few cherries, apricots, pears and apples to pick (remember to leave some for the next guests), as well as herbs and rhubarb. Winter - tends to be rather drab - but still great for pets and kids. The securely fenced pet friendly back yard has space for kids and pets to run around with shady spots for chilling out, plus fledgling espalier fruit trees - peaches, cherry plums, plums, greengage, blackberries, raspberries, all starting to yield herb and vegetable gardens with tomatoes, silver beet, lettuce, depending on the season and weather. The back yard also has its iconic Hills Hoist. See my facebook page for what's ready for picking, plucking, browsing and when! A bitumen drive links front to back giving sufficient hard standing behind the gate for off road parking for several cars, trailer, caravan for those on the move. Corroboree Park, with its tennis & basketball courts, climbing frames, swings, slides and free barbecue is just over the quiet road. Out and about Nearby you'll find a great range of restaurants, pubs and clubs located minutes away in Ainslie, Braddon, Civic and Dickson. The new and vibrant Braddon precinct is only a 10-15 minute walk away. However, if you prefer to cater for yourselves, the wonderful award-winning local Ainslie IGA can supply all your shopping needs from fresh veg, goat chops to free range cooked chook, artisan cheeses and chocolate, local made breads and dips. Magnolia Cottage is fantastically placed for exploring Canberra and surrounds. Take an orientation trip up Mount Ainslie for the iconic view over the war memorial and Anzac Parade to Parliament House and the Brindabellas. Ainslie is a great base for visiting Canberra's fabulous National institutions - Parliament House, National Art Gallery, Questacon, National Library, Australian War Memorial, the Mint, National Archives, Australian National Botanic Gardens, the AIS and Canberra Zoo and Aquarium. Tour the embassies, visit Canberra's local museums, galleries, theatre, restaurants and cafes. Cycle, segway or walk around Lake Burley Griffin. Slightly further afield, a short and easy drive away: wine tasting drives for Canberra cool climate wineries, spend time at the dinosaur museum, Cockington Green, the Arboretum, Tidbinbilla space tracking centre, Tidbinbilla nature park, and lots of nature reserves and hilltops for bush walking and kangaroo spotting. Minimum stay, longer stay discount, extra people, pets, smoking One off charges: Cleaning/linen fee $70 /stay Conditional Charge Pet charge $40 /stay More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
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About the Owner
Deborah M
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2016
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