A YEAR IN SYDNEY!! Our home is a quiet retreat backing onto national park woodland on the beautiful northern outskirts of Sydney. It is a very private three bedroom bungalow built over a large open entertaining area, gym and workshop next to a solar-heated outdoor swimming pool. The huge sunny balcony leads off the family/TV room with views into the treetops and glimpses of the national parks extending for around 200 km to the north. Hand-feed our wild King Parrots and the resident family of Kookaburras (see picture)! There is also a small lounge for a quiet read away from distractions. One small lady pussy cat will require feeding but not much else.
A small four-door hatchback is available for town driving.

An ideal base for grandparents visiting family or just a relaxing extended holiday in the Sydney area. We are interested in exchanging to SOUTH EAST ENGLAND ONLY, FOR A YEAR FROM JULY 2016, dates flexible. We have many friends and relations to visit in west London, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Surrey and West Sussex.

About the location

A safe leafy suburb on the edge of the bush but only 5 minutes drive from major shopping and entertainment facilities and the main line station, 40 minutes to the harbour and city. This is multi-cultural Australia so there is a huge range of dining options locally. Hornsby has an outdoor restaurant strip to cater for most tastes and excellent restaurants are available locally as well. There are lots of caf├ęs in Hornsby or try the up-market suburb of Wahroonga a short drive away.
The entrances to good freeways are within a few minutes drive going south to Canberra & Victoria and north to the coast, the wine growing areas of the Hunter Valley and Queensland.

Type of home swap

  • Long Term Exchange

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Children welcome
  • Pet Care Offered
  • Pet Care required

Sydney (HE32238)

New South Wales,   Australia

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 4) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Surrey

Dates available

July 2016 - June 2017

Swap duration: 6 months +


Meet the member

Adults: 2     

Membership expiry date: 29 Jul 2016