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Formal lounge

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

This executive residence is being offered fully furnished and equipped and is set in beautiful Belmore Gardens, which is part of the heritage listed National Capital Garden City Plan. The property sits opposite the park in a very quiet setting in Barton and is within walking distance to Parliament House, Lake Burley Griffin, Kingston and Manuka shopping villages. Other attractions accessible on foot also include the National Gallery, the famous Bus Depot Markets on the lake foreshore, parliamentary triangle and the National Library.

The award winning gardens have in past years been Canberra's Garden of the year and are professionally cared for as part of the tenancy. Many original heirloom plants still thrive such as the huge magnolias, rhododendron, box hedges etc. The original cottage has been renovated and extended to facilitate expanding family and corporate needs. These renovations are sympathetic to the original cottage design and seamlessly transfer the house and garden marriage of the original cottage to a very large easy living home. There are comprehensive outdoor entertaining areas and quiet reflection courtyards.

The entry takes you through a formal lounge room basked in winter sun and simply furnished. This room has an open fireplace and a side door to a small flagstone terrace for morning coffee or evening cognac. The formal dining room flows from the lounge and can cater for most dinner parties with an extendable French provincial dining table and matching buffet.

The kitchen is at the hub of the property with a large brush box timber island bench for casual meals and gourmet preparation. The kitchen window looks out to magnificent flowering trees and window boxes. The kitchen is comprehensively equipped with gas cooking under exhaust hood and ice maker refrigerator.

Enter the family room of enormous dimension featuring north facing bay window looking onto the front gardens and a rear sliding door onto a timber deck leading to the water feature central to the outdoor entertaining area. The family room is well appointed and caters for all sorts of living with a dining area, entertainment area, casual reading lounge area and day bed.

There is a separate office/study which is part of the original cottage and comes complete with open fire place; a wonderfully quiet room for study/business or contemplation. Ample bookshelves and a French oak writing desk help turn work into pleasure.

The property has four large bedrooms which are complete with two queen size beds and plenty of storage. The master bedroom has a king size leather slay bed and a huge bay window which looks out to the rear gardens, bordered by box hedges and roman fountain. The fountain is illuminated at night and makes great viewing from the bedroom. There is an ensuite to the master bedroom with a double vanity and a 'Hollywood' screen less shower. The large main bathroom boasts a spa bath, heated tiled floor and has ample storage for all ages. The fourth bedroom is in the form of a separate self-contained studio ideal for teenage privacy or guests. The studio/bedroom has its own private courtyard with water feature and is north facing so is warm and bright. There is a queen size leather inner spring sofa bed, kitchenette and bathroom. This room is a very comfortable large area to live.

The rear entertaining area is classically landscaped. The paved area is under cover with plenty of dwarf wall seating. Granite bench tops and sink make for serious BBQ's. The water feature adds to the atmosphere and provides some acoustic privacy. This area is large and can cater for 30-40 guests. It has outdoor lighting and makes for a pleasurable day or evening function.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach SOUTH COAST 200 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 10 km, Nearest railway: CANBERRA RAIL 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (4), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking


Belmore Gardens is a welcoming residence which is fully furnished and equipped and is situated in the exclusive Canberra suburb of Barton. This beautiful home is conveniently located within walking distance of Parliament House, The National Gallery of Australia, Lake Burley Griffin and a short stroll to the National Library of Australia. Other attractions accessible on foot also include the famous Bus Depot Markets on the lake foreshore and Manuka and Kingston two of Canberra's boutique shopping villages.

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Calendar last updated:11 Aug 2014

Based in Australia

Languages spoken
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