Location, Location! Welcome to a 1890s terrace house situated in the Newcastle inner city suburb of Cooks Hill. This is an ideal place for a single traveler, a couple looking for some quality time together or a business person. The house is a quiet, peaceful place. Once you step outside you are in walking distance of vibrant café and bar precincts on Darby Street or a little further to the Foreshore, ocean beaches and baths, a working harbour, Art Galleries, movie theatre and much more.
From the street you enter the open plan sitting room and formal dining room. Behind them, is a fully equipped kitchen and dining area leading out to the rear courtyard. Upstairs is a single bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and the bathroom. The balcony off the main bedroom allows you to watch and listen as the neighborhood goes about its life.
Supermarkets are within walking distance at Market Town shopping centre. On weekends you can visit the Newcastle Growers’ Market.
Enjoy cooking in the newly renovated kitchen. But if you want to eat out you are spoiled for choice of restaurants within easy walk of the Terrace.
The most used and enjoyed space in the house is the north facing courtyard. Relax and enjoy the bird and insect life that visits the courtyard occasionally punctuated by the chimes of the Town Hall clock or the horns of visiting ships in the working harbour. There is also an outside shower for when you came back from a swim or physical exercise, or if you just want to experience a shower outside, day or night.
I’ve left herb scissors for you to cut fresh herbs from the garden for your cooking. I would also encourage you to visit the Community Garden, only a short walk through the neighbourhood to the corner of Darby and Bull Streets. On your way you will pass the street library in Bruce Street - please take a book to read, or bring any books you may wish to donate to the street library.
Stepping out the front door in any direction will take you to good coffee.
If you turn left the Conservatorium of Music is metres away, the beautiful Civic Theatre, Newcastle Art Gallery and the Newcastle Town Hall, Darby Street shopping and cafés. Civic Park hosts the monthly Olive Tree Markets.
Public transport is available at both ends of the street. There are tourist walks, and you can hire bikes to ride around the City. If you are feeling energetic, there is a cycle path to Lake Macquarie. The Hunter Valley, Wineries, Barrington Tops and Port Stephens are easy day trips by car.
My cousin and I have lived in Newcastle most of our lives - we know of many great places to eat and drink, as well as things to do whatever your interest. We can help you with maps, menus and other information to make your stay in the terrace enjoyable.
There is on-street parking which is metered parking for some hours of the day.
- Please be mindful of my neighbours
I am from the Hunter Valley, NSW but have traveled and lived in many places. I know my neighborhood and hope you enjoy it.