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The Boot Store Cottage

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hosted by Sue
  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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Self contained cottage in quiet Kensington, ten minutes drive into Adelaide CBD and a 15min walk to Norwood Parade

• Fully equipped kitchen
• Bedroom, 1 queen bed & storage
• Ducted Heating/Cooling/Combustion Heater
• Free wireless internet
• A lounge room & separate dining room
• A bathroom with shower, and toilet
• Washing machine, iron & ironing board
• Private outdoor seating area

To personalise your stay, and for our information, we request the names of each guest staying with us.

The space
Our Boot Store Cottage is located in historical Kensington, one of Adelaide's oldest established villages settled in the 1800's. Now a cosy 1 bedroom home, the cottage was initially a workshop for its original owner, bootmaker Samuel Heanes and was built in 1853. We've decorated the interior with an eclectic mix of things to reflect our travels around Australia and overseas. We have lived here for over ten years, initially in the cottage while building the contemporary extension at the back, which is now where we live. Street parking is usually easily available (out the front of the Bootstore in particular) and, on arrival, you will be shown through the cottage. There is a folder outlining the "perks and quirks" of the cottage for your information, along with some brochures and details of local attractions.
We both work from home. Martin has his building design business in his backyard office, while I run my singing/music studio Mondays to Thursdays (from approximately 3:30pm to 7.30pm) in the old boot store next door which has been acoustically treated to keep noise disturbance to a minimum.
The cottage kitchen has views to our back garden with bamboo and native trees that run along Second Creek, along with wildlife such as rainbow and musk lorikeets, eastern rosellas, honeyeaters, kookaburras, possums, koalas and we've even had a kangaroo bounce through the backyard! The rear garden (also visible from the cottage kitchen) has views into the creek and Borthwick Park, which has recently undergone a community biodiversity program maintained by volunteer residents. Borthwick Park has a BBQ area for visitors and can be access behind our property via the Laneway alongside the Bootstore shop.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free street parking
TV
Washer
Air conditioning
Shared patio or balcony
Shared backyard – Fully fenced
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer

Where you’ll be

Kensington, South Australia, Australia

Kensington is a quiet, leafy suburb with a 30 minute walk to the city's east end with easy access to public transport. Kensington has many historic buildings and is a peaceful, friendly environment. Apart from its historical charm, Norwood Parade is close by - a known hot spot for its shops, theatre complexes and cafes and is an easy 15 minute stroll from the cottage. Magill Road is also close by with cafes, wine bars, homewares and retro shops to poke around in with Burnside Village also nearby for those in need of some upmarket retail therapy! Along Kensington Road there are supermarkets, The Regal, a quaint art deco picture theatre, and more cafes.

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Hosted by Sue

Joined in January 2015
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My partner, Martin, and I enjoy travelling (favourite destination so far has been Paris). I also enjoy music, long drives in the country, pilates, reading and a nice, cold glass of Pinot Gris! Martin has his own building design business and works from home while I teach singing in my home studio, along with some part time work in a surgeon's rooms.
We endeavour to welcome guests in person whenever possible and happy to give guests advice as to where to go and what to see in Adelaide.
My partner, Martin, and I enjoy travelling (favourite destination so far has been Paris). I also enjoy music, long drives in the country, pilates, reading and a nice, cold glass of…

During your stay

We're happy to interact with our guests from time to time and please, upon booking, let us know the name of who is coming with you if you're not coming alone. Unless away on holidays, one or both of us will be on site most of the time and, if not, we will organise someone to greet you on arrival. There is an outdoor sitting space at the front of the cottage for guests. All areas with views into our backyard have blinds for more privacy if required as we may be pottering in the garden or sitting at the outdoor setting in our rear yard. At times, we will need to maintain the front courtyard during your stay, but will attempt to do so discreetly.
We're happy to interact with our guests from time to time and please, upon booking, let us know the name of who is coming with you if you're not coming alone. Unless away on holid…

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Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 76 reviews.