Wellington NZ, 3 bdrm home, plus self contained flat, close to shops and transport
Our home is spacious, light and airy. Built in 1992 and coming into our ownership in 2013, the house is the focus of our efforts to enhance and improve as finances permit. Our friend recently asked whether the house was architecturally designed because of its unique features: two bedrooms with en-suites, a large rumpus room which doubles as a third bedroom and office area, and then a self contained flat, which our daughter lives in. There is a large kitchen, a dining area (which we are using as a second sitting room) and a main living room. Our beds are comfortable and very warm.
Our cul-de-sac Street has history with the homestead two houses away from us having been owned by one of the first English settlers to the Hutt Valley. After his ownership is was taken over by the Catholic Church as a home for unwed mothers. Anyway, our house is light and airy. It suits us as three adults who live together but all need their own space. We have a small garden which we enjoy very much.
Queensgate shopping centre
Wellington city - 20 minutes
Martinborough wine district - 1 hr
We live close to everything but are far enough away to enjoy privacy. A small supermarket is only 5 minutes drive away, as is a chemist, service station and takeaway shops. The residents of waiwhetu are mixed as reflected in the social housing areas and private homes. Our street reflects this too. Access to public transport is excellent and includes trains and buses. From Wellington airport there is a bus that costs a bit more than others but delivers you to the heart of Lower Hutt. From there you can taxi to our house. Bush and birds surround us with GUI and fat wood pigeons frequenting our garden. Petone and the Petone Settlers Museum are 15 minutes away by car and this suburb is a drawcard for those who like history and boutique shops.
Bush walks surround us and there is a shared pathway up Wainuiomata Hill that hubby and I enjoying hiking up. it’s a great workout. If you want to head over to the Wairarapa, then jump on a train and be there in about an hour.
Shannon Golf club - Petone - 10 minutes drive
Wainuiomata Golf club - Wainuiomata - 15 minutes drive
Boulcott Farm Heritage golf club - Upper Hutt - 15 minutes drive
Lower Hutt driving range - Moera