Timaru Listing No.634
  Home Car exchange available
  3 Bedrooms Pets that need care
  2 Bathrooms Air conditioned
    Prefer no children
  Experienced exchanger
Desired destination: United Kingdom or Ireland
  How Many: 2 Adults  
  Occupations: Probation Officer and accounts clerk Time of Year: May 2005


  Description.  A little about our house - it is very warm as it is heated by a very efficient heat pump/air conditioning unit. The living area is on one level and has living/dining room, kitchen was re-modelled September 2002 and has all modern conveniences - dishwasher, microwave, double wall oven, glass top hob, fridge etc.  The main bathroom has a shower & bath, separate wc and the master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom.  Downstairs we have Computer (Internet access), deep freeze, 3car garaging and workshop.   There is a secluded barbecue area with a gas barbecue. The house is situated in the North-west suburb of Gleniti, Timaru. There is a local Tavern in the vicinity. Our car can be included in an exchange.
 Timaru has a number of good restaurants.  Our bay, called Caroline Bay, with it's fine sandy beach is known throughout NZ as a safe swimming beach.  Timaru has a population of 28,000 and is situated half-way down the East Coast of the scenic South Island, 100miles south of the city of Christchurch, and 125miles north of Dunedin.  Timaru is ideally situated for touring the rest of the South Island, and there is easy access to the North Island via the ferry service from Picton to Wellington.  Timaru is a very safe town and is a service centre for the large farming area around it, which includes scenic rolling countryside.  In Timaru, one can view the sea as well as the wonderful mountains at the same time - in fact from the front of our house we get an excellent view of the mountains. You can sometimes see Mt Cook from Timaru which is only 130 miles away. "Middle Earth" was filmed at a number of sites in the South Ialand the nearest to here is about 70 miles away
 . There is a chap who runs tours to the various sites of the filming of the "Lord of the Rings" starting from Geraldine only 25 miles from here.   We are within 5 minutes driving distance from the city centre with excellent shopping, theatre, films etc. There is also a bus service and swimming pools.
We have a cat called "Batley" named after where we lived in Yorkshire.  He is a ginger male and thinks he owns the place here - he is very sociable and is easy to look after - our neighbour is good with him and is happy to look after him when we go on holidays.  We are non-smokers but we do like a wine Our car is a 1996 Honda Domani (Civic) in good order.
Exchanges to the UK are already arranged for February,March, April & June 2005, so therefore we are keen to fill May.  Our weather - May in NZ is Autumn, we usually get mild settled weather, with cooler nights.  This area and Central Otago which is nearby, is very attractive with the Autumn colours in the trees. 
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  Listed December  2004