Andrew Preston

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Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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Four Bedroom Holiday Retreat with easy access to the city and local attractions.

Mackenzie Cottage

Charming Weatherboard Cottage - 3/4 Bedrooms, study, outdoor areas with off street parking.

Pretty as a picture with absolutely gorgeous gardens and plenty of character, lies this delightful freestanding cottage with a sunny front verandah. Tastefully renovated to capture light and space it's blessed with charming character and is located footsteps to vibrant Norton Street and easy access to everything that Sydney has to offer. It also gives you the opportunity to experience the Inner West's Norton Street and it's local restaurants, shops and venues that are in easy walking distance - you'll feel right at home.

The bedrooms are large with high ceilings, fans and have built in wardrobes with plenty of storage space. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and is full of charm with original timber paneling detail. Two more bedrooms with single beds have french doors opening onto a large side courtyard.

The spacious and light filled open plan living area with feature gas fireplace opens out onto a large garden accessed through bifolding doors. The kitchen has European gas appliances, fully integrated fridge, pantry, stone bench top with breakfast bar. Off the kitchen is a separate room that accommodates a full laundry and ample storage and bench space. This also provides a side entrance to the house from the carport and courtyard.

The bathroom is bright and airy with its louvered windows, big bath and large glazed shower space, double sinks and separate toilet all looking out into the courtyard.

Continuing upstairs you can enjoy views over the city. Currently fitted out as a rumpus room and home office and easily converted into an extra bedroom.

There are beautiful kauri pine floors and quality fixtures and fittings throughout. The property is also located directly across the road from the local park, an appealing feature that makes this property very family friendly.

Fully furnished throughout. Beautiful wooden dining extendable to fit 10 people, high quality mattresses and bedframes, 2 lounges , comfy chairs, piano, TV’s x 2, desks, artwork and soft furnishings, outdoor table and chairs. WiFi and internet are also available


• Air Conditioning

• Fully Alarmed

• Carport

• Quiet street

• Close to Schools

• Close to Shops

• Close to Transport – Bus and Light rail

• Garden and Courtyard

• Polished timber floor

• Garden shed


Distance from CBD is approx. 5km

5 to 10 minute drive to CBD via City West Link

Public transport is easily accessible via Light Rail and S.T.A Buses

Norton St. Aka Little Italy is home to Sydney's finest Italian restaurant, cafes and boutiques.

Enjoy the day shopping in The Italian Forum, Norton Street Plaza, and Leichhardt Market Place or take a wander down Parramatta Rd.

St. Cloumbas and St. Fiacres are two local catholic schools with state represented by Leichhardt Primary and High School, also a short distance to Petersham Tafe, Sydney University, UTS, and Ultimo TAFE.

Sports, Fitness and Leisure can be enjoyed at the Tigers home ground, Leichhardt Oval, Leichhardt Aquatic Centre, the infamous 7km Bay Run or you can catch a movie at the Palace Cinema's on Norton St.

Leichhardt's Lifestyle is second to none with art, culture and history incorporated in everyday living.

More Details
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Andrew Preston (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Andrew Preston

We renovated our 100 year old timber house in 2002 and have lived in it for the past 12 years (except during the construction period). The reason we are renting out the house is because we have moved ourselves (temporarily) to the North Coast to support a family friend that has breast cancer and to take the opportunity to live close to the beach.

Andrew Preston purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Andrew Preston chose Leichhardt

The reason we purchased this property is because of the size of the land, which is quite large for an inner city dwelling and that it is a weatherboard house that was in need of quite a bit of work. The house had been in the same family for approximately 70 years and only one other prior to that.

We designed the extension and did the renovations ourselves with the help of our team of tradespeople as well. I was running my recruiting company from home during the evening and working on the house during the day. I can remember one afternoon, the tarp I'd purchased to cover the top floor was a bit short on the sides, when it started to rain heavily and started leaking I had to cover the office equipment and myself in clear plastic so I could stay dry and continue to work. Joys of renovating.

What makes this cottage unique

The house has very high ceilings, 3.2 meters, which gives it a very open feeling. The rear bi-folding doors open onto a grassed back yard, the coral bark maples and little gems making for a outdoor indoor area. The house has a good feeling about it and is very easy to live in.

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Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights
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Central - Holiday Retreat
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
Central - Holiday Retreat
+61 412191901
Leichhardt Inner West

Great place to stay. Nice house and near the park.

  • 5 of 5
It is a very nice property to stay. Not too far from anywhere. Its a bit noisy when the plane comes and goes otherwise a very nice stay and will book next time :) thanks Denise.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Central - Holiday Retreat
+61 412191901
Leichhardt Inner West

A little gem in the inner west

  • 4 of 5
Our family of 4 experienced a very comfortable stay in a quality home oozing with character and space. The large loft area had instant appeal for my teenage son who was in his element, the bedrooms were generous and the living and kitchen areas functional, modern and the place we wanted to stay and relax. The house was clean and well maintained and the owner was quick to respond to our questions and needs.
It was great to be able to walk to Leichhardt's cafe strip on Norton Street in ten minutes or so, and the buses to the city, and light rail were also within an easy walk from the house
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9.7 Kilometres
Kingsford Smith International and Domestic Airport
Nearest Ferry
3.7 Kilometres
Elliott Street, Balmain
Nearest Train
0.9 Kilometres
Lilyfield, Light Rail
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Kilometres
City West Link
Nearest Beach
13.5 Kilometres
Bondi Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Kilometres
Royal Hotel, Norton Street
Nearest Ski
487 Kilometres
Thredbo Ski Resort
Nearest Golf
9.7 Kilometres
The Australian Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Kilometres
There are plenty of restaurants within a 1KM Radiu
Car: not necessary

This three bedroom home with off street parking is located in the Italian quarter of Sydney's Inner West and is a 10 minute walk to the heart of it on Norton Street . In 25 minutes or less, using public transport that is just moment from the door, a bus or the light rail can get you into the centre of Sydney. If you have a car then even less.

Leichhardt Norton Street has a variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, wine bar, pubs, cinema, shopping centre for fresh produce and the groceries, video hire and some of the best icecream around.

The beaches, Sydney Harbour, Darling Harbour, Casino, Fish Markets, Museums, Art Galleries, Sporting Arenas, Golf Courses, Zoo are close at hand as are the Blue Mountains.

There are some great walking tracks along the Sydney Harbour Foreshore, local markets on a Saturday morning, local swimming pool and a park just across the road.

We are in a convenient and central location which gives you easy access to what Sydney has to offer.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Leichhardt Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas Holidays
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 17 2015
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$90
Refundable damage deposit AU$500
Pet Fee AU$50
Notes There is a cleaner that will come in once a week and in spring and summer a gardener will cut the lawn once every 2 - 3 weeks.

Linen will be provided but if you would like to have a laundry service this is available for an extra charge.
Booking fee / security / damage deposit of $500 to secure the property to be paid to confirm your booking. The full rental amount payable 1 week prior to arrival. The security / damage deposit will be refunded within 1 week of your departure. For bookings of more than a week the security / damage deposit will increase by $250 for every additional week.
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Leichhardt Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Free Local Calls
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Stove ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Double Sink
  • Roomy bathroom with a big bath, two sinks and separate toilet. Lots of natural light with louvered windows opening into the court yard and side deck.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Guest Room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom is at the front of the house and has a queen bed, built in wardrobes and acess to the front verandah. The other two bedrooms have single beds and access the courtyard. The upstairs area has two pull out single beds that, combined, become a double bed. There is also room upstairs and in the two single bedded rooms for 2 additional beds.
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Television ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Barbecue
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
Smoking is allowed but must be outside with butts being disposed of in the outside bin in the carport.
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