Pretty Victorian house in Ballarat, Victoria

Australia - Victoria - Redan, Ballarat

Home exhange in,Australia,Redan, Ballarat,Home sweet home, with library,fence is painted now
Home sweet home, with library,fence is painted now
Home exhange in,Australia,Redan, Ballarat,Back garden, ideal for eating outside
Back garden, ideal for eating outside
Home exhange in,Australia,Redan, Ballarat,Outside the kitchen - just the place for relaxing
Outside the kitchen - just the place for relaxing
Home exhange in,Australia,Redan, Ballarat,Sitting room
Sitting room
Home exhange in,Australia,Redan, Ballarat,Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2
Home exhange in,Australia,Redan, Ballarat,Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
Home exhange in,Australia,Redan, Ballarat,Kitchen, ready for door to outside to be installed
Kitchen, ready for door to outside to be installed
Home exhange in,Australia,Redan, Ballarat,Bathroom 1 with open shower
Bathroom 1 with open shower
Home exhange in,Australia,Redan, Ballarat,Bathroom 2
Bathroom 2
Home exhange in,Australia,Redan, Ballarat,Joe and Tricia at "White Night" Ballarat
Joe and Tricia at "White Night" Ballarat
Home exhange in,Australia,Redan, Ballarat,Bathroom 2 with 2- person bath
Bathroom 2 with 2- person bath
  • Sleeping capacity5
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms2

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Long-term Home Exchange

Sabbatical Home Exchange

Homesit Offered

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Use of Personal Car is possible

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Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Our house was built in the 1890's. It retains many period features and has a cosy traditional feeling but with modern conveniences. There is hydronic central heating in all rooms and reverse cycle air conditioning in most. Kitchen has all equipment; large stove, lots of freezer space. One bathroom has a large two-person bath whilst the other has an open shower with shower stool. Small and easily maintained garden with outdoor eating areas. In 2018 we established a Street Library which proved to be highly popular during our lockdowns. The house is 1km from Ballarat city centre.100Km from Melbourne with hourly train service. Many attractions nearby, all amenities are available in this Gold Rush city renowned for its Victorian architectural heritage


House - single floor/ Main Residence


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Access for the disabled
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathroom / toilet wheel chair accessible
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Cleaning service available
  • Clothes Washer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Terrace / Patio


  • Computer available
  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)


  • Use of bicycle(s)


  • Urban


Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Although we live on a main street the neighbourhood is very quiet. Next door to our house is a very large fruit and vegetable shop where they have fresh produce at refreshingly low prices. Across the road is a Post Office and around the corner there is a bakery, a hairdresser and a pizza shop. Churches and the closest supermarket are all within easy walking distance. Bus stops are very close by. There is easy walking along the Yarrowee River for a short stroll.

Outdoor Activities

  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Lake
  • Public Swimming Pool


  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Train Station

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Supermarket


Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

Ballarat is a city in the Central Highlands of Victoria, Australia. Our house is within easy walking distance of the city centre. There you will find vibrant cafes and bars, shopping, art gallery and the train station. There are many attractions in Ballarat the major one being Sovereign Hill which is an open air museum built on an original mining site, showing life in the gold rush era. Buses will take you to small towns nearby such as Buninyong (where you will find the best apple turnovers in the world) and Creswick (home of Creswick Woollen Mills where gorgeous woollen articles can be purchased) and Clunes (plenty of interesting shops of all types,gallery, cafes and restaurants, site of the annual Book Fair). Trains can take you further afield to places like Maryborough (Central Goldfields), Geelong (Bellarine Peninsular), or Ararat (Grampians), all of which have an interesting history and plenty to explore. If you are really intrepid you can plan a trip to Victoria's snow fields, there are several; see Make sure that you take all the recommended gear for snow conditions.

Our favourite restaurants

Cafés & bars

Special places to shop

Leisure and cultural activities

Walks or jogging paths

Health or fitness clubs

Interesting day trips

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

You can be confident that we will look after your home during our stay. We have previously rented out homes and been heart-broken at the state they have been left in. This will not happen to you.
We'd like to return to a clean and tidy house please. We do not use chemicals to clean the house, we use ENJO cloths and products.
Please do not smoke in the house, both of us have respiratory problems and stale smoke lingers.
One room may be locked - the bedroom Joe currently uses as his study/office.
It may be possible to negotiate the use of Tricia's studio which has facilities for additional guests - bed/bathroom/kitchenette. During a non-simultaneous exchange we would live there.
The house is on a main road and is not set up for young children. Very young babies (bring your own cot) and older teens who are able to explore independently are welcome.


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Pet Care Offered
  • Plant care is needed outdoors

Use of Personal Car

  • Use of Personal Car is possible

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Long-term Home Exchange
  • Sabbatical Home Exchange
  • Homesit Offered

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