Home overlooking the mighty Murray River

Home overlooking the mighty Murray River

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Our home is a typical Australian bungalow style single story house. It has three bedrooms - one with king size bed, a second with a double bed and a third with twin single beds. The bathroom has separate shower and bath facilities. The WC is in a separate room. The main living area is of open plan design and includes the kitchen, dining area and lounge. This area has a polished floor. The bedrooms and corridors are carpeted. Views of the river can be seen from bedrooms 1 & 2 and the living area. The garden is well established with a small lawned area and numerous rose gardens. There is room for covered and uncovered off road parking. An office has been established in a separate building. It has a leather lounge which can be converted into a queen sized bed.

Mannum is an historic town on the banks of the River Murray 85 kilometers east of Adelaide, the capital of the state of South Australia. It is renowned as the birthplace of the Murray River paddle steamers. Today Mannum is a popular tourist destination, particularly during the summer months. It's population of 2,500 increases to several thousand during holiday periods.
It's range of facilities includes - hospital & medical facilities, supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, specialty shops, banks, churches, service clubs, golf course, tennis courts, RSL, sporting complex, rowing club, and car ferries to cross the river, Mannum dry dock museum & Visitor Information Centre.
It's annual calendar of events includes - Sounds by the River [which attracts several thousand music lovers], Australia Day breakfast, Riverside markets, Agricultural Show, Hot Road show, History Festival, SA Truck & Ute show, Game obsession expo, Craft Fair, Christmas Pageant & fireworks.
A range of river cruises are available that range from a few hours to several days. The PS Marion [built in 1897] offers short cruises and Steam Powered dinners. The Murray Princess, a much larger and more modern paddle steamer, offers cruises from a few days to a week. There are also a range of drive yourself houseboats which can be hired for a more self determined exploration of the river.
Its an easy drive to the following attractions - Adelaide - the Festival City, Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills & wine regions, Adelaide Hills, Monarto Open Range Zoo, Old Tailem Town pioneer village, Cleland Wildlife Park, Mount Lofty summit, Gumeracha's Big Rocking Horse, Goolwa's Wooden Boat Festival, Ngaut Ngaut Conservation Park [one of the states significant aboriginal sites], Shell Hill [said to be 5 million years old], Lakes Alexandrina & Albert and the Murray Mouth, Hahndorf's 19th century streetscape. Not to forget many wonderful beaches.
Further afield in South Australia are the - Southern Vales, Clare, Riverland, & Coonawarra wine regions, the Flinders Ranges, Wilpena Pound, Kangaroo Island, Mount Gambier's volcanoes, Naracoort's cavesCoober Pedy's Opal Mines, the Copper Coast & Burra's Cornish Mining History, the Fleurieu, York & Eyre Peninsulas, whale watching at Victor Harbour or the Great Australian Bight.

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  1. We are Ron and Avril Gartrell.
    After long careers as teachers we are both now enjoying our retirement.
    Throughout our teaching careers we took the opportunity to do a number of teacher exchanges which included exchanging houses. We lived in Singapore, UK, Canada and the USA for a total of 5 years - and loved every moment of it.
    Since then we had done home exchanges to England [twice], New Zealand & within Australia.
    We are keen to further explore the world by building upon these exchanges. We are comfortable with the idea of sharing our home and looking after yours. We have not once had any problems with other exchangees living in our houses or us living in theirs
    In retirement we want to continue to discover new places, without that work component.
    We are keen gardeners and would guarantee to look after your property as our own.

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