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Judy and Bruce Faraday
13 Hodgkinson St
Griffith ACT 2603
M 0419 404 286

Situated close to Manuka and Parliamentary Triangle in an upmarket Inner South traditional home, we offer one or two large bedrooms in a wing of our home. (Now empty nesters!)
The first room has a Queen bed,A/C, Wifi, TV, tea and coffee making facilities and access to a nearby frig. The second room (when available) has a double bed. There is a Bathroom and separate toilet in this wing. Hair dryer and toiletries are provided. There is no separate entrance and guests use the front door

The Second bedroom is sometimes available for family bookings or 2 or more adults who require separate rooms. Please check availability . Charges apply. The 2nd room is an extra $25 - $40

Breakfast is buffet style - light modern Australian/Continental including home made jams from local/ or our garden produce - Our own free range eggs are sometimes available. Please indicate the night before - You can cook them yourself. Please request any other special requirements. i.e. gluten free bread, soy milk

Surrounded by traditional gardens and many European trees, you can enjoy the 4 seasons that Canberra offers. A local feature are various hedges which give privacy and elegance to our home and others.
Guests enter through the Front door and will be given a key if necessary for access.
The host is happy to do any laundry, time permitting. An iron and board are in the laundry.

Manuka, the famous boutique and bistro precinct, is a short walk - about 1k through the park. There is a supermarket, post office, petrol station and cInemas as well as a great choice of restaurants, bars, coffee lounges and sidewalk cafes. Manuka Oval is nearby. The Lake is a further kilometre walk.

Parliament House is a 4 Minute drive (25 minute walk )as are other tourist sites such as the Australian National Gallery and Old Parliament House and just across the Bridge is the CBD and the Australian War Memorial.

There is plenty of on street parking. It is a quiet street which is enjoyed by the beautiful native birds that frequent our trees.

There is a bus stop at the end of our street which takes you to the Civic Centre via Manuka and Kingston. It also takes you to The Canberra Hospital in the other direction.
We welcome guests with children however they must be supervised at all times. Unfortunately we cannot have animals as we have 2 cats. (One is typically curious! )
This is a non smoking residence but we do allow smoking outside

Complimentary drinks are on hand. Toiletries are provided if needed, stationery, local maps,etc. first aid needs and there is a hairdryer in the bathroom drawer

We have lived for decades in Canberra and can assist you with directions or suggestions and historic details. Bruce is an historian. We are both fully trained in First Aid. I speak French and some German and a little Italian.

We look forward to meeting guests and making them feel comfortable and welcome!
We respect your privacy in your wing, as we expect guests to respect ours. You are welcome to use the formal lounge room and outdoor areas, pool and spa (you need to request the spa or the open fire in advance)

The kitchen will be set up for breakfast and guests can have it at the table or outside , weather permitting. However the kitchen is NOT available for dinner or guests use, except to perhaps reheat something in the microwave. Guests are permitted to eat in their room. Napkins and cutlery will be provided. It is preferable that we know this in advance too so we can give you necessary crockery etc.. ( Any spills or damage to furniture or carpet must be paid for).

We enjoy meeting guests from Australia and all over the world. I speak french and basic german Judy and Bruce "Doc". Bruce is an historian and specialises in Australian history of World War One .

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Accommodation Details

Number of rooms:2.
Room configuration:Queen Bedroom and bathroom . a Double in the second room (sometimes available)
Breakfast style provided:Light Breakfast Provided: Juice Cereal Fruit Toast Yogurt

Room Availability


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Note: a '-' indicates that availability details have not been entered for the month in question.

Room Facilities

AirconditioningBar fridgeComplimentary drinks
Hair DryerIron/ironing boardLinen
Local telephoneNon smokingSpa bath
Tea/coffee facilitiesToiletries

Other Facilities

BarbequeClothes dryerGarden
Internet accessJacuzziMicrowave
On street ParkingShared LoungeShared meal area
Swimming pool


Please confirm tariff with hosts prior to reservation.

Friday to Sunday:75 for single person 100 for 2 people
Monday to Thursday:75 for single person 100 for 2 people
Cancellation Terms:Strict
Credit Cards Accepted:Cash or bank transfer -no credit card facility.
Additional fees:none - except breakages/damages must be paid for

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