Hope House is a beautifully renovated four-bedroom house, all on one level (see photos below). With polished floorboards and newly painted, it has a truly wonderful feel. Situated just 4.5 km from the city, it is close to the CBD and has great public transport access.
Ashgrove West shopping centre is a 2 minute walk away. It has:
- a bakery
- a chemist
- a post office
- an Indian restaurant
- an Italian restaurant
- a fish and chips takeaway
- a Turkish takeaway
- a liquor store
-a barber shop
Ashgrove shopping precinct and restaurants are just a 15 minute stroll or a 3 minute drive down the road. Ithaca Creek is around the corner and along this creek there is a walkway/bikeway that goes all the way to the city in one direction and is 30 minutes by foot into the bush and forest walks of Mount Cootha in the other direction.
History and internal layout
Hope House gets it's name from the fact that the house was an old maternity hospital dating back to 1890, and was picked up and moved on a truck from the nearby suburb of St Johns Wood to it's present location. It is also located on a road which is a sacred Aboriginal path to Mount Cootha - called the place of the Honeybee Dreaming. So lots of history.
Hope House accommodation is as follows:
1 Queen bed in the main bedroom (plus trundle bed if necessary)
2 Queen bed in bedroom 2
3 2 x Single beds in bedroom 3
4 Queen bed plus single bed in bedroom 4
5 Port-a-cot available free of charge for those with a little one (on request)
All four bedrooms plus the bathroom radiate out from a large panhandle at the end of the corridor, so all bedrooms have equal access to the bathroom.
Hope House is one of two side-by-side semi-detached houses. New Life Cottage is the other and they share a common internal wall.
Parking, public transport, airport access, places to go
Parking: Off-street parking is available in the bay adjacent to the house and on-street parking is available in the side-street nearby. There is no charge and there is always space available.
Hope House is perfect for accommodating families, couples or business travellers, whether holidaying, relocating or migrating.
The bus route to the city centre (379, 380 and 381) and places listed below, is across the road:
The City (10 minutes)
Southbank and Roma Street Parklands (10 minutes)
Theatres, Queensland Art Galleries, Museum/Sciencecentre (10 - 15 minutes)
A choice of cinemas in the city or at the top of Caxton Street (5 minutes)
Roma Street Station (10 minutes)
Craft and Farmers markets (5 - 10 minutes)
Additionally a short car ride will take you to:
Hospitals (10 minutes)
Universities (15 minutes)
Secondary Schools (5 minutes)
Hope House also allows easy access to the Inner City Bypass (for the airport - 25 minutes and Sunshine Coast - 45 minutes) and the South East Freeway (for the Gold coast and travel south).