Hickman House is a lovely family home with many remaining Victorian features, while also having the comforts of modern living.
It is located within easy walking distance of the "nuns beach", which looks out on the heads and to the rip. Behind the house a short stroll will take you to Swan Bay and the bike path, and a childrens' playground is in the school directly behind the house. Another short stroll will take you to the main shopping area or the lookout for a coffee.
The rear of the house has a combined kitchen and large living/dining area, adjoining an outside entertaining area. The outdoor area has a square table with seating for 12, and the area provides a large BBQ and a wood fired pizza oven - wood is supplied.
The original part of the house has a separate formal dining room, opposite a lush internal courtyard.
There are 4 official bedrooms, 3 with queen beds, and one with a double bed plus a single trundle.
A modern laundry leads to separate bathrooms, one with shower only and one with a bath with overhead shower.
Reverse cycle cooling/heating helps to deal with hot or cold days, and the living area is ideally sited to make use of the winter sun, while keeping it out in summer. The front of the house has central heating for winter, cooling is not a problem with solid brick internal walls and 12 ft ceilings.
The back yard boasts a dry stone wall that can provide a useful place to put a wineglass or cup of tea