One bedroom apartment in a grand heritage residence exuding charm and comfort. Polished wood floors, soaring ceilings, gourmet kitchen. Minutes to Sydney Airport and 6 stops to the CBD by train, it sleeps two in a supremely comfortable king size bed.
Wentworth and Gladstone, a pair of grand victorian terraces, were built in the 1880’s and today are heritage listed. A local landmark, they were built for rental to 'well to do' tenants. Gladstone, on the left, is now a single residence, while Wentworth, on the right, has been thoughtfully divided into apartments, four of which are rented as holiday accommodation. Recently renovated, Wentworth Two is one such apartment. It has been decorated in a warm and inviting way. The setting may be antique, but the apartment offers a fully equipped modern kitchen with microwave, gas cooktop, electric fan forced oven, and facilities including flat screen TV and Wifi. The bathroom, for your exclusive use, complete with tessellated tiles and washing machine, is off the hall. The french doors open onto the rear sandstone verandah and look out over the rear and private garden. And for newly arrived guests, breakfast on your first morning is 'on the house'. You will be brought a tray packed with freshly heated croissants, ground coffee or Twinings tea, hand squeezed orange juice and muesli - to give you a great start to your first day in Sydney.
Guests will have access to secure off-street parking, a shared clothesline and a communal garden. But that is all that will be shared. Everything else on offer in Wentworth Two is for the exclusive use of you, the guest. This is not someone else's home. There are no locked cupboards, no one else's socks in the drawers - only yours!
Interaction with guests
During your stay I am generally going to be available to help with any queries that you might have. We live next door so we are never far away but the house Wentworth is completely separate from our house, Gladstone, and your apartment, Wentworth One, is completely self contained.
Other things to note
As the current owners of this grand old house, we see ourselves as its custodians and it is a joy to be able to share this wonderful building with the guests of Wentworth Two. Come and experience for yourself its generous proportions, the sense of space and its echoes of a grander, bygone time.
We hope that everyone who stays at Wentworth Two feels at home. So that everyone can share that feeling, pets are not allowed. The house is a non-smoking area but guests are free to smoke outside.
I am 63, a wife, mother and grandmother. Apart from my family, my great joy - starting when I was a child - has been collecting treasures from yesteryear. I have haunted antique shops, auction houses, opportunity shops, markets and garage sales. And lived in houses to suit. We bought our first Victorian terrace, rundown and semi derelict 35 years ago and have since traded our way up to this wonderful property. Sometimes the idea of all white minimalism appeals but then I look at something and see its history, its story, its quality and it speaks to me. And any idea of all white minimalism flies out the window. I was into 'shabby chic' before the term was even coined. But I also like to mix and match, who wants to live in a museum? So our houses have always been homes first, houses second. With furnishings that are eclectic and welcoming. And the same applies to Wentworth and our holiday lets. Now for me the joy is in sharing with all the like minded people who have come and stayed at Wentworth and felt right at home, immediately. And who have done us the great honour of returning again and again. One day we too will travel but for now the pleasure lies in meeting the travellers from all parts of the world who have come to stay at Wentworth.