a royal perambulation

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Providentially in January I booked cheap flights so the G.O. and I could take a June long weekend mini-break in our own home at Taylors Arm minus the 6 hour each way drive from the city.

On the public holiday Monday celebrating the birthday of Australia’s Queen we took a royal walk in one of the far outreaches of HRH’s colonies along the main street (the only street) to the river via Saddlers Lane, really to have a royal sticky beak at what’s happening with village real estate, as a couple of houses have changed hands with a few more rumoured via the grapevine intelligence we encountered along the way, to be about to.

Wiki advises Taylors Arm and surrounding area is a very beautiful part of the Mid North Coast. Undulating landscape, State Forest, National Parks and Thumb Creek to Taylors Arm river, that consists of some very inviting water holes in the hot summer. On entry into the quiet village, an avenue of Paulonia trees is set in the foreground with blue mountains in the background. So if you’re looking for a property in the environs of a country village keep an eye on Domain real estate.

 

 

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30 thoughts on “a royal perambulation

    davidprosser said:
    June 12, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    What an absolutely fantastic area. No wonder you love going and want to retire there. You know you only have to wlk the obligatory 3 paces behind your man, not half a flippin’ mile.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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      EllaDee responded:
      June 13, 2014 at 5:42 am

      I was in photo taking mode and covered twice as much ground as the [patient] G.O. 🙂

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    acflory said:
    June 12, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Taylors Arm is so beautiful, EllaD! Now I can truly see why you both want to live there for good.

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      EllaDee responded:
      June 13, 2014 at 5:43 am

      Despite the weather forecast the days were lovely, and the night chilly enough to have a fire 🙂

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        acflory said:
        June 13, 2014 at 7:40 pm

        It’s been quite chilly down here in Melbourne. We’ve had the gas log fire going almost every day. All the pleasure of a real fire without the mess. 🙂

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    Vicky said:
    June 12, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    It looks amazing, your photos really bring out the laid back lifestyle that is so sought after these days. I fully understand your desire to escape there permanently.
    The thing that stood out to me more than anything is the lack of double yellow lines that plague almost every village here in the UK.

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      EllaDee responded:
      June 13, 2014 at 5:46 am

      On Saturday we caught up with a neighbour who was saying he loves living there because he can walk down the middle of the road… there’s not enough traffic that Council would waste the yellow paint on lines 🙂

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    Glenda said:
    June 12, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Nice one Ella, keep that dream alive.

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      EllaDee responded:
      June 13, 2014 at 5:46 am

      Oh yes, dreams die if not well tended.

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    diannegray said:
    June 12, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    And what a Royal walk it is! I love this part of the world (I grew up in Port Macquarie and I often visit my brother who lives in Coffs). If we hadn’t come to Cairns I would have chosen to live somewhere around Nambucca. Paradise! 🙂

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      EllaDee responded:
      June 13, 2014 at 5:48 am

      It’s an area that changes but stays the same. We were in Coffs on Tuesday and it feels much like it always did.

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    roughseasinthemed said:
    June 13, 2014 at 2:00 am

    Somewhere there is a bit of space that has our name on it. You have definitely found yours.

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      EllaDee responded:
      June 13, 2014 at 5:51 am

      In the village we have the convenience of a house block & enough but not too many neighbours, and the space of the countryside. We’re always happy to see new residents, as they keep the village alive.

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    ardysez said:
    June 13, 2014 at 8:02 am

    I’ve been wondering what Taylor’s Arm looks like, thanks for the tour. Looks peaceful and rural, and I can see your attraction!

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      EllaDee responded:
      June 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

      This is the winter view – a little dry and dull in light, but pleasant for a walk. For us the attraction is a village house block with the benefit of countryside and space without the price tag and work of a larger property.

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    Miss Alister said:
    June 13, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Gorgeous country it is out there, EllaDee! The river shots were particularly tantalizing to me. Wherever water is, I wanna be, you see… And what intrigue lies within the names “strangler fig” and “ghost gums” – I would love live amongst such names! Oh but I hope the real estate activity of late isn’t signaling new money coming in to mess with the charm of Taylors Arm. That’s been a problem in some New England states in the U.S.

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      EllaDee responded:
      June 14, 2014 at 9:05 am

      Thank you. The river is our regular walk to see if the water is higher or lower, the fish and birds. The real estate activity has been, like Taylors Arm village – modest. There are larger working properties which attract higher values, but not too much of ‘lifestyle’ interest, there are much trendier areas which cater to that.

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    Eha said:
    June 13, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Well, next time some overseas friend again asks what the ‘usual’ Down under rural areas look like, I just have to keep this filed!! Lovely comforting array of relaxing photos denoting ‘life amongst the gumtrees’!!!

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      EllaDee responded:
      June 14, 2014 at 9:08 am

      Oh yes, Taylors Arm is very much typical of “Down Under” complete with Aussie country pub & locals, and kangaroos hopping down the main street.

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        Eha said:
        June 14, 2014 at 11:56 am

        A huge 🙂 ! 🙂 ! 🙂 ! for the kangas down the main street !! And the local pub – one of my best friends is one of the best known road engineers in Oz – so you think he can remember any spot on the Oz roads but for the local pub and its food and the locals . . . quite fascinating tales actually . . .

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    Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime Cordial said:
    June 13, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    What a gorgeous part of the state! It’s wonder you can bring yourselves to leave each time!

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      EllaDee responded:
      June 14, 2014 at 9:11 am

      The charms of the Nambucca Valley have yet to be ‘discovered’ so we are able to enjoy it pretty much as it’s always been.

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    Bill said:
    June 13, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Beautiful. Saddlers Lane looks to be a very nice place for a stroll and a great place to decompress.

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      EllaDee responded:
      June 14, 2014 at 9:14 am

      Thank you. We have a tendency to get caught up in gardening and tidying during our visits, so a walk to the river is relaxation, and enjoyment of the surrounds.

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    Kourtney Heintz said:
    June 15, 2014 at 8:02 am

    What a gorgeous area! You are so lucky to be able to get away to such a peaceful place. 🙂

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      EllaDee responded:
      June 16, 2014 at 6:29 am

      Thank you. If you enjoy peace and quiet, it’s pretty good 🙂

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    philosophermouseofthehedge said:
    June 18, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Able to walk down the middle of the road. Sounds perfect. (I’d be getting yelled at constantly to stop dawdling and move along – it’s just beautiful)
    Real luxury living when you have access to this inviting outdoors.
    (so jealous). Pictures just delightful

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      EllaDee responded:
      June 18, 2014 at 6:44 am

      Thank you. A walk in TA can never be hurried, even if not taking pics. Wander, pause, look, chat. The kids ride their bikes and play on the road… a favourite is to lay down ‘dead’…
      In the cities it passes from our thoughts that little places like TA exist, just waiting. It’s nice to be reminded.

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    Veronica Roth said:
    June 19, 2014 at 5:09 am

    Gosh it’s pretty there! I love Paulonia trees. There is one in a park close by and it’s a huge tree, isn’t it? I always marvel at the brave souls who plant them on their small city plot. 🙂

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