a royal perambulation

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.

 

 


30 thoughts on “a royal perambulation

  1. 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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      1. 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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  2. 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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    1. 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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  3. 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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    1. 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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    1. 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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  4. 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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    1. 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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  5. 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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      1. 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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    1. 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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  6. 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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    1. 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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  7. 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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