Nestled amid picturesque gardens, this stone and wooden cottage could have been taken straight from the pages of a children’s storybook.
Situated on 100 acres at 448 Hereford Hall Road in Braidwood, the secluded home is the perfect place to start an exciting new chapter in your life.
Belle Property Braidwood’s sales agent Kelly Allen described the property, facing 1.2 km of pristine Jerrabattgulla Creek, as “one in a million”.
“The chalet is beautiful and has all the old world charm, but it is only 24 years old,” she said.
“People love the rustic and period character of wood and stone, but they don’t want the high maintenance that comes with old cottages.
“The house is virgin; There is nothing to do.”
The north-facing cottage is surrounded by gardens, while the grounds include an art studio and a standalone private hut by the stream.
“This is a property that has done it all,” Kelly said.
The beautiful cove is fed by a spring, with clear water, which makes it ideal for swimming or trout fishing.
“The creek is about five feet wide, with two deep swimming holes and a waterfall further upstream,” Kelly said.
“It’s easily accessible from the house and perfect for family picnics. If you’re lucky, you might see the platypus families frolic in the pools.
You can hear the stream flowing over the rocks from the garden, which Kelly says is “very special and in high demand.”
The main chalet features lots of heavy timber, natural stone and plastered stone, with the artist owner adding unique touches that give it an eclectic vibe.
With lots of open space, the chalet has two bedrooms, two living areas and room for a third bedroom.
“The house was built around 1997 and features bark iron poles in the open vault style ceiling. The lower level offers a modern office-style kitchen with recycled spotty gum countertops, gas cooking and a wet-back oven, ”Kelly said.
“There is a comfortable living and dining room with a slow combustion fireplace opening onto the north facing solarium.
“Upstairs has a generous family room which could also be converted into a third bedroom or study space.
“There are two beautiful wooden and stone bathrooms, plus a pantry with a cellar.
The current owner gives art lessons in the studio, while the secluded cabin with kitchenette is ideal for guest accommodation away from the main house.
“Tucked away in the bush, the studio is an inspiration to any aspiring artist, while the cabin would work well as Airbnb accommodation,” Kelly added.
The property is partially planted with trees, with plenty of open space to accommodate a few horses, around 15 head of cattle or 50 sheep. You’ll also find three paddocks, while four dams plus the creek provide a permanent water supply.
Kelly says the property is ideal for anyone who wants to get out of town and enjoy the simple life while also wanting to work from home (thanks to the NBN satellite).
Green-thumbed downsizers seeking peace and quiet will love the serenity, while a family could do so much while still having access to a school bus and the nearby township of Braidwood just 40 minutes away.
The property is private, but there are other families nearby and the tight-knit community comes together for a barbecue once a month at the local Gundillion Hall.
With a price guide of $ 1.2 million, the 41.38 hectare property also has a triple garage, solar power, wet and solar hot water, a landline phone. , a satellite NBN, a septic tank and several water tanks.
To arrange a private inspection at 448 Hereford Hall Road in Braidwood, contact Kelly Allen on 0466 632 696 and check out all other hot Zango listings.
Original article published by Katrina Condie on The RiotACT.