Water flowing down the creeks, into the dams and the underground aquifers and also there is the full pressure town water which has been brought to the front gate as well but never brought onto the property because it was never needed. The grass is head high in most of the property, green and lush (perhaps 2000 square bales worth). There hasn’t been much grazing pressure on the property for the last fifteen years.
But what the owners did do was to organise a thorough professional renovation of the 1912 Queenslander that was built by the Germain family prior to when the 500 acre original property was subdivided a very long time ago. And what a stunning reno they did. The home is light, bright, airy and extremely easy on the eye. Cut into the hill, the home has a commanding, elevated position at the front but it is a mere couple of steps from ground level to the back verandah. And the back of the house is where most of the covered parking is.
There are three bedrooms on the top floor and one in a separate living area on the lower floor. The front of the home is where the lounge, spacious master bedroom and over-sized ensuite (with its two vanities and spacious shower) are located. It is also where the home office is located with its separate entrance from the front verandah. The centre space houses the other two bedrooms, dining room and family room. Next to the side entry door you will find the stunning bathroom with a beautiful shell-foot bath for those winter evening soaks and a free-standing shower that will look after everyone’s needs. Right next to the bathroom there is a very generous laundry with loads of storage space and a beautiful white porcelain sink large enough to bathe your pets or a little one.
Five reverse cycle air-conditioners upstairs and one down will ensure you are comfortable wherever you are in the house. A wood burning heater is located in the back verandah lounge, a perfect spot for a cup of coffee or glass of wine while staring into the fire.
And now – the kitchen. The word WOW will escape from your lips. There will be no stopping it. Beautifully appointed cabinetry, loads of storage space, particularly in the pull-out pantries which grace both sides of the kitchen. Manufactured stone bench-tops and a stunning Belfast white farmhouse apron sink really finish off this huge work-space. Very much a cook’s kitchen. It would be a waste for someone who eats mostly takeaway. But I guess you could store all sorts of things in the empty drawers and pantries.
This lower area has its own access, one bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchenette and a double car lockup and could be used as a granny flat, a long term rental, an air BNB, a guest wing or a children’s retreat.
A four car colorbond lockup with a one bay carport are right next to the back door leading to the kitchen. Three 5000 gallon and one 3500 rain-water tanks service the house and one 5000 gallon tank services the gardens. 1.5 kW of solar on the roof but the inverter needs replacing.
And now the agricultural side of things- the old dairy and milking sheds are still there with feed troughs to keep the girls busy as you milk. The hay shed holds many thousands of square bales when full and also houses a massive Caterpillar drott with a four way bucket. All machinery for haymaking/baling is in place. The machinery shed is full of all sorts of gear, some just scrap and some real gems. Like a Massey Ferguson 4707 model 2 wheel drive 70 HP tractor with less than 400 hours on the clock, slasher, spray unit and baler. Ask me for a complete list. Everything in these sheds is part of the sale. Nothing will be removed before the keys are handed over. They are all yours.
The paddock is serviced by several seasonal creeks that bring the rain down from the Bluff above. Many of the paddocks are grass only, some are very lightly timbered and some more so. Some cannot be cleared but can be grazed. Wildlife abounds.
Several entry points for stock are to be found around the perimeter of the property.
What you will feel is a real feeling of “coming home” as you drive through the front gate. The elevated position gives you great views all the way from Flinders Peak across to Mt Walker and Cunningham’s Gap. All of that is included in the asking price, free of charge. No one will bother you here. A retreat with gorgeous views, a gorgeous huge Queenslander and a huge well watered property. You had better be one of the first to inspect.