‘Dusodie’ is a beautiful 23.77-acre parcel of riverside farmland, situated 17km north of Dungog. The main residence was originally constructed circa 1900 and served as a post office during the building of Chichester Dam which commenced in 1917.
The beautiful period home has been meticulously restored and features 12-foot ceilings, with ornate cornices and hand painted ceiling roses, complemented by ambient light features. The leadlight doors opening onto the sweeping veranda were sourced from old pubs, and the office and hallway are flanked by old timber tram doors. There’s beautiful Blue Gum flooring throughout and the bathrooms contain old English tessellated tiling.
The all-timber kitchen is a baker’s delight, featuring a Falcon Classic Deluxe 110 Dual Oven with five-burner gas cooktop plus electric hotplate. The natural granite ‘cashmere gold’ benchtops complement the pressed copper splashback and double farmhouse copper sink. The dining area features a wood fired, Nectre Baker’s Oven and slow combustion heater which keeps the house toasty warm and is often used to cook during the winter months.
The home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, the second being an ensuite off the master bedroom. All bedrooms have ceiling fans. There is a main lounge room at the front of the house and a sitting room at the rear. All the main rooms and bedrooms have French doors that lead out on to the veranda.
‘Dusodie’ also has a two-bedroom cottage, with sleepout, built in the 1950s. It offers comfortable guest accommodation in keeping with the country theme and includes air-conditioning and a slow combustion wood fire. A rustic and fully self-contained one-bedroom cabin offers more guest accommodation. It has a massive deck with spectacular views of the surrounding farmland down to the river. Both the cottage and cabin are being sold as is (fully furnished). They provide an opportunity to make additional income from the property through farm-stay or holiday letting.
A fully enclosed 9m x 18m machinery shed, stockyards, 9kw solar system, underground plumbing replaced in 2020, and three-phase power. All power from the mains has been put underground.
The property has 147,000 litres of water storage with 2 filters and a UV light filter. The farm is also connected to mains water. There is a separate filtration system for the mains water if needed. This is still as new, as it has not been used since installation in 2020. There has been adequate water storage with levels never dropping below 80% capacity. River water can also be used for domestic and stock purposes with an underground pipe that feeds the small stock dam and main house gardens. This property is as drought proof as you can get.
‘Dusodie’ has quality soil including fertile, alluvial river flats. The property originally served as a tobacco and citrus farm before becoming a productive dairy farm. Pastures with an abundance of kikuyu in summer, followed by rye grass and clover in the winter months. The owners have always taken an organic approach to their farm.
The property enjoys a stunning 450m access to the river, an easy stroll from all the accommodations. The large stock dam contains silver perch, and the smaller dams contain yabbies. ‘Dusodie’ is the perfect base from which to explore the natural wonders of Barrington Tops National Park and Chichester State Forrest which are only 4km away.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: ‘Dusodie’ is being offered for sale by Expressions of Interest. Interested parties are invited to submit their written offers by close of business, Tuesday 19th December 2023.
OPEN FOR INSPECTION: Saturdays between 12:30 pm -1:30 pm.
The property can also be viewed midweek by prior appointment.
MORE INFORMATION: Contact Gary Ferris from Raine & Horne Dungog on 02 4992 1208 or 0427 581 507.
Disclaimer: We have obtained all information herein from sources we believe to be reliable; however, we cannot guarantee its accuracy. Prospective purchasers are advised to carry out their own investigations.
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