EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CLOSING TUESDAY 24th NOVEMBER @ 5pm
Step into a Jane Austen novel, your English sense and sensibility aroused by the peace and privacy of this tri-level country home of mock-Tudor design with walls of Coldstream stone set on almost 5 acres of tightly held Harkaway lawn, garden and fields.
Close to Berwick, schools and freeway yet a world away.
Walk down the laneway under the oaks to check on the horses, lounge around on the grass - reading or simply watching the clouds roll on by. Lazy summer picnics enjoying the garden produce from the grafted apple tree that provides 4 varieties in one plus figs, kiwi fruit and loquat. Slowly drift into autumn when you can harvest the beautiful orange saffron milk caps (pine mushrooms) that grow abundantly in the pine forest. And all year round enjoy the view through the bush to the large acreage properties beyond and revel in the local wildlife - honey eaters, finches, king parrots, butcher birds, wombats and echidnas.
The formal garden full of established planting contained by box hedging and stone walls can be enjoyed from within the home as every lead-light window has a view to make you sigh. This is a character home with a quirky floor plan full of cosiness and potential. The bedrooms are each on their own level. The master suite has a large dressing room and study space with bifold doors that separate the large “to die for” bedroom. The second bedroom is accessed via a stairwell that leads you first through its own living space. And the third “bijou” bedroom is just down the hallway from the main bathroom with bath & shower.
The formal lounge, warmed by a large wood-fired heater, looks out onto the lawn through a window overhung with jasmine and is adjacent to the meals and country-style kitchen with Miele stovetop. The thermal mass of the stone, three reverse-cycle heaters and good air-flow through the house make for a well heated, cooled and ventilated home.
Now venture up the in-out driveway, past the blooming rose bushes to the powered shed (12m x 7.5m) with concrete floor and water tank. There is plenty of space here for your carriages or stock supplies. The largest of the three paddocks has three gated access points and a holding yard for your four-legged friends.
There really is something of another era about this place and in the words of Jane Austen…”Ah! There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.”
We would love to accompany your meanderings around this property. Send a telegram post-haste to Katie Woods on 0428744498 or Sue Colic on 0421 772 610.
Harkaway Primary School – 1.4km
St Margaret’s & Berwick Grammar School – 6.2km
Nossal High School – 7km
Haileybury College – 7.5km
Beaconhills College – 8.9km
St Francis Xavier College – 8.9km