What is immediately apparent as you set foot on this 4 acre property, is a sense of privacy. Although just 10 minutes from the nearby beaches of Urunga to the south and Mylestom to the north, 15 minutes from vibrant Bellingen and 20 minutes to Coffs Harbour airport and Nambucca Heads you feel as if you're in an isolated pocket of rainforest.
The main residence is an architect designed, solar passive house, sited to capture north-easterly breezes in summer and take full advantage of winter sun. From its elevated position, stunning wetland and paperbark forest vistas frame the established gardens and surrounds. Not a rooftop in sight.
This remarkable property will appeal to nature lovers wanting to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. There is a 5.4KW solar PV system and solar hot water. A 100,000 litre, in-ground water tank provides both house and garden with an ample supply of rainwater. More tanks with 16,000 litre combined capacity are connected to the mud brick garage and supplement irrigation. A predator-proof chicken house is situated in a large fenced run, sheltered by mature trees. Raised vegetable beds are also safely fenced from visiting wallabies. Fruit trees abound, including macadamia, mulberry, native finger-lime, mango and lychee.
In fact over 200 plant species and 104 species of birds have been identified by the current owners, who have developed the garden to provide wildlife with a constant supply of food and protective habitat. Walking the grounds is akin to walking through a tropical botanic garden.
The main residence has two spacious bedrooms, each with an ensuite. An open plan central living area, with both gas heating and reverse cycle air conditioning, comprises of lounge, dining room and a well-appointed kitchen with granite bench tops, Smeg gas cooktop and electric oven. Hardwood-framed glass doors lead out to a timber deck stretching the entire length of the house, affording a place from which to observe and contemplate.
A detached study, with reverse-cycle air-conditioning, could easily double as a third bedroom, and a car-port lies conveniently opposite. Bedrooms and study all have built-in robes, with ceiling fans throughout the house. And no matter what room you are in, you will be met by picture-perfect views of the greenery that surrounds you.
A very private granny flat (or fourth bedroom with ensuite) and courtyard garden has been incorporated into the solid mud brick garage. It is insulated, air conditioned, with ceiling fans and large garden window. A small pot-belly wood heater provides winter warmth in a cosy corner of the garage, a great spot to read or enjoy a drop of red.
This is a generous property, waiting to share itself with its next custodians.
Call Cheryl Donaldson to arrange your inspection today 0412 675 240.
Council Rates: $2,140.05 per annum
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