A new chapter to be written as historic Bombala post office hits the market
Property
Bombala's little red post office holds a special place in the state's postal service history books, and new owners will soon have an opportunity to write their own chapter with the building hitting the market. The village post office rose to fame almost 60 years ago when the last Morse code telegram transmitted in NSW was sent to Bombala from...
Historic Crookwell Masonic Hall goes under the hammer
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The historic Crookwell Masonic Hall is up for sale. When the Art Deco hall was built in 1885, Crookwell was a burgeoning regional town with Goulburn Street being developed. By then, town planning was well progressed with the Commercial Hotel – now the Horse and Hound – having been built in 1874, the Bank of NSW built in 1875, the Court...
From forbidden love to convict-built bricks, Hibernia Lodge in Queanbeyan has seen it all
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Exuding timeless charm and a great sense of warmth, 'Hibernia Lodge' is a Queanbeyan landmark. The four-bedroom, two-storey cottage is nestled on a substantial 1,201 square metre parcel of land on 69 Collet Street, by the beating heart of the Queanbeyan CBD and footsteps away from shopping and dining options. The gardens and architecture hark back to a very different era,...
Shortages trap home buyers and builders in a perfect construction storm
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New home buyers are facing delays and price increases as builders struggle to cope with mounting materials and labour shortages in the midst of a housing and infrastructure boom. They are being warned to expect budget blowouts and extended completion dates while builders see their profit margins wiped out by rising costs. Industry sources say it is a perfect storm...
Riverfront homestead an ultra-modern take on a traditional European farmhouse
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It’s rare to find a 500-acre property so close to Canberra, let alone one boasting a brand new, five-bedroom ultra-modern homestead. Dreams can come true at this phenomenal rural lifestyle property just over the ACT border at 396 Oakey Creek Road, Wallaroo. Sale agent Mark Johnstone from Ray White Canberra says the rural estate is “sheer heaven”, combining modern living with...
Popular equestrian centre trots on to the market
Property
When Linda and Derek Hart first set their sights on Walgrove Ranch, it appeared nothing was really being used for its true purpose. The stables had been used as bullpens, water was flying off the roof and going everywhere except into the tanks, while possums, rats and other unwelcome wildlife had taken up home in the barn. The couple, originally...
Apple Street cottage ripe for the picking as hipsters escape to Berrima
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Trendy city-siders are flocking to historic Berrima in search of an idyllic escape that offers the country lifestyle without sacrificing a good morning coffee. Ray White Bowral sales agent Gene Fairbanks says the Southern Highlands region has always been a popular country retreat from Sydney and Canberra, but since the pandemic, more and more families are seeking a change of...
Housing affordability in Bega Valley at ‘crisis point’, council launches new strategy
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A new draft report, released as house prices continue to rocket upwards, sheds light on the extent of the affordable housing crisis in the Bega Valley. Bega Valley Shire Council's draft Affordable Housing Strategy says 19 per cent of homes in the shire are used as weekenders, short-term letting or holiday accommodation -  more than double the rate of regional NSW at...
Goulburn heritage home renovation unlocks charmed history
Community
Don and Margaret McKay enjoy renovating older-style homes, investigating their history and returning them as much as possible to their original state. But their latest project – a brick cottage with an iron roof in Argyle Street, Goulburn – surprised them with its past. They bought 'Tara' in 2013 after noticing it was unlike other properties along the street. Waiting until...
Goulburn toasts $3 million sale of historic old brewery
Property
The Old Goulburn Brewery, a collection of buildings designed by Australia’s first architect, Francis Greenway, has just been sold for more than $3 million. Vendor Michael O’Halloran, who has operated the brewery since the 1970s, said he was unable to reveal the out-of-town buyer. “I hope it's in good hands,” he said. “It has been a hub of entertainment, half the...
Spectacular Springrange homestead hits the market for the first time
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A builder designed and constructed his dream family home just outside Canberra 26 years ago. Almost three decades of family memories are contained within the walls of this magnificent six-bedroom country homestead at 1244 Barton Highway, Springrange, but the family is ready to downsize and the time has come to pass their property over to a new family. While sad to...
Rebirth of 1800s inn is Young’s new gold nugget
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For 161 years, dishevelled pockmarked banks have characterised the creekscapes of Young, artifacts of the town’s foundational gold rush provenance. They’re the lonely survivors of those days of bark slab huts and calico tents, when miners – up to 9000 of them within the first months of gold discovery – greedily ripped through the gold-bearing soil. Out at Blackguard Gully, east...
Peaceful retreat offers resort lifestyle 25 minutes from the city
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Less than half an hour from Canberra city, a tree-lined driveway leads to a sophisticated country retreat where the only sound is nature at its finest. As we spend more time working and socialising at home, there's never been a more important time to love where you live. Solely Properties sales agent Andrew Thorpe says 'Cheriton', at 705 Captains Flat Road at...
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