Architect-designed bush manor a natural beauty
Property
Given the opportunity, few could pass up this spacious, luxurious manor at The Ridgeway, 148 Ridgeway Road, near Queanbeyan. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle, but actually quite close to civilisation as the crow flies, this grand statement is perfect for a family looking for a 'tree change', but not wanting to move hundreds of kilometres away. Surrounded by serene...
Is this the cheapest house in Yass?
Property
A two-bedroom fibro house is on the market in Yass for $220,000 – with the agent saying it is the “bargain of the year”. Located only a couple of hundred metres from the town centre, the rundown home at 72 Meehan Street is laying claim to the title of being the cheapest house in Yass. While it is badly in...
Landmark granite fieldstone home for sale in Braidwood built as an inn in 1856
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A landmark granite fieldstone home built as an inn by Braidwood's first Clerk of Court, Patrick Goulding, in 1856 is on the market and comes with a substantial two-storey wood-framed barn currently used for an antiques business. ‘Tidmarsh’ at 50 Ryrie Street in Braidwood has been meticulously restored to its early appearance and in 2004 was awarded the National Trust's...
Unusual and exotic places to stay within a few hours of home
Community
From a remote lighthouse on the South Coast to a tiny house in the Southern Highlands and a shed in Kangaroo Valley, there are a whole range of unusual and exotic places to stay at within a few hours’ drive of much of the Canberra region. While the holiday season may be over, there’s always the weekend or planning for...
Rocky Mountain High: North American-style alpine retreat for sale in Jindabyne
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A luxury alpine retreat which recreates a North American style ski lodge is on the market in Jindabyne, about 30 minutes’ drive from the Thredbo and Perisher ski resorts. ‘Mountain High’ at 61 Carinya Lane sits on 37.18 hectares of land and has been featured in Country Home Ideas magazine as the “perfect Snowy Mountains retreat”. Billed as offering breathtaking...
Former convent owned by ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ composer for sale in Binalong
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A grand five-bedroom home which began its life as a convent and went on to be owned by the man who composed the haunting music of Picnic at Hanging Rock is on the market in the historic village of Binalong, around an hour’s drive from Canberra. The stately house at 6 Sykes Road was dedicated as a Catholic convent in...
Former Methodist church faithfully converted and up for sale in Yass
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A former Methodist church dating back to 1871 is on the market in Yass after being faithfully converted into a striking multi-level home which gives added meaning to the term ‘cathedral ceilings’. There’s a certain fascination that draws people to church conversions, often sparked by their space, history and old-world charm – with the renovated church at 110A Rossi Street...
Charming Snowy Mountains’ home won’t break the bank
Property
A charming four-bedroom home full of local history is on the market in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains for just $345,000. The attractive cottage at 109 Fitzroy Street, Tumut, sits on a 1,088 square metre corner block and enjoys a fond place in the town’s local history. It was built after World War 1 for a Tumut boy, A....
Historic 1840s’ Gunning homestead comes with a rich past, stables and creek frontage
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An attractive heritage-listed homestead built in the 1840s and sitting on 29.2 acres of rich alluvial creek flats is on the market in Gunning and comes complete with red brick stables, a large grain shed and double frontage to Meadow Creek. ‘Boureong Homestead’ on Dalton Road is one of Gunning’s oldest homesteads and was built by Peter Best with “excellent...
Three week community reno on one of Bega’s most prestigious old homes
Property
Carly Farrugia is standing on the third level of scaffolding, scraping loose paint flakes from the 12-foot ceiling of her new kitchen in Bega. "The appeal of the house was how run-down it was," Farrugia laughs. "We wanted a future home but we also wanted a massive project, something with the kind of character that warranted putting a lot of...
Cliff-top Malua Bay beach house offers location, location, location
Property
If location is king in buying property then it is little wonder that a cliff-top beach house sitting above a popular surf beach in the ‘Sorrento of the South Coast’ is attracting so much attention. The three-bedroom two-bathroom home at 47 Tallawang Avenue, Malua Bay, only recently hit the market but listing agent, John Haslem of Elders Real Estate Batemans...
Black Swan restaurant and cottage in Binalong harks back to the Cobb & Co years
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A piece of Australian colonial architecture which provided accommodation for stagecoach passengers during the Cobb & Co years is on the market in the historic town of Binalong less than an hour’s drive from Canberra. ‘The Black Swan’ at 25 Stephens Street is for sale for $740,000 and includes a main restaurant building built in 1847 and a separate three-bedroom...
Yass Valley perplexed by opposition to border buffer zone
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Yass Valley Council says its adamant that a proposed border buffer zone to prevent urban development along the Barton Highway will go ahead, despite significant pushback from the NSW government. That's despite opposition to the buffer from some landowners who may have anticipated a development bonanza. NSW planners have rejected Council's application for a 5km zone north of the ACT...
South Coast retreat with luxury lodges and private beach access offers a permanent escape
Property
If the festive season has you dreaming of a permanent escape to the beach then an 80-acre patch of paradise with two luxury lodges on the NSW South Coast may be the answer. ‘Indigo Retreat’ boasts the delights of pristine lagoon frontage and its own private track to access secluded Murrah Beach – as well as the attractions of surrounding...
2018 Year in Review – Property
Property
From a rural lifestyle with income-producing orchards to one of Australia’s few remaining station master’s cottages and a resort-style home with direct beach access, this year's About Regional property stories were a diverse bunch. They covered Hoskinstown to Bungendore, Binalong, Bermagui, Bowning, Captains Flat and just about everywhere in between, and showcased some of the best and most unique homes...
Iconic Snowy Mountains business Eucumbene Trout Farm hits the market
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Award-winning Snowy Mountains tourist attraction Eucumbene Trout Farm - which includes three residences, a six-hectare private lake stocked with trout and a smoke house and cafe - is up for sale. Occupying 18.5 hectares of well-grassed Monaro land, Eucumbene Trout Farm has been a popular tourist attraction from the time of its establishment in the 1970s. It's ideally located 33km...
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