Queanbeyan locals awarded for backbreaking efforts to preserve heritage homes
Community
For a town founded nearly two centuries ago, it's little wonder Queanbeyan is rich in heritage. But over the years, many of the original landmarks have made way for the new and sparkly, making the ones that have survived extra special. One of these, 4 Alice Street, received a badge of honour as part of this year's Heritage Festival. Owner...
Former Young pastoralist buys Nimbo Fork Lodge
Property
Former Young pastoralist Brendon Stoney has just snapped up the prestigious Nimbo Fork Lodge for an estimated $7 million. At the fork of Nimbo Creek and the Tumut River at Brungle – midway inland between Gundagai and Tumut - the 98-acre property offers boutique homestead and cottage accommodation amid myriad outdoor adventure experiences. The main lodge and cottages - built...
Historic Yass hall is now Murrumbateman home for the Ellerys
Community
Myrna and David Ellery see themselves as custodians of the many houses they've bought, restored and sold over the years. There have been houses across the country for banker Myrna and journalist David, but there's been one that has really become a "home". It's a house in Murrumbateman which, ironically, used to live in Yass. The Yass Temperance Hall, built...
Stunning views and boundless possibilities in this private bush getaway
Property
A private bush getaway with amazing views, all the land anyone could ever need, and subdivision possibilities ... say no more. Whether you are looking for an incredible family rural residence or sub-dividable land - there are 75 acres at your disposal - 1735 Old Cooma Road in Royalla will have something special to offer you. Driving down the nature-laden main drive,...
Finding rentals in Wagga ‘complete fiction’ for low income earners: Anglicare housing report
News
Anglicare's latest report has painted a picture of the rental crisis across Australia's rural and regional areas. The Regional Rental Affordability Snapshot 2022 found soaring rent prices, interest rates and housing prices that have pushed almost every person on minimum wage or income support out of the rental market in the Riverina/Murray region. Anglicare describes their Snapshot as a "wake-up...
Lilli Pilli beach house offers picture-perfect sea change
Property
Tucked away at the end of a private laneway and nestled in unspoilt coastal bushland with filtered views out to the ocean, the contemporary and eco-friendly beach house at 35 Denise Drive in Lilli Pilli is attracting plenty of interest from those wanting a sea change. Blackshaw real estate agent Pat Jameson says it started life as a little holiday...
Live surrounded by nature in this beautifully renovated Gundaroo home
Property
Country living doesn't get much better than life at 75 Lute Street, Gundaroo. This exquisite residence exudes style and beauty while blending in nicely with its natural surroundings. Originally built in the mid-1990s, this beautiful property has been extensively renovated and remodelled by the current owner into what you see today. The property has extensive cottage-style gardens, a veggie garden,...
No small beer as NSW country pubs sell for millions
Property
They are as Aussie as an Iced VoVo but it seems our classic country pubs are now worth big bickies. This month's sale of Wagga Wagga’s iconic Victoria Hotel set a new benchmark with fund management group Harvest Hotels paying a whopping $29 million for the Baylis Street property. Those in the know say we’re likely to see even bigger...
Modern living surrounded by history and heritage
Property
Welcome to the peacefully private hideaway that is 45 Lambie Street in Cooma. Established on the highly desired historic Lambie Street, this home provides you with space and privacy with cottage-style gardens surrounded by manicured hedges. This award-winning brick home places you right in the heart of Cooma, but you would never know it, With a fully fenced exterior including...
Can Wagga keep pace with the real estate boom?
Property
Riverina real estate is booming, but will local communities be able to keep up with increasing demand and rising prices? Wagga Wagga and nearby Griffith are two of just three NSW locations included in PRD Real Estate’s Roaring Regions report, detailing Australia’s top 10 affordable areas. The Riverina centres were singled out for their low unemployment rates, ongoing investment in...
An exquisite blend of modern and classic in the heart of Gundaroo village
Property
With an intriguing mix of modern farmhouse and classic cottage charm underpinned by an expansive, family-friendly floor plan, 32 David Street in Gundaroo is a unique offering. The property sits on an outstanding 5085 sqm and has been recently transformed with the help of an architect. The styling is eye-catching, with its white walls pairing beautifully with the wooden accents of the...
Live with wildlife at your doorstep in a magical little cottage
Property
Hidden away in the highly sought-after region of Reidsdale, this pretty, solar-passive cottage offers picturesque views for miles, complete with majestic sunsets and glorious star-dotted skies. 664 Sawyers Ridge Road in Braidwood sits on 68 acres of fertile land with scattered timber throughout and Sheep Station Creek towards the back of the block. This two-bedroom, one-bathroom house has been constructed with...
Gundagai’s Criterion Hotel sells for more than $6 million
Property
Gundagai's iconic Criterion Hotel has sold for more than $6 million in what is believed to be the record price for a regional hotel with 10 or less gaming machines. Outgoing publican David Hindmarsh leaves the Gundagai favourite after 20 years with an average level of trade per week of more than $60,000. A new conglomerate called the 'Lance Investments...
A cosy handmade Cottage and a creek close by, quintessential bush living in Hereford Hall
Property
Unique. Intriguing. Breathtaking. These words barely begin to describe the spectacular handmade stone and timber cottage at 60 Hereford Hall Road at Hereford Hall. The original owner of 'Wombat Cottage' built it in the 1990s using stones found on the property and timber sourced from railway lines and old bridges. Across its expansive 140 acres, there's more than a kilometre of the...
Acres of heritage and serenity hidden in Cooma homestead
Property
If you want old-world charm, modern features and a cosy feeling, head down the tree-lined driveway and enter 'The Willows'. Originally built in 1890, the homestead at 130 Carlaminda Road in Cooma is a private and peaceful oasis nestled among established gardens and rolling hills. The expansive five-bedroom, three-bathroom estate is rich in history and exudes charm. The homestead is heritage listed and has...
Local family purchases Captains Flat’s ‘bloody long bar’
Property
The pub which once held claim to the longest bar in the Southern Hemisphere, the Captains Flat Hotel, has sold to the Durr family for $900,000. John Buckley and Gary Kelly from RE/MAX were tasked with the sale. Mr Buckley said the final sale price was pretty close to expectation. He described Captains Flat as a "very tidy village" with...
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