2 November 2022

Exquisite Yass River-front retreat tipped to smash sales records as buyers seek space to breathe

| Katrina Condie
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The homestead boasts an incredible 408 square metres of living space. Photo: Independent Property Group.

A magnificent 25-acre rural lifestyle property on the banks of the Yass River is expected to attract a record sales price for the Murrumbateman region.

Independent Property Group sales agent Kate Billson has fallen in love with 162 Yass River Road in Yass, and she says the lucky purchaser will have a “private oasis” to enjoy for many years to come.

“It’s nothing short of the most beautiful and breathtaking property I have seen in the Murrumbateman area,” she said.

“A family is going to fall in love with it and make it their forever home.”

Set over three levels, the five-bedroom country-style homestead and one-bedroom studio capture incredible vistas over the rolling hills and river that Kate says must be seen to be fully appreciated.

This home offers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the rural lifestyle, just seven minutes from Yass town centre and less than 40 minutes from Canberra.

“It’s right in the middle of Murrumbateman and the Yass Valley and really does offer the best of both worlds,” she said.

“The property is right on the river with direct, private river access that the whole family can enjoy.

“The children of the current owner enjoy floating down the river, then running back to the private beach and doing it all over again. It’s just great!

“This property offers the whole lifestyle package. It’s so much more than a big house with a pool and tennis court.”

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Kate says the property is an oasis that provides room for children to run free, climb trees and ride horses or motorbikes while parents can escape from their busy lives and take a moment to “just breathe” and soak in the serenity.

The homestead has been fully renovated throughout, resulting in a contemporary country abode with loads of character.

“The vendor has redone everything and done an amazing job bringing this home into today’s style. The sage green kitchen with stone benchtops is bang on trend,” Kate said.

“Enjoy cooking up a storm with your SMEG appliances as you admire the country views through the picture windows as the kids swim in the gorgeous mineral pool.”

The cracking five-bedroom home with three bathrooms boasts sprawling open-plan living areas, a rumpus room and a games room, plus a downstairs fully self-contained one-bedroom studio that’s ideal for extended family or guests. It would also make a fab teenage retreat.

A tree-lined driveway leads to the impressive homestead with stained glass doors welcoming you into a grand entry foyer.

A hallway leads the way to three generous-sized bedrooms – two for the kids, complete with built-in robes, an oversized master retreat, and a sleek ensuite and walk-in robe.

“This wing also has a beautiful family bathroom with a separate toilet, laundry with ample storage, and linen cupboards a plenty,” Kate added.

The family can keep cosy by the wood-burning fireplace on those chilly winter nights, while ducted air-conditioning will keep everyone cool in summer.

Kates says a billiard table is the centrepiece of the games room, making it an ideal place to gather with family and friends for a fun night in.

There’s plenty of room to set up a home office or make use of the projector and retractable screen to enjoy your very own family movie night.

With endless entertaining spaces inside and out, including a vast deck, verandahs, an outdoor firepit area and a cabana overlooking the pool, Kate says the memories the new owner will create in this remarkable home will be priceless.

Enjoy a hit of tennis or a dip in the resort-style pool, or simply relax under the gazebo reading a good book on a lazy summer’s afternoon, surrounded by established gardens.

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The handy person or collector has not been forgotten with the massive three-bay shed with mezzanine and drive-through roll-a-doors on two sides.

“It can house six vehicles, including caravans and machinery and would make the perfect workshop for a tradie,” Kate said.

It’s just a short drive to Murrumbateman village and the bustling township of Yass where all the conveniences are available, including supermarkets, a hospital, schools, a golf course, cafes and, of course, the cool climate wineries.

Built in 1995 and fully renovated from top to bottom by the current owner, the home features polished timber flooring, plush carpets, high ceilings and a spa bath. The homestead boasts 408 square metres of living space, plus 268 square metres of garage and shed space.

The property has a 120,000-litre rainwater tank with a Davey filtration pump, a large dam, river riparian pumping rights plus a bore, dam pump and home irrigation system.

Inspections are strictly by appointment only, with expressions of interest closing on Tuesday, 15 November, at 12 pm.

To book an inspection of 162 Yass River Road in Yass, contact Kate Billson at Independent on 0417 514 045 or Graham Bush on 0427 225 823.

Original Article published by Katrina Condie on Riotact.

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