28 March 2019

Southern Highlands homestead for sale among green pastures, woodlands and waterways

| Glynis Quinlan
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This stylish white homestead sits on 26 acres of green pastures and woodlands in Joadja. All photos supplied by McKillop Property.

Sitting among green pastures, woodlands and meandering waterways deep in the Southern Highlands is a stylish white homestead with a full range of modern conveniences and features.

Located in the vicinity of the hidden ‘ghost town’ of Joadja with all its intrigue, the attractive property at 74 Jacks Valley Road offers the delights of panoramic rural views, a stunning backdrop and even the sound of a creek running on quieter days.

On the market for $1,525,000, the property is billed as a rural oasis and encompasses 26 acres (10.47 hectares) of land bounded on the north by Joadja Creek and to the west by the Wingecarribee River.

The home was built 18 months ago and includes four bedrooms, two bathrooms, room for six cars and an outdoor entertainer’s retreat.

Listing agent Peter Wakeling of McKillop Property said the home has been attracting a lot of ‘lifestyle enquiries’, particularly from Sydneysiders looking to buy a weekender or considering it for a B’n’B or farmstay. However, it also appeals as a permanent home.

“The current owners live there full-time and drive in and out of the valley every day,” said Mr Wakeling.

The property is located two hours’ drive from Canberra, 90 minutes from Sydney and 30 minutes from Bowral and Mittagong. For the last 3.5 kilometres, it is accessed by a dirt road which adds to the feeling of seclusion and ‘getting away from it all’.

“You’ve got everyday modern convenience with the house and you’ve got the ability to enjoy the serenity – it’s nice and peaceful and relaxing,” said Mr Wakeling.

The home’s formal and informal living areas have large picture windows which are ideal for viewing the tranquil landscape outside.

There is an entertainer’s kitchen with a large island bench and the home is centrally heated, with the added warmth of a wood fire.

Outside there is a large undercover entertaining area with a wood fire and alfresco kitchen, as well as a solar-heated in-ground swimming pool.

The property offers plenty of trails to explore, as well as waterways to splash around in during the warmer months.

There is also the attraction of exploring a little further afield and going to the historic village/ghost town of Joadja, which was established in the late 1870s to mine the vast kerosene shale deposits in the valley walls.

At one stage the village was home to 1000 people but by 1911 it had been abandoned, with only the remnants of old buildings remaining among the gum trees but still much to explore.

To find out more details about the property at 74 Jacks Valley Road or arrange an inspection please contact Peter Wakeling on 0419 239 618 or click here.

#This story first appeared on RiotACT

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