3 April 2020

Spacious rural setting offers peaceful community life in Quaama

| Lisa Herbert
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Signpost at entry to 'Brightside' property at 10 Yourie Street in Quaama.

‘Brightside’ offers serene living on two acres of land in the village of Quaama, 25 minutes from Bega. Photos: Supplied.

Nestled in the green hills of the far South Coast, ‘Brightside’ at 10 Yourie Street, Quaama, is currently offered for sale at $525,000.

This neat three bedroom, two bathroom home has recently been listed by Julie Rutherford Real Estate of nearby Bermagui.

Think of how much enjoyment you could have with more than two acres of land right in the middle of the lush pastures of Quaama, in the beautiful Bega Valley, in addition to the comfort of this stylish, light-filled home.

Exterior of 'Brightside' with fenced, sloped grass area.

‘Brightside’ is fully fenced with a permanent spring-fed creek running through it.

The property’s current owners, Sharon and Debbie, are staying in the area, but wish to downsize. They have been enhancing this property and bestowing love on it for 11 years.

Bird lovers will delight in the various viewing decks and colourful gardens, being able to sit watching for hours, tuning out to the rest of the world.

“The community is great,” says Sharon. “Plus this place has made amazing gardeners out of us. You just put something in the ground and watch it grow!”

Interior shot of dining area in foreground, kitchen in background.

The kitchen and dining areas are filled with natural light.

The well-insulated home has many attractive features, and Sharon and Debbie have enjoyed entertaining in its large indoor and outdoor spaces. With clean, neutral paint, LED downlights and attention to detail, this abode is ready to receive you.

The kitchen is modern and bright, recently fitted with new cabinetry and quality soft-close drawers. Resurfaced bamboo benchtops add to the mod-country feel of this space. The deep, porcelain farmhouse sink is a highlight – “You can fit a whole roasting dish in it,” says Debbie.

Interior shot of kitchen.

The light and airy kitchen features resurfaced timber hardwood floors, bamboo benchtops and new cabinets.

The kitchen also boasts a generous amount of pantry storage hidden behind bifold doors, plus a gas stovetop and integrated dishwasher. A handy servery window opens onto outdoor bench seating. The kitchen joins the light-filled, east-facing dining and breakfast area.

Excellent timber hardwood floors throughout all living areas and hallways have been recently resurfaced, and the bedrooms are finished with floating timber floors.

Interior shot of 'Brightside' living room, with lounge in foreground, bookshelf in background.

Light floods into the lounge area, across stunning timber floors and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.

The ample lounge area features a wall of floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelves and cabinets, and opens to an expansive outdoor living space, an impressive large timber deck that is perfect for entertaining year round. There is currently a spa on the deck, of which Debbie says, “I could be talked into leaving [behind].”

Exterior shot of wooden decking with spa in foreground.

The outdoor ironbark deck boasts plenty of room for entertaining.

The deck is made from ironbark, and leads onto the lawns and gardens, with many spots for hammocks, bird watching, meditating or simply contemplating country life.

Master bedroom with double bed and exterior glass sliding doors.

The spacious master bedroom with exterior sliding glass doors.

Three spacious bedrooms – two with built-in wardrobes – are fitted with exterior sliding glass doors that open out onto the surrounds. The master bedroom has picture rails and opens out onto the sheltered western-facing verandah, which is protected by colourful maples and other shady trees.

Bedroom with double bed and glass sliding doors.

Each bedroom opens out onto a garden setting.

Another bedroom opens onto the front deck and morning sunshine. The third bedroom is perfect as a home office –with the NBN connected, working from home could be a perfect option.

The beautifully refurbished bathroom has a full-size bath and luxurious double shower. It also features stunning tile highlights, contemporary charcoal floors and is fitted for a hidden European laundry.

Bathroom with full-size bath and double shower.

The refurbished bathroom features a full-size bath and spacious double shower.

Three reverse cycle air-conditioners ensure maximum comfort all year round, and the 2kW solar system feeds back into the grid. Hot water is also supplied by a solar system.

The home has been constructed to a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) rating of 29.

Studio image with double bed and kitchenette.

The property also has a fully detached studio with kitchenette, bathroom, double bedroom and living space.

‘Brightside’ also boasts an approved, fully detached studio. With a kitchenette, bathroom, double bedroom and living space, this asset is perfect for extra guests, share living, a BnB opportunity or a private creative space. This structure also has a BAL of 29.

A separate lockable garage and carport ensures there is sheltered space for your vehicles and additional machinery.

Outdoor verandah with wooden decking facing trees.

The wooden verandah faces onto shady trees and tranquil green space.

The land itself has a permanent, spring-fed creek running through it. Boundaries are fully fenced and two paddocks are able to support some livestock. Because three sides of this large block are bordered by reserves, it is a very private, peaceful enclave.

“But we love our neighbours and the community is very supportive,” says Debbie. “You don’t need to be a third generation local to feel very welcome here.”

The established garden has an attractive, colourful mix of mature shade trees, plus many spaces to grow your own vegetables. There is already a large garden of raised beds that has been highly productive for the owners.

Having enjoyed life in this village, Debbie and Sharon say “it’s just a 100m walk to town for fuel, the post office and general store, and the primary school is also right there. Quaama has a seasonal market in the lovely hall, and there’s a really popular tennis club. And we have the best New Year’s Eve parties!”

Exterior image of 'Brightside' property with garden in foreground and house in background.

‘Brightside’ is just a short stroll into the village of Quaama and its rural community.

The township of Quaama is only 25 minutes from thriving Bega, and 30 minutes from the superb beaches, shops and restaurants of Bermagui.

In its stunning bush setting, this fully renovated, landscaped property offers the delights of rural living along with the convenience of nearby village facilities and the charm of a bustling community life.

‘BrightSide’ offers an extremely attractive blend of rural style, convenience and privacy, all with the invitation to simply move straight in and enjoy your relaxed country life.

Land Size: 8398 sqm.

To make an appointment for an inspection of this fabulous property, contact Mick Butterfield or Julie Rutherford on 02 6493 3444 or head to the agent’s website at Julie Rutherford Real Estate.

Inspections are by appointment only, following the current COVID-19 guidelines, with a maximum of two clients during any inspection.

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