12 January 2024

Historic Wallaroo property with magnificent views and space to dream

| Claire Sams
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Allwood offers spectacular views of the Bindabella mountains from an excellent location. Photos: Ray White Canberra.

When buying a property, location is always front of mind – some want a place close to schools or work, while others want space to stretch their legs.

Located in Wallaroo, a rural suburb close to the border with Canberra, 633 Wallaroo Road offers a chance for both.

“The property is set on 40 acres in an ideal location with magnificent views,” Ray White Canberra licensed real estate agent Mark Johnstone says.

“The area commands the best possible views of the Brindabella mountains and is renowned for its excellent pasture and grasslands.”

There are three bedrooms under the main roofline while a self-contained studio boasts one bedroom and an open-plan kitchenette.

In 1990, an extension was added to the main house, adding a north-facing living room that connects to a verandah around the front and sides of the home.

The property, also known as Allwood, has a double carport and solar panels, as well as reverse-cycle air conditioning in the studio.

Mark says the property has dual occupancy entitlement, giving the next owner freedom in what they choose to do.

“Someone could buy the property and build their dream home while the other buildings are kept for other uses,” he says.

“They could use it for Airbnb, rent it out, or even host special functions.”

Mark says the property brings together the best of country charm and modern living for a new life to the property.

“These buildings on the property make it a very, very unique one,” he says.

“They bring that element of history and nostalgia.”

The main house was built in 1944 and the original handmade, patterned cement bricks remain.

Other markers of the region’s long history still stand on the property – including the two original slab cottages where David and Agnes Rule raised their eight children. The cottages are listed on the National Trust (NSW) Register.

Mark says the current owners restored the cottages in 2013 and 2014 and they provide extra space.

“The historic huts are in excellent condition,” he says.

The property also has a historic grain store and shearing shed, and stockyard.

Allwood has five paddocks, five dams and multiple tanks, including a firefighting tank.

Mark says the property would suit those looking for a tree change or anyone wanting to downsize from a larger property while still living a rural life.

Allwood would be perfect as a lifestyle property for whatever interest people may have – for running a few horses or having some sheep or cows,” he says.

“The surrounding properties are outstanding.

“Wallaroo is the area with the most appealing rural lifestyle around Canberra, without a doubt.”

Mark says interest is expected to come from far and wide.

“There is very strong demand in this area from people who currently reside in Canberra and would like a little bit more space without losing the convenience and great facilities that they have in Canberra.

“But there are also quite a number of people from Sydney who want to move to the area and are very attracted to Wallaroo.”

To learn more about 633 Wallaroo Road in Wallaroo, contact Ray White Canberra licensed real estate agent Mark Johnstone on 0414 382 093, and be sure to check out all the latest listings on Zango.

Original Article published by Claire Sams on Riotact.


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