16 February 2020

'The Springs' at Gundaroo is rural, well-watered and ready for your vision

| Lisa Herbert
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Living area

‘The Springs’ offers a choice of character-filled rooms in which to entertain and enjoy. Photos: Supplied.

‘The Springs’ at 3138 Yass Road, Gundaroo, offered by Home by Holly, is a 120-acre property on gently rolling country, just 35 minutes from Canberra, and minutes from the heritage-listed Gundaroo village in the Yass Valley. It’s a short trip to Sutton and Murrumbateman villages, and around 2.5 hours from Sydney.

Wide open spaces and loads of water

Wide open spaces and loads of water near Gundaroo Village.

Gundaroo is a heritage-listed Southern Tablelands town with great character and a modern community. It doesn’t have the urban sprawl associated with similar towns within commuting distance of Canberra, and is therefore attracting new residents.

Sitting room

More entertaining options.

At ‘The Springs’ you will find a lovely expansive and extended cedar-clad home with a recent pine extension that offers ample accommodation, plus indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces.

Able to house an active, sociable family, there are several living areas, separate dining room, and a huge covered outdoor deck area, as well as an upstairs parents’ retreat so you can get away from it all when you’re away from it all. In total, the home offers four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Outdoor entertaining

Choose your spot for kicking back or entertaining.

The open plan kitchen is equipped with a gas cooker, dishwasher, walk-in pantry, built-in fridge with excellent storage and an island bench with sink. A Nectre baker’s oven warms this large kitchen/family room area, which is inviting and finished with gleaming floorboards. Floors are beautifully maintained throughout, a combination of cypress boards and carpeting.

The home has excellent heating and cooling, having two reverse-cycle split systems, evaporative cooling, vents for air circulation and a gas bayonet point.

Pool room

Space to escape indoors, space to escape outdoors.

There are three bedrooms downstairs along with the separate living and dining options, a main bathroom and a ‘powder room’.

In the 2-storey extension, the impressive upstairs area has been designed as a spacious master bedroom, with an ensuite and walk-in robe that wouldn’t be out of place in the largest of homes. The space is light and airy with views and cosy spaces to escape to with a good book.

The upstairs escape

The stunning upstairs floor of ‘The Springs’ is a retreat in itself.

At the rear of the house is a roomy, covered deck where you can hold court, relax and take in the fabulous vista while breathing clean country air.

The property also features a separate three-bedroom bungalow with its own single-car garage. The bungalow has been rented in the past for around $300 per week and could provide a pleasant farm stay or Airbnb option.

The three-bedroom bungalow

The property’s three-bedroom bungalow as been rented for $300 a week.

This great lifestyle property boasts a generous number of sheds, garages and storage options. Adjacent to the main house is a Colourbond triple garage with a double carport attached.


One of the three-bedroom choices downstairs at ‘The Springs’.

There is also a Colourbond, tin and cedar-clad, single-stand shearing shed with a mezzanine storage floor and staircase. The shearing shed also has two annexes – one being used as a hay shed while the other houses machinery.

Sheds, yards, crushes, water, fences

Sheds, yards, crushes, water, fences? Tick!

In the past, the current owners have run a modest number of sheep, goats and cattle on the property. There is a set of solid cattle yards, an RPM vet crush and loading ramp for those are looking to run stock.

The shearing shed

The shearing shed includes a mezzanine for storage.

The property’s 120 acres are divided into 12 fenced paddocks with an abundant supply of water. A chain of five spring-fed dams runs through the land, including a large, main dam with a new electric variable speed pump (delivering 80 litres per minute to the house), sheds and gardens. You will never be short of water.

A chain of five spring-fed dems

A chain of five spring-fed dams runs through this Yass River Valley property.

Further to the five dams are two 22,000 litre water tanks connected to the house, an additional 22,000-litre tank near the garage, two 20,000 litre tanks near the shearing shed and one 30,000-litre tank for the bungalow.

Nearby Gundaroo village is an interesting, active community with galleries, a café and some great restaurants, such as the beautifully refurbished 1865 Royal Hotel, which houses Grazing, an award-winning eating house highlighting the Canberra district’s very best food and wine.

Ample sheds, garages and storage

Ample sheds, garages and storage on the 120-acre property near Gundaroo.

In fact, throughout the Yass Valley, there is everything from delightfully quaint eateries to top quality food producers, cosy cafés, fine dining, world-class wineries, makers and craft brewers. The region’s bounty is all within reach and there is a plethora of markets, field days, celebrations and events all year.

This is an opportunity to stretch your limbs and live a little, not too far from anywhere!

‘The Springs’ at 3138 Yass River Road, Gundaroo, NSW is being offered for sale at $1,425,000.

To arrange an inspection of this attractive property, or to learn more, contact listing agents Michael, Jenny or Mark McReynolds on 0419 688 034, or visit Zango.

The Springs

Re-boot your lifestyle with this roomy, well-watered property near Gundaroo.

Original Article published by Lisa Herbert on The RiotACT.

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