Rural romance. A home that tells a thousand stories. A property that oozes history and charm. Welcome to 142 Bowning Road, in the quaint historic village of Bowning, Yass Valley.
This fully restored 1840s home, set on an eight-acre block, offers an intimate country experience, but with modern features that make life truly comfortable.
“There’s no other home like it,” says lead agent, Graham Bush, from Independent Property Group, Inner North and City. “It’s simply extraordinary and part of the same property is the charming Rollonin Café, offering a unique opportunity for a buyer to live and work in one spot.”
The home features two separate living areas, beautiful wooden floors, timber frame windows, no fewer than four open wood fires (providing the home’s main source of heating) and original fixtures, many of which have been lovingly restored. “Special period design features include rose-ceiling medallions, high ceilings and an original colour scheme,” says Graham. “When you walk in the front door you say WOW.”
The cosy dining room features a large window, double doors leading out onto the veranda and glistening wooden floors.
The large kitchen and family areas are special gathering places. The highly functional kitchen retains a feel of yesteryear but is equipped with modern conveniences, including a double sink under a timber-framed window, a stainless two-drawer dishwasher, oven and fridge. “A reproduction antique stove, pristine wooden counter-top and exposed brickwork adds warmth and comfort,” says Graham.
142 Bowning Road has a large main bedroom with an ensuite complete with corner spa bath, walk-in shower, double sink with gold taps and a large window overlooking the gardens. The spacious walk-in robe is a delight. The fireplace a highlight of the room.
The main bathroom features a gorgeous clawfoot tub and a fireplace with black-and-white tiled floors and wooden features.
The other bedrooms are a generous size, with one privately located in a separate studio. This special space has a reverse cycle unit for total comfort. It’s a perfect, private place for guests to relax and unwind.
Every part of the magnificently covered veranda takes in spectacular views, and several separate entertaining areas make living easy.
The external triple brick walls are also steeped in history, with each one convict-made. The tin roof and original shingles add additional charm.
The home also features a large outdoor laundry with generous storage space.
This prestigious, totally private home is set on luscious grounds and is surrounded by magnificent, mature trees. Even the garden is complete with a wishing well!
The property features a large double garage, large workshop and parking for plenty of cars. Five spare blocks have already been approved for subdivision should the new owners wish to sell.
The replica log cabin, licensed Rollonin Café included in the sale – famous in the area and as a tourist destination – is a popular destination with visitors and coach tours. It was built to reflect the structures of the mid-1800s. The café walls are a lesson in history, lined with newspaper articles covering almost a decade and the building is surrounded by an inspiring cottage garden. “It’s a successful business and already has bookings into next year,” says Graham. “Staff are dressed in period costume and it’s a perfect place for weddings, special occasions and private functions. It’s like going back in time.”
142 Bowning Road has been fully restored by the current owner and her late husband. This dream property is an opportunity to live a relaxed, truly fulfilling lifestyle.
This prestige piece of real estate is conveniently located off the Hume Highway and is only 10 minutes to Yass (and Yass Hospital) and only less than an hour’s drive to the capital. Sydney is about a 2.5 hours drive.
For more information or to arrange an inspection, please contact lead agent, Graham Bush, Independent Property Group, on 0427 225 823 or 6209 4000, or click here for details.
Original Article published by Wendy Johnson on the RiotACT.