23 July 2021

You'll call 'tally ho' to city life as soon as you see this country cottage

| Lottie Twyford
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This country cottage is the stuff dreams are made of: rolling pastures and charming interiors. Photo: Belle Property Braidwood.

A quaint, circa-1900 weatherboard cottage on 78 acres of rolling pasture and only 15 minutes out of Braidwood will have you calling “tally-ho” to life in the ‘burbs.

But 269 Tally Ho Road offers so much more.

It’s well and truly a slice of rural heaven where urban dwellers will forget the hustle and bustle of city life with every breath of country air.

For Belle Property Braidwood principal Kelly Allen, it’s a property that oozes charm.

The property boasts just over 78 acres of good grazing land suitable to run cattle, sheep or horses or, as Kelly says, just letting kids roam free.

But she also says it’s very much a property that could work for someone who wants to dabble in farming but has never previously given it a go.

It’s already fully fenced and divided into six paddocks, meaning your work is minimal.

The grounds are also home to three dams, one of which is spring fed, offering permanent water and a permanent well.

Across the lane, you’ll also find a good size paddock that would make a perfect horse paddock close to the house, again complete with a spring-fed dam.

There are multiple sheds across the property, including a fully functioning woolshed, lock up garage, feed sheds and animal shelters, plus a sturdy set of cattle yards and chook pen.

Of course, living in the countryside doesn’t mean you have to give up creature comforts.

“For a 1900 home, it’s definitely quaint, but it is comfortable,” Kelly explained.


The kitchen is most definitely a stand-out in the stunning, historic Tally Ho home. Photo: Belle Property Braidwood.

The kitchen, in particular, harks back to the 1940s or ’50s with distressed cabinetry and several original features remaining, including an old Aga and space where the hearth once would have sat.

This room flows easily onto a large dining room where you’ll be hard-pressed to draw your eyes away from the views of rolling hills and green fields offered by the large window.

However, this window cannot compare to the size of the one found in the generous living room – it’s very much the primary feature of the room, and the current owners have organised their furniture around it.

Absolutely no TV is necessary in this sun-drenched north-facing sunroom, that’s for sure.

Another living space has a more traditional arrangement, including a stunning, cosy fireplace.

Four generously sized bedrooms allow for ample breathing space for all the family, and will also make great guest areas when you welcome the many visitors you’re sure to have.

A practical family bathroom is also allowed for, but Kelly says the home could definitely benefit from future renovations to perfectly adapt it to the new owner’s style.

“I think the new owners of this home could be people who are willing to give a new farming lifestyle a go, or even just have a bit of a muck around,” Kelly said.

To arrange an inspection of the charming 269 Tally Ho Road in Braidwood, call Kelly Allen on 0466 632 696, and check out all the other hot listings on Zango.

Original Article published by Lottie Twyford on The RiotACT.

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