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Excellent family accommodation with 4 bedroom and 2 office/workrooms, or 5 bedrooms and 1 study, and 2 bathrooms. Built in robes in all bedrooms and offices.
Lot of different spaces to enjoy with a large open kitchen with island bench, 2 walk-in pantries, a dining area, large living/lounge area, mudroom/laundry and covered verandahs on 3 sides. Lovely Open fireplace built around a beautiful old mantelpiece.
Perfect to work at home with easy access to 1 or 2 offices with access to 1 bathroom from the main door keeping the rest of the house private. NBN fixed wireless and excellent mobile phone coverage.
Enjoy all the seasons of eco living with energy efficiency at the forefront in this double brick home. Heat pump hydronic heating in the slab. Evacuated tubes solar hot water system with electric boost. All windows double-glazed, ceiling insulation.
This extends to power supply with solar panels in two arrays: 20 (5kw) and 18 (6.6kw) connected to 2 Fronius inverters. Selectronic SPpro with 12kWh lithium Battery system means you can decide to be grid-connected or off-grid.
A gorgeous place to live and living costs are low: most electricity needs (HWS, heating, appliances) are met, self-sufficient in water for both house and gardens and the large vegetable garden contributing food supply.
With over 80ha you have a beautiful bushland setting with acres for the pony or two, or some animals of choice on the creek flats. It includes one of the dams (previously used for horses) with good soil on the flat area covered in grass and tussock, with 3 gates for vehicular access into the paddock.
What a place for children to grow, run free and explore. This property combines a wonderful lifestyle. No pool maintenance here – the largest dam within easy walk to the house provides a gorgeous swimming pool or some water sports.
The owners moved here 30 years ago with 3 small children and the 4th arrived soon after. They quickly became independent, resilient young people – qualities that come from spending time in the bush and having a vast safe space to roam in and explore. Their children are now adult and all have a deep appreciation, respect and love for nature. They learnt early on the value and finite nature of water, land and resources.
For the gardeners, the house has large fenced yards front and back. An enclosed productive vegetable garden minimises sharing with the local wildlife. With reticulated water and high fences and improved, well composted soil for all your vegetables – broccoli, tomatoes, capsicum, eggplant, peas, snow peas, silverbeet, beetroot, cabbage, cauliflower, pumpkins, zucchini, cucumbers, rhubarb. Anything really……. Plenty of room to add in an orchard.
If you have a home-based business plenty of shedding. A large multi-purpose shed (10m x 6.1m) was used as accommodation in a previous life. A basic bathroom and kitchen facilities and plenty of storage. With work this could be updated for other purposes. Electricity (supplied from main house system), windows, partly insulated, slow combustion stove set up for wood heating, large electric hot water system and its own small septic. With some upgrades this could be short term or worker/visitor accommodation or teenager break-out areas or for family visitors.
Infrastructure also includes:
– Well-maintained gravel drive from front gate
– 2 car garage
– roller fire shutters on all north and west windows
– 5 dams
– 2 fenced paddocks
– 2 bay large machinery shed (6m x 6.1m) with electric lighting and power on concrete slab. An enclosed shed of the same size is attached to this one.
– 1 woodshed on concrete slab.
–– Small enclosed stock yards. Next to these yards is a flat area (also in the excluded zone) that used to be fenced and could easily be fenced again if needed.
– 2 x 90,000 litre water tanks. Pressure pump attached.
– Absorption septic tank, recently approved by Council for another 5 years.
– Reticulated water to all gardens. Water from a very large dam is pumped to a holding dam at top of the hill, which then gravity feeds water to all house gardens
The property could easily become ‘experiential ecotourism’ with lots of experiences for visitors to enjoy bushwalks, the wildlife, stunning Australian landscape, participation in research such as frog identification and counts, witness and learn about low intensity burning used as part of the land management and bush regeneration.
A conservation covenant over the bushland ensures future protection against clearing, subdivision and enjoy grants to finance any protective measures. All land under the BCT agreement is exempt from council rates. The decision to put a covenant on the place was made to protect the land, the plants, the birds and animals and the diversity of environments for them to live in. Maintenance obligations are no more onerous than what any responsible landowner would be doing on this land. ie. weed control, feral animal control, and restricting grazing to a suitable piece of land that can sustain grazing animals.
The land is not grazing land – steep slopes and minimal topsoil in most areas make it unsuitable. It is a bush block and comes with all the joy of living in the bush in a very comfortable house, less than an hour from the centre of Canberra.
Be part of the local Captains Flat community to enjoy a typical small Aussie town 5 minutes’ drive on bitumen, with (Primary School, Preschool, Pool, RSL & Bowling Club, Rural Fire Brigade, SES).
All the lovely small town activities: monthly markets in the hall; Mens Shed runs a community cafe on weekends; ‘Back to the Flat’ – a weekend of activities where the whole community gets involved and lots of people who have a connection to the Flat come back.
A scenic drive 25 minutes on an excellent bitumen road to Queanbeyan. Then another 15-20 minutes to the centre of Canberra or 3 hours to Sydney.
Easy access to all the cultural, political, medical and services needed in our Nation’s capital and transport hub by air, road or rail.
The owners have loved living here and are very sad to be leaving. They would like to pass it on to people who will also love it and enjoy looking after the land as they have.
Please request the Wildlife and Birds Lists and the Flora species from our office.