21 September 2023

Adventure and relaxation in perfect harmony in the Southern Highlands

| Claire Sams
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This architect-designed home in the Southern Highlands could be the site of your next adventure. Photos: Ray White Bowral.

Rustic hardwood timbers and dry stone walls set the tone of this architect-designed home at the end of a tranquil country lane.

This Southern Highlands property, known as Little Minnows, is nestled on 48 hectares of rolling hills, ready to welcome its new owners into a fairytale life.

Ray White Bowral Director and Selling Principal Gene Fairbanks says this property embodies the best of what the region has to offer.

“As you head up the meandering driveway, you see some of the most incredible views of the Southern Highlands,” he says.

Designed by renowned Southern Highlands architect Richard Rowe, this classic full-brick residence with its vaulted ceilings is a testament to his architectural brilliance.

The rustic hardwood timbers, once part of an old railway bridge in Bungendore, adorn this residence, creating a sense of country luxury.

“Richard is a highly regarded architect who has designed a character-filled home,” Gene says.

The home boasts four bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus a master ensuite, as well as a loft-style separate space that could be transformed into a home office or studio.

The natural world around the home matches the beauty inside.

Adding to the green hills surrounding the home is an orchard featuring 120 fruit trees and 60 juniper trees.

The property backs onto the Wingecarribee River, meaning there is plenty of opportunity for picnics or exploring.

Gene says Little Minnows could serve as a home base for the next owner as they undertake any number of adventures from the comfort of their new home.

“This is an amazing lifestyle property,” he says.

“It’s got plenty of space and great country to run cattle on, but it’s also got this orchard and a vineyard that the owner can utilise.

“It’s also got a gin shed, as we call it, and it’s DA-approved to run a gin distillery on the property.”

Gene says this property is perfect for those looking to escape the busy city and is attracting much interest.

“We are finding buyers coming from different parts of the country, particularly from Sydney,” he says.

“People from places like Palm Beach, Double Bay and the upper North Shore are all looking for a country retreat to get away to, somewhere they can enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle.

“This property is waiting for someone to take advantage of it,” Gene says.

“It could be enjoyed as a lifestyle farm with the kids, or if the next owner wants to take advantage of huge commercial potential, this is a perfect property for them as well,” he says

“It’s certainly one of a kind.”

To find out more about Little Minnows in Bowral, call Ray White Bowral Director and Selling Principal Gene Fairbanks on 0448 613 665 or Ray White Bowral Sales Associate Eva Lawrance on 0429 599 006, and be sure to check out all the latest listings on Zango.


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