8 June 2024

Country-chic, cottage living in the heart of Gundaroo

| Morgan Kenyon
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16 Harp Street front of home

Country charm doesn’t get much better than this historic cottage in one of Yass Valley’s closest communities. Photo: Bradys Real Estate.

Looking for something a little rustic that still offers all the creature comforts of a modern home? Ultra-livable and surrounded by green, 16 Harp Street in Gundaroo celebrates simplicity, tranquillity and the timeless charm of country life.

Complete with a picket fence and coloured glass panels on almost every window, this weatherboard cottage sits snugly on a corner block in the middle of Gundaroo village.

Almost half an acre is plenty of space for a young family, a retired couple or professionals looking for a tree change. With established veggie gardens, a greenhouse/potting shed and a quaint chook pen ready to go, the home is ready to become a village grower’s paradise.

An extra wide verandah welcomes guests to the home, complemented by the back deck overlooking low-maintenance gardens. On the roof is a 9 kW solar panel system, feeding into the grid to lower electricity costs, and there’s also a large water tank.

Indoors, sunshine is king thanks to skylights scattered throughout.

Nicola Brady, director at Bradys Real Estate, says the home’s unique wrap-around floorplan offers plenty of flexibility for anyone wanting to make it their own.

“The current tenants have swapped living and dining areas so they can eat and entertain amongst lush greenery right beside the kitchen.

“Where meals would usually be had is now a cozy lounge space. It’s super versatile.”

The kitchen features timber benchtops, a double sink and new Westinghouse appliances, including a built-in oven and gas hotplates. The real showstopper, though, is an antique wood stove set into the wall and still in working order.

16 Harp Street is all about delicate touches that add character. Ornate detailing on the ceilings ties in beautifully with solid hardwood floors, accentuated by a fresh lick of paint and new carpets in the study and sitting room.

“Every bedroom is a good size,” Nicola says.

“The second bedroom offers a dreamy window seat for book lovers to curl up in, and the master comes with its own slow-combustion wood heater – perfect for winter evenings.

“It’s a home that is quaint but not cramped, unique yet flexible, and truly rustic without missing those important modern amenities.”

Visitors who have long dreamed of their own sunroom can simply step to the back of the home, where they will find the perfect spot to soak up Gundaroo’s natural warmth.

Gundaroo’s proximity to Canberra is just a bonus – the village’s friendly disposition and great amenities are the real prize.

“I’ve lived in Gundaroo for 30 years and still absolutely love it,” Nicola says.

“There’s a great mix of modern builds and historic homes. Gundaroo has managed to maintain its community feel, and we have a wonderful cross-section of locals from all walks of life.”

The village is heritage-listed, has its own primary school, and hosts some of the region’s best fine dining at Grazing at Gundaroo. There are countless opportunities for residents and visitors to eat, drink, stroll and explore, and for commuters to the capital, North Canberra is just 20 minutes away.

To find out more or book an inspection of 16 Harp Street, Gundaroo, contact Bradys Real Estate on 0421 558 454, and be sure to check out the latest listings on Zango.


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