10 April 2021

Country living with the city only a stone's throw away

| Lottie Twyford
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151 Bidges Road at Sutton

Dreaming of your very own escape to the country, while still within a stone’s throw of the city? Photo: Supplied.

Dreaming of an idyllic country home, but still need to be close to the city for work and other commitments? Then make sure you check out 151 Bidges Road at Sutton.

Situated on a sprawling 30 acres, it offers an exceptional rural lifestyle with all the benefits of Canberra literally on your doorstep – Dickson’s just 12-minutes’ drive away and the city is only 8-minutes further.

Luton real estate agent Melissa Martin-Smith says you’ll feel as though you’re miles away from the hustle and bustle of traffic jams and rush hour.

“These are the kind of homes that come up on the market once in a lifetime. It’s in such proximity to the city but is such a great rural living opportunity that you’ve honestly and truly got the best of both worlds.

“It’s the perfect home to spend some quality time creating happy memories with the kids.”

While remaining on the property, kids can roam free. They can ride bikes and horses, feed the chickens and skim stones in the dam, and have a truly beautiful childhood.

When the kids return in the evenings dirty and muddy, the large laundry/mudroom with external access is the perfect spot to clean them and their clothes.

North-facing, you’ll be treated to cool breezes in summer and the warm winter sun. It also boasts two wood fireplaces and ducted reverse-cycle heating and cooling throughout, making it highly suitable for our climate.

It’s most definitely a home for a family, with three large living spaces that include the formal living and dining room, a family room as well as a big observatory or rumpus room. Over the years, the house has been updated and modernised, so you don’t have to leave any creature comforts behind.

The home contains four bedrooms and every room offers privacy and restful views. The master bedroom has a spacious ensuite, while the main bathroom with separate toilet is close to all other bedrooms.

Spend happy mornings in the sunny breakfast nook and spacious kitchen and evenings outdoors under the covered alfresco area where adults can relax over dinner while the kids play.

You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to cooking as the kitchen is well-stocked with modern appliances as well as a wood-fired oven. This traditional feature was once used to heat the water for the home, but it can now be used for baking to your heart’s content.

If sustainable, rural living is the dream, you’ll be thrilled the property comes fully equipped with a chicken coop and a whole area ready for growing herbs and vegetables. Likewise, there is plenty of farm and outdoor infrastructure ready to go.

This includes quality fencing, a large spring-fed dam and two large water tanks that service the residence.

Wanting to go the whole hog and have animals? No problem at all. Outbuildings include a large lockable shed and a tack room for the horses, as well as two tractor sheds to store hay or feed.

The property also accommodates a self-contained attached studio that would be a perfect space to run a home business, for guests when visiting, or it can serve as a valuable space for a multigenerational family.

You can find 151 Bidges Road at Sutton and all the hottest listings on Zango. For further information or to book an inspection, contact Melissa Martin-Smith on 0412 765 198.

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