3 September 2021

Eco-friendly living on your own slice of paradise? Yes, please

| Lottie Twyford
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Home been feeling a little small lately? This view might be just what you’re looking for. Photos: Guy Higgins Property Sales.

Imagine waking up to a symphony of birdsong and the salty smell of the ocean. Imagine making your morning coffee as you feel the breeze in your hair, the taste of homegrown fruit, eggs and veggies, and all with a vista of a pristine lake and flowering trees in front of your eyes.

While it may sound like something out of a dream, this is one you won’t ever have to wake up from.

In a highly sought-after location of the NSW South Coast, on a no-through road leading to Wapengo Lake, is the stunning 131 Hunters Road.

For Guy Higgins Property Sales real estate agent Peta Burchell, there’s simply no way of describing this 40-hectare property as anything but a slice of heaven. She says it’s a rare opportunity for interested buyers, especially those who may feel cooped up in lockdown.

“When you arrive at the property, the understated farm ambience cannot prepare you for the splendour that awaits.

“But once you step inside, there’s the real wow factor with the vista of nature in every direction,” she said.

For a start, there are the dramatic views across the Lake provided by the north-facing, four-bedroom, two-bathroom residence.

Then, you move inside to discover the heart of the home – a sun-drenched open-plan living area with lounge, dining and kitchen areas featuring polished yellow stringybark floors throughout and a huge wood heater for those cosy winter evenings.

In the elegant kitchen, you’ll be delighted by the quality features like a new Bosch oven with an Australian-made Highland gas and electric cooktop, alongside a walk-in pantry with beautiful hardwood shelving.

But in a setting like this, you’ll be wanting to head outdoors as much as possible – start with your massive timber deck which wraps around three sides of the house.

There are three large bedrooms, two with beautiful water views, housed on the upper level in the main residence, along with a bathroom and laundry with a separate entrance.

On the lower level is the enormous 7.7 metre by 5-metre bedroom/studio which could become a granny flat or even an Airbnb for a separate income source.

In such a beautiful setting, you’d obviously want to know the environment was being taken care of, and this solid steel frame home takes care of you and the planet.

It’s fully insulated, has solar hot water, great water storage and a big dam for garden water, as well as a new 18 panel (4.9 KVA) solar system and a brand new septic system.

Thanks to all of this, there are no water bills, no electricity bills (the vendor gets credit for electricity) and a significant rebate on the annual BVSC Rates for the Wildlife Conservation Agreement in place on part of the property.

As well as that, you’re well supplied with a lifetime of firewood to warm up those winter nights.

It’s easy to imagine yourself getting lost in your back garden – with an orchard planted, netted and ready to go – and the large dam making growing your own food easy.

The general garden is planted with bird-attracting natives but, to allow you to put your own personal touch on your new home, there is also a ‘blank garden canvas’ at the entrance to the house just waiting to be transformed into a space that suits you.

Additional infrastructure on the property includes two Council approved sheds – both of which have power and rainwater tanks.

“This property has a lot of potential for further development. Subject to Council Approval (STCA) the second shed could be transformed into separate accommodation or a studio, and there is the possibility to build a second dwelling.

“There are also two plumbed-in water troughs to be able to keep animals on the property,” Peta explained.

Peta has already had strong interest in the property, and with such a rare gem, she’s expecting a lot more.

Due to NSW COVID-19 regulations, inspections are strictly by appointment and must comply with the current restrictions. Genuine enquiries are urged as buyers will need to be qualified before they inspect the property. Video inspections are also possible.

To learn more about the slice of paradise at 131 Hunters Road in Wapengo or organise an appointment for an inspection, contact Peta Burchell 0448 782 945 or Guy Higgins 0427 944 435, and check out all the other hot listings on Zango.

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