21 July 2017

Find peace of mind in your own mountain paradise

| Ian Bushnell
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house and mountains

This could be your very own Shangri-la.

Set on enchanting 16.18ha/41.5 acres in the beautiful Tinderry Range, this five-bedroom family home is only 20 minutes drive to Michelago and within commuting distance of Canberra. The property is on the market for $600,000-$660,000.

Luton Properties Tuggeranong agent Andrew Campbell said its location would suit an independently minded family wanting plenty of space, peace and a sustainable lifestyle, or somebody needing a weekend retreat from the city grind.


Nestled in a secluded mountain valley, it faces north to the Tinderry Range with peaks rising up to 5000 feet and is surrounded by Crown land and the Tinderry Nature Reserve.

“It’s high-altitude, fairly remote country without any neighbours, that’s its beauty,” Mr Campbell said.

The property’s isolation means it is some way from grid power so the house runs on a 3.8 KW solar power system with storage batteries, while gas/wood powered hot water maintains comfort levels.

house deck

Mr Campbell said the owners, who have been there 14 years, had never stinted on the use of electricity.

Sheltered by blue stone walls on the southern side, the home is built to capture the winter northerly sun and there are mesmerising views of the surrounding mountains from an extensive timber deck made of iron bark from the Michelago sawmill.

Insulation and a large slow combustion wood heater ensure the home is snug when the snow flurries fly. “It’s a lovely warm house for that environment,” Mr Campbell said.


The separate master bedroom, with walk-in robe and ensuite bathroom, ensures privacy, while three other generously sized bedrooms plus study/nursery all have easy access to the family bathroom.

The practical country kitchen boasts a quality Falcon gas stove and pantry, and connects to the open plan, light-filled dining and lounge rooms.

A 100,000 litre concrete water tank supplies fresh rainwater, and the fenced property includes a 7×10 metre Colorbond shed/garage plus two additional sheds, a chicken yard and dog run.

lounge room

Mr Campbell said the property’s balance of open grazing and sheltered country would be perfect for horses or other livestock.

It could also be a rural bed and breakfast, an adventure playground for the family or a private retreat to recharge the batteries.

For more information phone Andrew Campbell on 0429 123 423 or go to https://www.allhomes.com.au/ah/nsw/sale-residential/1433-tinderry-road-michelago-snowy/1317394579111


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