20 April 2021

Hidden gem shines just half an hour from the city

| Katrina Condie
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27 Merryville Drive, Murrumbateman

Believe it or not, this storybook vista is just 30 minutes from Dickson. Photos: Supplied.

Sitting on two magnificent acres, this home may be unassuming from the outside, but step through the front door and be captivated by large, light-filled living spaces overlooking glorious established gardens.

Built by Classic Constructions in 2004, this home screams quality and offers that highly sought-after rural lifestyle choice just 30 minutes from bustling Dickson.

This secluded family retreat at 27 Merryville Drive, Murrumbateman has plenty of room for a growing family, or get your hands dirty and make the most of the deep, fertile soils by planting your own small vineyard.

Home.byholly sales consultant Michael McReynolds described the property as “a real surprise packet”.

Open pergola

The open pergola is draped in beautiful Boston Ivy.

“It’s the ideal family home in a rural setting, with room for the kids to run amok or for a couple to potter around and enjoy the surrounds,” he said.

“The area is unbelievable, with the Shaw Winery and other wineries close by – and it’s only five minutes into Murrumbateman township.

“It’s got a nice village feel for those that like getting away from it all, yet the city is so close.”

Mr McReynolds says the solar passive, four-bedroom home is a real entertainer with its vibrant feel, abundant northern light and interaction with the outdoors.

Established gardens

Established gardens on your doorstep.

Raked ceilings are a stunning feature of the flexible living spaces that include a separate formal living room with a fireplace and an expansive combined family, dining and kitchen area.

The kitchen itself features quality, stainless steel appliances, a large pantry, plus abundant bench space that makes it perfect for family gatherings.

Enjoy those long summer nights with friends in the outdoor entertaining area covered by an open pergola draped in beautiful Boston Ivy, or step up onto the spa deck with great views over the established gardens that have been nurtured over many years.

With segregated bedrooms, a formal lounge and dining or cozy lounge, and a spacious home office, the fluid floorplan can adapt to any lifestyle.

All of the bedrooms feature built-in robes, with the main and second bedrooms having the luxury of to-die-for walk-in robes. These two bedrooms also share a luxurious bathroom with a double shower.

The home also features double glazing to the living areas and master bedroom, a 4 kW solar panel system and ducted reverse-cycle air conditioning.

There’s plenty of storage, with a double garage and an expansive workshop adjoining fully lined and insulated studio workspace.

The gardens feature an array of trees and shrubs, including both natives and exotics planted to create garden zones through the seasons.

With open vistas, meandering pathways and inviting intimate spaces, the garden is designed to ensure privacy while still providing plenty of space for kids to run around.

A large in-ground tank, combined with a smaller above-ground tank for the veggies, along with water rights from the Merryville Estate bores and dams reticulated to the property, ensure your water security.

Mr McReynolds said the water entitlements typically provide 150,000 up to 250,000 litres per annum, depending on rainfall.

He says this hidden gem has to be seen to be fully appreciated.

The home will go to auction at 3:30 pm on Saturday, 1 May.

You can view 27 Merryville Drive at Murrumbateman and see other hot listings on Zango. For more information contact Jenny, Michael or Mark McReynolds at Home.byholly on 0419 688 034.

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