High-country spread offers a big sky lifestyle close to the Snowy Mountains

Ian Bushnell 4 July 2018
Wambrook offers a Snowy lifestyle

1430 Dry Plains Road, Wambrook offers a Snowy lifestyle. Photos: Supplied.

The wide open spaces of the high country beckon with this 210 hectare (520 acres) property on the Murrumbidgee River and within striking distance of the Snowy Mountains.

A functioning farm at Wambrook in the Snowy Monaro Region, it is only 20 minutes drive from Cooma, with Canberra only another hour away, and is on the market for a realistic $800,000.

It is currently running Cashmere goats, but agent Thom Eriksson-Lake from Peter Blackshaw Real Estate Gungahlin said the substantial level acres and productive soil offered plenty of other farming options, as well as the opportunity for a perfect country getaway close to the ski-fields, Alpine lakes, trout fishing and bush and mountain walks.

Or simply putting the feet up on the deck to take in the peace and quiet of the picturesque setting by the river, sheltered by nearby hills.

The property comes with a fully furnished two-bedroom timber and stone residence but has an approved building envelope, unlike many of the surrounding properties, so this blank canvas could be just the place for a dream home in the country.

An interesting feature is the sauna, which the owner included in the original build. “She’s Finnish and couldn’t live without a sauna,” Mr Eriksson-Lake said.

He said the residence was located in the middle of the valley and idyllically sited with a north-eastern orientation capturing morning/midday sun and creating light and bright living areas.

With continuous water provided by a pump from the river and dam, power from 18 solar panels and 12 batteries, and bottled gas, the property is set up for a sustainable lifestyle.

There are already established vegetable beds, an orchard of fruit trees, and chicken coop, as well as six large fully fenced paddocks that could support other grazing activities.

There are even oak trees planted for future truffle farming.

Multiple sheds, including a triple bay secure machinery shed, provide further infrastructure for any farming activity.

But for those wanting some clear air and tranquillity, the property offers a back to nature lifestyle and respite from the pace of modern life to recharge the batteries.

The property is located at 1430 Dry Plains Road, Wambrook NSW, and for more information call Thom Eriksson-Lake on 0417 194 699 or go here.

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