Live in a fairy tale at this Bywong cottage, but for real

James Coleman 17 September 2021 26
Covered veranda

The covered veranda extends around two sides of the house. Photo: All Real Estate NSW.

On paper, 68 Bohmers Lane in Bywong sits on seven acres of land and offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms and four car spaces. But in the flesh, it’s something else.

As All Real Estate NSW agent Mick Davis explains, the current owner is a “free-spirited sort of person who likes to do things differently”.

“She bought the place in 2017 and freshened it up. Internally, she did renovations to the kitchen to give it more of a country feel, such as the unique wooden benches and antique-style kitchen cupboards,” Mick says.

Two words are coming to the minds of those who have seen the property so far – cute and cosy.

“People who see the house see the good foundations to expand on and do some further renovations to make it their own.”

The exterior was originally white, but the walls have been painted a grey-blue which contrasts nicely with the white timber and brushed black metal trimmings.

The interior has also been repainted in a light, neutral pallet. Natural light and farm views add a sense of space and are a constant reminder of the beauty of the region.

The ground story has a covered veranda, the open-plan living and dining areas, kitchen, bathroom, master bedroom and en-suite.

Timber frames the fireplace, while the timber floors and the minimalist metal light fittings tie the living and dining rooms together, reinforcing what the view from the large windows is already telling you: you’re out in the country in a quaint cottage.

The rustic timber benchtop and corrugated iron splashback might suggest a country kitchen, but nothing could be further from the truth. Coupled with pristine white cabinetry and all the modern conveniences of a dishwasher, gas stove and 900 mm electric oven, not only is it incredibly practical, but it also makes for a charming and inspiring feature of the house.

The laundry branches off the kitchen while another door leads into the main bathroom. The master bedroom comes off the lounge and includes a giant walk-in wardrobe and freshly renovated ensuite.

Up the central stairs and a landing opens into a bedroom on either side, ideal for guest bedrooms or the kids. Mick, for one, says that for a young family, this would be a dream.

“If I were a kid, living upstairs with that steepled roofline and view out over the paddocks, it would like living in a Disney story. They could have their own palace upstairs.”

Mick says that many of the people who are looking at the property are looking at downsizing. It would make the perfect hobby farm, as seven acres of land is easier enough to look after while still offering plenty of room for stock, veggie gardens, and maybe a few chickens.

The current owner was a big lover of heavy horses and kept and rode them for a hobby. Mick adds that there were also pigs in some of the back paddocks at some point.

“She was living there on her own before getting married and moving to another rural property. Since then, tenants have looked after the place and their horses currently roam the paddocks.”

Mick describes it as a beautifully peaceful property.

“On spring days like these, it’s nice to go and sit down by the creek and just read a book,” he says.

A stone’s throw away from the main cottage lies a studio apartment with a kitchenette and bathroom. While not approved by the council yet, it offers the opportunity for dual-occupancy and additional income.

And as someone who also lives in the area, Mick is qualified to report that Bywong is a “hidden gem”. The small town is half an hour’s drive from the Canberra Airport and Civic, and a mere 10 minutes from the conveniences of Bungendore.

“This unique property is situated in a highly sought-after area and won’t be on the market for long.”

To learn more about 68 Bohmers Lane in Bywong, or organise an inspection, contact Jan Ladmore on 0407 890 527 or Mick Davis on 0409 740 031 and check out all the other hot listings on Zango.


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26 Responses to Live in a fairy tale at this Bywong cottage, but for real
Lisa Barlin Lisa Barlin 3:52 pm 21 Sep 21

Georgie Barlin - dream home?

Meg Power Meg Power 11:29 am 21 Sep 21

Alex Stinziani can we buy this together and live our best lives?

    Alex Stinziani Alex Stinziani 11:45 am 21 Sep 21

    Meg Power Bro I knooooow, I sent this to Tim yesterday too 😭😭

Jen Lewis Jen Lewis 2:13 pm 20 Sep 21

Cassie… dream place!

Dannie Stinson Dannie Stinson 1:47 pm 20 Sep 21

Oh yep I would definetly love there so pretty and isolated

Charley Carey Charley Carey 6:47 am 20 Sep 21

Kelly Emblen. This is perfect its almost your own island

Margaret Harries Margaret Harries 12:29 am 20 Sep 21

What a fantastic house and property, I love it,wonder what’s the price their asking for it

Kym Markowski Kym Markowski 2:36 pm 19 Sep 21

Steve Tonkin lets move here

Debbie Miles-Howe Debbie Miles-Howe 1:50 pm 19 Sep 21

OMG I love it

Tahlia Cooper Tahlia Cooper 3:39 pm 18 Sep 21

Jaz King would love to live here

Mary Kay Mary Kay 9:56 am 18 Sep 21

Gavin Whitehouse I’ll buy you a ride on mower?!

    Lauren O'Kane Lauren O'Kane 11:00 am 18 Sep 21

    Mary Kay I hear zero turn is where it’s at. Isn’t that right Jake Ball?

Suzie McKenna Suzie McKenna 9:26 am 18 Sep 21

What a beautiful retirement place its beautiful.

    Maureen Jackson Maureen Jackson 9:33 am 18 Sep 21

    Suzie McKenna seven acres requiring care during retirement seems unsuitable.

Kerry Jackson Kerry Jackson 8:28 am 18 Sep 21

Lovely but pity it’s painted grey and don’t like the vinyl floorboards. Otherwise a cutie.

    Sarah Walmsley Sarah Walmsley 9:26 am 18 Sep 21

    Kerry Jackson yes, grey and fairytale don't quite work

    Kerry Jackson Kerry Jackson 9:28 am 18 Sep 21

    So many people will regret 2020s grey inside and out

    Treisha Hemaridis Treisha Hemaridis 8:33 pm 18 Sep 21

    Kerry Jackson floors are actually timber look tile …

    Treisha Hemaridis Treisha Hemaridis 8:34 pm 18 Sep 21

    Sarah Walmsley the White House caught all the red dust in the air during the drought … and for $4k you can repaint it whatever colour you like .. perhaps fairytale pink 🦩 ? 😊

    Kerry Jackson Kerry Jackson 8:35 pm 18 Sep 21

    Treisha Hemaridis oh well that's nicer.

Peta-Rene Prior Peta-Rene Prior 8:04 am 18 Sep 21

Beautiful 😍

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