Less than half an hour from Canberra city, a tree-lined driveway leads to a sophisticated country retreat where the only sound is nature at its finest.
As we spend more time working and socialising at home, there’s never been a more important time to love where you live.
Solely Properties sales agent Andrew Thorpe says ‘Cheriton’, at 705 Captains Flat Road at Carwoola, ticks all the boxes when it comes to resort-style living, whether you’re seeking a tree-change or a rural weekender offering an unsurpassed lifestyle.
“This is a property that stirs the soul,” Andrew says.
“It’s in such a fantastic location, only 9 km from Queanbeyan, yet providing a feeling of being in the middle of nowhere, away from the hustle and bustle.”
With a price guide of $2.75 to $3 million, Andrew says the property is ideal for anyone working from home, commuting to Canberra, raising a family or seeking a peaceful place to retire.
Set on approximately 24 acres of beautifully undulating ground and surrounded by meticulously maintained gardens, the five-bedroom home is light-filled and boasts a practical open plan design featuring multiple relaxed and formal indoor and outdoor living spaces.
“No expense has been spared in its creation with the sprawling interior exuding a relaxed sophistication from the moment you enter,” Andrew says.
“The stylish chef’s kitchen is outstanding, and entertainers and families alike will find this home an absolute joy to live in.”
The large kitchen features stone benchtops with gleaming glass splashback, an island bench with breakfast bar, an Electrolux double gas cooktop and a walk-in butler’s pantry/laundry with a second dishwasher and wine fridge.
The kitchen opens to a casual area for breakfast, watching TV or relaxing in front of the slow combustion fireplace, while the formal lounge and large dining area is ideal for dinner parties with stunning handmade Mexican terracotta tiling.
Andrew says family members and guests will appreciate the generous size of the five bedrooms and the study.
“The master suite is nothing short of breathtaking, featuring a king-size bedroom, a spacious walk-in robe, a sumptuous open and shared (with bedroom four) ensuite crafted to perfection and connection to an extensive deck with built-in spa,” he says.
“Bedroom two is also graced with a stylish ensuite with floor-to-ceiling tiles, a large shower with overhead rain shower head, twin basin vanity and toilet.”
Nestled among established lawns are a chlorinated solar heated swimming pool and expansive tiled alfresco area.
“The large, open living areas lead out to the fantastic alfresco area and pool, all overlooking the lush gardens,” Andrew says.
“It’s ideal for family gatherings at any time of year.”
The property is well set-up, with the north-facing home in a picturesque setting surrounded by exquisite established gardens with European plantings providing a lovely setting that blends sympathetically with the bush surrounds.
“It is currently looking absolutely stunning with all the spring flowers and new growth,” Andrew says.
“When I was out there recently, it was a beautiful day and I was looking out over the ornamental dam and listening to the frogs croaking and the birds singing – what a lifestyle.”
The property boundary is fenced and there are plenty of storage options, with a double carport with automatic door, a separate double carport with lock-up storeroom, a shipping container with lean-to and a garden shed.
The eco-friendly property has a 5 kW solar system, bio septic, a large capacity dam plus an ornamental dam, as well as a licensed bore and registered irrigation rights to the Molonglo River via a three-phase induction helical rotor pump.
Rainwater storage of more than 30,000 litres and an additional two storage tanks bringing capacity to about 60,000 litres provide ample water for daily use.
All necessary tools and equipment to maintain the property can be included in the sale, including ride-on mowers, a tractor with accessories and pumps.