16 April 2021

Rambling garden cottage a rare offering on the city fringe

| Katrina Condie
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21 Cameron Road in Queanbeyan

Established gardens surround the character home. Photo: Supplied.

Bursting with charm from a bygone era, this cottage-style home is as pretty as a picture.

Set on a generous corner block among rambling cottage gardens, 21 Cameron Road in Queanbeyan is a rare find.

Selling agent Brad O’Mara from Ray White Queanbeyan/Jerrabomberra says he’s been smashed with enquiries since the property was listed this week.

“Everybody’s all over me,” he explains, “the email and phone activity has been through the roof.”

Mr O’Mara says the period home is larger than many of the character cottages in the area and offers great value, and loads of furniture and antiques will be included in the sale.

“There are very limited opportunities like this in Queanbeyan. Properties like this are very, very tightly held.”

The hot Canberra market, he says, is starting to flow out into the surrounding areas.

“We’re getting a lot of overflow enquiries from the inner north and inner south of Canberra. We’re getting a lot of enquiries from Canberra buyers as well as from interstate. I think the pent-up demand and high prices in Canberra are pushing people further out.”

He says the home, located on the fringe of the CBD, offers an affordable choice in a suburb that is becoming more and more popular with inner-city workers.

As well as a freshly renovated home, buyers will also pick up a hand-woven Scottish rug made in 1890 and a chair that Queen Elizabeth used during the official opening of Bonython Primary School in 1982.

Mr O’Mara says he is expecting a huge response when the house goes to auction on 29 April.

He says the home would suit buyers who appreciate elegance and timeless attention to detail, and established gardens.

A covered veranda provides the ideal welcome to this home, where multiple light-filled living spaces await, including formal dining living rooms, both warmed by feature fireplaces.

Daily life will revolve around the open-plan kitchen, meals and family room with gleaming timber floors, stainless steel appliances and a classic Canberra stove.

From the family room, you can step out through the double doors to a second covered veranda and beyond to the vibrant gardens dotted with sun-soaked nooks.

A shaded pergola is perfect for entertaining and growing your own food in the raised veggie gardens and mini orchard.

All four bedrooms in this home are a great size, including the master with a walk-in robe and an ensuite. The central main bathroom has tonnes of character, with a claw-foot tub and a separate shower.

All of this is only moments from the Queanbeyan town centre with shops, schools and the showground close by.

You can view 21 Cameron Road in Queanbeyan and see all the other hot listings on Zango.

To book an inspection, call Brad O’Mara 0402 343 771.

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