6 April 2023

Rural living, sustainability and luxury come together in this Yass property

| Claire Sams
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Sustainability – and more than a little style – are at the heart of the incredible property. Photos: Luton Properties.

Nature and luxury have combined in this special property with the best of both worlds.

Also known as Coolbardie Farm, 2974 Yass River Road rests on 200 acres and offers plenty of space for prospective owners.

Luton Properties Licensed Agent Sophie Luton says the sheer size of the property sets it apart from similar rural offerings.

“There’s not a huge amount close to Canberra that are this large but are also able to have farm animals on it,” she says.

To keep the land watered, there are seven dams, one is spring-fed, and reservoirs contain around 300,000 litres.

Coolbardie Farm also boasts cattle yards, a chook pen, a vegetable garden, a machinery shed and nine paddocks.

A 1.1-kilometre stretch of the farm runs along the Yass River, with the elevated property giving stunning views of the surrounding landscape and running water.

“You can pull up a picnic rug down there, and with the water running, it’s absolutely beautiful,” Ms Luton says.

The four-bedroom, six-bathroom home boasts six parking spaces and all the creature comforts anyone could need, but with a strong focus on being environmentally friendly.

Coolbardie Farm has a solar passive sustainable design by Adam Hobill, while Yolk Design Studio did the interior design.

The main house features recycled timber, including historical Gundaroo bridge timbers, heated concrete flooring, double-glazed windows, a fireplace, an ensuite, a mud room, solar panels connected to the grid, and a deck area.

A separate cottage is also included, with an outdoor wrap-around verandah, fireplace, fire pit and shed.

“If it were in Canberra, it would be a multi-million dollar property,” Ms Luton explains.

Coolbardie Farm is a 50-minute drive from Canberra, meaning prospective owners can look at working in or visiting the city but come home to a rural lifestyle.

“There are people who are looking for that rural lifestyle change, to live in a beautiful property on the land and maybe have a few horses or cattle, a vegetable garden or whatnot,” she added.

“But then there’s also still a lot of people running farms who would be attracted to it.”

The current owners use the one-of-a-kind property for cattle.

Ms Luton says in a time of growing awareness of climate change, an increasing number of people are looking for a sustainable lifestyle.

“Being eco-friendly is becoming an important thing in everyone’s lives, and more so than we were at 10 years ago.”

The eco-friendly nature of Coolbardie Farm would put prospective owners ahead in their quest for a sustainable home and lifestyle.

“Even more so for someone living on the farm, those things are even more important because you’re living in with nature, so your appreciation for nature and your surrounds are probably going to be that much more important.”

To find out more about 2974 Yass River Road, call Licensed Agent Sophie Luton on 0410 750 413, and be sure to check out all the latest listings on Zango.


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