Harcourts principal and sales agent Jeremy Maher says the four-bedroom, four-bathroom home and adjoining two-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage set on five acres at 13 Rattenbury Close at Murrumbateman is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
“It’s the rural treechange people dream of finding, but homes as idyllic and real as the dream are very hard to find,” he said.
“This property has everything you could possibly hope for in a rural property. Acreage, a four-bedroom home where every bedroom has a walk-in robe and a bathroom, and a separate cottage with two bedrooms and one bathroom which could be a great retreat for kids or relatives, a guest house, or a bed and breakfast business opportunity.
“And the gardens and the orchard are beautiful. The owner has put love and time into them, and it shows.”
The home is a two-storey, beautifully appointed country residence. Facing north, floor-to-ceiling double glazing ensures the passive solar design warms the home, and floods the open plan living, dining and bedrooms with light. The family room opens onto a paved area leading to the beautifully planted and maintained gardens.
The living area is spacious, and tiled flooring with a ducted vacuum will make housework a breeze. The home has solar hot water with an electric boost, 5 kilowatts of solar power, and ducted and zoned reverse cycle heating and cooling. The master suite is large, has double glazed floor-to-ceiling glass, and sliding doors which open onto the paving and gardens.
The kitchen is in a modern country style, has plenty of storage and a walk-in pantry. Upstairs, two more bedrooms, each with their own ensuites and a rumpus room provide a private retreat for teens, or for parents. Dormer windows and a pitched roofline give architectural interest to the interior, and the dormer windows have tasteful leadlight panes, adding a very stylish elegance to the home.
Adjacent to the homestead is Gumtree Cottage, a two-bedroom, one-bathroom home that’s equally beautiful with tongue-and-groove wood panelling to mid-height on the walls. The kitchen features an induction cooktop, and the home has split-system air conditioning and its own laundry.
The property has a mature, fully enclosed orchard, with apricots, peaches, plums, pears, cherries, figs, apple trees and four varieties of grapes. There is a barbeque area and a vegetable garden, and two acres of cleared paddock.
The property also includes a 10 x 7-metre shed with a concrete floor and power which is ideal for working on machinery or turning into a workshop for art or hobbies.
The property also has a double garage with internal access, a bore water allocation and water tanks. All this is within half an hour of Canberra’s city centre, and a leisurely 20 minutes to Yass. It’s listed for sale for $1,350,000.
You can view this beautiful country home at 13 Rattenbury Close, Murrumbateman and the latest hot listings on Zango. If you would like further information, or to book a private inspection, contact Harcourts principal and sales agent Jeremy Maher on 0410 481 260.