13 May 2019

Updated home near Hall offers peaceful rural lifestyle in pastoral setting

| John Thistleton
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Light and tranquil views add to the charm of this lovely rural residence. Photos: Supplied.

If you want to experience numerous lifestyle options in the one home, then this double-brick restored residence on the edge of Canberra’s northern fringe has the answers.

Enjoy the tranquility of the bush a short drive from the excitement of the national capital. Relax in big bedrooms, admire the polished cypress pine timber floors, high ceilings, wide hallways, character light fittings, timber window frames and doors and slow combustion heater in the living room.

And appreciate the modern touches for creature comforts, including a five-burner gas cooktop, electric oven and dishwasher in the kitchen, new appliances and new carpet in the bedrooms.

The two-bedroom home sits in NSW so close to Canberra your children can attend primary and secondary schools and universities close by. You can also belong to the active rural community in Hall, keep a few horses, or alpacas, or fatten livestock for extra income, while enjoying the best shopping and services Canberra’s northern suburbs have to offer.

Whatever the case, it is guaranteed you will sit on the north-facing deck that extends from the spacious, light-filled country kitchen, and opens to peaceful views of the rolling hills, and winding water courses surrounding 72 Birril Close, Springrange.

Ray White Canberra agent Mark Johnstone is auctioning the home nestled among pine trees on Wednesday, May 22, at 6 pm at Manuka Oval. He says the home pre-dates the 1950s, and its current owners have modernised it with a sympathetic restoration, timeless styling and superb fittings.

“The timber deck off the kitchen absolutely soaks up the winter sun, a very pleasant area during the winter months,” Mark says. A member of the Hall community for 17 years, Mark can report first hand on the welcoming neighbourhood benefits of the local community lifestyle and convenience for those working in Canberra.

Freshly painted, the home has two living areas, and a spacious laundry with lots of storage space. The bathroom features a shower, bath and separate toilet.

The home has dual occupancy entitlement. “It has plenty of opportunity to build a second home,” Mark says. “The cottage would be ideally suited as a guest house or a bed-and-breakfast or space for an extended family, or a rental.”

Numerous mature trees frame the home, and many younger pines have since been planted and are well established, while the long driveway leading to the red-brick residence is lined with claret ash trees.

The established gardens are typically country-style, and include a vegie patch. There is excellent bore water and a 75,000 litre tank for rainwater collection for the home.

A large six-car metal shed has roller doors and there is an updated cool room.

A rustic, corrugated iron shed is a reminder of the era from which the original place was established.

On 65 hectares of quality pasture and woodlands, the property has a permanent deep creek/spring with a pump for stock and domestic water use, and three dams.

Contact Mark Johnstone on 0414 382 093 for an inspection or visit one of the open exhibitions.

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