Nestled among picturesque gardens, this stone and timber cottage could have been lifted straight from the pages of a children’s storybook.
Sitting on 100 acres at 448 Hereford Hall Road in Braidwood, the secluded home is the perfect place to begin an exciting new chapter in your life.
Belle Property Braidwood sales agent Kelly Allen has described the property, fronting 1.2 kilometres of the pristine Jerrabattgulla Creek, as “one in a million”.
“The cottage is gorgeous and has all the charm of yesteryear, but it’s only 24 years old,” she said.
“People love that rustic, period character of the timber and stone, but they don’t want the high maintenance that comes with old cottages.
“The home is pristine; there’s nothing to do.”
The north-facing cottage is surrounded by gardens, while the grounds include an art studio and a private, self-contained cabin by the creek.
“This is a property that has got it all going on,” Kelly said.
The gorgeous creek is spring-fed, with clear water making it ideal for swimming or trout fishing.
“The creek is about five metres wide, with two deep swimming holes and a waterfall further upstream,” Kelly said.
“It’s easily accessible from the house and perfect for family picnics. If you’re lucky, you might see the families of platypus frolicking in the pools.”
You can hear the creek trickling over the rocks from the garden, which Kelly says is “very special and in high demand”.
The main cottage features loads of big, chunky timber, natural stone and rendered stone, with the artist owner adding unique touches that give it an eclectic vibe.
With plenty of open space, the cottage has two bedrooms, two living areas and room for a third bedroom.
“The house was built circa 1997 and features Iron Bark posts in the open vault style ceiling. Downstairs offers a modern galley-style kitchen with recycled spotted gum bench tops, gas cooking plus wet back oven,” Kelly said.
“There is a comfortable lounge and dining room with a slow combustion fireplace opening onto the north-facing sunroom.
“Upstairs boasts a generous family room which could also be converted into a third bedroom or study area.
“There are two beautiful timber and stone bathrooms, plus a storeroom with a cellar.”
The current owner conducts art classes in the studio, while the secluded cabin with a kitchenette is ideally suited to guest accommodation away from the main house.
“Nestled in the bush, the studio offers inspiration to any budding artist, while the cabin would work well as Airbnb accommodation,” Kelly added.
The property is partially treed, with plenty of cleared space to accommodate a few horses, around 15 head of cattle or 50 sheep. You’ll also find three paddocks, while four dams plus the creek offer a permanent water supply.
Kelly says the property is ideal for anyone wanting to get out of the city and enjoy the simple life yet still wants to work from home (thanks to satellite NBN).
Downsizers with a green thumb seeking peace and quiet will love the serenity, while a family could do so much while still having access to a school bus and nearby Braidwood township just 40 minutes away.
The property is private, but there are other families close by and the close-knit community gets together for a barbecue once a month at the local Gundillion Hall.
With a price guide of $1.2 million, the 41.38-hectare property also features a triple garage, solar power, hot water via wet back and solar, landline phone, satellite NBN, septic tank and multiple water tanks.