With such picturesque country in the Southern Highlands, it is often hard to find an architectural example that truly connects with its surroundings. However, on a secluded 1-hectare block in the town of Colo Vale, renowned master stonemason Michael Beville has modelled an ode to the traditional Yorkshire farm house that does just that.
The sizeable three-level home with a due north aspect captures uninterrupted views across parts of Bargo State Conservation area and further to Nattai National Park. Yet, in its own backyard, the sandstone home is set among quaint English gardens, a pond with fountain, two water bores supplying the house and gardens, chicken coop, storage shed and a charming horse stable with hay loft, allowing you to truly embrace the country lifestyle.
McKillop Property agent Jeremy Crawford says that the most stand-out feature of the property is its charming stonework and craftsmanship, and its quaint location that’s perfect for those looking for a relaxed country lifestyle.
“The town of Colo Vale is a charming northern village of the Southern Highlands,” he says.
“With a population of just over 1600 you can enjoy being part of a character community and escape to your private retreat surrounded by a beautiful treescape.”
Walking through the front door, the spacious, light-filled interior is enough to inspire anyone who enters. At the centre of the home is a large country kitchen that seamlessly connects to a casual living space, study and home office. Upstairs you’ll find four sizeable, double bedrooms all with built-in-robes, a main bathroom and an en suite connected to the master bedroom.
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This Colo Vale estate is an entertainer’s delight with multiple living and entertaining areas both inside and out, including a covered rear terrace that runs the length of the property. The piece de resistance is found in the formal dining room – a hand-carved sandstone open fireplace earns its place at the head of the table.
After a night of entertaining bring your guests up to the third floor to the rumpus and games room. Extending the width of the house, this is the perfect place to set up a pool table, a guest suite or perhaps a bar.
Offering complete privacy and seclusion, this country escape seems miles away from civilisation. But for your convenience, the property is only minutes from Mittagong and Bowral shops, restaurants, cafes, public and private schools, train stations and amenities.
Price guide: $1.7 million
5 bed, 2 bath, 5 car
Agent: McKillop Property, Jeremy Crawford 0417 871 471