Driving through the rural streets of the Yass Valley, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of regional NSW. Located approximately 40 minutes away from the busy streets of Canberra city, Yass provides a beautiful country backdrop to a lifestyle of convenience and open spaces.
Nestled within this rich countryside is 16 Walgrove Road, a property that from the outside would appear to be a sweet heritage home but, once you open the doors, reveals so much more.
“The home is a complete rural sanctuary,” says Belle Property agent Samantha Granter.
“Originally built in 1905 and extended in the 1960s, the home has been restored and modernised beyond its former glory. The addition with vaulted ceilings and solid timber beams has stood the test of time with banks of glass highlighting the beautiful landscape beyond.”
Set alongside the Yass River, the homestead, aptly named Walgrove, occupies 9.2 hectares of pasture improved, highly fertile red soil and fully fenced paddocks with unfettered direct river access and water allowance – a massive advantage as we head into the warmer months.
As you wander down the grand entrance of the red gravel driveway, the residence comes into view among stunning, mature gardens, lawns and established private greenery.
Opening the front door, the interior has been styled to highlight the old and make a hero of the new. The white walls and high ceilings with feature solid timber beams amplify natural light throughout.
The original 1905 section of the home includes three bedrooms and three bathrooms with the addition of an en suite with free-standing bathtub in the main retreat.
Alongside the main homestead is a guest cottage complete with two bedrooms, one bathroom and kitchenette – perfect for visiting family, friends or occasional farm-stay accommodation that could provide an income stream.
For those with a flair for cookery, you’ll be pleased to know that at the heart of the home is a renovated, high-end kitchen with soft-close cabinetry and Miele appliances, including induction cooktop, microwave, oven, dishwasher and 40-millimetre stone waterfall benchtops.
Whether you love to entertain or simply relax with family at home, the interior houses myriad spaces to play host. This includes a formal lounge room, formal dining room, sitting room, family and meals area and living room comprised of three open fireplaces and a spectacular Cheminees Philippe.
Outside guests can mingle over drinks and nibbles in the al fresco dining space, overlooking the sparkling concrete swimming pool complete with diving board, and covered pergola. Or watch a friendly match of doubles on the full-size tennis court.
No matter where you or your guests find themselves at Walgrove, the 1900s red heritage brick accents that provide a statement throughout the property gives a rustic feel that pairs perfectly with the gorgeous landscape – a relaxing breath of fresh air that sends you back to a simpler time.
“Walgrove is complete with easy access to the Barton and Hume highways, located close to the Canberra and Murrumbateman wine district, eight kilometres from the Yass township with all amenities as well as the hatted Clementine Restaurant,” says Granter.
Price guide: $1.995 million
5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 car spaces
Agent: Belle Property Kingston, Samantha Granter 0402 507 902