If ever a block of land could be called stylish, 182 John Jobbins Road is certainly it.
If there was a Vogue Magazine for beautiful blocks, this one would be on its cover!
Located just 29km from the ACT border, you can now change your lifestyle forever and still enjoy an easy commute to work.
Location wise, John Jobbins is a tucked-away closed road that runs along a scenic spur, providing its residents with a close-to-city idyllic country lifestyle and the most impacting views imaginable. In fact, the residents are so happy that we never see a property come up for sale in the area.
Carpeted in its new-season covering of iridescent green pastures the spectacular 63acre block with its studding of centurion-like red and yellow box trees and smaller pockets of light forest is a complete visual delight.
But, let's start at the beginning; where you are going to build the life-long home of your dreams.
Without any doubts (the) building site for the property is around 300m from the entry gate and saddles the block's highest point. This spot ranges from level ground to a mild shoulder dip on 3 sides. The 360deg views from the site can only be classified as transfixing and provide vistas half way around the globe and over most of the block itself. Importantly, whilst this is an elevated site, it's very easy to get around when you need to consider future garden layouts and the placement of rural residential infrastructure, sheds and stables. Vitally, you don't need to sacrifice your essential rural house block needs to snare the best rural views imaginable. But, if you were to drop an infinity pool in front of your new house it would be one of the most sensational moves of your life.
Road access to the house site is very good for larger vehicles, and the nearest power pole is approximately 100m from the site.
The block is anything but boring and has great open grazing areas and healthy stands of ancient native trees. The surrounding native forests ensure the area is filled with all sorts of birds and snouted Echidnas trundling across the ground like chunky half-backs on a rugby field.
A lovely hidden valley runs down the centre of the block to the sheltered lower paddock with its surprise package vineyard block and large dam.
The precisely established 5acre vineyard harks back to the 1990's and consists of around 71 rows of vines with an ideal north-east orientation on a frost resistant slope. The vines have irrigation infrastructure and there's a vineyard block shed and array of vineyard support equipment that stays as an inclusion to this sale.
Along with being the vineyard block, this lower paddock is a virtual lifestyle amphitheatre. As it has the vineyard ridge on side and a semi-circular layer of forest on the periphery. When you add this stillness to a clear night's sky, it's the ideal spot to light a camp fire when you have guests stay over.
The block has 3 excellent surface collection dams as its primary stock water source. All 3 dams are placed in perfect catchment sites and are holding superb levels of water. The block's topographic fall also means that gravity-fed stock troughs can be added from the upper dam to many lower areas of the property to facilitate more paddocks.
Essentially, this is a magnificent and picturesque block of land that has been held in the same family since the area was sub-divided many years ago. The property's location is peerless.
This is a block of dreams not land. As a highly experienced local agent, I can openly say that I've never see one like this. Once in a lifetime opportunity folks.
Property Technical Specifications
Property Identifier: Lot 6 DP 839986, 182 John Jobbins Road Murrumbateman
Property area: 25.84 hectares / 63.852acres
Topographic general description: level entry at the gate rising and slightly dipping before rising to the preferred residential building site which ranges from level to mildly falling on all sides. The house site has superb 360deg panoramic views over the countryside & the block itself. The bulk of the block then gradually shoulders down along a broad-based valley to the vineyard block with its large dam. The vineyard block rises to approximately 650m above sea level with a north-east aspect for the vines. Most of the block is dry weather negotiable without a 4WD vehicle & ideal for light stock grazing & horse riding
Non-potable water supply: 3 on-property surface collection dams
Potable water supply: 2 smaller rainwater tanks mentioned under the vineyard section
Vineyard & inclusive equipment (outline):
Directions to property from Canberra: take Barton Highway from north ACT & turn right onto Nanima Road for 18km - turn right onto Murrumbateman Road for 800m - turn left turn onto Dicks Creek Road - after 2.5km turn left onto Mountain Vale Road for 1.4km from which you turn left onto John Jobbins Road for 1.6km of unsealed road to the gate - the total distance from the northern ACT border is approximately 29km - 16.5km from Murrumbateman village
Zoning & rates: Yass Valley Council, RU1 (primary production), $1,735.29pa
School bus services to from Canberra/Yass: at the corner of Murrumbateman/Nanima Roads 6.3km