Character filled Original Limestone Homestead & Cottage!
This is a terrific opportunity to purchase a fabulous block of 12.6 acres, which has an original 1840s homestead and cottage
This property is around 180 years old, and does need some work so would suit renovators or anyone who is keen to restore it to its former glory!
If you appreciate old-fashioned high ceilings, ornate ceiling roses, an open fireplace, thick walls, large rooms and a big sprawling home with character oozing out of every pore then this is absolutely the one for you
The location: Situated in the heart of Black Hill with the River Marne running through the southern end of the property, just 3 km from Black Hill, 12 km from Cambrai. Zoned as Rural Living (Marne)
The land / size: 12.6 acres (5.11 hectares) with a gentle slope from the northern rear of the block (with a gate to Rochow Rd) down to the flat, open grassland south of the home. Fenced all around with a gate to the Black Hill Road entrance, the River Marne runs through the property with magnificent and huge old gum trees adding to the picturesque views
The house: A large spacious original homestead with thick walls, large rooms, sash windows, high ceilings and many original features. There are 2 large bedrooms (the main having an ensuite), a formal lounge with open fireplace, a dining room and large kitchen complete with wood-fired stove. A further living area/sunroom to the rear and a family bathroom add to this deceptively large home
The rear door leads to the outdoor sheds which include a large laundry, a small woodshed and a spacious walk-in tool shed
Just behind the laundry is a stand-alone original limestone ‘shearer’s cottage’ - this adds great extra space and is one huge room with a central doorway; ideal for a home office, guest room or studio perhaps
The front garden: steps lead down from the front verandah to the formal garden – a fountain sits proudly in the middle of the small lawned area, with plenty of natural trees and bushes providing a boundary to the garden, allowing shade and privacy. The garden does need a bit of work to get it back to its best state but has so much potential for green fingered owners
The rear garden: a pergola adorns the rear patio area, perfect for entertaining. With a few bushes and trees providing shade and privacy, this is a potentially lovely quiet outdoor spot
Sheds/garages: To the side of the house is a limestone garage which features a lock-up garage with easily accessible loft above it, a carport alongside, and a large open shed for storage
Nearby you have another shed, a fenced dog yard, chicken coops, a feeding stable with troughs, a larger paddock with the frame of an old original wooden barn, and then a large modern 4 bay shed to the eastern side of the property. This huge shed has a part concrete floor, a large pit, and power
Utilities: The home has mains power; a windmill bore provides water for the toilets and a generous submersible bore provides water for the gardens. There are rainwater tanks also, with a pressure pump in the tool shed. There is a fairly new split system air-conditioner in the rear sun-room. Electric hot water system. Septic tank. Roadside mail delivery and school bus route.
Issues to be addressed: there is a salt damp issue, common with these properties. This should be fairly easy to resolve and is the single major remedial item. The cottage roof has damage and there is plenty of work to clean up the house and garden too so please be aware that this is a property needing work. However, the potential costs have been factored into the sale price
This really is a renovator’s dream – a terrific old property with original features and so much potential to make a fabulous permanent home, a holiday home, a weekend getaway or whatever you want! Terrific value at this price too, don’t miss out!