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1.42 ACRES - Peaceful “Wonga” in Relaxing Setting with Orchard & Creek

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Many place names & homesteads are named Wonga after the Waywurru word for cormorants…the majestic aquatic bird (e.g. Wonga Park, Wangaratta &… THIS HISTORIC HOMESTEAD). Cormorants may continue to be a sign for local fishermen that there are fish lurking below in sections of the nearby Murrumbidgee & Tumut Rivers. . .

A SIGNIFICANT FEATURE OF THIS PROPERTY IS... ONE OF THE BOUNDARIES IS MUTTAMA CREEK… it’s also known as one of the most scenic in the region with babbling brook just outside & surrounded by trees that give way to high rolling hills. Situated just 700m from Coolac, there is easy access via a council-maintained dirt road to the well-stocked general store & associated Post Office, the coach stop & the 170-year-old Beehive Hotel, a highly rated country pub with accommodation. . . Nearby towns include Gundagai (a 15-min drive), Jugiong (16 min) & Cootamundra (29 min), with Wagga (1 hr 9 min) & Canberra (1 hr 38 min) Sydney (3.5 hrs)

During the early 1900s, this historic homestead was used as a chilling works in the nearby Adjungbilly settlement. With the arrival of refrigerators, the plant was closed down in 1932 & the two houses that formed the chilling works were moved to the current property in Schools Road, Coolac. .. These connected houses have solid construction fit for their original purpose. With just a few cosmetic changes… “Wonga” will once again look amazing. Most walls already have timber lining so with a little TLC, the home will be well on its way to being restored to its former glory. . . This lovely fully-fenced property on 1.42 acres has been in the current owner’s family since 1944. They established the fruit orchard in the alluvial soil & there are still well-maintained fig, plum, apricot & peach trees, as well as a rare apple.
- Two bores with pumps provide water for the garden & for the house (including drinking water)
- There are three large water tanks (2x 13,638 Litres & 1x 5,000 Litres)
- This property with three living areas represents an easy restoration project & having two kitchens & dining areas, could easily be divided into two (2) self-contained properties

- The view of the home from the front gate could not be more picturesque with the double-gabled house with front verandah, & trees & high hills beyond
- A path leads to the front door & a driveway to carport & workshop (both with power connected) & a large barn or garage
- The entrance hall is a grand space with timber-lined walls & high ceiling
- A spacious living room includes high ceiling, green views & a gas heater
- There are two kitchens, each with a dining room. The main kitchen is more modern with timber cabinetry, gas stove & a lovely timber island bench. The dining area has handy buffet cupboards & drawers
- Two spacious bedrooms, the master with built-in robes
- The original kitchen & dining area is full of character & now used as a wonderful family room with kitchenette. The space features windows overlooking the creek; a small section of retro cabinetry; an open fireplace with cast iron hearth; an original Grahame slow combustion wood stove; & an air conditioner
- The combined laundry & sunroom features louvre windows & access to a bright bathroom with built-in cabinet & shelving, as well as access to the outdoors
- FURTHER FEATURES INCLUDE: Panelled timber doors; double-hung windows; enclosure around house, as well as a horseshoe-shaped paddock around the house enclosure; septic system; an old outdoor dunny...If youve been dreaming of bringing an old home back to life...
Call Marya on 0425 275 555 to arrange an inspection of this delightful historic property.

Sale TypePrivate Treaty
Car Spaces4
Land Size1.42 Acres

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46 School Road COOLAC, NSW

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Marya Stylli

Phone: 1300 862 385

Mobile: 0425 275 555

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