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50 ACRES - ... A Perfect Weekender - Off the Grid Living!

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An old outdoor dunny stands down near the creek, a charming reminder of a bygone era. Can it get any more Australian than this? The mountain studio-cabin on this property could have been inspired by the old photograph of a miner's cottage hanging on one of the walls. This whole area used to be goldfields & the current owners have shelves of old relics, many found locally using their metal detector. The studio-cabin has the atmosphere of a miner's cottage, with slow combustion wood heater, corrugated steel ceiling & plywood or steel wall lining, not to mention a huge array of Australiana throughout the cabin. Another hanging on the wall is an Akubra poster & hooked on the wall are well-worn Akubra hats & Driza-Bone jackets that get good use on this beautiful getaway surrounded by green forests & rolling hills.

The studio-cabin has been constructed by placing two shipping containers over 7m apart, then building a roof over the two containers & the space between them. The exterior is in horizontal corrugated Colorbond & the walls lined in plywood, creating warm character-filled spaces. One of the shipping containers is used for a bedroom (including built-in robes) & the other container houses the kitchen & bathroom. In between each pair of shipping containers is a massive living & dining room with sliding windows to two sides a & large windows, all with spectacular views of the mountainous countryside.

Located 2.5 km off Burra Road, just 15 km from Gundagai, this is the perfect distance from town. The only sounds heard on this secluded site will be the babbling creek when in season & the birdlife. The gravel Mantons Road, which is maintained by Council, has a gate with cattle grid for roadside grazing. At the end of Mantons Road is the entry gate to your property & a good dirt road leading to the studio-cabin & to a second container on the land that is used for storage with their two water tanks (32,000 litres for the studio-cabin & 3,000 litres for the storage container for your own water supply).

This is the ideal retreat for a weekend getaway from Sydney (<4 hours) or Canberra (<2 hours), with the opportunity to ride horses or trail bikes, or simply enjoy bushwalks in the neighbouring national park. Alternatively, you might build your dream home here (stca) & enjoy the scenery & peaceful lifestyle every day. There may be opportunity to advertise the cabin on Airbnb. It measures 6m x 13.5m & is occupied often. The new owner might consider adding a septic tank, laundry & deck to complete for all mod-cons (stca). The storage container measuring 6m x 10m is perfectly positioned overlooking the dam & distant hills. You might be interested in a small farm. Owners have previously run many head of cattle here. The soil type is loam, clay & some pipe clay. Approximately 35% of the land is arable & there has also been a crop of oats. The property is sectioned into two paddocks & is fully fenced, with four dams, the main dam complete with Yabbies! It also has solar panels for off-grid electricity.

If you appreciate the beauty & tranquillity of nature, this is the place to be. You will notice the stress of urban living melt away as you drive along the tree-lined dirt road towards your country abode. Call Marya on 0425 275 555 to arrange an inspection of this exciting rural property.

Sale TypePrivate Treaty
Car Spaces1
Land Size50 Acres

Property Overview

Property ID:



234 Mantons Road GUNDAGAI, NSW

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Viewings by appointment only


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Marya Stylli

Phone: 1300 862 385

Mobile: 0425 275 555

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