A magnificent hand-crafted house fitted out with locally harvested red cedar and other native timbers is the centrepiece of the Manning Valley property, "Elouera".
The 120 hectare lifestyle property north of Wingham is being offered as a deceased estate by Ray White, Taree.
Set in the scenic Strathcedar valley, it comprises a mixture of open grazing country and thick bush, including 32 ha of rain forest.
The upper canopy of the forest features tall trees and the lower canopy is a mixture of vines, thorny bushes, areas of moss, as well as some native orchids. The property has direct access to Strathcedar Creek.
Much of the timber used to build the house was harvested from the property itself.
Much of the timber used to build the house was harvested from the property itself, and the late owners planted red cedar and other trees to replace those felled and milled.
At present the property, which features some steep country, is carrying about 20 breeder cows, the small number a reflection of the owners' desire to return the property to nature.
The house was designed specially to capture the stunning views of the Strathcedar valley and was built by a team of craftsmen and women, who exhibited meticulous handy work.
It has an open plan design which incorporates modern and traditional design elements and every room features large areas of glass to encompass the views.
Internal decorations include Javanese carvings salvaged form the original River Caves ride and Sydney's Luna Park, plus marble from the St James Threatre in Sydney which was demolished in 1971.
It also has solar water heating, fully insulated walls and roof and a wood heating stove.
The property also has a huge 20 by 15 metre workshop and garage with a concrete floor and capable of housing seven or eight cars.
All services are available and the shed also has access to three-phase power.
The selling agents describe the property as "a labor of love", being a property that offers “a wonderful a wonderful ambience that is not often found”.
The auction will take place on site on Saturday , September 23, at 11 am.