Grand estate living in wine country

Grand estate living in wine country

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It's not everyday the opportunity arises to have space to roam but with the benefits of estate living and it's been a big call for the vendors to give this up.

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  • LOCATION: Murrumbateman
  • FOR AUCTION: June 26
  • LAND: 7281 square metres (1.8 acres)
  • AGENTS: Ray White, George Southwell, 0429 838 345

It's not everyday the opportunity arises to have space to roam but with the benefits of estate living and it's been a big call for the vendors to give this up.

Their secluded 7281 square metre property with a huge family home in Merryville Estate in Murrumbateman was the first place they put down roots after relocating every few years for their careers.

And even though they have put their home of seven years on the market, they aren't going far - just moving into the village so they can downsize.

"Yass is only 20 kilometres up the road for shopping, but if we need to access health services or the airport, they're only a short drive away in Canberra," they said.

"We both work in Canberra, but we love leaving Canberra to come home to the country. The home is so private and peaceful, when you drive into the property you are fully ringed by trees. We never shut the blinds as the house just looks out into a big garden surrounded by hedges and there's even a couple of private nooks in the garden that are great to sit in. You just forget other people are around."

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Local Ray White agent George Southwell said: "We have noticed in the past 10 years that Murrumbateman has really grown into its own with the additions of many small businesses and expansion of the existing businesses.

"Merryville Estate is a premium location within the town and the location of this property is very private yet easily accessible."

Mr Southwell said this large family home well and truly completed to a high standard.

"With formal dining and three separate living areas, plus large established gardens, a family could easily enjoy the spaces on offer."

While the meticulous design in the garden has created a sense of rural retreat, the same attention to detail flows through into the home.

"Part of the home features parquetry flooring and ornate cornices that complement the expansive homestead-style veranda that wraps around the house.

"The remainder of the home has been built with the modern family in mind with open-plan kitchen, dining and living, as well as four bedrooms, two bathrooms plus separate toilet as well as a formal dining room and extra lounge.

"While it's located only 45 minutes from Canberra on the Barton Highway, the option to work from home is made easy with a lined office incorporated into one of the three-bay sheds and a school bus stop 100 metres from the gate."

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