Just a tiny 10km from Northam townsite is a hidden gem, a beautiful property nicely screened from the road. You won’t see it as you drive by.
It’s in the Irishtown district, so close to Northam that you’ll pop in every day, without blinking an eye, to drop the kids off at sport or pickup some milk and bread. Yet it’s far enough away not to get caught up in all the hustle and bustle and drama of a big town.
You’re going to fall in love with the property and be so glad you made the lifestyle change.
The land is a rectangular shaped 21ha block, that’s 52ac but it’s not dead flat, there are gentle undulations, so easy to walk over, ride a horse or buy the kids some quad bikes and let them have fun hacking around. The trusty family dog will be so happy too that you made the move.
And the land is not boring either. It’s not just one big barren paddock, there are mature native eucalypts here and there, a grove of 20 year old olive trees, 600 in fact, and a variety of other fruit trees including apple, pair, peach, plum in a mesh enclosed orchard and orange, mandarin, fig and mulberry, just to name a few.
There’s good water supply too as the property is connected to the scheme but also has a dam, bore and electric pump and 5 water tanks.
In 1995 the HardiePlank dwelling was built but it’s so neat and tidy and well kept, it looks like it was made yesterday. It’s only had one caring owner in its lifetime.
Don’t be put off by the house description referring to 2 bedrooms. The Ross Squire design originally featured 4 bedrooms and the owner configured the floor plan to suit their particular desires. If you want to reconfigure the rooms, just ask any carpenter how easy it is to put up some plasterboard stud walls.
The ‘nerve-centre’ of the house is a gigantic open plan kitchen/meals/family/lounge area all finished in a light, neutral colour theme, high raked ceiling, flooding with natural light from the expanse of windows.
Gas hot plates are set-in the bench for cooking and a contemporary wood fired stove is used for oven baking and room heating. There’s a gas room heater too and two ducted evaporative air conditioners, solar hot water heating.
Spill out of the house onto the front or back full length verandahs; just the perfect place for your outdoor setting. Sit down, put your feet up, take it easy, listen to the birds in the trees and water splashing in the pond. You won’t hear any traffic or noisy neighbours, that’s for sure.
Not far from the back of the house is an awesome workshop; 18x10m with roller door, PA doors, concrete floor, power, evaporative air conditioner and a great inbuilt studio, lined and tiled, with bathroom and reverse cycle air conditioner. Can you imagine the possibilities? Restore the old Ford Falcon in the workshop, set up a cross stitch quilting club in the studio, make it the teenagers’ bunkhouse or Grandpa’s cottage?
Beyond the workshop is a machinery shed and chook yard.
Don’t think you’re ready to take the leap of faith into the hobby farm lifestyle? I think I can talk the current owner in returning to the property from time to time to give advice and offer a helping hand. Now it doesn’t get any better than that.
You know, life can be beautiful, it depends on where you live. Out at 44 Beering Road, the fresh water smells nice, it’s peaceful, there are places to stroll or meditate. Don’t procrastinate !! Contact Steve Hill or Lara Turnbull soon to inspect this well kept secret.