142 RANGE Road ROCKLEIGH - South Australia

Architectural Magic - Bushland Bliss

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Turning north off the Freeway at Callington along the Bremer Road and you very soon get the sense you are going somewhere special, and you are about to see visions of our Adelaide Hills that are really quite stunning.

Enjoy the journey and take in the old vast landscape that is quintessential Australia. You are travelling through ˜The Golden Valley™ with rising ridges on both sides and the views across the valley are distant and panoramic. Take in the peaceful scenes of gently undulating fields of shimmering wheat crops and flocks if sheep slowly moving as they graze the land around a few scattered bluestone ruins. It is a drive that entices you to ease your foot off the accelerator and just enjoy the ambiance.

This is highly productive sheep and grain production country and ˜Whalley Hill™ (pronounced ˜wayley™) the property you are travelling to, also has capacity for those purposes and many others.

The property is situated at the top of the east ridge of the Bremer Valley on the eastern edge and its 165 acres extends down the side into the Murray Valley which is laid out before you as a vast plain as far as the eye can see. The home is located at the highest point taking advantage of views that are truly breathtaking and priceless.

You are welcomed to ˜Whalley Hill™ through a formal entrance of timber railed fencing and gates and a short drive that takes you past the garaging along a gravel loop drive to the front entrance of the home.

You will be immediately intrigued and impressed by the architecture of the home which draws its inspiration from the bluestone ruins and the sprawling shearing sheds that are found in the Bremer Valley and it sits in a sheltered cutting as comfortably as a rock outcrop in the landscape.

The home has a wide high bluestone wall facade with two massive sections intersecting to create an entry and the stonework is only punctuated with the regular placement of small square windows which are reminiscent of breather holes in a stable. The appearance is unique and striking and gives no clue to the gorgeous luxury and facility of the living space beyond the stone walls.

The design of the 14 year old home is focused on easy relaxed living and the visual access to the views across the landscape.

With 250 sqm approx of living space the rooms are all large. Currently configured to satisfy the living requirements of 2 people, the home has great flexibility in the use of its spaces and is amply appointed to accommodate a family. The home is cleverly zoned into three areas, each accessed by hallways off the main entry.

The open living / dining/ kitchen space projects forward in the centre of the home and is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows allowing the wonderful distant views into the space from 3 sides. The very large space is made even bigger by a high vaulted timber clad ceiling which is a feature of the room.

The warmth of the timber ceiling is carried through into the stunning kitchen with a huge island bench separating it from the dining space. The kitchen is beautifully designed and fitted with more bench space and cabinetry than any chef could possible want and all the quality appliances that you would expect. The light coloured Caeser Stone Bench tops and splash backs complement the light ceramic flooring and walls to create a bright, light filled space. It™s a quality that is evident in every room in the home with big windows and neutral light colours highlighted with the warmth of timber.The kitchen is extended in size and function by two rooms which are adjoined. There is a separate room for refrigerators and freezers and a separate huge butlers pantry with at least 5 metres of bench space on one side and a pantry compactus of pull out cupboards on the other side. The kitchen truly is a chefs paradise.

The living / dining/ kitchen space, like the whole home is heated and cooled with reverse cycle ducted air conditioning. There is also a slow combustion heater in the living area to create that lovely natural heating ambiance in the winter and ceiling fans. The living area has French doors which enable an easy connection to the large paved outdoor entertaining space which is sheltered on the north eastern side of the home and defined by a low curved stone wall and a pretty garden of shrubs that drops away into the views over the Murray Valley.

The north wing includes a huge laundry / drying room which could easily be a 4th bedroom, a beautifully presented family bathroom adjacent and a 6m x 5m approx second bedroom. This bedroom is big enough to be a bed sitter for guests or a bedroom with large study space for a teenager and has its own set of French doors accessing the entertaining area.

The south wing houses a 3rd bedroom which is currently used as a study and has a 4 metre compactus for storage. Also in this part of the house is the master bedroom suit including the master bedroom, a walk in robe and a palatial ensuite. The ensuite is even bigger than the family bathroom and is luxuriously finished in floor to ceiling porcelain, has a large spa bath and a shower big enough to shower and towel off in the same space. The bathroom has big windows out into the garden so you can relax in the bubbles and enjoy the bird life and the views. The bedroom has two walls of windows looking out to the same views and a 5 metre upholstered box seat providing heaps of storage underneath one wall of windows. The bed is positioned against a floor to ceiling built in bed head partition.

On the west side of the home is a 24m x 9m high clearance steel frame metal clad garage workshop. It has three roller doors, 2 of which are remotely controlled and masses of space for vehicles and machinery. There is also a partitioned shower and laundry section with its own hot water system inside the shed which is brilliant if visitors arrive with their caravan and want to stay for awhile. This area could also be extended as independent accommodation for an older teenager. The workshop is powered and has sulphur lighting and there is a 5kw solar system on the roof to assist with power costs. This is in addition to the solar hot water system on the roof of the house.

The property is watered with bore water and rainwater which is stored in 5 poly tanks and gravity fed to the house and garden plus 5 stock troughs servicing the 7 paddocks on the property. There are 2 addtional manually fed stock troughs. The bore water has a magnetic filter which renders the water suitable for stock. Fencing is good quality post and ringlock wire.

Currently the land is used for a combination of cropping and grazing. There is 30 acres of good cropping land which has at times been successfully farmed for Lucerne. The rest of the property supports Dorper sheep grazing. The property can sustain up to 100 Dorper sheep and will provide up to 130 round bales of hay.

Of course the land is also home to a huge variety of native animals with many kangaroos and bird life in abundance. The property is located on the migration route for many birds who head for the Murray Valley in the colder months for a warm vacation and it is not unusual to see the bird baths packed with birds.

The property has lots of potential and allows many options for future owners. Continue the current cropping and grazing use or bring in other activities such as equine pursuits, more intensive agriculture options, or even tourism activities. Lots of possibilities.

The children will love it here. They can enjoy the land on their trail bikes or horses and develop a love of nature and the environment. The Monarto Equestrian Centre is nearby and access to school bus is 10 - 15 minutes away. There are excellent schools in Mount Barker and Murray Bridge.

The community is very welcoming and you will enjoy the local footy tipping competition and ˜Carols in the Bush™ at the old Rockleigh Church.

This is great opportunity for a fantastic luxury lifestyle change.
  • 168.03 Acres / 68.00 Hectares
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  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 6 Garages

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Acres:

168.03

Hectares:

68.00
Property ID  33718
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John Kennedy
Professionals Adelaide Hills
Professionals Adelaide Hills
79 Princes Highway, Nairne NAIRNE, 5252
Phone: 0481726507

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