International "Barn" Residence & 186 Acres 15 Minutes from Coffs Harbour
"Hidden Valley", as the name suggests, is a secluded 186 acres of lush, green, gently undulating countryside. From the timber stables to the imported French fixtures and fittings; from the hardwood and iron bunk house to the 100sqm of dining and entertaining deck space; and from the commercial grade, powder-coated full room sliding doors to the best quality "clean air" slow combustion wood fires, this property has it all! Breathtaking views. Sea breezes. River frontage. Privacy, and that special country-quiet ..... and yet it is only an easy 15 minutes drive to some of the best beaches on the north coast.
The spacious and sprawling, fully insulated, north-facing residence is built of what can only be described as a warm honey lime-wash-look brick; the roof is corrugated iron and many of the finishes come from the selected hardwoods of the old dairy. Bordering the main residence, bunk house and machinery shed are sweeping decks, expansive lawns, an orchard and shady groves (perfect for those hammocks!). The residence and grounds are perfect for entertaining on a grand scale, with formal and informal dining areas overlooking the classic timber-fenced paddocks and 1km of the stunning Orara River with its deep, clean swimming holes (complete with rope swing). The thickly-wooded mountains in the background add the drama to this perfection .....
You will be immediately captivated by this quality built and beautifully maintained, timelessly styled, provincial style residence. It is a 4-5 bedroom magnificently proportioned home with 3 bathrooms (plus an external one). There is solar hot water. The large living areas open out to the decks, as do the open-plan dining and kitchen - that has its own "café" bi-fold windows. The floors are winter white tiles and there is a neat pantry and Miele dishwasher. The ceilings are high and have ceiling fans and down lights throughout. The passage holds a standup library. The lighting and louvred windows throughout the building have been cleverly designed and are most effective.
Along the deck and up a few stairs is the parents retreat. It is private - and spacious. It consists of a large living room, an expansive bedroom with a mushroom commercial grade wool carpet, white painted powder-finish brick walls, recycled blackbutt exposed beams and the cayenne colour corduroy curtains and a walk-in dressing room/wardrobe. A full bathroom, with separate bath and shower and specially handcrafted cupboards and finishes from the hardwoods of the old dairy is to be found. The living room and bathroom floors are travertine tile and the walls carry through the white brick theme. All is fronted by a full length, 45sqm verandah.
A large external laundry with ample hardwood shelving and benches is reached via a covered breezeway, which itself has ample storage (and plenty of hooks for those outdoor coats). The external bathroom is also located in this very thoughtfully designed area which includes a utility courtyard.
Just some other important features of this property are the large 7m x 16m lockable machinery and storage shed with power and plenty of shelving, with 2 high roll-a-doors for storing a boat or a large campervan and a separate bunkhouse that sleeps six.
The traditional hardwood and corrugated iron roof stables complex has two large stalls , each with a further large covered bay, plus a tack room. A sealed wash bay (with it's own 6000 litre tank) and holding pen can be found on one end of the building.
Now to water: In addition to an irrigation licence to draw from the river - enough to irrigate the entire farm - there are are two permanent creeks, a licensed bore and 40,000 litres of tank water. "Hidden Valley" has 4 titles, two of its boundaries are State forest with direct access to the many trails. The rainforest pockets are very special; as are the native bush tucker stand and the orchard with its citrus, quinces, plums, nectarines and many other fruits. Then there's the vegetable garden!
The property holds 40-60 head of cattle throughout the year, has five fenced paddocks for livestock and no feed has to be brought in. There are cattle yards and presses and a loading ramp. A further three dedicated post-and-rail paddocks for the horses are to be found.
There is so much more to this unique and cleverly designed property ..... you will fall in love with it as you pass the young flowering gums lining the driveway. This is a premier destination of the finest quality. It is stylish sophistication at its best.
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