This is truly a property that steals your breath away. The new "Claremont" is situated on over 25 acres of lush, green, gently undulating countryside. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, sweeping verandahs and expansive lawns, the residence and grounds are perfect for entertaining on a grand scale, with formal and informal areas both inside and outside, to cover every possible occasion. You will be immediately captivated by the striking architecture of this quality built and well maintained, timelessly styled, provincial style "barn" ..... and the stunning views of the Bellinger River and the mountains in the distance are spectacular.
This Keith Cottier designed "international" residence is of magnificent proportions - the interior living area is100 square metres - and is the recipient of many awards including the prestigious Blacket Award for Outstanding Country New South Wales Residence. It overlooks the winding Bellinger River and from east and southwards takes in the farmlands, forest and the escarpment of the Great Dividing Range. It is a showcase of what stylish country living should be. You can sense the wonderful al fresco meals that have been enjoyed in the partially glassed-in, spacious garden folly gazebo - with views all of its own overlooking the lily filled dam.
The elevated position is perfect - 10 minutes to the best beaches on the mid north coast of New South Wales and 10 minutes into the beautiful, culturally diverse, township of Bellingen - and not much further to the central business centre of Coffs Harbour.
The main residence is entered via the welcoming and spacious reception hall and then through double doors into the classic open plan living, dining and kitchen. In this area is a stone fire place with gas heating, all the paintwork is just off white and there are 4 double doors leading out to the wide, wide siliconised brick verandahs.
There is a stand-up library, a reading room with floor to ceiling windows and an office - all with amazing views. There are high, high cathedral ceilings with windows on three sides of this living area. The walk-in pantry is within reaching distance of the kitchen, where you will find Bosch appliances including the 5 burner stove top, electric oven and dishwasher. The "prep" bench is cleverly lit. Well planned use of ceiling fans married to the summer breezes keep the home airy and cool in the summer months.
This 400 square metre, three bedroom, three bathroom residence is built of double sandstone cement blocks. The polished timber flooring of the living areas is of Australian hardwoods and is heated from beneath with temperature control for the short winter months experienced on the mid north coast. The bedrooms are carpeted with as new, quality neutral carpets and the 4 metre wide verandahs are polished, siliconised brick - the effect is simply stunning.
The king size bedroom with its private balcony hosts a claw footed bath with chrome fixtures in which to relax and soak up the peace and tranquillity of the property ..... and those views! There are in-built wardrobes, floor to ceiling windows and the spacious en suite bathroom, walk-around wardrobe and dressing room and separate lavatory is on the ground floor. Upstairs are further large bedrooms, both with built-in wardrobes and a stunning share bathroom and toilet. The second and third bedrooms both have private balconies to the east
and have take-your-breath-away views of the gardens and surrounding countryside.
The pool house accommodation has a huge loft style mezzanine bedroom, a spacious living area, a fully equipped kitchen and a large laundry. This area leads to decks that overlook the 11 metre concrete in-ground swimming pool. There are horse stables, a tractor shed, tool shed, lock-up storage shed and small cattle yards are additions which will attract many.
The property's large dam is a constant source of water, as is the 30,000 gallons housed in hidden water tanks at different sites. The cool room suits entertaining on a large scale with ample room for food and beverage storage for those special occasions or when you have lots of visitors and koalas living in the gums of the adjacent rainforest are a constant source of wonderment to all.
Join us in paradise and explore the extraordinary place we call home!
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