A short, scenic drive will take you to the pretty village of Mylestom (11.6km) on the majestic Bellinger River and the cute coastal village of Urunga (13.6km). Local beaches and surrounding river systems offer a multitude of recreational activities including fishing, snorkelling, diving, sailing, powerboating, kayaking and surfing breaks for all skill levels ranging from beginner to pro. A variety of national parks and rainforests provide perfect scenery for relaxed walking, hiking and bike riding. A large selection of tranquil bush walks and bike riding trails also surround your new home. The property nestles into and is completely sheltered on three sides by the Bongil Bongil National Park, and by forested stretches along the road frontage. This creates a very pleasant year-round microclimate which, in addition to the north-south facing aspect of the property, is also beneficial for growing an abundant variety of sub-tropical fruit trees and vegetables in the rich and productive soils.
The biologically farmed, chemical-free property is approximately 51.5 hectares (127 acres). About 25 hectares of cleared land has an established macadamia plantation of around 5,700 trees. There is an additional 25 hectares of native forest which includes Pine Creek frontage and a stretch of biodiverse remnant forest adjoining the rainforested Bongil Bongil National Park. There is an abundance of space to produce all the food you want including cash crops such as ginger, garlic and almost any other vegetable. There is a tropical fruit and nut orchard with 23 varieties of tropical fruit trees and a variety of medicinal and culinary herbs plus 3 organic vegetable gardens for food security.
This stunning 4+ bedroom homestead is set in an elevated position that provides a 360-degree view of the property from your wrap-around verandah. It has a magnificent backdrop of the macadamia plantation, rainforested National Park and the shimmering blue mountain range of the eastern escarpment on the western side.
The main residence is renovated throughout. All living and sleeping areas have tall, sliding glass doors directly accessing the verandah and providing magnificent views in all directions. The home offers all of the modern conveniences that you might require such as fireplace, air conditioning and ceiling fans throughout. Both bathrooms have been recently renovated with high end finishes and both offer large glass-walled showers as well as spacious baths. The living area is open plan and airy and there is an additional private parent's retreat that could be easily converted into an additional, substantial bedroom with walk-in wardrobe.
There are stunning timber floors throughout and all bedrooms, parents retreat and study are newly carpeted. The generous 9ft ceilings provide an abundance of floor to ceiling storage in all bedrooms, including a larder in the kitchen and two large storage closets.
The open plan kitchen has easy-to-clean tiled floors and hardwood cabinetry. Its adjacent, surrounding lounge and dining areas are spacious enough to cater for the largest of family gatherings. Both the lounge and dining areas have sliding glass doors onto the verandah. The dining area opens directly onto a wide and elevated deck, which looks out onto the magnificent views of the escarpment, rainforested National Park and the eastern views of the property - perfect for year-round outdoor entertaining.
There is an additional self-contained, comfortable 2-bedroom weatherboard cottage with timber deck overlooking the magnificent views that surround the property. It has a full kitchen with bar seating, lounge area, dining nook and bathroom. This could easily provide holiday accommodation, or a place for family and guests to live independently and enjoy the seclusion, peace and quiet that the property offers.
The myriad sounds of nature throughout the day is extremely relaxing, from the choir of birdsong heralding the sunrise to the joyful kookaburras chortling as the sun sets on this stunning property. The spring-fed dams constantly overflow and trickle into the meandering Pine Creek and the ocean can also be heard in the near distance. Year-round there is a wide variety of birds and wildlife living on and moving around the property including koalas, wallabies, echidnas and many types of parrots, pigeons, ibis and other colourful birdlife.
There are several large sheds and abundant storage options. Between the houses there is a substantial 12m x 15m Colorbond American barn-style shed erected on a concrete slab. It has lock-up roller doors and a mezzanine level and has additional covered parking in the 4-bay attached skillion shed. There are also two additional, large, recently-built steel sheds located away from the houses. The sheds can easily be modified to serve as a presentation centre and/or to provide extra accommodation for visitors (stca).
Power and Water:
The property is powered by a mixture of electricity from the solar panels and the grid. Hot water is provided by a mixture of solar and an electric booster, if turned on. The main house hot water system is connected to the fireplace which can provide hot water in the winter months. There is a 2.5/3.0 megalitre dam that provides a refuge for a variety of native water birds and other wildlife. The house complex is serviced by 2 x 50,000 litre rainwater tanks. There is a 150,000 litre rainwater tank installed beside the 2 farm sheds, connected through underground piping to water the vegetable gardens and orchard.
606 Valery Road offers an idyllic lifestyle for every age group, from young families to young professionals and active retirees. The location itself is extremely desirable and rare, it is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. If you are fortunate enough to be in a position to consider this property, do so, the beauty, tranquillity and location will continually impress you.