House for sale

1458 Darkwood Road,

Darkwood, NSW

3 2 6

Riverstone Sanctuary

Phone enquiry code for this property: 3792

Bellingen has been described by Australian travel magazines as the new Byron Bay, but what locals have always known is there is something else, enchanting and untouched, that is unique to Bellingen alone.

Up the quiet Darkwood Road, along the Bellinger River and past a forest full of flooded gums, sits two houses and several acres.

From the wide deck area spanning three quarters of the house, is a view so close to the river frontage you could throw a stone into it. So close, if you wake up early enough, you can glimpse the elusive platypus in its natural habitat.

When the smell of fire warms the dusk afternoon, you can take solace inside this house built from Australian timbers. Due to its passive thermal design, in summertime too this house stays nice and cool.

But come night-time all year round, the stars and glow worms will be competing for your attention.

With surrounding Japanese-inspired gardens built up over 15 years and a 100+year old Red Cedar tree standing prominently in the front yard, here, nature and home are almost indistinguishable.

Main Features
? Half a km of pristine river frontage ? you can drink the water straight from the river
? Park like property - size 8.5 acres. Two large fenced pastures with a water trough.
? Spring fed water from rainforest creek to drink
? Pristine river 10m from the house to swim in.
? Swim in the rock pool 20m from the deck of the house or swim 50m in the river from your own private grassy river flat
? sit on the veranda and watch the platypus
? Beautiful Japanese garden surrounding the house
? River banks have been regenerated and are weed free
? River banks covered in established red cedars and regenerated rainforest
? Ancient red cedar tree is the focus point of the garden
? Contemporary hand made built home from Australian milled timbers such as red Mahogany cladding, Australian red cedar window frames, tallow wood decking and feature rosewood and teak timber inside the home
? Granite and stainless kitchen. Kitchen has beautiful walk in pantry. Contemporary stove and drawers. Watch the fish in the river as you cook in the kitchen
? Open plan living with a series of double opening doors on the veranda
? Passive solar designed home
? Main house has a large main bedroom with a storeroom or second bedroom.
? Guesthouse has a one bedroom, open plan living with kitchen and bathroom. The guesthouse has plenty of room for a sofa lounge for extra guests.
? Two Bathrooms: Main House Bathroom has Villeroy And Boch fittings
? Established vegetable garden And fruit trees
? Triple carspace garage. Potential to park up to six cars. One section completely contained and lockable
? 25 minutes from Bellingen

Phone enquiry code for this property: 3792
Last updated: 01:37PM on Aug 24th 2017
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