Absolute privacy, astounding views of Mt Cooroy, superior quality pasture-'HIGHFIELD' is a rare package. With 77.59 acres, you will not find a bigger property this close to Noosa.
Established by a horse breeder in 1994, the property comes with fully fenced horse paddocks, floodlit dressage arena and a massive American-style barn housing 8 stables, feed and tack rooms, kitchen, toilet and shower. The attached machinery shed will protect your farm equipment and also includes a workshop. Cattle yards, crush and loading ramp are nearby.
Currently holding 22 Droughtmaster stud breeders, the property has held up to about 100 cattle in season. The cell grazing system allows the animals to be rotated regularly between the 13 paddocks of weed-free, high quality pasture, each with gravity-fed concrete water trough.
A high capacity bore supplies water of drinking quality and a large dam, replenished by Six Mile Creek which runs the length of one boundary. Fully fenced and planted with 20,000 trees 15 years ago, the creek is a delightful wildlife corridor with many lovely access points and your very own waterhole.
The charming Garth Chapman Queenslander, built in the mid 90's in the centre of the property, with the perfect north easterly aspect, seamlessly blends the romance of a bygone era with all of today's modern conveniences. Deep wraparound verandahs offer a multitude of spots for you to sit, in complete privacy, and observe your kingdom.
Every room in the house comes with vintage french doors leading to the verandah. Internal doors are of solid red cedar, complementing the warmth of the rich hardwood timber floors and the open fireplace. High ceilings, bay windows and decorative breezeways draw light and cooling breezes to every room.
The attractive, classic timber country kitchen features an Ilve gas cooktop, Ilve gas/electric oven, Miele dishwasher, oodles of storage and a walk-in pantry that will have your friends drooling.
The open plan living and casual dining area is designed to handle all seasons. Slide back the fully screened timber doors in summer, and cosy up by the open fireplace in winter. A separate formal dining room, currently used as a music room, caters for those special occasions.
The large master bedroom enjoys the morning sun in winter through the lovely bay window and French doors, and has good separation from the other bedrooms. It comes with a large walk-in-robe, and a generous ensuite with spa bath and big shower.
The other bedrooms are all double sized and all come with built-ins. The main bathroom features both a bathtub and shower and a separate toilet. A good-sized laundry with external access is a practical space offering additional storage.
Through fully screened timber sliding doors, the living area flows outside towards the pleasing 12 metre saltwater pool which comes with a new self cleaning chlorinator. Just beyond the pool, and in full view of the house, is the gorgeous meandering dam, stocked many years ago with Mary River cod.
Pomegranates, mangos, blood oranges, and blueberries are just some of the fruits you'll be harvesting in the fully irrigated orchard. The raised veggie garden beds are also irrigated and everything here thrives on the beautiful, rich black soil
The property has hosted numerous 'barn-style' weddings and a perfect polo sized paddock close to the house is not a pipe dream. With so much flat, usable land on offer, the options for this property are limited only by your imagination.
Features at a glance:
• Perfect for horse enthusiasts, ultimate rural lifestyle, minutes from Noosa
• Garth Chapman Queenslander on a private country road
• Deep verandahs, timber floors, decorative breezeways, vintage doors & windows
• Charming country kitchen with Ilve and Miele appliances; open fire
• 12 metre saltwater pool with new self-cleaning chlorinator
• 24m x 10.2m American-style barn with 8 stables, feed & tack rooms + storage
• 24m x 8m machinery shed, cattle yards/crush, loading ramp
• Floodlit dressage arena, 13 paddocks, improved pastures, electric fencing
• Permanent creek with fabulous swimming holes, drinkable bore
• Picture perfect billabong stocked with cod
- Bedroom: 4
- Bathrooms: 2
- Garaging: 4
- Carports: 4
Lot 3 Echidna Lane, Lake Macdonald, Queensland 4563 ( get directions )