StonecropTurn off the highway just south of Berry and meander along a peaceful country lane bordered by green fields and grazing cattle to the rustic stone entrance to Stonecrop, seven acres of tranquil rural haven just seven minutes' drive from the conveniences of Berry.
Down a shady driveway line with evergreen alders and through an arched hedge lies a delightful cottage garden, the four-bedroom homestead with wrap-around verandahs and a stunning vista beyond over the valley to the Cambewarra escarpment.
On the ground floor of the two-storey timber homestead every room features high ceilings, period fittings and French doors opening onto the wide verandahs. On this level there are two large double bedrooms, the main bathroom with claw foot bath and separate toilet, laundry, kitchen opening to an adjoining dining area and separate living area with open fireplace.
The spacious country kitchen is designed for entertaining and features a gas cooktop, fan-forced electric oven and dishwasher.
Upstairs, is the gabled master bedroom suite overlooking the lush valley views, with walk-in robe leading through to an en suite bathroom, plus another bedroom.
Beneath the house is a good-sized cellar and at the rear is an outdoor terrace with pizza oven.
"We fell in love with the character of the house and the views," say the current owners, who have enjoyed Stonecrop as a tranquil weekender, as well as a holiday rental for others to enjoy. "We've loved pottering in the garden and paddocks and exploring the local area. If there's anything we need, it's so easy to pop in to Berry of Nowra to get supplies."
Since purchasing the property, the current owners have completely repainted the house inside and out, re-fenced the property into four paddocks, removed two acres of lantana, added two new water troughs and extended the driveway with the addition of a stone retaining wall. Best of all, they have added an outdoor bathroom with hot and cold running water overlooking magnificent escarpment views.
There is also a dam (with nightly frog chorus), a double garage, large shed with power and a large water tank as well as town water. The property also borders Jaspers Creek.
The delightful gardens surrounding the house include a variety of culinary herbs and abundant citrus trees including lemons, limes, oranges and mandarins.
Features at a glance:
* Seven acres, approximately five acres cleared
* Four bedrooms, main with walk-in robe and en suite bathroom
* Two bathrooms plus outdoor bathroom
* Open fireplace
* Outdoor pizza oven
* Four fully fenced paddocks (one goat-proof)
* Dam and creek frontage
* Water tank
* Double garage
* Shed with power
- Property Type: House
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 2
- Land Size: 3hect
- Toilets: 2
- Open Spaces
- Garage Spaces: 2
- Open Car Spaces: 4
- Built-In Wardrobes
- Polished Timber Floor
- Formal Lounge
- Separate Dining