Begin the trek down the long, blue gum-lined driveway of this property of about 3.85 hectares and a stone cottage is a major attention-grabber before the main house even comes into view.

On the shore of large, beautiful “Angelo’s lake” with forested island and stocked with trout, the rustic cottage is an absolute heart-winner that epitomises the specialness of the property.

 

1/97 Mt Charlie Road, Riddells Creek, 3431

 

The house, with an upper-storey verandah on three sides that takes in bird-attracting native garden views, has the timeless attributes of the mid-’90s done well.

This is most evident in the huge living hub which has a timber pitched ceiling and exposed joists, as well as exposed brick walls and abundance of windows. And a Solitaire wood heater – with water jacket and heat transfer – meets practicality and complements the country aesthetic.

The big kitchen has blackwood cabinetry, corner pantry, dishwasher, 900mm gas cooktop and stainless-steel underbench oven.

Next door, there’s a carpeted dining room, and a step-down lounge room with an open brick fireplace flanked by gumnut motif leadlight panels.

Four fitted bedrooms range along a jarrah-floored hallway. The main has an en suite, while the big main bathroom has a claw-foot tub, subway tiling and period-style timber vanity.

The fifth plushly carpeted bedroom, a kitchenette and stylish en suite have been created under the house and they are next to a covered garden area.

The laundry, with cupboards and workbenches, accesses a huge pergola at the back – a shady retreat that complements the huge upper deck (with kitchenette) off the family hub.

Outdoor elements are exceptional. There’s a large paddock sloping down to the lake that’s perfect for vines, orchard or critters; two big chook runs are netted; a stable/woodshed is next to a stockyard; and there’s a second dam. A huge workshop has concrete floor and power.

Fruit trees, vegie garden, rock-edged pond, town water supply, big water tanks and petrol/electric pump from the lake are included.

The double garage has a separate office and toilet, and a triple carport is extra.

And good coffee in the village is five minutes away.

1/97 Mt Charlie Road, Riddells Creek, 3431 (Photo supplied)

1/97 Mt Charlie Road, Riddells Creek, 3431 (Photo supplied)

1/97 Mt Charlie Road, Riddells Creek, 3431 (Photo supplied)

1/97 Mt Charlie Road, Riddells Creek, 3431 (Photo supplied)

1/97 Mt Charlie Road, Riddells Creek, 3431 (Photo supplied)

1/97 Mt Charlie Road, Riddells Creek, 3431 (Photo supplied)

1/97 Mt Charlie Road, Riddells Creek, 3431 (Photo supplied)

1/97 Mt Charlie Road, Riddells Creek, 3431 (Photo supplied)