Likely to be hotly contested, this property of about 1.01 hectares, offers a fab rural lifestyle – yet it’s within a three-minute car trip of primary school, country pub and eateries. The house mixes its original era looks with splashes of contemporary designer and individual quirk, delivering an appealing house with soul.

 

141 Sandy Creek Road, Riddells Creek, 3431

 

Head down a long tree-lined driveway, past one of five fenced paddocks, and arrive at a vast expanse of brick paving – a spot, perhaps, for sun lounging or, more prosaically, lots of extra parking to supplement the double carport.

The entry foyer sets the scene, with its large front window, exposed brick wall and lovely grey carpet – all-new, as elsewhere – plus original glass sliders that open to a spacious, carpeted lounge room. This has designer wallpaper as a striking highlight in charcoal and white, mirroring the colour accents all through – plus there’s a wood heater and split-system.

Gothic-arched solid timber doors open from here to a large, charming dining room anchored by polished floorboards and open to the kitchen. Decorated with timelessness in mind, it has pearl-grey cabinetry, black splashback tiles and natural gas stainless-steel appliances.

Although potential exists to add one, right now there are two bedrooms – one, behind french doors and extra big.

The main bedroom has a walk-in robe and en suite, while the main bathroom takes on the charcoal-and-white decor. The toilet is separate.

Outdoor assets are many. A spacious pergola shelters a barbecue, while a covered timber deck along the side links immediately with a fenced, in-ground solar-heated pool with new pump and rimmed with lounging areas. Lawn areas are plentiful, many tall trees provide shade and gardens are established.

If anyone’s thinking a pony or two, there are two stables, a round yard and horse wash. There’s also a large shed with concrete floor, power and mezzanine level.

More? How about new spouting, refurbished roof tiles, solar panels and grey water irrigation system for all gardens … this is a rather big package of goodies just in time for Christmas.

 

141 Sandy Creek Road, Riddells Creek, 3431 (Photo supplied)

141 Sandy Creek Road, Riddells Creek, 3431 (Photo supplied)

141 Sandy Creek Road, Riddells Creek, 3431 (Photo supplied)

141 Sandy Creek Road, Riddells Creek, 3431 (Photo supplied)

141 Sandy Creek Road, Riddells Creek, 3431 (Photo supplied)

141 Sandy Creek Road, Riddells Creek, 3431 (Photo supplied)

141 Sandy Creek Road, Riddells Creek, 3431 (Photo supplied)

141 Sandy Creek Road, Riddells Creek, 3431 (Photo supplied)