Space, serenity and sustainable living are all on the cards at this 116-acre (48-hectare) Gelston Park property just outside of Wagga Wagga.
Situated off 6361 Holbrook Road on the private Plum Pudding Grange Road, “Loveridge” offers a five-bedroom home and surrounds that will be appreciated by horse lovers, hobby farmers or those who simply enjoy nature.
Paul Gooden from Fitzpatricks said the property was very picturesque, with a large portion of the acreage elevated with rocky granite outcrops interspersed with cypress and eucalyptus trees.
“There is a lot of new infrastructure which is geared toward horses. There is proper stabling and wash bays and permanent water in all paddocks. The fences are horse proof,” said Paul.
“There is also substantial shedding too, it’s really extensive. There is machinery and equipment storage for not just small vehicles but for things like tractors, a boat, caravan, bus, horse float and the like.”
The Gelston Park area is characterised by properties between 30 and 140 acres, so you’ll be surrounded by like-minded people.
“The area has around 25 or so substantial lifestyle blocks, ones that are not really set up to generate a farming income, but genuine hobby farms with a range of farm animals,” said Paul.
Loveridge has its own orchard with citrus and stone fruit trees and a vegetable garden that would be capable of sustaining the whole family with homegrown produce.
A spring fed dam means there’s plenty of water and there are numerous dams which cater for both stock and domestic irrigation.
“It’s got the most wonderful hen house,” said Paul. “It’s fully fox proof which you need in this area because there are foxes around. It’s large enough to house enough chooks that will produce eggs to feed a whole family.”
The front of the home looks out over one of the dams while the rear of the house features the inground pool and undercover entertainment area.
The floorplan has been thoughtfully designed to separate the main bedroom from the remaining four bedrooms and the living spaces sit in between.
“While it’s geared towards horse people this property is not exclusive to that, it has opportunities for more than just livestock.
“It would make a great farm stay. A previous owner has had it set up for accommodation. As one bedroom is at one end of the house they were able to section it off and have the other four rooms available for bookings; it was very successful for them.”
Paul said the property, which is on the market for $2m to $2.2m, would appeal to tree-changers or families who wanted to upsize to a rural lifestyle.
“This home is an extraordinarily comfortable family residence that offers every amenity. The beautifully established grounds that surround the homestead provide a very serene environment.
“There’s nothing major to do, however you could come in and put your own touch on it. You might want to change the floor coverings or redo the kitchen but that would be about it.”