645 Williams Road, Barkers Vale

4 2 12


Escape the "Madding Crowd" and experience joy of social isolation.
This peaceful 100-acre property nestles into the eastern side of The Mackellar Ranges at the foot of the Border Ranges. With spectacular views and utmost privacy, it offers the perfect retreat for the city weary escapee.
The delightful home and studio rest upon a high plateau of roughly 20 acres of cleared and level land. Frost free with excellent soil and 2 dams, there is plenty of scope for orchards and market gardens. Already established avocados and mangos produce an abundance of fruit every season.
The 2-bedroom home itself is of timber construction and sits harmoniously at the rear of the plateau. Backed by steep cliffs and embraced by gardens it enjoys stunning views across the lawns to Blue Knob and Sphinx Rock. The open plan kitchen/living room is light-filled and spacious, and a wide verandah runs along the eastern side of the house with plenty of room for outdoor entertaining. The atmosphere is at once peaceful and relaxing. A combustion fire heats the home in winter and the cool N/Easters keep the summer heat at bay. Both bedrooms have ensuite access to the bathroom and there is a second toilet off the verandah for guests.
An added bonus is the studio which is a re-purposed old "train station" and just oozes character and charm. Perfectly positioned to take in the breathtaking northerly views, with the "platform" verandah running the length of the building and every room opening onto it. It conjures up romantic visions of tearful farewells and joyous reunions. There are 2 bedrooms and a bathroom with separate toilet plus a living room in the middle. The current owners use this as their weekend retreat whilst permanently renting the main house. Alternatively, it would make a great AirBnB or artist's retreat. Your guests will find it hard to leave.
The land is mostly forested with a mix of hardwood and rainforest timbers. A silkie oak plantation adds future revenue potential.The 20-acre plateau rests at 300m above sea-level but then rises steeply to the west for a further 100m with 50 acres of wild forest and sheer cliffs. Great walks to the escarpment can be accessed and the views from there are magnificent. At the N/E edge of the plateau is a great site for a cabin/studio STCA from where you can see Wollumbin (Mount Warning) reaching above the hills in the foreground.
Fully off-grid, with solar power, gas hot water and stove and 3 extra-large water
Close to Schools including Steiner and Public
School bus from the gate.
Machinery shed, chook pen and veggie garden
5 minutes' drive to the famous Hanging Rock Falls swimming hole
5 minutes' drive to corner store and bottle shop.
20 minutes' drive to Nimbin and Kyogle
65 minutes' drive to Gold Coast Airport