Magnificent established 50 acre farm in the Northern Rivers Hinterland, Byron Shire. Less than 10 mins to a choice of several beaches; 8 mins to Ocean Shores shopping centre; 20 mins to Byron Bay; 12mins to Brunswick Heads; 25mins to Bangalow; and 35 mins from Coolangatta Airport. The farm is straight down the M1 with easy access 5 mins from the Motorway.
The VALE is a perfect location to get away from all the stress and bustle of City life and enjoy the tranquility and peace of the rural lifestyle; though close enough to shops, many wonderful restaurants and the varied cultural aspects of the Byron Shire. This property has been designed with a French Provincial influence in a rural Australian setting. The gardens are mostly Australian natives attracting a wonderful selection of local birds. Kookaburras will most likely wake you in the morning with the sound of many bird varieties during the day; with the addition of gentle sounds from chickens, turkeys and cattle.
New Quality Beds:
The farm house sleeps a maximum of 8 adults with an extra bunk bed available for children making 10 in total. There are 2 x King Ensemble Beds, 1 x Queen Ensemble Bed, 1 x Single Ensemble Bed and a bunk bed with a Double Bed below and a Single Bed on top. The main French Room is grand with a private ensuite and walk-in. The Oriental Room has a private verandah overlooking the setting sun. The Cherub Room and the Bunk room also share the second bathroom. The linen and towels are by Sheridan and of the highest quality. This is our family home and therefore has all the benefits of a loving home and not just a rental property.
There is an extensive video library with the very latest LED LCD Smart 55inch TV with Soundbar. Just walk in the door, connect using bluetooth and you have access to your music, movies and TV shows. Apple TV is available, just requires your own login details.
There is a glider swing for the romantics, cricket and badminton sets for the athletes, boules for the fun loving; and board games galore. We have Bond 007 Trivial Pursuit, jigsaw puzzles for all ages, cards, UNO and more. There are 2 chess boards and a board game set including checkers, backgammon, snakes & ladders and more. There is no reason to leave the farm.
For the adults, we have a roulette table with blackjack and craps.
There are many different living areas. Firstly, there is the large lounge suite seating 8 people comfortably. Outside on the front verandah there is a large Italian bar, outdoor table and lounge setting, together seating 16 people. In the garden there is a marble table with 6 stools and an exquisite white marble horse fountain offering the gentle sound of running water. There is another large outdoor table by the wood fired pizza oven and Kamado BBQ. The Western verandah also offers another private area of seating and dining. Around the fire pit there is further seating. This property provides many different spaces for privacy and social gatherings.
The kitchen has a Miele dish washer and a country Euromaid 5 burner gas oven with 3 separate ovens. By the front verandah there is a Kamado Japanese BBQ next to a very large wood fired pizza oven. The beautiful Italian Bar services the outdoor entertaining area. There is also a fire pit for simple BBQ cooking. One never has to leave the property with the choice of cooking facilities - all of an extremely high standard.
The property includes a beautiful full-year running creek with a stone base which is perfect for lazing around on a hot summers day. The creek is a few minutes walk from the farm house, walking through a developing orchard to an open area with formal seating - all within internet range of the house. Children can be supervised from the luxury of some large native trees overhanging the water. We usually wear a pair of old joggers when swimming as the creek is home to various native fish and other local animals. It is common to see perch, some platypus if you are very quiet, even an echidna or two as you walk through the paddocks.
The laundry has a washing machine and dryer of the latest Miele products WKG130 + TKB450 - with TwinDOS and capsule dispensing using Miele detergent provided.
Shopping Service & Market Garden:
We provide a shopping service for your arrival with either a simple set up shopping list, or a more extensive list using a wider range of local products. Contact us for further details after booking. We also have an extensive market garden suppling our own fresh fruit and vegetables and fresh eggs from our own chickens.
Your family pet is welcome provided they do not interfere with the livestock or cause any problems. There is a dog pen for security at night and the house area is fully fenced with both paddock fencing and an overlay of dog fencing. Pets are permitted in the home, though not allowed on the furniture. A quality tick and flea medication is absolutely required to ensure their health and prevent flea or parasite problems on the property.
Events, including weddings are available with the correct guidelines in place. There is a paddock next to the homestead that overlooks down the valley on three sides which is perfect for a large gathering. This paddock will accommodate a very large marquee with a dance floor and all the festive furnishings required. A back up generator is also available.
The property has a full time caretaker who manages the farm, Jason, so if you have concerns with using the many items available, he is there to assist.