A Place in History - $600000

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"Fox Hill" is located in the secluded Bells Creek, just a 15 minute drive from the heritage listed town of Braidwood. This 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home enjoys a beautiful aspect which makes the best use of winter sun and a geographically unique position. Surrounded by beautiful natural bush and clear running creeks, Fox Hill is situated on 25 acres of partially cleared land and natural bush. The top of the property allows for dramatic views of the ranges, whilst the lower paddocks allow for picturesque viewing of rolling hills amid an abundance of fruit and native trees. The Homestead itself is built of rammed earth/decomposing granite. The walls are 600ml thick, which allow for a cool retreat in the summer months and excellent heat retention in winter. There are wood combustion fireplaces in all living and dining areas. There are 3 bedrooms, a kitchen, walk in pantry, dining, separate lounge-room and a bathroom in this older section. An add-on building was erected after the 1960s and has been converted into an open plan, self contained dwelling with two bedrooms, both with BIRs, one with ensuite. There is a separate dining and living area and a large bathroom. The two historically significant rammed earth sheds situated next to the homestead were purpose built as gold staging posts in the 1850s. The many windows which encircle these 2 dwellings are in fact gun battlements. Both have been renovated with lofts built in each. The Homestead was built and occupied by the surveyor who provided the road link from the Araluen Gold Fields to Braidwood in 1852. It is believed that the position of the homestead (which was used as an inn, post office and trading store) was chosen partially due to a freshwater spring located in a ferned gully.

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Place: Bells Ck Araluen Road, BRAIDWOOD, NSW, Australia, 2622 Average Price in BRAIDWOOD ...