280 Gloucester Tops Road, Gloucester NSW 2422
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Gloucester, NSW, Mid North Coast
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Forest Ridge A unique rural lifestyle holding with beautiful views and unlimited potential
From the striking post and rail entrance, passing through fertile paddocks to the high-set family home with commanding views, you know youve arrived at something special. This superb approximate 328ac (133 ha) property offers a tranquil rural lifestyle with excellent income opportunity. Boundary and internal fencing is in excellent order. Approximately 200 cleared acres has been divided into 8 paddocks and undergone a tremendous pasture improvement program that allows for the production of oats and rye for personal use or sale. Forest Ridge also has native bush with an abundance of native flora and fauna. The property is extremely well watered with 10 dams, 3 of which withstood the drought. A bore and seasonal creek confirm ample paddock and stock water even under the harshest conditions. For cattle lovers, the superior quality of the pasture and permanent water supply deliver a carrying capacity of 35-40 breeders or 60 steers for fattening. Likewise, horse enthusiasts will relish the flat to undulating and steeper land dotted with shade trees and numerous riding, walking and mountain bike trails throughout open and timbered country. Additional features fully fenced dog yard, single-phase power, gravel tractor bay, steel stockyards, crush and race, hot-wired front paddock, daily mail delivery and school bus at front gate.
The family residence is nicely sited on a rise to take full advantage of the breathtaking views over rolling farmland and across the valley to distant hills. A light and bright neutral palette throughout enhances the feeling of space. Open-plan living and dining zone with cosy slow combustion fire flow through to a kitchen that meets every need with ample bench and storage space, electric cooking and dishwasher. The spacious covered alfresco patio opening from the kitchen is a delightful place for relaxation and entertainment. Three bedrooms, all enjoy property views; the enormous Premier with sliding doors to the front. The family bathroom with vanity, shower and toilet combines with the laundry. For those seeking greater self-sufficiency, there is ample room for vegetable gardens, chickens and fruit trees. Additional features include reverse-cycle air-conditioning, internet, mobile and fixed line service, gas hot water, 4 x 22,000lt poly rainwater tanks for house and a delightful, well-appointed cottage retreat set away from the home. Boasting a cosy dining/living room plus study, practical kitchenette, queen-size bedroom, bathroom with vanity, shower and toilet, the cottage is an ideal teenagers retreat, guest/BnB accommodation STCA or excellent home office. A lockable lawn locker attached to the cottage also hosts a functional laundry.
An extensive Colorbond shed features multiple spacious internal compartments plus large tractor/workshop area, concrete outdoor parking bay plus reverse cycle air conditioning and a well-appointed office.
A large double carport is attached to the residence.

Sealed road frontage makes the approximate 16minute drive to the vibrant regional hub of Gloucester and onward to Raymond Terrace (75mins) and Newcastle (90mins) a breeze. When the call of a peaceful rural lifestyle with the added benefit of income potential becomes a siren song, the appeal of this superb rural lifestyle property is impossible to resist. Answer the call.

Grants for carrying out management actions within the conservation area on Forest Ridge may be applied for under the Bio Conservation Trust's Conservation Partners Program.
If you are looking to buy a NSW property like Forest Ridge, or any rural real estate in NSW for your own rural conservation-agricultural property, perhaps you will consider a piece of rural land that also plays host to many native plants and animals. All NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust rural properties for sale have been identified as important for their natural value and are sold with a conservation agreement in place.
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  • Property Type: Rural
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1

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