The Great Escape: Where artistic flair embraces rustic charm

SOLD - This listing was sold in July 2015
Hidden near boutique wineries and in the heart of apple and cherry country is The Springs, a property and Australian colonial style home with roots harking back to the early 1900s. The property is tucked away in a secluded valley, just over that hill, following a creek and through rustic gates. Bordered by Mount Crawford Forest and the Heysen Trail, The Springs was once within a land holding owned by Sir Douglas Mawson. It has been the home of Australian artist and designer, Bruce Howard and his family for the past 40 years.

Nature's garden unfolds at the home's doorstep where it is so tranquil at night that you can almost hear birds feathering their nests as they settle. The bush is abundant with rare birds and other fauna. Shady exotic and native trees around the home give way to cleared tracts of land and two large dams where trout search for a line. The Springs is a home for a small family, those seeking weekend solitude, adventurers or others with a vision for this unique offering.


The home and surrounds have been developed with comfort and practicality in mind. Well facilitated with filtered rain and spring-fed dam water, solar power - no water or power bills - excellent garaging and expansive shedding, it's a home in which you can relax, explore and instantly adore.

- Set on 80ac current stocking super-fine wool producing sheep
- Circa 1900s weatherboard cottage - a weekend retreat, retirement cottage or small family home of three bedrooms, one bathroom, casual sitting, formal lounge and study/office.
- Good size shedding, workshop plus single stand shearing shed
- No electricity bills, no water bills. Self-contained solar powered with battery backup plus a Lister 10KVA diesel generator
- Bottled gas (delivered)
- Two large spring fed dams containing rainbow trout and yabbies'
- Two creeks
- Several rainwater tanks plus pump for spring water from the dam.
- Fully insulated walls & ceilings, heating by slow combustion heater in lounge
- Spacious character kitchen with Jarrah benchtop, four-oven AGA stove
- Magical gardens surround with a plethora of fruit and nut trees including apple, quince, loquat, nectarines, feijoas, grapefruit, mandarins, walnuts, chestnuts and much more
- Telephone line
- ADSL2+, TV aerial
- Close to Woodside and Lobethal
- 45 minutes to Adelaide

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Main Property Features

Listing Number: SMB6865

Land Size:
30.07 Ha
Tenure:
Freehold
Property Type:
Acreage/semi rural, House
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