In a secret glade at the end of a private lane, just 5 minutes from the bustling town of Cooroy, lies this storybook cottage perched above a delightful dam. As you enter the property, you will be astonished by the natural beauty of the scene that unfolds before you. Brimming with water, the dam is fringed by banksias, cypress, and rarely seen specimen trees that promise a kaleidoscope of colour come autumn. Azure kingfishers dive for food, black cockatoos come to bathe and sip, and turtles dry off on the bank. This 10-acre wonderland comes with an established orchard of tropical fruits, including lychees, limes, pomegranates and persimmons. The professionally planted garden is bursting with bird-attracting ornamental shrubs and native timber trees such as quandongs and hoop pines. An open, useable paddock is suitable for horses or crops. The huge, powered shed has a mezzanine for extra storage. Outbuildings include a large hen house, tool shed, wood shed, and a ramshackle 'boat house' that adds charm to the dam. A second smaller dam comes with pump.
However, for the astute buyer, the most magical aspect of this special property is that there are two separate dwellings, making it perfect for dual living or rental or both. Both houses are storybook perfect. The pretty three-bedroom Queenslander (circa 1920s), built in Toowoomba, was transported to its current site in the 1980s. With French doors opening on to the hardwood bullnose verandah, it features original high ceilings, fretwork, breezeways, VJ walls, polished hoop pine floorboards and a full-height sash window.
Everything is freshly painted inside and out. The large lounge and adjoining dining room exude serenity in soft shades of cream and lemongrass, warmed in winter by a wood combustion heater.
The functional L-shaped laminate kitchen, with gas stove and double sink, affords the chef panoramic views of the dam and in-ground 13-metre saltwater lap pool. There are three generous bedrooms; the master with BIR, aircon and an office/sitting room that opens on to the verandah. The bright, terracotta tiled bathroom boasts a genuine cast-iron, claw foot bath. The house comes with wireless NBN already connected.
Barely visible through the trees across the dam is the equally charming rustic hardwood cottage. Hand-hewn long ago from trees harvested on the property, this masterpiece of woodcraft has raked flitch ceilings, timber floors throughout and built-in timber storage units aplenty. The open plan lounge and kitchen comes with a pot-belly stove. Two bedrooms and a quirky slate and timber bathroom with a deep, oval bath complete the accommodation.
From the kitchen, lounge room and small verandah, you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the dam to the hills beyond.
Privacy, tranquillity, 5 minutes from town, 20 minutes from Noosa, and a million miles from care. Inspection is a MUST.