More seek­ing a ru­ral re­treat

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de­mand for peo­ple to live out­side the city.

‘‘We see a de­sire by a num­ber of peo­ple to live in the north­ern ar­eas – Freel­ing, Rose­wor­thy, Gawler and be­yond – be­cause of where they work and the na­ture of life­style they want,’’ he says.

‘‘Coun­try liv­ing gen­er­ally has ap­peal. There are a large num­ber of peo­ple who have got sec­ond homes and so a num­ber of peo­ple have used coun­try homes as week­enders. We are see­ing large num­bers of peo­ple who see that they would like to live there per­ma­nently. Many want to have a coun­try home re­treat.’’

Bush­bank SA’s Blanchetown Bush­land Es­tate is a patch of rem­nant mallee wood­land near the River Mur­ray that has been di­vided into 11 al­lot­ments.

Each al­lot­ment is be­tween 900ha and 964ha, in­clud­ing a 1ha par­cel for the owner to build a get­away home.

Jen St Jack, of Bush­bank SA, says the es­tate is an in­no­va­tive ap­proach to con­ser­va­tion.

‘‘If you have ever wanted to do some­thing re­ally im­por­tant to help the en­vi­ron­ment, here is your chance,’’ she says.

Prices range from $91,000 to $138,000 for the 10 al­lot­ments re­main­ing.

At Mar­ion Bay on Yorke Penin­sula, Mar­ion Bay Rise of­fers a suit­able lo­ca­tion for buy­ers seek­ing a sea change.

Stage one of the devel­op­ment com­prises 33 5000sq m res­i­den­tial al­lot­ments with panoramic ru­ral coastal views. Eight al­lot­ments re­main.

Hobby farms also pro­vide an ideal ru­ral re­treat for those look­ing to slow down or who are want­ing a week­ender.

Michelle Rap­kin of Hills Realty is sell­ing Ku­rara at Wis­tow. The 12.85ha prop­erty has been de­vel­oped for horses and has coun­cil ap­proval for 10 of them.

Ms Rap­kin says it is the per­fect life­style prop­erty.

‘‘The prop­erty con­sists of near-level acreage that is easy to main­tain and is an out­stand­ing horse prop­erty lo­cated near the Kid­man Rid­ing Trail,’’ she says.

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