Hidden treasure in valley setting
An Oakbank property is perfect for horse enthusiasts, writes Sheradyn Holderhead.
CAPTIVATED by the beautiful landscape and the serenity of the valley, the owners of Oxford Glen say it is the ideal property for horse enthusiasts. The Oakbank property alsos boasts all the facilities to comfortably make it a family home.
‘‘Our family moved to Oxford Glen, Oakbank, almost 14 years ago from Eastwood after searching for a suitable property for nearly two years,’’ vendor Kirsten Tyler says.
‘‘Oxford Glen is being sold as our family have moved away from our equestrian interests and no longer have need of the horse facilities and productive pastures.
‘‘We will be sad to be leaving the quiet serenity . . . and the friendly village of Oakbank.’’ The house features five bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living areas.
Its north-east orientation allows the french doors and expansive windows to let warm morning light fill the casual living area.
Overlooking this area is the kitchen with picture windows, a walk-in pantry and plenty of cupboard space.
Ms Tyler says the views from the kitchen area are scenes of which her family never tire.
‘‘Sitting at the large kitchen bench over coffee, guests are enthralled by the views over the countryside through the windows,’’ she says.
‘‘We have renovated and extended the house twice as our family needs have grown and also built the equestrian facilities and planted out the extensive gardens. We were mindful of the unique setting of the house and sought to capture valley and garden views from every room as well as constructing a design which ensures the large rooms provide flexible use as needs have required.’’
Each of the bedrooms is spacious, three are fitted with built-in wardrobes and the master bedroom includes an ensuite.
For the horses is a barn with two big stables and direct access into the paddocks with split barn doors, hot and cold wash bay and tack room.
The barn is designed to house a float and can accommodate a further three stables if required.
Out from the barn, you can walk down the raceway to access most of the paddocks and Olympic-sized dressage arena, which is fenced, has sprinklers and a sand-mix surface that is great to ride on throughout the year.
There are six flat horse paddocks that have been fenced with sighter wire and stand-off electrics.
Adcock Real Estate, ph 8388 4777, Andrew Adcock 0418 816 874. Features: Modern home with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, open-plan living and outdoor, under-cover entertaining area. 10 Michael Court, Clare Agent: Elders Real Estate Clare, ph 8842 2998, Pam Charnock 0427 422 498. Open: By appointment. Features: Spacious brick home with three bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes and ceiling fans. Two large entertaining areas – one at the rear with cafe blinds.