Going nature’s way
Recreational activities are a hop, skip and jump away, writes Katrina Stokes.
OUTDOOR activities, such as riding, walking and fishing, are at the doorstep of a threebedroom colonial-style house in Adelaide’s northeast.
The vendors of the solid-brick home say they were attracted to the property’s close proximity to Wynn Vale dam when they bought it two years ago.
‘‘We always wanted to live by the lake . . . we’ve been going there for years,’’ one of the vendors says. ‘‘It’s a very nice, tidy area. ‘‘The home has a lot of character . . . it’s got a homey feel to it. It’s a very practical home.’’
The vendor, who lives in the home with her husband and child, says the size of the property was another drawcard.
‘‘It’s a good size: it’s not too big and it’s not too small,’’ she says. ‘‘It’s a low-maintenance home.’’ Built on a corner block in the early ’90s, the house features a formal sunken lounge with bar and separate formal dining room.
‘‘The home has your formal parts, family rooms and good-sized bedrooms,’’ the vendor says.
A large master bedroom at the front includes built-in wardrobes and an ensuite.
There is an undercover, paved area at the rear for entertaining.
While the home is a 30-minute drive to the city, the vendors say there is no need to venture that far for shopping every day.
‘‘Surrey Downs is about a oneminute drive away across Golden Grove Rd and has a Foodland, bakery and post office,’’ the vendor says.
‘‘Golden Grove shopping centre is a couple of minutes drive away, too.’’