567 Mawson Road Lenswood SA 5240
- Rural / Farming
- 26.87 ha
66 acres of woodland sanctuary: off-grid 5 bedroom rammed earth home with gulf views.
Lovingly nurtured back to woodland glory with epic replanting over two decades, this is the quintessential Hills retreat. High levels of self-sufficiency, privacy and room for relaxation and recreation both indoors and out offer myriad opportunities for a lifestyle centred on family, nature and adventures of your own making just 35 minutes from Adelaide.
Three spur-lines run through the property as it rolls down to the west from Mawson Road, with gullies, woodland vistas, dams, mature pine forests and vehicle tracks creating a wonderland for hiking, biking, camping and watching the abundant population of native birds and animals (yellow-tailed black cockatoos, koalas and kangaroos are all resident).
At the end of a long, all-weather sealed driveway sits a beautifully constructed rammed earth home capturing views through the hills over the lights of Modbury to the gulf and Yorke Peninsula. The expansive level block provides ample parking (including four car carport), turnaround and room for boats, caravans as well as the established vegie garden, chook run and lawned play areas.
The home is served by an up-to-date off-grid solar PV and battery storage system (the best available German technology), extensive fire-protection and large rainwater holding, providing great self-sufficiency and security. The hilltop 'power and water farm' is, like the home itself, shielded by sprinkler systems run by dedicated fire pumps. Fire shutters throughout the house complete the protection strategy.
Built around 1999, the two-storey homestead offers great family living with the warmth (and energy efficiency) of its rammed earth walls. Five bedrooms give great flexibility for additional living space, home office, storage or media room. The large open plan living, kitchen and meals area has great garden and landscape views, with direct access to the front veranda (which has sun-blinds) and lawn. The kitchen has a breakfast bar, gas range, 1.5 bowl sink and walk-in pantry. The combination of split a/c, slow combustion heater and ceiling fan ensure year-round comfort. There's room to sprawl in this family hub, with the bonus of built-in display cupboards and bookshelves.
Also on the ground floor are the family bathroom (claw-foot bath, separate shower stall), w/c with bidet and vanity, hallway storage cupboards, entry vestibule, large laundry with outdoor access and three bedrooms: one king, one queen, one double.
Upstairs is the master bedroom with two dormer windows giving long views, a fifth bedroom with dormer and a w/c. Cork floors feature throughout the upper level.
As well as the large carport, the property has a three-bay plus workshop shed with concrete floor (generator power required). This is on a levelled area across a gully from the house and has dual access from the driveway and Mawson Road. Five gates and tracks provide good access to the property for emergency services.
Going with the property if desired are a number of sheep and alpacas that range across the woodlands and help manage the under-storey. Fenced areas provide secure enclosures for lambs or wildlife sanctuary.
For mountain biking enthusiasts, Fox Creek Mountain Bike Park is only minutes away; and for the wine lover, Anderson Hill and Pike & Joyce are almost neighbours.
We'd love to share the many facets of this property with you: it could be just the future you seek for your family.
• 26.87 hectares/66.39 acres of enchanting revegetated woodland, pine forests, two dams
• 5 bed, two-storey, dormer style rammed earth home (ideal lifestyle property, bnb, rural retreat or writers wonderland)
• Open-plan family living with well equipped kitchen and walk-in pantry
• Four-car carport, 3-bay shed/workshop
• Fire shutters, fire sprinklers, fire-tracks and multiple access points
• 18KW German tech off-grid solar panels
• 30KW of battery storage (fire protected)
• 200,000 litres rainwater storage (fire protected tanks)
• Satellite NBN, security cameras
• New instant hws (Rheem, gas)
• Septic tank with greywater to veg garden
• Chicken coop, garden shed, rabbit hutch, aviaries
• Multiple access points from Mawson Road
• Ready access to Lenswood PS, Pike & Joyce, Anderson Hill Cellar-door
*LGA Adelaide Hills
*Local Government Description Primary Production
*Land Use 1994 - House & Forestry (Non Viable)
*Price guide available via email enquiry