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15 Goldfields Road, Moppa

$850,000 - $875,000

  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath

Country homestead with a golden history

The Moppa district is a small sub-region adjacent Greenock on the north-western side of the Barossa Valley. Once a flourishing settlement of pioneering farming families and gold miners, today it is more renown as a traditional and consistent source of Grange over the years. Some of the early settler’s cottages remain, and this now substantial homestead is one that was embraced and renovated by owners who fell in love with its character and idyllic secluded location.

Set on nearly 10 hectares that includes plantings of Shiraz, fenced paddocks and a woodlot, this is an opportunity for your family to live a quiet country life in comfort. Originally built in 1854, a major extension was completed in 2013 by local Kapunda builder, Matthew Bishop.

The homestead now boasts 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 living areas including a rear family room extension designed for entertaining and outdoor living. It incorporates a huge indoor family room featuring timber doors that open onto a paved outdoor entertaining room. This in turn overlooks a fenced, undercover, chlorinated in-ground pool, and a further paved alfresco area with timber decking where you can sit and enjoy the magnificent rural view.

The original features of the homestead are still evident in the full length front veranda, thick stone walls, chimney breast, fireplaces and cellar. Framed by towering gum trees, open skies and open paddocks, this is the very picture of Australian rural life. Further exploration of this sprawling homestead reveals an eclectic blend of eras and rustic country features including the use of timber and traditional leadlight.

There is a large lounge and dining room with lofty vaulted flat-top ceiling, timber panelled walls, ceiling fans, split system air conditioning and cosy corner fireplace. Adjacent is the country galley-style kitchen with vaulted timber ceiling, timber benchtops, white cabinets, corner pantry, dishwasher, gas oven, range-hood and double sink overlooking an outdoor view.

The private master bedroom has access to its own bathroom and storage room; there are another two large double bedrooms and two smaller bedrooms. There is also a separate study or library. The second bathroom is new and part of the stylish extension, presented with double vanities in the powder room, a bath, shower and separate toilet. A third toilet is in the laundry.

The huge family room contained within the new extension is where everyone will gather, as it is ideally set up for entertaining. Guest can float through to the outdoor room overlooking the pool, where café blinds and a combustion heater make it cosy even in winter. A high vaulted ceiling again features, equipped with downlights, a ceiling fan and provision for TV and audio. The sparkling swimming pool is solar-heated and covered with a vaulted ceiling to maximise year-round use.

Air-conditioning and ceiling fans have been installed throughout the home and other services include LPG gas and electric hot water systems and an enviro-cycle septic system. The property has ample underground rainwater storage and a 5kw solar system.

Undercover vehicle parking is provided for up to four cars but outdoor space is not a problem here. The great outdoors is yours. Firewood can be sourced from your own woodlot or you can enjoy bushwalks through your own property, talking in the birdlife that abounds. Paddocks are sheep-proof and ready to go.

Gold was first discovered in this district in 1873, but mining operation ceased during 1909 and nothing further of significance occurred at the gold fields. But this beautiful, undulating land parcel has another little goldmine for you. Approximately five acres are planted to premium Shiraz which produces an annual supplementary income.

Minutes to the townships of Greenock and Nuriootpa, the feeling of seclusion is surpassed only by the convenience of access to shops, schools, services and amenities. This property on Goldfields Road could well be the golden find your family is looking for.
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David Braunack

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David Braunack
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