— Editorial —
Combine coastal and rural living at this rare Sapphire Coast property
Allhomes – Canberra ACT
It really is the best of both worlds at 1795 Tathra Bermagui Road, Wapengo, with two separate homes sitting on a large package of land that can provide two different lifestyles.
Pick a rural farm life, or make the short drive to nearby Tathra or Bermagui for laid-back coastal vibes.
The main homestead, Ivy Hill, and adjoining the home, Dundundra, have been recently renovated to include high-quality, modern finishes that don’t diminish their country feel.
Together, they sit on a block of around 65 hectares, separated by Wapengo Creek. The current owners are open to selling the separately titled blocks together or individually.
The farmland has been meticulously looked after and offers cattle-handling facilities, high-quality pastures, and separate fenced paddocks.
Selling agent Richard Royle of Cullen Royle Property and Advisory said both properties had been owned by the same family for 17 years.
“The Killen family have been there for a long time now, and it’s been extremely well looked after and updated under their care,” Royle said.
“The renovations were actually coordinated by Andrea Killen, who not only has that personal connection to the property but is a renowned interior designer from AK Designs.”
The family have put plenty of thought and care into the gardens surrounding each of the homes, prioritising low-maintenance, easy-care plants and bushes. Mature trees are plentiful and the lawns and pathways are pristine.
Those stunning spaces can be enjoyed from the large verandahs that wrap around both houses and provide views over the Biamanga National Park and Mumbulla Mountain.
The Ivy Hill homestead is also home to the Ivy Hill Art Gallery – a DA-approved commercial space – which was established by the Killens to bring together artists and creatives from the region, as well as showcase the natural beauty of the area to passing tourists.
Royle said the listing was expected to receive a lot of interest from those looking to relocate to the beautiful Sapphire Coast – where offerings like this one can be hard to come by.
“The lifestyle this region provides is unique,” he said. “It’s known for the farmland, the scenery and the beaches. There’s actually a well-known surfing spot very close by and one of the most beautiful swimming holes in the area at Bithry Inlet about five minutes away.”
“The owners were initially attracted here by the climate, which tends to be cooler and is popular among those looking for a tree change from Canberra, Sydney or even further afield.”
Prospective buyers shouldn’t worry about being too far from friends and family. With a combined eight bedrooms and five bathrooms, there is plenty of room for visitors to stay and soak in the coastal country lifestyle here – but only if you’re willing to let them in on one of NSW’s best-kept secrets.