Wallaga Lake, NSW South Coast

Wallaga Lake, NSW South Coast

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Keith

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2 chambres
Couchages 4
2 salles de bain
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Our home is on 1.5 acres, on the shores of Wallaga Lake, a coastal lake that enters the ocean about 3 kms from our place. About half the 300 km perimeter of the lake is National Park, so there is a feeling that the area is natural and unspoilt. The outlook is to Guluaga, a sacred mountain in Aboriginal folklore.For every house you can see there are a hundred trees.

Our home was designed by a well-known architect and constructed in the eighties. Approx 140 sq metres plus 100 sq. meters)verandahs. We have recently renovated the house. Each of the two bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom. The kitchen/living/dining is open plan, around 70 sq metres. There is a separate office with computer, printer etc. Every room except the bathrooms has a fine view of the lake. It is comfortable in all seasons, and sometimes utterly beautiful.

Our land, and indeed most of our neighbours, is without fences so a mob of around (friendly, non-dangerous) 25 kangaroos live in the area and usually visit at least once a day. The birdlife is extraordinary, and friendly. (about half the perimeter of the lake is national park). We sit on the verandah and look towards the lake (thirty metres away) and in a few minutes will see perhaps a dozen species of birds, from wrens to eagles.

The kitchen is new with high quality appliances, including dishwasher. There are paintings on the walls, a good library, a piano and a guitar. We are aiming to grow most of our own vegetables ( lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbage, cauliflowers, beetroot, potatoes, chokoes, peas, beans, asparagus, parsnips, turnips, carrots and more)and fruit (fig, persimmon, lime, oranges, lemons, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, plums, grapes) so there is always something fresh and delicious for the picking. We keep three hens in the rose garden, so we enjoy free range eggs. We can arrange for these to be looked after by friends if you would prefer not be involved. But the eggs are superb! We have a reliable Nissan X-Trail 4WD station wagon available for swap which can be used to explore the many national parks in the area.

Even during the winter months the days are normally from 16-22 degrees. It rarely gets below 12 degrees. Spring is good here, not only for the flowers and trees, but also because migrating whales pass close to shore and are often seen. Summer is warm, rather than hot (max usually 24-28) We usually swim all year-round, but the water temperature can drop to 16 degrees in winter. The weather is perfect for hiking through the dozens of National Parks.

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  1. Keith and Trish have both retired from living and working in Canberra. We have travelled extensively. Our children are independent and we are embarking upon some new adventures. We enjoy the outdoors, as well as city living. We enjoy reading, writing, photography, painting, music, gardening, bushwalking, talking, cooking. We will of course treat your home as we would treat our own.

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We are on the coast between Sydney (4 hours by road)and Melbourne. Canberra is 3 hours. There is an airport at Moruya,50 minutes away, which connects to Sydney and Melbourne. The nearest town is Bermagui, a small, charming fishing village with a modest but strong art scene (Sculpture by the Ocean each year) some very good restaurants, and superb seafood. Fishing charters are available, and bigame fish such as marlin and tuna are frequently caught. Our specific neighbourhood of a few dozen houses built on a peninsula that juts into Wallaga Lake. The neighbourhood is quiet and serene. We have travelled extensively in Australia and overseas and this is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt places we have ever seen. We have a double kayak which can be used. There is an excellent surfing beach within a kilometre and dozens more nearby including calm water swimming. There are a number of decent to spectacular oceanside golf courses within half and hour's drive.

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