Live The Dream

Escape the big smoke and experience a brilliant new benchmark in lifestyle excellence.

Have you ever dreamt of a very peaceful valley and living tucked away in your own world? The listing of this architecturally designed country residence, north facing and positioned right on the banks of the Karuah River with stunning rainforest views, could be your dream come true.

With a love of the outdoors, the current owners acquired their own slice of paradise thirty-five years ago as a location to escape the big smoke at weekends. Having experienced firsthand the serene lifestyle, they decided to build their retirement home right on the banks of the Karuah River, thirteen years ago. “Had we retired earlier we would have been here full time sooner,” said its owners.

The land was originally a parcel of 1,500 acres owned by a Mr Hancock. Orange production in the district and nearby Paterson valley was once a primary industry which boomed from around World War 1. Hancock and other orange growers shipped oranges from their packing sheds to the nearby railway station, which enabled oranges to be loaded onto rail trucks to arrive in Sydney or north-western NSW within a few hours.

Di and Kevin noticed the sale of the land, divided into three titles, each comprising 500 acres, for sale in the ‘Sydney Morning Herald’ back in 1978 and had the first selection of the lots choosing the first property from the source of the Karuah River…

Read more in Edition 64 of Hunter Lifestyle Magazine.