‘SubRosa’ A Magnificent Eco-Friendly Garden of Eden

This amazing eco-friendly 71 hectare (176 acre) rural lifestyle holding is nestled between the Watagans National Park and the Corrabare State Forest. Unique in every way the property has been thoughtfully and strategically designed to fit in with the natural surrounds which has been done remarkably well. Bounded by green pastures of long established cattle properties, the property has unspoiled woodlands and is positioned between two ridges with three creek lines. Hosting native 500-year old grass trees, Ironbarks, Grey Gums, Spotted Gums, rare native hibiscus and orchids. Described as the 'Garden of Eden' is an understatement. The exceptional 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom colonial barn style home made entirely from mud bricks/rendered earth manufactured on-site with material from the property is surrounded by 5 acres of fully fenced mature gardens. Inspired by Edna Walling, one of Australia’s most influential landscape designers, the gardens consist of many "rooms" with a mix of native and European trees and flowers.


Environmentally designed with a clear intent of a low carbon lifestyle, the home boasts a large solar-array producing 7.9kWh in summer and 5.4kWh in winter with its high-end battery bank. The home is a completely off-grid system with a 4-day usable energy battery storage capacity but backed-up by a Briggs & Stratton elite generator when the rare need arises.


The east-facing master bedroom includes ensuite bathroom, walk in robe as well as its own private balcony overlooking the mountain ranges, taking full advantage of beautiful morning sunrises. Two other bedrooms are located on the first floor. An independent guest room with access to the second bathroom is located in a superbly designed extension with its own patio garden area.


The kitchen, with its walk-in pantry and central cooking benchtop is one of the most luminous rooms of 'SubRosa'. In summer the pergola conveniently shades the north-facing windows with its green canopy of intertwined wisteria and vines. Fitted out with both gas oven and a gorgeous wood-fired AGA.


Thanks to an NBN satellite dish, the property has access to fast internet via NBN and Telstra mobile network over wi-fi.


Two large water tanks maintain ample water storage always which are also supplemented by 2 damsas well as a council approved eco-friendly grey water systemfor irrigation of the extensive gardens. With two small family size orchards of well-established citrus, including lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit and mandarin trees, summers are a delight with your very own stone fruit including peaches, nectarines and of course the all Australian favourites of quince and fig.


A large natural billabong filtrated remains crystal clear with native water lilies and aquatic plants, enables providing cool reflection in the summer and tranquil evenings by the water in winter.


Two sheds compliment this gardener's paradise: a small mudbrick copy of the house and a larger timber barn.


With public access through the stunning Glenagra cattle property, Eglingford lane is a council-maintained unsealed/part-sealed road and one of the entrances to the Great North Walk of NSW. The topography and location of this rural holding ensures exceptional privacy and calm solitude. No traffic, a wildlife haven with king parrots, bower birds, red and blue finches. Wombats, rock wallabies, lyrebirds and more...


Landholdings like 'SubRosa' are few and far between. Congewai is only a 10-minute drive to the nearest convenience store/post office, 30 minute drive from the world-renowned Hunter Valley vineyards and local townships, approx. 60-minute drive from Newcastle and 2 hours' drive from Sydney CBD.


Your unique experience awaits your personal inspection of this one of a kind property. Call today and be the first to visit 'SubRosa'.


Things You Will Love About This Low Carbon Footprint Rural Lifestyle Country Paradise…


  • Remarkable 4 bedroom plus study Mudbrick/rendered earth barn style homestead
  • Built for the sustainable & environmentally conscious
  • Set upon approx. 71 hectares (176 acres)
  • Master bedroom with ensuite, walk in robe and private balcony with mountain views 
  • Two ground floor secondary bedrooms
  • Independent guest room with slow combustion fire place, access to the second bathroom & private garden courtyard
  • Study/Library
  • Spacious open plan living area with slow combustion fire place
  • Feature timber stair case leading the way to the upstairs bedrooms
  • Amazing country style kitchen with walk in pantry, dishwasher, gas oven & wood fired AGA
  • Dining area adjoining the kitchen with access to an alfresco garden outdoor area
  • Downstairs bathroom with clawfoot bath combined shower
  • Large laundry room with solar battery storage cupboards
  • Front entry mud room/foyer
  • Extensive under cover verandah
  • Stained glass & lead light windows throughout
  • Pressed metal ceilings and features
  • 5 acres of fully fenced mature gardens (Inspired by Edna Walling)
  • Mix of native and European trees and flowers
  • 2 small family size orchards (Lemon, Lime, Orange, Grapefruit & Mandarin trees)
  • Stone fruit trees (Peaches, Nectarines plus quince and fig trees)
  • Two dams with irrigation lines connected to dual irrigation system: Sprinklers/drippers
  • A large natural billabong (approx. 85,000 litres) planted out with native water lilies & water plants
  • Two sheds – a small mud brick garden shed & larger timber barn style farm shed.
  • Environmentally designed with a large solar-array producing 7.9kWh in summer & 5.4kWh in winter
  • Completely off-grid system with a 4-day usable energy battery storage capacity backed up with a Briggs & Stratton elite generator
  • The mudbricks ensure exceptional insulation qualities keeping the indoor temperatures cool during hot summer days & warm on frosty winter nights
  • A wildlife haven with king parrots, bower birds, red & blue finches, wombats, rock wallabies, lyrebirds & more
  • Unspoiled woodlands
  • Nestled between 2 ridges and three creek lines
  • Hosting native 500-year old grass trees (Xanthorrhoea sp), Ironbark trees (Eucalyptus crebra), Grey Gum Trees (Eucalyptus canaliculatecanaliculata), Spotted Gum trees (Corymbia maculataEucalyptus maculata) and rare native hibiscus and orchids
  • Council-maintained unsealed/part-sealed road with entrance to the Great North Walk of NSW
  • Congewai is one of the most sought-after locations in the Hunter Valley
  • No through valley with limited traffic
  • Hidden between the Watagans National park and the Corrabare State Forest
  • Bounded by green pastures of long-established cattle properties
  • Landholdings this unique are few and far between
  • Approx. 10 mins drive from the nearest convenience store/post office
  • 30 mins drive from the world-renowned Hunter Valley vineyards & local townships
  • 60 mins drive from Newcastle and 2 hours' drive from Sydney CBD
  • This exquisite unique country estate awaits you…
  • Expressions of Interest - Closing date for Submissions 13th June 2019, VENDORS WILL CONSIDER SUBMISSIONS PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE


For further details please contact Garry Musgrove M:0429 663 026 or Kurt Musgrove M:0497 281 475

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Suburb Congewai
Address 166 Eglinford Lane
State NSW
Price E.O.I Closing Date for Submissions 13th June
Property Type residential
Property ID 123
Category Rural
Land Area 70.97 ha

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