Pretty as a picture in Bungendore

HISTORIC homestead ‘Mingarry’ offers the best of both worlds.

The 16ha property at 307 Tarago Road on the fringe of beautiful Bungendore village affords busy professionals an escape to the country.

“Mingarry is really ideal for anyone who wants a lifestyle property with some extras,” seller Lynda McIntosh said.

“It’s just over half an hour from Canberra and around three hours from Sydney, so it’s well located.

“We worked full-time in Canberra and maintained a small cattle stud and related
operations, so it’s the best of both worlds.”

Ms McIntosh and her husband Lauchlan carried out extensive changes to the property after purchasing it around 14 years ago.

“We made sympathetic modifications,” Mr McIntosh said.

“We added a whole new wing and updated the original bathrooms and bedrooms in the original house.

“Later, we updated the kitchen and floor in the 1990s edition so it’s substantial but with that country style.”

The original cottage was built circa 1880 and, following the renovations, now stands as stunning four-bedroom, two-bathroom colonial-style house with wide verandas and sash windows.

Surrounding garden has been tenderly maintained and frames a lovely entertaining terrace positioned to view Lake George.

“There are two acres of fully-fenced garden which is ideal for entertaining,” Ms McIntosh said.

“It’s great for grandchildren and family events, weddings and lot of parties.

“But the property itself has good infrastructure for a cattle business as well.”

A long list of key farm essentials includes electric fencing, two fenced dams, a licenced bore,troughs in all paddocks, cattle yards, a 90,000l concrete water tank for domestic use, two smaller water tanks, cattle grids, and a 2-bay farm shed.

Ray White Bungendore principle Ellie Merriman said Mingarry has attracted interest from a range of buyers.

“It would suit a couple or a family looking to improve the quality of their lives, or retirees
looking to the inside country for a rest but not yet ready for town living,” she said.

“We’ve had all types of wonderful people enquire about the property during the first week of the campaign.

“One thing not everyone may talk of is its successful recent history as part of a syndicated stud arrangement and that relationship is one which may be discussed going forward.”

Bungendore has grown into a vibrant community with a mix of farmers and residents seeking a lifestyle change within easy reach of the nation’s capital.

Expressions of interest on 307 Tarago Rd, Bungendore close May 26.