Your own private sanctuary near Blackheath

QUALITY of craftsmanship is what places this acreage property at 30 Coxs River Rd, Little Hartley above comparable listings.
 
The five-bedroom, three-bathroom residence was built with an extreme amount of care and consideration by seller Angus McMillan.
 
Mr McMillan and his wife Christina purchased the 1.76ha park-like grounds, only 10 minutes from Blackheath, a decade ago.
 
“I’ve done a lot of building and renovating, and so far it’s the best I’ve done,” Mr McMillan said.
 
“A lot of tradesmen worked on the job and said that it’s the best place they’ve been so that is nice.”
 
Every single feature, fixture and fitting behind the property’s grand electric gates is of the highest standard.
All windows and doors are double-glazed, the Smeg-equipped kitchen as well as bathrooms have underfloor heating, an American Lopi Liberty combustion fire heats up the shared living areas, and the triple garage has a games room.
 
“It’s ideal for a family,” Mr McMillan said.
 
“There are five double bedrooms, the master has a full ensuite with a bath and shower, the main bathroom has a spa and shower, and there’s a little cabin for guests to stay.”
 
A desire to downsize is behind the McMillans’ decision to take their much-loved home to auction.
 
Ray White Blackheath marketing agent Peter Torok said the quality of its construction is second-to-none.
 
“That’s what puts this property above others,” he said.
 
“Beautiful cabinetry, and all handmade, it’s the little extras you wouldn’t see in a standard build.”
 
Mr Torok said Little Hartley is a lifestyle market as people move to the Blue Mountains village to be on small acreage estates.
 
“They come for a tree change, so they’re often retirees or families wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of city life,” he said.
 
The auction of 30 Coxs River Rd, Little Hartley is scheduled for Sunday, May 21 at midday. It will be taking place at Blackheath Golf & Community Club, Brightlands Ave.