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"Aristida" is situated approximately 6 kms North West of Clare at the end of Hicks Road. This exceptional property presents a sustainable energy efficient home, with 3 bedrooms and open plan living. A separate building is presently used as an office but can be used as a fourth bedroom or games room. It has a stunning outdoor entertaining area with magnificent views over the Clare Valley and North Mount Lofty Ranges.
Set in a secluded natural setting 'Aristida' has substantial scope for income from a range of ventures including wood harvesting, tourism or farm stays.
It's a superb location entertaining sustainable living and a great lifestyle.
'Aristida' is less than 2 hours drive from Adelaide and only 5 minutes from the regional township of Clare. It is in the highly acclaimed Mid North Region providing an easy commuting journey from the city. The property is predominately undulating, thus with it's high elevation it gives a reliable annual winter dominant rainfall of 625mm to 650mm.
An energy-efficient home of rendered straw bale construction with very low running costs, requiring no air conditioning during summer, and heated with wood harvested from the property during winter. It features open plan living, lofty ceilings, 3 bedrooms (1 upstairs), laundry, 2 bathrooms and 2 toilets.
Rooftop fire sprinkler system
Detached building (corrugated cladding over straw bales and plywood internal lining) for 4th bedroom, games room, flat, or office.
An original stone cottage has been re-roofed and is ready for the next stage of development as a B & B or farm stay. (Plans are available, mains power is connected). It contains 3-way water heating (solar, combustion thermo-siphon, gas), combustion heater/cooker, gas cooktop and oven.
Other features include:
Recently upgraded off-grid 4 kilowatt solar power system.
65,000 litres rainwater storage, gravity-fed pressure to the house.
1.5 Ml main dam for irrigation of gardens and orchard.
2 additional Environmental dams for native birds and animals.
Wastewater recycling system.
6 hectares (15 acres) of harvestable timber for production of poles, posts, stairway spindles, and firewood all for additional income.
12 ha (30 acres) sheep paddock with 1 Ml stock dam.
Native grass seed harvesting, plant propagation, and re-sale.
Garden sheds, plant propagation shade-house, workshop under the detached building.
Extensive native gardens and stone walls, vegetable garden and orchard all drip irrigated.
A 15m x 6m steel shed with concrete floor is connected to mains power, and has 30,000 litres rainwater tank.
2-vehicle carport to the house plus 2-vehicle carport to the detached building.
Great opportunity for tourist income with bush camping, the B & B or farm stay, and visitor walks.
Get to know the many secrets, sit around the dams, walk through the forests and down the winter creek, soak up the seasons, experience the magic of early mornings, beautiful sunsets, mystic moons, changing colours, and incomparable views.
There's so much more to this exemplary property that just has to be seen to be truly appreciated
|Location:||On Site Unless Sold Prior|
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