Rare opportunity 50 acres with cottage and cabin, close to Cloudy Bay Beach
Built in the 1980s and now offered for sale for the first time since then, this outstanding Cloudy Bay property includes a comfortable and secluded mudbrick and bluestone cottage (with all Council approvals) on 21.6 hectares (50 acres) of mixed bushland, forest and pasture. The property adjoins the narrow Crown reserve along the lower reaches of Saintys Creek, which runs from the rainforests on Mt Mangana into Cloudy Bay Lagoon. About half the land is pasture, suitable for grazing or as a run for horses.
The cottage was built by the owners' parents, using bluestone quarried on-site and mud bricks made there from local clay. They established the property as their family holiday home, a few minutes from Cloudy Bay Beach.
Featuring a warm gold exterior render and whitewashed inside walls with wood panelling and exposed timber beams, the cottage offers comfortable accommodation, with two bedrooms, a practical kitchen, simple bathroom and a cosy living room with wood heater. The mudbricks are thermally efficient, keeping the house warm in winter and cool in summer. The covered veranda looks onto the gardens, which have a number of netted and fenced beds growing flowers and vegetables. Plantings around the cottage include some interesting exotic plants and trees as well as natives.
The rich variety of vegetation on the property creates a range of habitats for birds and animals. Wallabies, pademelons and echidnas are common and the birdlife is particularly abundant, with pink robins, swift parrots, masked owls and 40-spotted pardalotes among the rare species that can be observed.
From the cottage, a track beneath the forest canopy leads down to the edge of Saintys Creek, where the owner's kayak is pulled up on the bank. The clear stream makes this a great swimming spot in warm weather and it's a delightful paddle downstream into Cloudy Bay Lagoon to fish or upstream to spot water birds. If you launch a tinnie or a kayak here, it's a short trip across to the surf breaks on the spit at the entrance to the lagoon.
Near the house is a separate one-room cabin, useful as extra accommodation for visitors. Tracks lead down from the cabin to the creek and through tall groves of melaleuca, alive with birds.
This property offers a unique combination of appealing features - a charming dwelling and separate cabin, hidden away among trees and gardens; a substantial parcel of land with cleared pasture and a beautiful natural environment; proximity to the famous surf beaches of Cloudy Bay; all this plus virtual private water frontage on a pristine waterway for swimming or kayaking.
656 Cloudy Bay will attract wide interest - call Jude or Chris to arrange an inspection.
The information contained herein has been supplied to us and we have no reason to doubt its accuracy, however, cannot guarantee it. Accordingly, all interested parties should make their own enquiries to verify this information.
Read more +