SOLD by Kent Parkin.
PREMIUM PIECE OF LOCAL HISTORY
“YUNKUNGA” Established 1840
Five minutes east of Mount Barker among the gently undulating hills you will discover 50 acres of prime grazing land with a historical stone residence. Established around 1840 the property is ideal for a variety of rural pursuits.
Drive in over the bridge surrounded by Elms and the history of the property becomes immediately evident. To your left is the old stone shearing shed with its solid timber floors, which has been restored, which is ideally suitable as a great venue for entertaining. The rear room with the original sheep pens is currently used as a tack room. A large expanse under the floor is ideal for storage.
Continue on through the old style farm gate up the driveway surrounded by sweeping lawns and gardens with large numbers of old English trees. As you progress the house comes into view and you will be impressed by its position, design and unique appearance.
The original stone home has been rebuilt and added to over the years in the same style and has a special character all of its own. Built over 3 levels this one of kind residence oozes with character and warmth from its many fireplaces. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a bathroom and access to the full length balcony. The ground floor comprises of a large formal sitting room opening out onto the veranda, a casual living area, glass roof conservatory, kitchen with separate cellar/pantry and another bathroom and laundry.
A good rain water supply for the home and a bore provides all you will need to maintain the impressive gardens and ensure they stay green all year round. The irrigation for the gardens is fully automated.
There are two other double garages providing plenty of undercover space for vehicles, or other machinery.
The property itself is 20.3 hectares (approximately 50 acres) and is ideal for horses or cattle. Half of the property has been regularly cut for hay providing a supplementary income if required or to provide more than enough for your own stock.
Secluded but still close to Mount Barker for shopping, schools and freeway access for commuting into Adelaide, this property would make the perfect country estate.
Originally established by some of the first settlers into the district, you will feel the history as you walk around this home and property. Little things catch your eye, like the steel hooks in the fireplace which were used to hang cooking pots, the timbers for the upstairs balcony embedded into the thick stone walls, the hand stacked stone walls up the hill and you soon realise the significance of this property and how wonderful a place it would be to call home.