Country Living, City Style
3 Tower Road, Roleystone
Sunnyside’s nearly 5 acres of level Darling Scarp land supports living closely connected to nature as well as the equine, sustainability and self-sufficiency interests of the present owners. Amazingly, whilst feeling you are deep in the country, you are only 7 min from Roleystone village shops and just 35 min from the Perth CBD.
Enhanced by verandahs, lawns and garden areas, the farmhouse comprises 4+ bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, open plan living, plus a country styled kitchen of Tasmanian Oak. The open plan living area with RC air conditioning and wood fire place ensures comfortable informal living and entertaining as it directly links to the spacious alfresco entertaining area and the self-chlorinating below ground pool. Formal entertaining is supported by a north/east facing formal lounge/dining room with feature stone fireplace and wet bar. French doors open out to the front ornamental gardens.
The stylish master suite comprises a KS bedroom, separate walk-in robe and an exquisitely tiled ensuite bathroom with separate wc. Two minor bedrooms, the family bathroom and laundry with wc/shower facilities take up the centre of the home, whilst the QS fourth bedroom plus ensuite and the study (or 5 th bedroom), take up the western end of the house.
Environmentally friendly and sustainability features include 5kw solar, solar HWS, two wood fires and 300 000 litres of water storage. Numerous fruit trees, vines and vegetable gardens supplement the home larder whilst fire-retardant productive plants such as lillipillies, kikuyu pasture and elephant grass supplement the horse and poultry feeds. The central ornamental pond with its waterfall rockery, jetty and bridge provides habitat and food sources for the local wildlife.
Equine facilities consist of 11 small paddocks; three with WIWO stables and two with shelters, as well as an Olympic sized fenced arena, a 20-metre round yard and a high span stable complex with a 5 m wide service isle, four stable boxes with outside yards, a stable kitchen, feed and tack rooms, overnighter sleeping quarters and mezzanine storage.
Additional property infrastructure includes a 6 x 6m high span carport, 9m x 4 m high span truck port (or hay shed), spacious 63 sq m workshop or artist studio, small ancillary sheds and two 13.2 m x 6.7m bird aviaries (presently being used for the keeping of poultry).
Note: Current owners have council approval to keep six horses and run occasional public activities. This has been possible due to Council acceptance of Environmental and Equine Management Plans and the majority of the property having a BAL rating of 12.5. New owners could, subject to council approval, offer agistment, equine therapy, sustainability/permaculture workshops or even pet/equine friendly short-stays.