HOLIDAY RETREAT OR SEA-CHANGE LIFESTYLE
Wake up to the sound of birdsong and take a short stroll to the water’s edge from this charming western red cedar cottage, perfectly located in the peaceful seaside hamlet of North Arm Cove.
Surrounded by natural bushland and just minutes from the coast, the fully furnished four bedroom home offers a versatile range of lifestyle options, whether you’re looking for a weekend escape far from the hustle and bustle or seeking a more permanent sea-change amongst a tight-knit coastal community.
Built in 2001 using western red cedar cladding and cypress pine piers, the tri-level home combines storybook charm with a more contemporary interior, featuring an appealing mix of natural textures and neutral tones.
Exposed timber beams provide a warm contrast to the crisp white raked ceilings, enhancing the feeling of light and space throughout, while gleaming Tasmanian oak cabinetry gives the kitchen a traditional cottage ambience.
The home features four bedrooms, with the master suite on the upper level of the house providing the perfect parents’ retreat.
Facing the front of the property, it offers filtered water views that can be enjoyed from its own private east-facing deck, which is the perfect place to sit and enjoy an early morning coffee while watching the sun rise.
A huge three-door built-in wardrobe and ensuite-style access to the adjoining bathroom add to its appeal, while further down the hall another generously-proportioned bedroom includes a walk-in wardrobe and views of the backyard.
Two additional good-sized bedrooms are located on the lower level of the home, with a second bathroom, large walk-in storage cupboard and compact yet practical laundry.
Both bathrooms have been beautifully styled with soft, neutral tones and timber accents, with a vintage style freestanding claw foot bath and gooseneck mixer tap the focal point of the main bathroom.
The home’s expansive living areas are all located on the middle level, with fabulous indoor-outdoor connections to a covered L-shaped verandah at the front and large open timber deck at the rear.
Sliding door access to the verandah, a high dormer window and soaring raked ceiling ensure the lounge room is a lovely, light-filled space, while cypress pine flooring and a wood-burning fireplace in one corner give it a cosy, comfortable feel.
The timber flooring flows through to the adjoining dining room and open plan kitchen, which both look out over the rear deck to the lush, green landscape beyond.
A peaceful and private home that makes the most of its elevated setting to capture the nearby water views, the property is ideally located just a short walk from the local community hall and tennis courts, which are a hub for local events, a social tennis competition and yoga sessions.
Access to North Arm Cove itself is also within walking distance, with the picturesque Casuarina Park around 800m north of the property. A wonderful place for children to play or families to picnic, the park features barbecues and tables as well as kayak and dinghy storage racks and direct access to the sheltered waters of the bay, which are perfect for a refreshing paddle, water sports and fishing.
The twin seaside towns of Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens are just a 15-minute drive, providing all your essentials, while 20 minutes to Newcastle Airport will put a host of domestic destinations including Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide a direct flight away. The major centres of Newcastle and Maitland can be reached in around 50 minutes, while the heart of Sydney is an easy two-and-a-half hour commute.
SMS 59Cove to 0428 166 755 for a link to the on-line property brochure.
- Built In Robes
- High Ceilings
- Air Conditioning
- Outdoor Entertaining Area
- Water Tank
- Electric Hot Water