This charming cottage built circa 1890 is admired by passers by, elevated above the winding back-roads in picturesque Ashton. Offering an alternative lifestyle on such an easily managed block of nearly an acre, the sandstone home with rose-covered verandahs sits so pretty, against a backdrop of vineyards, hills gardens, shady trees and bushland overlooking small farms across the valley, minutes from the city.
Entering the property through timber-gated entry, a pretty cottage garden nestles against the front verandah. The entry is up a series of quaint slate steps to the front door. Inside, the walls are thick, windows shuttered and the attractive pressed-tin ceilings are a welcome to the gorgeous features to be enjoyed throughout. Two generous bedrooms to the front of the home have lovely views and a hallway leads to a cosy lounge with a stunning, original open fireplace. Cosy evenings in front of the fire with a glass of wine, or afternoons with tea from china cups, are easily imagined. To the rear, the bathroom services the bedrooms and the study has an open fire, Jarrah floors and private access to the back verandah. From the lounge a light, bright family room is the hub of the home. Opening both to the front verandah and flowing to the shade of a spreading elm tree, this home has seen many beautiful parties. The kitchen has arguably one of the best kitchen window views around and family and guests can gather at the breakfast bar as food is prepared. Above the informal living area, stairs ascend to a light filled attic/ third bedroom providing accommodation for another family member or guests to stay over or possibly a large studio so perfect for working from home.
Become a local at the newly renovated Uraidla Pub, Lost in the Forest or relax and chat with the owner at the Summertown Aristologist boasting a fabulous selection of local wines and delicious seasonal menu. Relax at The Scenic Hotel at Norton Summit for verandah views across the city and Adelaide plains only minutes away down the hill. Seek out the wineries and the gourmet wonders of the Hills, the markets and local shopping and wonder at the joys of this peaceful lifestyle, just minutes from the suburbs.
• 3 bedroom cottage of 163m2 on 2890m2 land
• Kitchen: Bosch electric oven, gas (bottled) cooktop
• Ethanol heaters to front bedrooms, open fire to lounge, slow combustion heater to informal living and combustion heater to study
• Shed/garage with mezzanine storage or home office
• Rainwater supply and bore access
Land Size: 2890.00 sqm approx.
Building Size: 163.00 sqm approx.
Council Rates: $1982.15 pa approx.
Water Rates: n/a
ES Levy: $316.60pa approx.