Just minutes to the main street of Clare in the acclaimed Clare Valley wine region, “Aristida” lies in the hills of Armagh Valley with outstanding views of Clare Valley, Blyth Valley, distant Gulf St. Vincent to the south, and Mt Lofty Range to the north.
This unique property presents features that make it truly different, exhilarating, and a great pleasure to experience.
“Aristida” is uniquely situated and offers;
33.5 ha (83 acres) of secluded getaway living
A truly sustainable and self-sufficient property with substantial scope for income from a range of ventures including wood harvesting and tourism
An energy-efficient home of rendered strawbale construction with very low running costs, requiring no air conditioning during summer, and heated with wood harvested from the property during winter, open plan living, lofty ceilings, 3 bedrooms (1 upstairs), laundry, 2 bathrooms, 2 toilets (one conventional flush toilet and one composting toilet).
Detached building (corrugated cladding over straw bales and plywood internal lining) for 4th bedroom, games room, flat, or office.
3-way water heating (solar, combustion thermo-siphon, gas), combustion heater/cooker, gas cooktop and oven
Expansive outdoor entertaining areas compatible with all seasons
recently upgraded off-grid 4 kilowatt solar power system
65,000 litres rainwater storage, gravity-fed pressure to the house
2-vehicle carport to the house plus 2-vehicle carport to the detached building
Extensive native gardens and stone walls, vegetable garden and orchard all drip irrigated
Garden sheds, plant propagation shade-house, workshop under the detached building
Wastewater recycling system
Rooftop fire sprinkler system
Wireless broadband (able to stream movies)
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Experience the harmony, peace, and tranquility that “Aristida” offers, with abundant native birds and animals … and deer that wander in from time to time.
Get to know the many secrets, sit around the dams, walk through the forests and down the winter creek, soak up the seasons, experience the magic of early mornings, beautiful sunsets, mystic moons, changing colours, and incomparable views.
There’s so much more to “Aristida”.
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An original stone cottage has been re-roofed and is ready for the next stage development as a B&B or farmstay. Plans are available. Mains power is connected.
A 15m x 6m shed with concrete floor is connected to mains power, and has 30,000 litres rainwater tank.
12 ha (30 acres) sheep paddock with 1 Ml stock dam
1.5 Ml main dam for irrigation of gardens and orchard
2 additional environmental dams for native birds and animals
Great opportunity for tourist income with bush camping, the B&B/farmstay, and visitor walks
6 hectares (15 acres) of harvestable timber for production of poles, posts, stairway spindles, and firewood, all for additional income
Native plants seed harvesting for seedling propagation or seed sales
And there’s much more to this exemplary property that just has to be seen.
Contact us, make a visit, get to know “Aristida”.