4 Canberra homes for sale where nature’s right on your doorstep

4 Canberra homes for sale where nature’s right on your doorstep

One of the best things about the nation’s capital is just how surrounded by nature we are. You could be walking the buzzing strips of Lonsdale Street or the Kingston Foreshore one minute, and less than a 10 minute drive away could see you hiking amongst nature or lapping up natural expanses as far as the eye can see. Want to enjoy Canberra’s natural surrounds every day? Here are four homes for sale on Zango right now where a nature reserve, bush walk or ample greenery is right on your doorstep.

78 Duffy Street, Ainslie

Ainslie is already a highly coveted suburb, and Duffy Street, which frames the western border of Mount Ainslie Nature Reserve, is one of the suburb’s most tightly held spots. Perched on the high side of Duffy Street is this three bedroom home, which has been owned by the same family for over 50 years. The lovingly renovated home has light-filled living areas and good-sized bedrooms. You can glimpse the leafy surrounds from most of the rooms and even the kitchen sink, or head out to the private rear garden and entertaining area to really lap it up. And it’s just a short walk to join the track to make your way up Mount Ainslie, to be rewarded with what is arguably the best view of the capital.

20 Kater Close, Macarthur

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Want direct access from your backyard to the neighbouring nature reserve? Try this solar passive-designed residence in Macarthur. Sitting on a large 1016sqm block, the home boasts four bedrooms, including an elegant and segregated master suite, a separate lounge and dining room, a well-appointed kitchen, plus a sprawling family room which opens to a delightful entertaining area. Out the back is a low maintenance landscaped garden, with an automated programmable sprinkling system, or pop out the back gate for direct access to the tranquil Macarthur Park Reserve.

7/53 Derrington Crescent, Bonython

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This free-standing townhouse in Bonython is about as close to the banks of the Murrumbidgee River as you can get. Surrounded by nature, this ex-display home boasts four bedrooms with built-ins, two bathrooms, a sunny open dining and kitchen area with brand new gas cooktop and electric oven, plus separate living and dining areas. A small deck just off the lounge offers up peaceful views overlooking the nature reserve. Otherwise, Pine Island Reserve is just down the hill, Stranger Pond is around the corner and the river is moments away with plenty of great spots for a swim.

7 Sykes Place, Forde

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Sitting just one block from the edge of the picturesque Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve, this three bedroom single-level home is designed for comfortable living, with a clever floorplan, designer kitchen, and spacious living areas. You can enjoy your two private outdoor areas, complete with established fruit trees, raised flowerbeds and strategic walkways, or pop across the road where there’s a generous greenbelt and children's playground. Otherwise, walking trails where you can immerse yourself in nature are a stone’s throw away.

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