Attention Canberra foodies: There's a truffle farm for sale near Crookwell

Attention Canberra foodies: There's a truffle farm for sale near Crookwell

Sitting on a property just shy of 300 acres, this cute-as-a-button cottage combines historic country charm and modern creature comforts.

Raine & Horne Goulburn real estate agent Nic Heath says 502 Bolong Road, Laggan, is a chance to relax into a slower lifestyle.


“Once you get off Bolong Road, you’re free to drive down a tree-lined driveway that winds its way towards the home,” Nic says.

“The house itself is set back from the road, so when you’re at the property, you could be in the middle of nowhere.

“It’s a very quiet and picturesque little spot.”


Set across 120 hectares, the property, known as Old Willowvale, is a beautiful reminder of the history of the Southern Tablelands region.

“There is Willowvale and then there is Old Willowvale,” Nic says.

“This is where the original Willowvale homestead and house used to be, and why it is called Old Willowvale.”

The heritage elements extend beyond the property’s name – the main building dates back to 1910.


The three-bedroom, one-bathroom house also boasts wrap-around verandas, double-glazed French doors, original kauri floorboards and a Cheminees Philippe fireplace.

“The farmhouse was actually transported to the farm a number of years ago and then substantially renovated while keeping the heritage feel of the property,” Nic says.

“They even did things like sourcing the same floorboards to use through the property to maintain that historic character.”


The property has an 1860s stone cottage that has been converted to an office, and an original shearing shed that's been partially restored.

“The stone cottage is one of the original outbuildings from the house that was on the property,” Nic says.

“On the property, you’ve got remnants of the old house – the chimney, the original old timber stove and an ornate fireplace.”

The property has four acres of landscaped gardens, along with fruit trees and vegetable plots that anyone with a green thumb will enjoy.


But if truffles are more to your taste – either eating them or using them for income – the property also hosts a seven-year-old truffle plantation now in its second year of production.

“There’s not too many of these homes with truffle farms around,” Nic says.

“They’re very few and far between, but they can be used to bring in a bit of extra income.”

The property also has over 400 hazelnut and French and English oak trees.


The 1.5km Myanga Creek frontage brings waterfalls and chances to see platypuses if you are lucky, while the six dams, two of which are spring-fed, provide water for household and agricultural use.

The home has three main paddocks, several smaller paddocks, a 40m x 20m horse arena and a horse shelter.

Nic says this sale is perfect for anyone looking to get a foothold in Laggan.

“This area is pretty tightly held,” he says.

“As a property for sale, it can become a family getaway or it can be a permanent residence.”


Old Willowvale is located 25 minutes from Crookwell and two hours from Canberra. With unlimited Starlink internet, you can easily keep in touch with friends and family, and work from home.

“You’ve also got a lot of well–known towns that are close by, as well as some very good restaurants in close proximity,” Nic says.

Number 502 Bolong Road, Laggan, goes to auction at 6pm on Wednesday 25 October 2023.

View the full listing.

Article originally written and published by The Riotact.

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