In accordance with ACT Government health guidelines, unfortunately, we will not be conducting in-person open homes or auctions at this time. We will be conducting auctions through our online platform. Please contact your agent for further information.
Arcadia Park is a special property, steeped in history. The land was settled in the early to mid 1800's by the Lawtons family with the current homestead built circa 1899. An original red gum slab hut still stands today which hints at earlier occupation, perhaps the mid 1800's, and is complete with hand saw markings and old newspaper fragments. The main homestead is constructed of pisé (rammed earth) with the original 4 rooms having grown throughout the last century with each bumper wool cheque to now be a substantial 3 or 4 bedroom residence. It's difficult to contain one's excitement at the possibilities as you step back in time and wander through the several formal and informal living rooms with high set ceilings, ornate cornices, picture rails and beautiful Cyprus pine floors. While there's more work to be done to see the homestead restored to its full glory, the solid foundation and historic appeal is clearly evident.
Complementing the main residence is a second separate 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage built in 2011. This comfortable abode features a modern kitchen and bathroom, generous living space, double glazed windows, split system air conditioner and insulated walls and ceiling. It makes an ideal second residence for extended family or as a farm stay rental.
A number of paddock shelters are scattered across the property courtesy of previous owners who, attracted by the creek flats, deeper soils and good pastures ran horses, sheep and even at one stage an ostrich farm. The 70 acres is well suited to run stock with a combination of improved phalaris flats along the creek line, native pastures and 3 dams, two of which are spring-fed.
Arcadia Park offers enormous potential for those seeking to position themselves within striking distance to Canberra (an easy 40minute drive) and the delightful townships of Gundaroo and Gunning, their schools, rural stores and eateries.
- homestead with double sided slow combustion fireplace
- large machinery shed with 3-phase power
- licensed bore pump reticulated to garden taps
- four 45,000 litre rain water tanks servicing both dwellings
- two aerated septic systems
- chook enclosures and a variety of paddock shelters for stock
- 7 paddocks in total with 3 dams and creek access
- School buses depart Bellmount Forest to Canberra's major schools
- option to acquire a further 16ha (40acres) via boundary realignment
Access to view is via advertised exhibitions or by appointment
There is currently no sale history available for 42 Wells Place.
42 Wells Place is located within the suburb of Bellmount Forest, which has a population of 114, a median age of 46 and an average household density of 2.6 people.