The best farms for sale near Byron Bay
Australia, we've officially made it — there are only 3 days left until summer.
With Christmas and warmer weather right around the corner, all of us here at GoRegional have been dreaming of a beach getaway, and nowhere holds more appeal than the pristine beaches and laid-back lifestyle of Byron Bay.
We've curated some of our favourite properties within 45 minutes of the popular tourist destination, so all of you can join us in fantasizing about a Byron sea change! (We're currently pooling our money to see if we can buy property number 4 as a new office.)
1. 457 Rosebank Road / Rosebank, NSW / $1.9-2.1 million
This attractive two-story homestead, affectionately known as 'Latuka', has been nestled amidst verdant trees in NSW's Northern Rivers region for almost 120 years.
Rustic charm and high ceilings in the house's gorgeous living room
It features a welcoming, wide-open verandah, spacious family rooms, four bedrooms and two bathrooms, with polished teak floors and timber lined walls throughout. Outdoors, the large in-ground swimming pool competes with the well-established gardens and ornamental fig trees for your attention.
The property's in-ground pool, perfect for hot days
Its outbuildings include the original single garage (now used for storage) and two farm sheds. Set on 5 pristine acres with bore water and ample water storage tanks, 'Latuka' offers you an incomparable opportunity to purchase a classic home and add your own touch to it.
2. 558 Middle Pocket Road / Middle Pocket, NSW / $1.7-1.8 million
Located in an east-facing valley in the Byron Bay hinterland, this 110-acre property is a hidden sanctuary for nature lovers. It features two homes, multiple paddocks and horse facilities, but also enjoys a natural rainforest setting full of creeks, walking trails and even a bamboo grove.
This open-plan home is delightfully airy, with outdoor views from all rooms
The two houses have 3 and 2 bedrooms respectively, both with double master bedrooms, bathrooms and 2 single-covered carports. They are also centrally located — the propery is only 30 minutes drive from Byron Bay and 40 from Gold Coast Airport.
The charming main residence, complete with an outdoor seating area and fire pit
Most of the property's land is rainforest, adjoining the pristine Inner Pocket Nature Reserve with its old-growth forest and waterfalls. A portion of the land is cleared, however, and would be suitable for horses, cattle or horticulture opportunities including organic practices. There is ample water, supplied by three dams, six water tanks, and a permanent crystal-clear creek. This property represents everything that is best about hinterland living, and is likely to be snatched up quickly!
3. 269 Alphadale Rd / Lindendale, NSW / $3.6 million
This magnificent 55-acre macadamia estate combines a luxurious country lifestyle with a fully-functioning horticultural business, making it the perfect choice for a rural escape.
The stately two-story homestead has recently undergone a major renovation. It features five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a sun-drenched kitchen, a living and dining room with an open fireplace, an office and a private library as well as an outside entertaining area. Additional features include quality carpets, high ceilings, timber doors and huge picture windows. An adjoining 2 bedroom unit is ideal for the extended family.
The home's elegant sitting room, with views over the garden
Outdoor living at this property is unparalleled — you'll never want to leave! It boasts a magnificent fully landscaped in-ground pool with feature waterfall and diving board, a full-size tennis court with floodlights and a croquet ground.
The orchard itself is near level to gently sloping, comprising about 4,600 established trees boasting a high tonnage return. Outbuildings include a 7-bay machinery shed, a de-husking shed and additional storage sheds.
An aerial view of the magnificent macadamia estate
Only 7 km from Lismore for shopping, schools and business, and within 30 km of the pristine beaches of Lennox Head and Ballina, this is the ultimate investment opportunity with a fantastic lifestyle component to boot.
4. 633 Uralba Rd / Lynwood, NSW / $1.5 million
Just 20 minutes from the regional centre of Ballina and the beautiful North Coast beaches, this delightful home and surrounding 3.4 ha property are not to be missed.
The inviting 2-storey home
The brick home is substantial, with lots of room for entertaining and hosting family and friends. It features five bedrooms, three bedrooms, plenty of open-plan living areas, a well-appointed kitchen an office and an under-house storage area. A covered entertaining deck of grand proportions overlooks the gardens and orchard, while a long sun-drenched front verandah boasts unmatched views of the hills.
Lots of natural light in the house's kitchen
The house is framed by established feature trees and pretty flowering garden beds, making it look like a hidden tropical oasis. Its land is made up of flat volcanic soil and is planted with an orchard of about 840 macadamia trees, which produce a strong income. A share farmer currently manages and maintains the farm, so all the hard work is done for you! This big family residence has a big heart to match, and is sure to charm you.