Escape Sydney for Under $750k

Five delightful rural NSW properties for under $750,000

Many residents of big Australian cities like Sydney are considering an escape to the country. The prohibitive expense of living in Sydney, coupled with the fact that the coronavirus pandemic has facilitated working from home, is encouraging people to try their luck in rural NSW -- especially the popular South Coast region. 

An annual Ipsos poll reported that one-in-five of those surveyed said the chance of them leaving Australia's most populous city in the next few years was somewhat or very likely, and real estate agents are seeing upwards of 40 people queuing to inspect attractive rural NSW rental properties. 

With increased interest in NSW farms for sale, we here at GoRegional have collated some of our favourite rural properties for sale under $750,000 within four hours' drive of Sydney. If you're considering a tree change but don't want to spend a fortune, this is a great way to see what's out there!

1. 1617 Castlereagh Highway / Gulgong, NSW / Offers Above $600,000

This fantastic lifestyle property graces approximately 25 acres of usable land with multiple dwellings, perfectly situated just 10 minutes north of Gulgong and an easy commute from Mudgee.

The main house's spacious kitchen 

The main house boasts two generous bedrooms, both with built in robes. A spacious open-plan kitchen makes cooking a pleasure, and the stunning bucolic views from every window are also a huge selling point for this house. After a long day, you can kick back outside on the impressive entertaining deck (complete with a fire pit), or catch a film from the comfort of the air-conditioned lounge room. 

A cosy outdoor entertainment area for hanging out with friends

The property also features a spacious second two-bedroom house, complete with a kitchenette, large bathroom, reverse cycle air conditioning & a north-facing front deck

The property's brand-new secondary residence

This property gives you the chance to enjoy self-sufficiency, with vegetable patches, a chicken run, 7 dams and an abundance of fresh water storage. It also has a brand new 7KW off-grid solar system with automatic back up generator, although mains power is available. With a convenient location and multiple dwellings, this is a fantastic opportunity for prospective purchasers with extended family or those who would appreciate the potential for an income stream. 

2. 3488 Great Western Highway / South Bowenfels, NSW / $745,000

This charming 4-bedroom home has recently undergone a renovation and now lies nestled on 5 acres of land, ready for new owners to come and enjoy it. All four bedrooms are large rooms with built in wardrobes, and the master bedroom features an oversized en-suite and walk-in-robe.  The house also boasts two bathrooms and wood fired heating throughout.

The modern, well-furnished kitchen 

The house's spacious kitchen contains a dishwasher, electric cook top, wall oven and walk in butler’s pantry, while its formal dining and sitting area allows for plenty of room to entertain.

One of the property's gardens

One of the biggest selling points of this South Bowenfels home is its grounds. The property has beautiful established gardens that bring colour to all seasons, along with an above-ground swimming pool and cubby house with slides for the kids, making it the perfect weekend escape (or more permanent home) for the whole family. 

3. 85 Stringybark Lane / Kains Flat NSW / $319,000

By far the most inexpensive property on our list, this Kains Flat hideaway punches well above its weight in terms of what it offers the prospective buyer for such a low price. This renovated three-bedroom cottage sits on 25 acres of bushland and pasture, and is located just 30 minutes from the rural centre of Mudgee. 

The home's large kitchen, with plenty of bench and cupboard space

Every room of the house - from the three bedrooms to the two bathrooms and the spacious living area - is full of natural light, as the home's large windows bring the outdoors indoors. The rooms are kept warm in winter by the cosy wood fire, and cool in summer by numerous ceiling fans. The property also offers ample storage, with a 6-car shed located on the grounds. 

Enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of the 3-metre-wide verandah that encircles the house

This property also boasts established off-grid infrastructure, including an abundance of fresh water storage along with a 5KW solar system and battery bank. Whether you're hoping to reside in the country permanently or are just looking for a stylish weekend home that will be the envy of your friends and family, this is a property not to be missed. 

4. 6149 Putty Road / Howes Valley NSW / $690,000 - $710,000

This modern 5-bedroom home is set on 34 acres of stunning bushland, combining a rustic setting with stylish open-plan living and a spacious outdoor covered entertaining area. It is located within 45 minutes of Singleton and 80 minutes from Windsor, so there is no need to sacrifice access to urban amenities to enjoy a relaxed rural lifestyle at this Howes Valley property. 

The house's state-of-the-art kitchen

The house itself features five bedrooms with great views of the surrounding landscape (the master bedroom with a walk-in robe), two bathrooms, and large living areas. The rooms are heated on chilly winter nights by a fireplace, and cooled by a ducted air-conditioning system on warm summer ones, which are also the perfect time to enjoy the property's large in-ground swimming pool. 

One of the home's five spacious bedrooms

This home is the perfect option for a permanent residence or weekend retreat, and could also work as an investment opportunity for the savvy buyer looking for a property close to the popular Hunter Valley wine region. 

5. 2550 Waukivory Rd / Waukivory, NSW / $650,000 - $670,000

The grounds of this delightful rural property, located 25 mins from Gloucester and 3 hours from Sydney, are a clear testament to the hard work and love for the land that went into its development. The layout of the garden beds, fruit and nut trees and chook pens was meticulously planned, and despite their deceptive beauty, the gardens are all easy-care.

The house's light-filled kitchen


The main house has two large bedrooms, spacious open-plan living/entertainment area and a modern kitchen that is sure to impress any cooks in the family. Meanwhile, the adjoining cabin has a double bedroom, lounge, toilet and kitchenette to allow for independent living. With about 25 acres of land, there's plenty of room to run horses, sheep or a few head of cattle.

A guide to all the features of the Waukivory property 

This homestead has the capacity to be turned into a remarkable off-the-grid property, with 54,000 litres of house water, a large dam for stock and gardens, and a 5 KW solar system that currently supplements the farm's electricity supply. This is the ideal property for a retiree, lifestyler or family looking for a country getaway – all the hard work is already done!