Rainbird Lodge at 8 Rainbird Close Motto FarmMOTTO FARM

Around $2.4 million

Address: 8 Rainbird Close.

House: Double brick and tile on 9.59 hectares.

Inspect: By appointment.

Agent: Bill Quirk, Borrelli Quirk Real Estate, 0402957 055.

TUCKED in behind the Pacific Highway and offering easy access routes north and south, as well as to Newcastle and the Hunter Valley, this house is set on 23.7 acres of level land.

With four self-irrigated, fenced paddocks, two of which are post and rail, the property could suit anyone looking for a place to pursue equestrian activities and has had horses on the land previously.

The home of Graham and Joanne Gamer, of Gamer Motor Auctions at Cardiff, since 1983, it is a hidden oasis.

“Every time someone comes here, they are amazed. Once you are inside the gates, the outlook takes your breath away,” Joanne Gamer said.

The executive family residence is surrounded by picturesque and manicured gardens with features such as a stone labyrinth, a large covered entertainment area and a solar-heated, in-ground swimming pool. Raised vegetable beds and a state-of-the-art chookhouse are additional delightful features to the garden, which has participated in the Australia’s Open Garden Scheme a few times.

A rear deck has spectacular views over pastoral land to the saltwater Hunter River, which can be reached via the rear of the property.

Cleverly designed for living large and entertaining, the double brick and terracotta tile house is airconditioned and offers space and single-level comfort.

There are four bedrooms, including the master with an en suite, a main family bathroom, open-plan living areas and a chef’s kitchen.

Dressed in double brick with slate floors and granite benchtops, Gaggenhau appliances include an induction cooktop and barbecue and there is a custom-built rangehood and a dishwasher.

The two large lounges have fireplaces and the formal dining room and family room both have cathedral ceilings.

Outside there is a three-car garage and parking for six more vehicles, as well as a shed, and automated speer groundwater systems connected to paddock troughs.

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