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Ewa Kretowicz

This rural retreat set on 13 acres has all the creature comforts and is still close enough to Canberra to make commuting easy.

This rural retreat set on 13 acres has all the creature comforts and is still close enough to Canberra to make commuting easy.

THIS THREE-bedroom rural retreat with its own creek is less than 40 minutes from the centre of Civic.

A tree-lined driveway sets the scene for the two-storey European-style home and its established English garden.

Located in Burra on one of the village's sealed roads, the commute to the nation's capital is a pleasure.

The open-plan kitchen and dining area is perfect for entertaining.

The open-plan kitchen and dining area is perfect for entertaining.

Upstairs, there are two bedrooms and a bathroom. Downstairs, there is a main bedroom with parents retreat that could be turned into a nursery, study or fourth bedroom.

The lounge room has gothic-style truss beams and looks out to the beautiful gardens. In winter, a crackling wood fire adds atmosphere and warmth, although there is a split system reverse-cycle air-conditioner in the living area and the whole home has ducted gas heating. A north-facing sunroom at the rear of the house overlooks paddocks and deciduous trees.

Outside, keen entertainers will be pleased with the large wood-fired pizza oven. There is also a vegetable garden, a bore, chicken yards and workshop buildings as well as a double garage. There is solar hot water as well as a 10,000-litre bore tank and 41,000-litre rainwater tank. The windows are all double-glazed.

Selling agent Greg Hedger said he lived at the far end of the valley.

''In good traffic, it can be 30 minutes to town,'' Mr Hedger said.

''Last weekend we had 27 groups through … we have offers over $720,000 on it.''

The house sits on 13 acres of land, spilt into a number of paddocks.

70 Candy Road, Burra. Price: $720,000-plus. Open today from 11.45am to 12.30pm. Contact agent Greg Hedger on 0427 214 337.

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