Struggling to decide whether to make a country or coastal lifestyle change? Well, the best of both worlds could be yours in an unlikely location.
The property, at 102 Thomas Rd
, Maslin Beach, offers a rare opportunity to buyers – with 0.8ha of picturesque land, located just minutes from one of Adelaide’s most beautiful beaches and 41.5km from Adelaide CBD.
It is listed with Raine & Horne McLaren Vale and Willunga, and has a price guide of $525,000 to $550,000.
Selling agent David Gray said the property needed work, but had already attracted keen buyer interest.
“I’ve had several people look at it before the weekend’s first open,” he said.
“It’s quaint, but it’s got that cottage feel and it’s pretty close to the beach. Plus you’ve got the benefit of a couple acres not far from the coast which is very hard to find.”
Mr Gray said the circa-1950 cottage would be ideal for young buyers that weren’t afraid of a little hard work.
“I think it will attract a young couple or family that have got a limited budget, but just want to get away from suburbia,” he said.
“It’s a place you can move into today and enjoy, but over time you would need to spend some money on it to modernise and update it.
“It’s the kind of property that you fall in love with the potential and the charm.”
The home features two bedrooms, a kitchen and living area, a study, a family bathroom and a separate laundry.
The property also has a handy self-contained studio, which Mr Gray said could appeal to families with older children.
“I think it would suit a teenager living out there, it’s probably a bit small to put your grandparents out there,” he said.
“The room itself is quite good, it’s not huge but it’s not tiny either.”
Located on the cusp of Maslin Beach township, Mr Gray said the property offered a country lifestyle without the high-maintenance.
“There’s a big demand for acreage properties, one-to-two acres are more popular because there’s less work involved,” he said.
“It’s basically 10 minutes from civilisation and only a couple minutes from Maslin Beach. It’s a private location, it’s got vineyards on one side and rolling hills on the other – it’s very earthy.”
Maslin Beach has a median house price of $420,375, 14.9 per cent higher than 12 months ago, according to CoreLogic.