Looking for a tree-change? Try these seven South Coast properties

160 Red Cedar Lane, Berry.
160 Red Cedar Lane, Berry.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made the prospect of a tree-change more appealing to many.

Recent ABS data showed regional Australia experienced a net inflow of 43,000 people from the capital cities in 2020.

That was the highest number since reporting began two decades ago.

Therefore, we've compiled a list of seven South Coast homes currently on the market that could make for the ideal tree-change.

160 Red Cedar Lane, Berry.

160 Red Cedar Lane, Berry.

'Raintree' is 43.68 acres of predominantly rainforest, with a creek and six-metre high waterfall.

About three acres of it is cleared land.

According to the owners, it has "its own micro-climate and on parts of the land where we haven't built and we don't trek over, it's like it's never been touched".

The three-bedroom (plus home office), two-bathroom home is for sale with a price guide of $4.2 million.

'Indooroopilly'.

'Indooroopilly'.

This 41.76-hectare property is located at Bellawongarah, on the mountain between Kangaroo Valley and Berry.

The property has a price guide of $5.5 million.

'Indooroopilly' was originally commissioned by renowned Australian writer, poet, model and patron of the arts Barbara Blackman, who is also the ex-wife of renowned late painter Charles.

The exclusive mud brick retreat was built by Mrs Blackman and her second husband, French philosopher Marcel Veldhoven.

Selling agent, Nick Dale from Belle Property Berry said the address was available by request.

987 Jamberoo Road, Curramore. Picture: NEG Photography

987 Jamberoo Road, Curramore. Picture: NEG Photography

987 Jamberoo Road, Curramore

This 12-hectare property sits near the country village of Jamberoo.

This multi-purpose land would suit a home for horses, livestock and chickens; a ready made hobby farm for its next owners, bordering on Turpentine Creek.

The four-bedroom brick home has wrap-around verandahs, allowing you to enjoy the rural views that Jamberoo offers.

It has a price guide of $3 million.

Selling agent, Neil Campbell from Ray White Gerringong said it would be a great fit for young families looking for a lifestyle change away from the city.

6 Jubarrah Lane, Tapitallee.

6 Jubarrah Lane, Tapitallee.

This property, located in a private rural setting close to the Shoalhaven River is on the market with a price guide of $3.5 million.

The four-bedroom plus study, two-bathroom property is set on 1.3 hectares.

The home, surrounded by gum trees and an abundance of wildlife, was bought by its current owners in 2013.

Since then, they have transformed the interiors of the property, with neutral tones and colourful standout features.

81 The Wool Road, Basin View.

81 The Wool Road, Basin View.

81 The Wool Road, Basin View

This Shoalhaven property is 13.59 acres, of which approximately 55 per cent is cleared and fully fenced.

It also presents subdivision options (subject to council approval) with a minimum lot size of one hectare.

The single-level, brick veneer home contains five bedrooms and two bathrooms. Other features include an in-ground saltwater pool.

It has a price guide of $2.5 million.

Selling agent, Ross Earby from Real Property Agents said the rural lifestyle property would be a suitable tree-change option, given its location.

"You're ten minutes to Jervis Bay, three minutes to the Basin, and only two hours from Sydney, but it's still private," he said.

"It gives you that rural feel while still living in a coastal location."

212 Wilfords Lane, Milton.

212 Wilfords Lane, Milton.

212 Wilfords Lane, Milton

This acreage property, 'Tawillah', has a price guide of $3.75 million.

The ten-hectare property is in a quiet country lane.

It features a main house with pool and entertaining areas, as well as a guest retreat with its own entrance, plus sheds, yards and paddocks for farming and livestock.

Selling agent, Craig Cooper from Cooper Coastal Properties said the elevated, north-facing property offered panoramic views of Milton and surrounds.

He said the guest house was a deluxe Airbnb listing, and the property would be an ideal setting for events such as weddings.

"There's no through traffic, which makes it very private," he said. "It's got solar power as well.

"It would be an ideal tree-change; one of the best you could find around here."

40 Durras Drive.

40 Durras Drive.

40 Durras Drive, Benandarah

Featuring 18 acres of fenced parklike grounds and located near Batemans Bay, this property has a price guide of $3.5 million to $3,6 million.

Surrounded by national parks and with close access to multiple beaches, the land comprises of three paddocks, a luxury five-bedroom homestead, outdoor entertaining area and swimming pool.

Selling agent, Christine Ewin said it was a great tree-change option as it offered both a lifestyle and a job, with a long-running pet resort operated on-site.

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