This would be an ideal escape to the country

Escape to a rural sanctuary that is just a short drive from the centre of Wagga Wagga.

Comprising 102 acres (41.2ha), "Lothlorien" is a true lifestyle property having been planted with over 16,000 indigenous trees to create both a carbon sink and provide much needed habitat for threatened wildlife.

The trees were planted in 2006/07 and are have created a sanctuary for many species of birds, mammals and lizards. The trees will continue to mature over the next 20 to 30 years and will create a beautiful micro-forest on this lovely hillside.

The parcel is fenced to two paddocks and the house paddock rises to 300m ASL and the highest point has 360-degree views of the district.

The two-storey home has a mud brick extension on the ground floor that blends in with the countryside and provides efficient thermal insulation to the home.

There are six bedrooms all with built-ins, two living areas, dining room, two bathrooms, study, verandah and decks, provide ample room for a growing family. Outside there is an entertaining area, pool and low maintenance garden.

Reverse-cycle air, gas heating and cooking, and slow combustion heating all add comfort to the joy of country life, and there are stunning views from the upper level deck of the district.

Rainwater and a spring provide freshwater for the home with a 75,000-litre tank storage. The garden sprinkler system is supplied by water from the large dam that is pumped to storage tanks.

There is a double carport and 16x10m lockup steel shed with power on a concrete slab.

"Lothlorien" is situated 15km south of Uranquinty and 30km south of Baylis Street. Children can catch the school bus on Holbrook road or from Uranquinty.

Inspections by appointment with the agent, Sally Douglas of Landmark Harcourts Wagga Wagga, on 0428 826 645.

For more information visit www.sallydouglas.landmarkharcourts.com.au, property ID: LWG25552.