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Location: Camden and Surrounds, NSW

Meet Julian and Nazrene

Search Location: Camden and Surrounds, NSW

Budget: $1 million

The Brief:
Julian, 37, and Nazrene, 43, have been together five years and have a lovely baby boy, Lincoln. Julian and Nazrene bought their current house before falling pregnant with Lincoln and now they desperately need more space for Julian's other sons and also visiting grandparents. They’re looking for a 4-5 bedroom character house on at least an acre although there’s not complete agreement on land size. Julian wants cows while Nazrene prefers space for the kids to play. They want high ceilings and don't mind a bit of work. No need to be throwing good money after bad to sort out a previous owner's horrible taste!

Area Overview:
Camden is one of Australia’s most historic towns. Located less than an hours drive from the Sydney CBD it’s the birthplace of the Australian wool, wheat and wine industries. In 1805, a large land grant was made John Macarthur, and he and his wife Elizabeth went on to lay the foundations of local industries. As these ventures grew, so did Camden and this prosperous little town on the banks of the Nepean River acquired an impressive number of civic buildings, parks and gardens. Fortunately, many of Camden’s lovely colonial buildings and parklands have been retained. Now in contemporary Camden land, which was once exclusively cowpastures, is now the site of modern and affordable housing estates for first time homeowners and those wanting a more rural lifestyle. The area still retains some of its original feel but is also now a hub for cosmopolitan restaurants, cafes and old pubs style Visitors to the area come for all sorts experiences, including scenic balloon or joy flight over the Macarthur region, a tour of Camden town's historic properties, horse riding at the Equestrian Park or a picnic in Australia's largest Botanic Garden. For locals, they can enjoy all the benefits of country living but with easy access to everything a large capital city has to offer.

Theresa Park

  • Sale Price: Offers from $949K
  • Land Size: 2.5 acres
  • Agent: Michael Alexander First National Camden

Property Description
Stunning home with size, style and surrounded by peace and quiet! This new build is a Victorian federation inspired home with 5 double bedrooms, two huge bathrooms and a three car lock up garage. The floor plan includes a grand formal lounge room, large family room with cathedral ceilings and a covered outdoor entertainment area with views to the manicured and beautifully maintained gardens. The entire block is usable and fully fenced.

Area Description
Theresa Park is the kind of place people go for a dose of serenity. Located at the foothills of the Blue Mountains, Theresa Park’s mainly rural character delivers the best of country, with city amenities close by. Theresa Park is about 16 kms to Camden and 70 kms from Sydney’s CBD and is serviced by local buses to main transport interchanges at Camden, Campbelltown and Narellan. The suburb offers a wide range of homes on large lots. Sites vary in size from one acre blocks to large estates. There’s no lack of recreational opportunities, parks, horse trails and local sporting competitions. For the serious gardener there are some of the best plant retailers in greater Sydney


  • Sale Price: Offers from $930k
  • Land Size: 5 acres
  • Agent: Gary Tomlins United Acreage Marketing - Bringelly

Property Description
A huge home on a manageable acreage with views to the mountains. All four double sized bedrooms have built in robes while the master has a walk in robe and ensuite . 3 large bathrooms and more rooms than you know what do in … a family room, formal lounge and dining, study and games room. The 9 ft high ceilings make the house feel large and airy. Outside is a covered dining and pool area. For the farmer within, there are three fenced paddocks each with their own dam and large water tanks catching rain water for irrigation.

Area Description
An important village in the historical heritage of the Macarthur region, Cobbitty was settled in the early 19th century after the establishment of John Macarthurs nearby Camden Park Estate. As small as it is, Cobbitty’s home to some of the largest properties in the district. The area is mostly farmland but is the location of an agricultural branch of Sydney University. At the southern end of the suburb, bordering the Nepean River is Camden Airport, a site for gliding and skydiving. The main road, Cobbitty Road, is home to "Cobbitty Primary School", a general store, a small cafe, and "Teen Ranch".


  • Sale Price: Offers from $1.19m
  • Land Size: 2.56 acres
  • Agent: Chris Halloran Macarthur Property Specialist - Campbelltown

Property Description
Custom built and architecturally designed, this home offers six great big bedrooms with built-ins, master with walk-in robe, ensuite and parents retreat. Multiple living zones are large and light filled, formal dining, lounge, family room, rumpus, media room, mezzanine level children's retreat. The house has beautiful interiors and premium finishes as well as a showroom quality kitchen and 3 bathrooms. There’s also a professional home office with beautiful views of the hills and valleys.

Area Description
A village built on the sheep’s back when in 1810, explorer John Oxley was granted 600 acres which he named Kirkham. Most of the area remains largely undeveloped because its in a low lying flood prone area. It’s a short 4 minute drive to everything Camden has to offer... schools, shops and amenities. The most impressive feature of the area is “Camelot” built in 1888 on the site of Oxley's old Kirkham Mill, and partly on its foundations. It was originally called Kirkham, the house is heritage-listed at the state and federal level and is currently used as a setting in the Australian drama “A Place to call Home”


  • Sale Price: Offers over $725k
  • Land Size: 828sqm
  • Agent: Wesley Jardine Star Partners Campbelltown.

Property Description
Tucked away in one of the best streets in Elderslie, this country style home has three bedrooms plus a separate garden cottage, perfect teenage retreat or granny flat. The main home has a lovely formal lounge room, separate dining area plus a large family room. The separate garden cottage can be converted to home office, fourth bedroom or teenage retreat. Beautiful mature trees shade the pool. Walking distance to Camden, schools and transport make were great selling points.

Area Description
Elderslie is a 5 minute walk across the Nepean River to Camden and about 60 kilometres west of Sydney’s CBD. Regular bus services operate between Camden and Campbelltown Station, which provides regular rail services to Sydney. Elderslie is very much a family orientated suburb and offers some lovely period homes including well maintained Federation bungalows and Art Deco homes. This growing area offers home buyers larger than average land sizes, stunning properties and manicured gardens. Elderslie is well catered for when it comes to schools, childcare centres and high schools. Neighbouring Camden offers lots of dining opportunities from restaurants to cafes to cheerful takeaways. Local residences have the convenience of their general store outlet or Camden Village which is within easy reach of Coles, Woolworths, boutiques and specialty stores

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