Echunga escape offers slice of the good life


Looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of suburban life and enjoy life in your own slice or rural paradise?

Boasting a mix of horse paddocks, vegetable gardens, fruit trees and a self-contained studio, this versatile 4.47ha Echunga property – named Providence – could be the answer.

Keith and Jen Chiswell and two of their four sons moved from Adelaide 11 years ago, attracted by the property’s spaciousness – both inside the updated five-bedroom brick veneer home and out.

“We like to entertain a fair bit and there is a lounge room, a family room and a rumpus room – and they’re all sizeable,” Mr Chiswell says. “When we first saw it, we thought it was an ideal home … it gives everyone their own space.”

And with six paddocks, stables and a fully-fenced arena, Providence is set up for horse-lovers. “My wife had two horses at the time we moved up here … and it just seemed to fit the bill,” Mr Chiswell says. “It is quite unique.”

The property is ideally set up for self-sufficient living, with an 8kW solar system, an orchard – boasting a wide variety of fruit trees – a chicken coop and six vegetable plots among its standout features.

There is also a fully-equipped bore, rainwater tanks and shedding, while the solar-heated pool is another attraction.

Moving back into the city for family reasons, Mr Chiswell hopes the next owners would enjoy Providence as much as they had: “The place has been absolutely fantastic for us … we’ve really enjoyed the space and the quiet,” he says.

He says the property offers plenty of options, with the possibility of renting out the stables and paddocks as agistment.

There is also a versatile separate self-contained studio which could be used as a home office or separate accommodation.

56 Darby Rd, Echunga

$1.65 million to $1.75 million

Agent: Williams Real Estate in conjunction with Hunt Lifestyle, Dee-Anne Hunt 0411 555 774. Land size: 4.47ha.