For Sale - Historic Property Benview
Dog Trap Road, Hall Region, Canberra ACT
Price By Negotiation
Benview is a lovely old rural property of about 74 Ha (182 acres), with breathtaking views across the Brindabella Mountains and with some of the best cattle and sheep country in the district. It is located in the popular blue ribbon belt of Kaveneys Road, Hall, and about 30 minutes by sealed road to the centre of the Canberra CBD in the Australian Capital Territory.
As the homestead part of a larger property named Spring Flat, Benview was owned by Samuel Davis in the 1880's. Samuel was a descendant of George and Mary Davis, also known as Granny Davis. Mary was transported to Australia in 1814 for stealing a gold watch. George was also transported to Australia in 1813, for a failed bid to help eight Frenchman escape from England.
Around 1828 George and Granny Davis took up a grant of land at Gounyan near Yass in New South Wales. The Davis family subsequently acquired much more land around Yass, including what is now Benview.
View towards the front of Benview homestead, October 2007.
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Today, the historic and rambling homestead of 30 squares combines high ceilings with cypress timber and stone floors providing gracious living areas. There is separate dining area, and a huge sun room overlooking a picturesque rambling garden. There are five bedrooms and two bath rooms in the homestead, with a separate studio and office supplying an ideal place to work from home.
Benview has two springs and six dams, with a full size tennis court and a full complement of farm buildings, sheds, stables, yards and bore. Many of these buildings can be seen in the aerial photograph of the homestead.
It is about 12 minutes from the historic Village of Hall in the ACT (although the history of Hall goes back well before Federation and the creation of the ACT), and about 30 minutes from the farming town of Yass (which contains many historic buildings and places). Benview is a superb commuting lifestyle property.
More information about Benview is given at Benview.com, which includes a slideshow of pictures around the property.
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