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Gold Coast bush retreat offers peace and quiet

By Zahndra Kershaw

Hidden in Currumbin Valley’s bushland is a property so peaceful it feels like it’s “a million miles away” from civilisation.

The acreage estate encompasses 1.72ha of land between Currumbin Creek Rd and Currumbin Creek. Owner Kym Berg knew it was the property for her before she even stepped foot inside the house.

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She said the land’s natural beauty was too good to resist. “That area was important because it’s quiet and peaceful and feels like you’re a million miles away from everything but we’re still minutes to the shops,” she said. There are multiple swimming holes to cool off in as well as resident platypus and hundreds of bird species to admire.

As picturesque as it is, Ms Berg said the property — including the main residence, guesthouse and two cottages — needed a lot of work when she bought it.
She and her partner, who have now lived there for six years, transformed the property into the sanctuary it is today.

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“When we bought it, it was not like this at all,” Ms Berg said. “Basically everything has been renovated, even the gardens. “As beautiful as they are, it used to be like a horse paddock, now it’s like a golf course.”

The main house has an open kitchen, living and dining room with a fireplace the centrepiece. It opens up onto a wraparound deck where there is also a pool and spa. It also has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a study as well as a loft. The two cottages on the property each have one bedroom while the guesthouse has two bedrooms.

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Ms Berg said she loved the property so much because it had character. “It’s all open space too so it’s a very social home, that’s one thing I love about it,” she said. It was going to be hard for her to leave the property but it was too much to maintain while her partner travelled for work.

“It is hard, I’ve already shed tears,” she said. “It’s a very well-loved property.”

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