Despite the calls for workers to return to the CBD offices, the exodus to Australia’s countryside continues with roughly 27% of people  expressing the desire to live somewhere regional according to research.  If you’re yet to find your perfect city escape, then check out these five homes.

Berry Park

On the fringe of the Hunter Valley, Berry House was originally built in 1857 by famed pioneer John Eales and has undergone meticulous restoration by its current owners.

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471 Duckenfield Road Berry Park Photo: Supplied

“The first and lasting impressions of the property are the original sandstone walls and the magnificent cedar timber on the floors, door frames and skirting boards – these remain as they were originally built,” says the seller.

“Nothing beats sitting on the wide, fully covered, north-facing veranda, looking out across the floodplain towards the Hunter River.”

PRDnationwide Hunter Valley’s Rhonda Nyquist is accepting expressions of interest closing April 21 with a guide of $3.75 million. 

Mudgee

In the heart of Mudgee, this classic Californian bungalow is a relaxed and restful home with a beautiful blend of old-world charm and contemporary comfort, with further potential still on the cards.

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55 Denison Street Mudgee Photo: Supplied

“I love the plasterwork on the ceilings and the textured glass French doors that lead into the lounge room,” says the seller.

“There’s something comforting about lighting the fire and closing those doors in winter – I often imagine all of the other families who have lived here and have done the same thing.”

The Agency Central West NSW’s Damian Kearns takes the home to auction on April 19 with a guide of $575,000-$600,000.

Maitland

Azuma was built around 1892 and has since had six owners.

The current ones have lovingly restored the historic home back to its former glory.

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47 Regent Street Maitland Photo: Supplied

“When we bought the house 33 years ago, it had retained its original footprint and features, and so we sought to create a family home, with the guidance of a heritage architect,” says the seller.

“It’s become a wonderful home for entertaining, filled with firelit dinner parties in the winter and summer barbecues on the back deck and around the pool.”

The Agency Hunter Valley’s Charlie Lund is taking expressions of interest with a guide of $1.8 million-$1.98 million.

Lennox Head

A contemporary take on the classic Australian beach house, this brand new build has been designed to capture the seaside scenery, taking full advantage of its position across from Seven Mile Beach.

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1/43 Pacific Parade Lennox Head Photo: Supplied

“Finding a property in Lennox Head with uninterrupted ocean views is becoming harder, especially given its ever-growing popularity,” says the seller.

“I love all the natural materials used throughout, like travertine paving at the entrance and Tasmanian oak flooring, but the highlight would have to be the deck, offering a sense of calm and capturing the view perfectly.”

Belle Property Byron Bay / Lennox Head’s Braden Walters takes the home to auction on April 11 with a guide of $1.75 million.

Ghinni Ghinni 

Originally a dairy farm this renovated rural retreat comes with all the trimmings for a tree change, including a separate studio that holds wonderful potential, and is perfectly positioned on the Pacific Highway.

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17473 Pacific Highway Ghinni Ghinni Photo: Supplied

“I did the tree change myself, so I made sure the homestead had little touches and luxuries of the city life,” says the seller.

“The formal lounge feels super cosy and feminine in the winter, while the back decks are definitely the place to be in the summer, providing the perfect places to relax and rewind.”

Ray White Manning Valley’s Adam Homewood takes the home to auction on April 15 with a guide of $900,000-$1 million.

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