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Former Channel 9 star Cameron Williams has quietly and quickly offloaded the sprawling 17ha bush estate where he was accused of assaulting his wife Natasha Russo.

Wareng, a country retreat at Howes Valley near Singleton in NSW‘s Hunter Valley was expected to sell for $1.3million or more, but the real estate agent has not divulged how much it went for. 

The pavilion-style property had only been on the market for two weeks when it was quietly snatched up just before auction. 

Cutcliffe Properties’ Nathan Vincin said the agency had received an offer but he was ‘under instructions not to disclose the sale price’. 

The Williams-Russo property comes with a number of potential income streams, including a $528-a-night Airbnb listing and vines and olives planted on the 17ha estate around 30 years ago.

In November, troubled former Channel 9 sports presenter Cameron Williams (pictured left) was charged with assaulting his wife Natasha Russo (centre)

In November, troubled former Channel 9 sports presenter Cameron Williams (pictured left) was charged with assaulting his wife Natasha Russo (centre)

 Wareng cost $850,000 in 2018, having been initially sold by its architect Ian Poole for $655,000 in 2015, realestate.com.au reported.

Williams was last month charged with one count of common assault against his wife and is the subject of an apprehended violence order.

Officers were called to the couple’s property after 1am on Sunday, November 20.

Williams and Ms Russo are understood to be in the process of divorcing. 

Police will allege in court that Williams grabbed his wife’s arm during an argument.

The couple had spent the Saturday, November 19, with two long-time friends on a working bee at the property.

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The group began drinking after downing tools and there was allegedly an argument between Williams and Ms Russo late that night which their friends did not witness but heard from another room.

One of the friends called Triple Zero and police attended the property, which is about 50km south-west of Singleton. 

Daily Mail Australia understands there is no history of violence between the pair.

Cameron Williams and Natasha Russo quietly and quickly sold the sprawling 17ha estate where he was accused of assaulting his wife

Cameron Williams and Natasha Russo quietly and quickly sold the sprawling 17ha estate where he was accused of assaulting his wife

A master bedroom (pictured) in the house is surrounded by stunning views of the property

A master bedroom (pictured) in the house is surrounded by stunning views of the property

NSW Police issued a statement saying officers were called to the property following reports of a domestic incident.

‘Following inquiries, a 59-year-old man was arrested and taken to Cessnock Police Station and charged with common assault (DV),’ the statement read.

‘The Coogee man was granted conditional bail to appear at Singleton Local Court on Thursday 24 November 2022.’

As part of the AVO, Williams must not approach or be in the company of Ms Russo for at least 12 hours after drinking alcohol or taking illicit drugs.

Williams’ solicitor Paul McGirr said his client was a loving family man who was ‘extremely embarrassed by all of this’.

Wareng (pictured) cost $850,000 in 2018, having been initially sold by its architect Ian Poole for $655,000 in 2015

Wareng (pictured) cost $850,000 in 2018, having been initially sold by its architect Ian Poole for $655,000 in 2015 

‘At this stage there’s a lot more to the story, we’ll enter a plea of not guilty, obtain a brief of evidence and then go from there,’ he said.

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Williams’ bail conditions, seen by Daily Mail Australia, state he must reside at his sprawling beachside home at Coogee in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

That four-bedroom house was set to go to auction in late November with a price guide of $5.4million, but was subsequently withdrawn.

Williams bought it for $1.725million in 2007. 

The father-of-two, who presented sport for Today and Nine News, is originally from Emerald in the central highlands region west of Rockhampton, Queensland.

The property in Howes Valley comes with potential income streams, including a $528-a-night Airbnb listing

The property in Howes Valley comes with potential income streams, including a $528-a-night Airbnb listing

The alleged altercation at Howes Valley came eight months after the high-profile TV star stepped down from his role at Channel Nine citing ‘health reasons’.

‘It’s with a heavy heart I have decided to resign from Nine,’ Williams wrote to colleagues in March.

‘Leaving the best team in news is difficult and being part of that team an honour.

‘But I have struggled for years with increasingly poor health and I want to address that now for the sake of a more important team, my family.’

Howes Valley has only seen two previous sales above $1million, both of which happened last year. Pictured is the kitchen of Wareng

Howes Valley has only seen two previous sales above $1million, both of which happened last year. Pictured is the kitchen of Wareng

Even the bathroom (pictured) of the house comes with stunning views of the surrounding greenery

Even the bathroom (pictured) of the house comes with stunning views of the surrounding greenery

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