This enchanting stately homestead built in 1930 by British settlers, is indicative of what you would find in the Cotswolds region of England. Whether your tastes are historical, architectural, or horticultural, this magnificent property is bound to impress.
A corner allotment of approx. 3000sqm offers two separate entrances; one via electronic gates approaching the double garage with remote panel lift door, and the other via decorative iron gates leading to the front entrance. The moment you walk into the foyer you will experience the quality and delight of what this residence has to offer.
Downstairs, the spacious formal lounge, and dining rooms boast lofty ceilings with ornate cornices and picture rails, as well as open fireplaces (one gas), solid hand carved jarrah mantels, original silver chandeliers, and Ironbark flooring. The kitchen has been fully renovated and would impress the most fastidious of chefs. Not only does it offer extensive views over the swimming pool and manicured grounds; it also offers stone benchtops, breakfast bar, Smeg stainless steel appliances including self-cleaning pyrolytic oven, massive walk in pantry with fridge cavity, and a water filtration system. There is a casual meals area adjacent the kitchen with double French doors with retractable flyscreen, which lead to the rear patio.
The ground level has two bedrooms. The elegant master suite with open fireplace and original carved solid mantel is just a start. This bedroom has external access to the rear gardens, a huge dressing room with French doors to the front gardens and a sparkling ensuite with spa bath and underfloor heating. This wing of the home was cleverly designed and constructed ten years ago in keeping with the home’s existing character. The second bedroom with built in cabinetry, enjoys panoramic views of the front terraced gardens.
Ascend the spiral staircase to the family room which comes complete with surround sound speaker system, open fireplace, and a reading nook with built-in bookshelves. If a glass of wine on a private upstairs terrace sounds appealing, look no further, as this room leads out to just the spot. It even has an external staircase giving access options.
Three double bedrooms are on this upper level, all with built in robes. There is a stunning office with high pitched roof and port hole window with original stained glass. The third bathroom comes complete with deep claw foot bath, heated towel rails, and heritage pedestal basin and tiling. The entire upstairs has r/c ducted air-conditioning.
Outdoors there is a separate fully lined studio with power and concrete flooring. This has been utilized as a gym and storage facility but would be an ideal teenager’s retreat, separate office or perhaps storage for the sports cars or motor bikes. There is a huge storage facility underneath the studio which normally house the pool furniture in those winter months. The concrete and tiled swimming pool is salt chlorinated and solar heated. All pool equipment is included in the sale. The pool is surrounded by quality paving which has a timber deck area ready to lift if someone wants to drop in a deep spa. All power exists underneath in the cavity below and can be accessed on the outer wall via double doors.
Anyone who is an avid gardener will thoroughly enjoy these stately grounds. The current owners have lovingly restored the gardens over the years, and they are breathtakingly beautiful! From the terraced lawns, magnificent water features, extensive stone walling, garden arbors and hidden vistas, to the abundant flowering vegetation. The plants include Camelias, Magnolias, Azaleas, Rhododendrons, English Bluebells, Liquid Ambers, Japanese Maples, Claret Ash, Manchurian Pears, English Box Hedges, flowering Viburnum, Wisteria, Fascia’s, fruit trees and much more. The gardens are watered from the equipped bore via a fully irrigated system, keeping your water bill to a minimum.
Properties like these are extremely rare to find and are very tightly held. Please call to arrange your private inspection. We are looking for expressions of interest by 5pm on the 25th September 2020 unless sold prior.
- Open Fireplace
- Slow Combustion Wood Heater
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm System
- Built in Wardrobes
- Ducted Cooling
- Fully Fenced