"Working property meets urban sophisticate"
The Southern Highlands dream includes a beautiful country home and picture perfect acreage. This home on approx. 140 acres, which seems to have been plucked from Vermont USA, epitomises that dream. The property, once a stud for thoroughbred horses, is now a working property for grass fed cattle. A winding tree-lined driveway passes clusters of horse shelters on its way to the graceful home, with magnificent interiors by Walter Herman, separate winter and summer living and dining rooms, working fireplaces throughout and extensive views.
The home, which was featured in Vogue Living, retains the sophistication of early 20th century architecture - high ceilings, picture rails and wall mouldings. Banks of elegant French windows overlook the sweeping lawns that surround the home.
The media room features high ceilings, dentil cornices and a limestone mantle surrounds its fireplace, which is set in a stone feature wall.
The kitchen is built around a white marble island and features a dual country oven for entertaining.
Comfort is controlled by reverse cycle airconditioning.
A dedicated BBQ cabana and entertaining area provides for the joy of outdoor living.
6 dams and reticulated water feed all paddocks from the bore (1200 litres per hour), 2 water tanks.
There is an 8 bay horse stable and training ring as well as manager's room and wash bay for horses. The property's 8 dedicated horse paddocks include horse shedding and reticulated water.
There is a 3 bay hayshed, a large 3 bay semi-trailer and equipment shed, a large workshop and a large hay pen. The stud currently runs 69 head of breeding cows and 25 with calf at foot. It also runs a year round steer fattening programme of 50 head of steers.
All paddocks are bounded by electric fencing. Post and rail fencing around all homestead and entrances. Boundary and inbound fences are all new.
The farm is equipped with 2 purpose built horse washing bays, rain and bore water to all stables with back up and post and rail fencing, as well as no scratch Western fencing for horses safety.