This month in My Country Property we discover spectacular country estates in Bowral in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.
Bowral is set at the base of Mount Gibralter and is just over 100 kilometres south west of Sydney. Exceptional restaurants, some of the best country gardens in the state and an unrivalled lifestyle make the region a mecca for fashionistas seeking a country escape.
Look out for the Bowral Tulip Festival which runs from the end of September until early October. The region also holds an Autumn Garden festival. www.southern-highlands.com.au/tulip-time
Located four minutes from the Old Bowral Village, this grand country estate sits on 14.5 acres overlooking magnificent vineyards and rolling hills. Featuring classic formal rose gardens and hedges, a carriageway lined with an avenue of London Plane Trees, a poplar walk and maple grove. Built with local sandstone the home features 450mm deep walls, bevelled arches and hand built gothic stone fireplaces. Formal and informal living rooms, a sumptuous dining hall, antique doors and leadlight windows all afford magnificent country views. In addition there is a stately library, as well as the stunning pool pavilion and gardens, the chateau is a wonderful family home and an excellent property for horses and stables. The home measures about 100 squares with five formal and informal living areas. Two major galleries, a hat room and cellar, and a palatial kitchen with adjoining scullery are other highlights. For more information and to view this property contact Ballard Property Group Woollahara Agent Bill Bridges 0418 636 663 or 02 9327 7404.
This is the ultimate acreage for discerning buyers. The home boasts a gas/solar heated indoor pool, a sandstone barbecue area and a breathtaking conservatory. Enjoy the private library, lavish master suite with magnificent dual dressing rooms and an en-suite. A total of five bedrooms will accommodate a large family or guests in comfort. Lose yourself in the gardens and sweeping lawns with feature fountains, an orchard, a lake, tennis court, dressage arena, vegetable parterre, rose gardens, mature European trees, alpaca run, chook house and a shed/workshop. Five brick stables with direct access to the paddocks with groom/housekeepers residence adjacent. To discover the delights of Rona Lodge in the Sutton Forest contact Lynette Anstee on 0415 508 457 of Raine and Horne Bowral.
Set in beautiful, established park-like grounds is this fine country home offering an exceptional country lifestyle. The large north facing kitchen and adjoining dining area features parquetry floors and light wells bring in natural light through elegant dormer windows. The casual living rooms open to the terrace where you can enjoy the elegant gardens and country surrounds. A separate formal lounge, dining room and library are perfect for formal entertaining while the fabulous main bedroom suite features a walk-in robe/dressing room and elegant bathroom. An in-ground heated pool plus a dam and bore a full security system, town water and natural gas combine in this elegant country home where comfort and privacy merge. An asking price of $2.25m is established on this Bowral property and for more information contact Agent Angus Campbell-Jones of Campbell Jones Property on 0400 300 444.
Modern Country Home for Family
‘Warragul’ is a modern family home on five acres situated in totally rural surrounds, enjoying wonderful views adjoining the Bong Bong Racecourse. The home features timber floors, high ceilings, wrap around verandahs, two open fires and a s/c fire. Formal and informal living spaces include a lounge room with an open fire, dining area and spacious living room with a slow combustion fire. The fabulous kitchen and casual dining area, a mudroom, large study/library with open fire also feature. There are four bedrooms. The main has an ensuite and a fitted built-in robe. The north facing terrace brings in the rural scenes. The acreage would suit a range of rural pursuits and is divided into two main paddocks. Just minutes from town 540 Kangaloon Road, Bowral is an excellent option for families seeking a country atmosphere. The asking price is $1.995m and to inspect contact Michael Maloney of Richardson and Wrench Bowral on 0414 482 150.