16 September 2019

Commanding and impressive yet tasteful and comfortable: a true country estate

| Lisa Herbert
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Surrounded by the verdant folds of the TIlba TIlba Valley is stunning Urimbirra. Photo: Supplied

Surrounded by the verdant folds of the Tilba Tilba Valley is stunning Urimbirra. Photos: Supplied.

“Urimbirra”, at 40 Mount Dromedary Trail, Tilba, is a magnificent and commanding residence, nestled in the emerald green hills of its stunning rural location.

Offered for sale by EOI by John Murray of Whale Coast Realty, expressions of interest close on Tuesday 29th October.

Renowned dairy country and a lovely community. Photo: Supplied

Renowned dairy country and a lovely community.

This is a unique and very private property set on over 80 acres of fertile grazing land, with remnants of rainforest, granite outcrops and permanent water supply. All this, close to pristine, sapphire beaches, National Parks and estuaries.

Built of granite stone and featuring ancient timbers, the home was originally planned and run as an exclusive guest house.

Originally built as a B&B, an entertainer's dream. Photo: Supplied

Originally built as a B&B, an entertainer’s dream.

The 84 acre property lies two minutes from the picturesque, historic and friendly community of Tilba Tilba, and is a mere 10-minute drive from stunning beaches at Mystery Bay.

A quick 15 mins will take you to ‘town’, either Narooma or Bermagui, with more beaches, fishing, walking and water activities. And it’s a congestion-free 45-minute drive to Moruya airport.

Terraced gardens and creek walks. Photo: Supplied

Terraced gardens and creek walks.

Access is via a picturesque tree-lined driveway that leads you to a stone and brick mansion of simple and pleasing dimensions.

The impressive residence is surrounded by the rolling green grazing land and granite outcrops of the verdant valley. The surrounding area is enhanced by the nearness of the famous Gulaga Mountain.

A galleria, a library level and warming stone fireplaces. Photo: Supplied

A galleria, a library level and warming stone fireplaces.

Features include 10-metre high beam ceilings, forged ironwork, antique timbers and handmade terracotta tiles. The formal sitting and dining rooms are overlooked by the galleria which links a guest wing with the remainder of the house.

The living spaces open on to the courtyard swimming pool area, and the large verandahs take in the spectacular rural views over the property.

Your own library space. Photo: Supplied

Your own library space.

The formal dining and sitting rooms are each warmed by their own stone fireplaces.

Throughout this home are wooden floors, a central stone fireplace with open chimney spanning the mezzanine level or galleria, and ample light.

A kitchen on a commercial scale, yet warm and welcoming. Photo: Supplied

A kitchen on a commercial scale, yet warm and welcoming.

The kitchen is a golden haven within the home, with every conceivable cooking appliance from fire to induction, glowing with hospitality.

Black granite bench tops enhance the sunflower colour of the kitchen cabinetry, with wide spaces and massive workspaces. This room is also warmed by a fireplace.

In addition to commercial quality cooking facilities there is an adjoining larder and cellar, and your own fresh produce available from the large orchard and enclosed vegetable garden.

Spacious bedrooms with views and ensuites. Photo: Supplied

Spacious bedrooms with views and ensuites.

Six bedrooms and six bathrooms mean endless opportunities for entertaining guests and family. Bedrooms all have timber ceilings and wooden sash windows letting in the surrounding greenness.

Four of the spacious bed/sitting rooms form the private guest wing, and each has ensuite bathroom. This guest wing conveniently has its own staircase and entrance.

The bathrooms are beautifully tiled and gleaming white with more timber touches.

Urimbirra’s lovely terraced gardens include timber bridges and walkways for strolling and exploring, picnicking, or to access the pristine streams and creeks which run through the property.

Join me at the pool? AFter tennis perhaps. Photo: Supplied

Join me at the pool? After tennis perhaps.

Recreation activities are well provided on the property: Set in its botanic-like gardens, the two-storey, six-bedroom residence also boasts a resort-style courtyard and swimming pool with waterfall, and a full-size, all weather tennis court.

Living spaces are warmed with their own fireplaces. Photo: Supplied

Living spaces are warmed with their own fireplaces.

An attractive timber machinery shed houses a beautiful and light-filled artist’s loft studio or separate living space.

Urimbirra’s lush pasture is perfect for grazing, and the property includes fencing and stockyards.

There is also all weather access from the highly engineered bridge creek-crossing and entrance. A must in a valley known for its ample rainfall.

Welcome, to your perfect country estate. Photo: Supplied

Welcome, to your perfect country estate.

Fresh produce grown and harvested in the district is available at local country markets, including bounty from the surrounding oceans and Tilba’s famous dairy products.

“Urimbirra” is an exceptional and tasteful property which will definitely suit the most discerning purchaser. It is a magnificent home that must be inspected.

Urimbirra is open for Expressions of Interest, which closes on 29 October. For more information or to visit the property, call John Murray on 02 4476 2699.

Original Article published by Lisa Herbert on The RiotACT.

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