A private Bowral estate, with its lofty manor, park-like gardens and spectacular views is currently listed with Di Jones Real Estate.
Positioned high over Bowral township with views over rolling countryside into the distance, this large home is set out over three levels. Perched above its 5 green acres (2.02 ha), this impressive property offers an enviable lifestyle and absolute privacy.
Much like the recent past, when the wealthy would leave steamy Sydney to spend extended holidays in the Southern Highlands to enjoy long afternoon teas, court and carouse, you too can escape to Bowral.
Behind the gated entry you will discover a forecourt and manse, enchanting gardens with carpets of green lawn and secret spaces, and many resort-style facilities. There is a boutique equine infrastructure, and everything you need for a variety of active lifestyle pursuits, including tennis and swimming.
On the upper level of the home, from which you can see for miles and miles, are five generous bedrooms, two with ensuites, and all with built-in robes.
The light-filled master suite is situated at one end of this level, with a window seat above breath-taking views across the rolling countryside, a spacious dressing room and opulent ensuite. A verandah runs the length of this level, with another of the large bedrooms opening onto it.
Of the five bathrooms throughout the home, two feature deep free-standing baths, and four have been beautifully renovated with quality tap-ware and fixtures.
The middle level is ‘The Living Space’. Dark floors and clean white walls bestow the interior with an understated feel. Despite its grand size, there is nothing ostentatious about this home.
The state of the art kitchen has a 4-metre island bench, quality Miele appliances and induction cooktop, and opens out onto the lawns and pool area by way of gorgeous folding windows. This large kitchen is outfitted with bespoke cabinetry that flows into the dining area with a concealed walk-in pantry, impressive wine rack and delightful bay window seat.
There is a large family living room off the kitchen with a gas fire and window seat, and underfoot is a mix of Jarrah floorboards and 100 per cent wool carpet. Above are soaring 10 ft ceilings, and all is heated with ducted reverse cycle air throughout, as well as fireplaces (two gas and two wood).
There’s also a more formal, grand lounge with the panoramic views, and a long deck running the length of this level and its spacious rooms.
Why not relocate your business, and work from your comfortable and elegant home office complete with wood fire and long windows opening onto lush lawns?
Also on the middle floor, and separated by a floating walkway is an enormous games room with wet bar, open wood fire and home-cinema facilities.
Downstairs is a spacious gymnasium with French doors leading out to a grassed courtyard. Also on this level is a very private guest room with its own ensuite.
Just inside the ground level entry is a custom-built workshop with both internal and external access, and 3-phase power.
Enjoy your triple garage with internal access straight to a mudroom, featuring a handy Tesla wall charger. A second point access by a private road leads to an additional three-car garage with loft storage.
After exploring the grounds, you can recline in your tiled infinity pool, or relax in the spa (with both gas and solar heating provisions). A private poolside cabana overlooks the gardens and views, with a gas fire, kitchenette and bathroom.
Your steeds will be well looked after. The property has an irrigated paddock for up to two horses with electric fencing and other horse facilities including a manége, or dressage arena, a shelter, two stables, and a tack room.
Guests can rest comfortably in the American-style barn with its kitchenette, WC and loft. There is also a custom-built chicken coop, and outdoor shed.
To complete the facilities for an energetic family and friends, you can enjoy the full-size tennis court with lighting and cabana, for evening or afternoon games. Followed perhaps by a Pimms on the lawn?
The gardens, both formal and informal, are spectacular, with stone walls, hedges, water features, ponds and sympathetic lighting for evening soirees and other outdoor entertaining.
A 100-metre bore irrigates the property with more than 20 separate zones, town water and gas. The estate is protected by a full security system which includes the gated entry with intercom, and LED lighting throughout the grounds.
Located in a quiet cul-de-sac, between two prestigious golf courses and just two minutes from town, your Bowral estate is only 90 minutes south of Sydney.
Offering absolute privacy, this property is perfect for entertaining and experiencing the distinctive, colourful seasons enjoyed in NSW’s Southern Highlands.
To discuss this ultimate prestige property please call Lisa-Marie Cauchois of Di Jones Real Estate on 0421 216 512. Address and price available on application.
This property is available for private viewing and may be available via video as well to keep in line with the current government regulations around COVID-19.
Original Article published by Lisa Herbert on The RiotACT.