Set on 275 hectares of stunning Goulburn pastures, this stately home at 1121 Rhyanna Road looks like it was transported straight out of the Barossa Valley but might also give fans of Downton Abbey a sense of déjà vu.
Asked about the property’s best features, Ray White agent Justin Gay gave an answer we’ve never heard before: “The ballroom!”
“It also has the most spectacular gardens and that brilliant uninterrupted view. The overall quality of this stunning Georgian structure is also superb.”
When visiting the property, known as ‘Rhyanna Park’, you’ll approach the sandstone-clad manor via a private tree-lined road and pull into a porte cochère, allowing you to enter through two large timber doors and into the marble-floored ballroom.
Taking in the hall, your eyes will be drawn to its high ornamental ceiling and crystal chandelier, framed by a wrap-around mezzanine with decorative cast iron and hardwood rails.
In a nod to the state’s heritage, the hall also features reclaimed timber joinery from the first iteration of Sydney’s iconic Pyrmont Bridge.
From here, you can enter one of three unique spaces, all of which give the sitting rooms of Government House a run for their money.
Turn left and you’ll enter the first of these spaces, a billiard room with a smaller crystal chandelier and several wall-mounted sconces equipped with ambient candle-shaped globes.
Across the hall, you will find the first of several elegant sitting rooms, complete with an identical crystal chandelier.
This room features a designer country-green wallpaper cropped with exposed timber skirting, a design choice replicated in the adjoining 23-seat dining room.
All three spaces have large sandstone fireplaces and expansive timber-framed windows, making the most of Goulburn’s sprawling countryside views.
(Spend too much time in either one of them and you might start to forget what country you’re in.)
Concealed behind the great hall, the second half of the ground floor is just as opulent as the first.
Protruding out from the home’s side is a large and circular conservatory, providing yet another opportunity to take advantage of the property’s breathtaking views.
This lounge space also opens onto a massive kitchen with wrap-around marble bench tops and an extra large island bench.
With two large ovens and almost a dozen hot plates, the kitchen is more than capable of feeding all 23 of the guests that the dining hall was designed to host.
Venture upstairs and you can take your pick of six stunning bedrooms. The expansive master suite has two ensuite bathrooms and two walk-in robes.
With more timber finishings and designer wallpaper, all rooms were designed in the same high-end style of yesteryear that echoes throughout the house.
Walk outside where you can take advantage of the the two hectares of carefully designed gardens surrounding the home.
With an impressive array of well-manicured hedges and a variety of stunning European trees, you won’t be surprised to learn the garden’s award-winning landscape architect, Michael Bligh, is one of Australia’s most renowned.
Despite its abundant old-world charm, the property has plenty of modern outdoor facilities including a synthetic tennis court, a 22-metre gas-heated swimming pool, and a newly constructed cabana bar with a built-in beer system.
Speaking about the range of outdoor amenities, Justin says there’s not much around with this much to offer.
“From the croquet lawns to the tennis court, it just does not stop. It really is an entertainer’s dream.”
An adjacent one-bedroom timber cottage and two-bedroom apartment provide extra accommodation.
Beyond the fully irrigated garden oasis, the property’s remaining 253 hectares offer sprawling hills with high-quality grazing pastures.
On top of providing 200 Angus cattle with high-quality feed, the rich landscape makes for stunning panoramic views of the Goulburn region – best enjoyed from the homestead’s wrap-around front porch.
“It’s currently owned by a local hotelier family but they are relocating to Albury,” Justin says.
“It really is the perfect home for an owner occupier looking for beef cattle enterprise and accommodation or venue hire on the side.”
1121 Rhyanna Road in Goulburn is taking expressions of interest until 14 March. For more information on the property, call Ray White Goulburn’s Justin Gay at 0429 795 507, and be sure to check out the latest listings on Zango.
Original Article published by Ryan Bourke on Riotact.