'Yarrangower' Homestead, Vineyard & Farm
Nestled into the finest land in the district and originally settled in the 1830s, 'Yarrangower' encompasses 120 acres of lush grazing pastures, a small vineyard and a Tuscan-style rendered brick homestead that radiates character, luxury and comfort. A short drive to charming Berrima village, this architect-designed beauty was built in 2008 with a meticulous eye for detail. The hardware is all imported from France, the tiles are handmade in Portugal, magnificent reclaimed hardwood timber beams that once fortified wharves and warehouses have been used in the ceilings, lintels and porches. Original timber from the shearing sheds has been lovingly reclaimed to create a rustic and elegant pergola. This spacious, three bedroom plus study home is a delight to behold and really must be inspected to appreciate its true appeal.
Features of the property include:
A large open-plan living room with picturesque countryside viewsAn enormous study, integrated with a library with extensive built-in cabinetry A spacious country-style kitchen and dining room features large walk-in pantryCopious storage everywhere including a large box room & generous mudroomDesigned with north-facing orientation and an extensive system of insulation for year-round comfort (interior temperature usually varies by only 5 degrees)Ducted and zoned reverse-cycle air conditioning (rarely needed)Double-sided stone fireplace (wood combustion) is a beautiful featureAntique doors and feature panels from Morocco, France and Spain enhance the true Southern Mediterranean styleBeautiful stone entertaining courtyard with vine-covered pergola flows from house, and includes feature fountain and climbing rosesLarge wine cellar (over 1000 bottle capacity) No-maintenance Stegbar French doorsPhantom retractable flyscreens
Original ironbark slab huts have been restored and renovated: now in use as a light-filled art studio and farm outbuildingsMachinery shed, hay shed, tool shed, car ports for four car parkingSmall scale production of 'Mandemar Wines' has 1.5 hectares under vine (Chardonnay, Riesling & Pinot Noir)A fully-equipped winery converted from the original shearing sheds includes destemming and bottling equipment, a press, laboratory and storeroom for packaging9 paddocks, 8 dams, a bore (with both commercial & domestic licence)A sophisticated rainwater, pump and tank system provides plentiful water Fully computerised irrigation system feeds vineyard, large netted orchard, home paddock trees, walled vegetable gardenCurrently runs 50-60 head angus cattle; stockyards, crush and all infrastructure availableEnormous netted orchard integrated with chicken run for quince, pears, plums, necatarine and various apple varietiesBeautifully planted home paddock with oaks, maples and a birch grove50 roses including rose covered timber garden sheds
Just 1.5 hours to Sydney airport and close to all of the Southern Highlands artisanal offerings, this property marries heritage significance with contemporary comfort. If you have ever dreamed of a country retreat with your own small vineyard, orange trees for making marmalade and blue wrens dancing between the rose blooms, 'Yarrangower' will steal your heart.