'Yaraandoo' - Elegant Home and Vineyard Retreat
A spectacular family home, a cottage, a vineyard, a 120-acre country dream: Historic 'Yaraandoo' is the estate of a wine-making family who has created something extraordinary in one of the Highlands' most picturesque locations.
Just ten minutes' from Berrima village, the architect-designed home was conceived and crafted to be in complete harmony with its surroundings, and offers 764 sqm of luxurious living space. There are six beautiful and spacious bedrooms including the opulent master suite which offers a lounge area and distant views over vineyards to Mt Jellore. A large home-office/library with extensive cabinetry caters for those wish to work from home. There are three full bathrooms plus a powder room, with a plumbed room available for a fourth bathroom if required. With various generous living areas built for daytime and evening entertaining and a spectacular 2000-bottle subterranean wine cellar crafted from recycled timbers that contains a preserves room and a tasting and entertaining space, 'Yaraandoo' is a country estate of rare amenity.
The well-appointed kitchen with professional-style Ilve range has been meticulously designed for those who love to cook. A large central island invites collaboration; a butler's pantry provides extra capacity. Flowing from the kitchen is a beautiful conservatory capturing winter sun and views to surrounding gardens.
Tucked away behind a picket fence with an English garden is a darling two-bedroom cottage designed by Richard Rowe, perfect for guests or as farm-stay accommodation.
The English-style garden surrounding the house is sublime in every respect and contains a magnificent and expansive fruit and vegetable garden, climbing roses and large deciduous trees for seasonal colour. Approximately 7 of the 55 hectares are planted with grape vines, and productive olive trees (harvested for oil); the remaining land is perfect for grazing or further planting (the neighbouring properties produce truffles and organic garlic). You may wish to utilise the tax advantages involved in primary production, or if you prefer, simply enjoy the serenity and lease the crops/land to local producers.
Details of the property include:
House & Cottage:
Large open-plan kitchen/living/dining area with breakfast room and Cheminees Philippe wood fireFormal sitting/dining/living area with Cheminees Philippe wood fire and built-in bar nook and boothOutdoor entertaining area with built-in BBQ amenities flows from living room; retractable sunshadeCopious storage spaces/rooms and an excellent mudroom, laundry & drying roomTravertine stone tiles; most stone floor areas throughout house are heatedHydronic radiators throughoutHigh ceilings, coffered ceilings, skylightsAttached three-car garageTwo-bedroom cottage is spacious and fully self-contained with bathroom, separate kitchen, living area & wood fireC-Bus system for lights; double glazingSpotted gum timber floors
Walled garden; potager; netted gardens; covered garden, large glass house and glamorous potting shed with mezzanine level Productive Fruit and vegetable garden6 sheds including large machinery shed4 paddock dams plus the bore-fed dam next to main house; 3 boresExtensive irrigation and fertigation system (electronically controlled) covering the vineyard, olive trees and garden areas10 kW solar system5 hectare vineyard has produced award-winning wines. Varieties: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Arneis, La Grein, Pino Blanc and table grapes Chicken shed with run
Graciously designed to capture the views, 'Yaraandoo' has a timeless quality. The breathtaking gardens blend harmoniously with a weatherboard, brick and stone home that appears to have been nestled into the countryside for decades, and yet it was built in 2012. An inspection is encouraged to appreciate its true elegance and grandeur.