'Rivendell'

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An exquisite homestead, a beautiful second residence, magnificent horse facilities, a vast machinery shed, 42 acres of rolling green hills including a large pocket of rainforest, a trout-filled babbling creek, avenues of pear trees and the most beautiful of landscapes: 'Rivendell' is a Southern Highlands estate of unrivalled perfection.

Privately sited behind electric entrance gates, the luxurious main residence is settled amongst beautiful landscaping and grounded with bluestone exterior walls and natural weatherboard. Between the incredible homestead and the large, three-bedroom second residence, stunning cottage gardens frame the views, specifically planted to attract birds, butterflies and bees. Adjacent parterre gardens create a sense of European luxury, with a fountain and fishponds completing the picture. Wander through extensive raised vegetable beds, netted strawberry patches, an arboretum for autumnal colour and large entertaining decks, then relax by the magnificent freshwater swimming pool. Visit the raised meditation deck built within the branches of a significant old Cedar of Lebanon tree.

Inside the main residence, bucolic pastures are viewed from every oversized picture window. The open-plan kitchen, living and dining area boasts raked ceilings, built-in window seats and a large open fire with a beautiful reveal built from sandstone sourced on the property. It is perfectly sited for northerly sun. The kitchen is framed by a six-metre island bench, with benchtops of stone and stainless steel. Two ovens (one steam), under-bench drawer fridge and high-quality appliances plus a large butler's pantry are features of the chef's kitchen. Wide engineered oak floorboards are hydronically heated from the slab beneath. Double glazing and extensive insulation keep the house beautifully temperate. There is also reverse-cycle air conditioning if needed. The home has a ducted vacuuming system throughout.

A large family/sitting room also doubles as a music room; an integrated home office has been cleverly designed to be hidden behind sliding doors. Exquisitely styled bedrooms and bathrooms provide spacious luxury: the master retreat is vast and calming with sliding doors opening to more rolling green hills.

Located just minutes from Robertson's delightful village atmosphere, including galleries, great cafés, an excellent pub and a wine bar, 'Rivendell' is an easy drive to Bowral, Moss Vale and Mittagong to access world class private schools, golf clubs, eateries and boutique shopping.

Features and facilities of 'Rivendell' are too numerous to mention, but highlights include:

Second Residence:
The large 3-bedroom brick home has been completely renovated. It can be divided into a two-bedroom home plus a one-bedroom flat with kitchenette and ensuite if desired, for flexible family living or larger rental returns. It would be a popular Airbnb-type rental but would also bring a significant permanent rental return if desired.Beautiful entertaining decks flow from both ends of houseKitchen has servery to exteriorNew wool carpets and Belgium linen curtainsGas fireplace & ducted r/cycle air conditioningCopious insulation
Horse facilities:
Stunning timber stables made from cedar with Evalock doorsTwo stalls plus a tack room with laundry facilities and storage binsDressage arena in perfect conditionElectronic gates for separate entry to stables and machinery shed
Farm:
Incredibly fertile soilNew 180 square metre steel & Colourbond machinery shed with toilet facilities and 4x4m electric roller doors surrounded by newly planted native gardensLarge tractor shed4 paddocks, currently used for horses but previously for cattleWater troughs to all paddocks, pumped from spring-fed creek

Gardens, Environment & Infrastructure:
Approx. 5-acre pocket of Endangered Robertson Rainforest Community, filled with significant brown barrel eucalyptus treesBarrengarry Creek runs through the property – spring fed so never runs dryGroves of native and exotic trees have been planted on the property for regeneration Parterre garden includes rosemary, oregano, thyme, lemons, bay treeExtensive garden lightingEstablished peach and apple trees600 sqm chicken run and chook palaceDouble carport plus copious parking baysIrrigation to all gardens around housesSeveral water tanks – in total approx. 150,000 litre capacity with triple filtration system (all water to both homes is triple filtered)Winaico/Fronius grid connected solar system: 51 solar panels (16.8 kW) with 3-phase string inverter(15 kW) installed in 202115 metre concrete and ceramic tile pool includes 8 sqm gas heated spa; enviroswim filtration system; surrounds are concrete pavers with spotted gum decking.

6 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
10 parking
169,968m² approx land area

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Drew Lindsay Sotheby's International Realty
​​24 Wingecarribee Street, Bowral NSW 2576
PO Box 1447, Bowral NSW 2576
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