Berrima 7-9 Oldbury Street
A short walk to the heart of Berrima Village, this glorious, private estate offers both history and luxury. The beautiful Georgian-style architect-designed homestead has been master-built for family living. It boasts four spacious bedrooms, a study, a light-filled designer kitchen with spectacular coffered ceiling opening to the garden, spacious living areas and cosy nooks with fireplaces, both wood combustion and gas.
Separately sited and invisible from the main home, the original timber cottage from 1855 has been sensitively and meticulously restored and earns excellent income as a multi-award-winning short-stay rental with own private garden and driveway (www.oldburycottage.com.au). Berrima has a constant need for tourist accommodation, so it is popular year-round: continue to run it or keep it for guests. A further extraordinary heritage stone cottage could also be restored.
Enter through a winding driveway lined with pin oaks to discover a garden wonderland of colourful deciduous trees: Manchurian pears and apples, ornamental cherries, boxelder maples, oaks and poplars, underplanted with thousands of spring bulbs. The property has ultimate privacy, as it backs onto crown land – the sound of birdsong is all you will hear.
Special features of the property include:
Connection to all town services2.9-metre-high ceilingsDesigner interiors: Belgium linen curtains and beautiful pendant lightsLarge country kitchen with Miele integrated dishwasher, double Miele oven plus dining and sitting areasSeparate dining roomExtensive lined attic storage spacesSolar panelsNew gas ducted heating and cooling system; alarm systemAttached double garage plus third garage/shed in gardenIntegrated phantom flyscreens in French doorsA bore supplying ornamental lake/dam and drip-feeding garden beds
'Oldbury House' is in a blue-ribbon location: the village of Berrima offers two of the best bakeries in the state, a brilliant country pub and several five-star dining options as well as beautiful riverside walking paths. It is just ten minutes to Bowral, Mittagong or Moss Vale with easy access to excellent schools and facilities. The charm, style and history of 'Oldbury House' and 'Oldbury Cottage' combine to form a rare package with an excellent passive income opportunity in a location that will steal your heart.