Terrara House Estate is without exception the finest mansion on the Southern Coast of New South Wales with a fascinating story to tell. Steeped in history, constructed from local sandstone between 1900 - 1904 for the MacKenzie family, this Edwardian Grande Dame is exceptional in grandeur and scale with 23 rooms extending over three stories, a grand foyer and staircase, 13 fireplaces, a widow's walk with stunning period details throughout.
This splendid manor estate, surrounded by 16.85 acres is reached via a stately tree-lined driveway with 100yr old elms and oaks, opening out into sweeping majestic lawns and beautiful manicured parklike magic grounds, all surrounding a stunning historic sandstone mansion.
The unique property is remarkable for its absolute tranquillity, magnificent English gardens, and an exceptional impression of spaciousness. The estate includes a number of leisure areas such as an 18-metre heated swimming pool, an all-weather championship tennis court with his and her bathroom amenities, a maze garden, a parterre style vegetable patch, croquet lawn, outdoor marble chess set and a luxurious day spa.
The owners, 'Custodians to the Grand Old Lady' have poured their heart and soul into this impressive home to carefully restore and ensure all the dwellings are in an impeccable state in keeping with the Edwardian era. The manor house offers 530sqm of habitable floor area whilst the 'Stable' accommodation contains 280sqm.
The original stables on the estate, that predate the residence, were home to the pioneering De Mestre family who first settled Terara in 1845. Etienne De Mestre was a celebrated racehorse trainer who successfully trained five cup winners from the track at Terrara House, including Archer, the winner of the first two Melbourne Cups.
The stables have been restored as maisonettes to accommodate guests and have maintained a rustic and eclectic feel. Attached is a luxury day spa that accompanied an outstanding wedding venue once operated from the property.
Complete privacy only 20 minutes to the beach, 5 minutes to amenities and 10 minutes to the historical town of Berry, this sprawling Shoalhaven estate is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be loved by a new family as it has been centuries before.
• Impressive period details
• Seven bed, 7 bathrooms
• Grand foyer and staircase
• 13 fireplaces
• Separate guest rooms
• Luxurury day spa with gym
• Town water plus rainwater tanks
Close to Transport
Close to Shops
Open Fire Place
Close to Schools
Car Parking - Surface