The magic of yesteryear exists in only a few special homes and this is one of them! Built in 1859 the majestic residence was extended over the years to incorporate 7 bedrooms, three bathrooms and grand living areas.
The oversized hallway sets the scene for this remarkable property with ornate arches and architraves and polished Baltic pine flooring. A sense of grandeur through the home has enabled the owners over the years to hold weddings and corporate functions as well as intimate gatherings.
From the dining room with outside access balcony overlooking the sprawling lawns – perfect for wedding ceremonies and celebrations to take place, to the drawing room with warm open fire and servant’s bell to the underground long lunch room perfect to surprise guests dining by candlelight, this property will excite you no end!
Providing generous bedrooms, all with their own style or theme, three bathrooms and quiet private spaces throughout the home and garden to relax and reflect, you can see why this property has had guests wanting to return time and time again.
The kitchen, built for family or guests to gather around the central breakfast bar offers all the modern conveniences of today’s living with concrete benchtops, great cupboard storage, huge cooker and a mirrored splashback bringing the outside in. French doors lead out to the beautiful verandahs overlooking the gardens.
Besides the large cellar, another cellar exists under the main homestead, perfect for housing premium wines and preserves.
To the rear of the main homestead is a spa pool and raised deck providing a lovely cool area to enjoy our warm summers.
During the winter months you can escape to the quaint summer house – a cosy warm abode set on the banks of the meandering creek, absorbing all the winter sun – a beautiful spot to enjoy a good book and a cup of tea.
To the front of the property a second title offers self-contained living in the old “gallery”. This beautiful stone building offers the perfect place as a guest house or honeymoon suite. Accommodation includes a bedroom, large lounge and living room, bathroom and kitchen. This second title may be offered for sale upon request.
Watervilla is an exceptional property with so many possibilities. Located right in the heart of historic Strathalbyn ready to welcome all, and with a history so deeply entrenched in her walls you’ll be instantly transported back to the times of a by-gone era.
- Bedrooms: 7
- Bathrooms: 3
- Car spaces: 3