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17 Admiral Terrace, Goolwa SA 5214

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  • 7 Bed
  • 7 Bath
  • 7 Car
  • 1314m²

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“"River's End Retreat"”

Luxury meets history on the final sweeping bend of the magnificent Murray River

7 Bed - 7.5 Bath - 3 Living - 7 Carparks - 1 Pool - 1 Boatshed

Discover one of the most beautiful properties on the South Coast. Originally built by eminent South Australian politician William Younghusband Circa 1854, it has since been lovingly maintained, renovated and extended over the years by three generations of the Bishop family (the current owners today). This magnificent property has in the past provided boutique waterfront accommodation for up to 14 guests, being located on Goolwa's premier riverfront address - Admiral Terrace - providing guests with sublime vistas across the Murray River, Goolwa Lake, Hindmarsh Island and the Barrage -the place where the river meets the sea!

The property has run successfully as a fully hosted luxury retreat for guests from around the world, being at the doorstep of this historic beautiful region. Today this most amazing residence Is a family home - a welcome haven for the family and their frequent visitors.

"River's End Retreat" is beautifully appointed, thoughtfully laid out and overlooks the historic wharf precinct, local markets and distillery, whilst being only a short walk to the main street.

Standing on the highest point of the Murray riverbank, this Goolwa landmark is located adjacent to the wharf in the heritage listed "Little Scotland" area of the township and has been modernised and transformed from its humble 1850's origins. Unpretentious luxury and uninterrupted relaxation are what "River's End Retreat" is all about. The living is easy and surroundings inspiring.

The property comfortably sleeps six couples (12 people) in its six luxurious bedrooms, (four king size beds and two queen size beds) all with a beautifully appointed private ensuite bathroom. There is an additional fold-up Murphy bed in the seventh bedroom, increasing the bedroom accommodation to 14 if required.

"River's End" is an iconic seven bedroom property, crafted in a simple yet classic style. The original building and accommodations flow through to a stunning modern addition which incorporates an open plan kitchen, dining and living space. The floor plan is perfect for several couples, or for parents with teenage children looking to combine a family holiday whilst also providing plenty of personal space.

In the main house the fully equipped chef's kitchen with café bar has bi-fold doors opening to the outdoor entertaining area, making the preparation of lazy breakfasts, afternoon grazing platters and indulgent evening meals an absolute pleasure. The kitchen will delight - a gourmet chef's dream with extensive stainless steel and Caesarstone benchtops. Quality appliances abound - the Falcon oven with large gas cooktop, Butler's pantry and hidden store room. Custom joinery with soft-close drawers have been used throughout. The open plan kitchen/living/dining room has a feature gas fireplace adding to the ambience, while mesmerising views overlooking Hindmarsh Island, the Hindmarsh Island bridge and the reaches of the lower Murray River will take your breath away.

Split unit air conditioning is found on both the ground and first floor levels, together with a complete solar system of 5kW inverter with 6 kW of panels (22 panels) feeding into a Tesla Powerwall 2 battery.

Gather friends for a dinner party, fire up the BBQ for outdoor entertaining with the family or light candles for a romantic dinner party - the options are endless.

Settle onto the large infinity deck and feel your stress melt away watching the never-ending spectacle of light and shadow playing across the water stretched out before you. Enjoy the thrill of the yacht racing, the beauty of the pelicans and the majesty of the Oscar W paddle steamer as she steams by - not to mention the iconic Cockle Train.

Should this not be enough - move upstairs only to discover another full apartment, complete with master bedroom, ensuite bathroom and lounge. The bedroom and lounge take the river views to the next level - words can't describe how beautiful this is! The lounge room opens up onto the covered balcony where one can really enjoy those very special moments as the sun rises and sets over the river.

So many fabulous features are to be found here -the Stables Coach House, which has been converted into a cosy conference room candlelit dining and games room with beautiful limestone walls and gas heater and the adjoining specially built boat shed with high clearance roller door. Outside there is a heated plunge pool, pétanque piste, oversized chess set, fire pit and pizza oven - there has been nothing left to chance here! And all of this wonder is spread out across five allotments on one Certificate of Title.

With Adelaide Airport being only a 60 minute drive away and the iconic McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek wine districts just 30 minutes away, there is just so much to see and do from this stunning location. The beautiful Goolwa wharf and cultural precinct is just a short walk away and you are right at the doorstep of the pristine Coorong waterway.

There Is just so much to this magnificent property - a nostalgic monument to the by-gone era, yet one which has been lovingly brought into the modern day, with exceptional thought, style and presentation.

Offered for the first time in almost 70 years - don't let this extremely rare opportunity pass you by!

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Area: 1314m²

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