Rural Property description
“Enchanting "Glen Lindsay" Circa 1838”
Insect Sunday by Appointment
Best Offer by 12 noon 7 July (Unless Sold Prior)
Price Guide: $1,900,000 to $2,100,000
For those who love a sense of history and have an appreciation of how one can skilfully blend the old with the new, then "Glen Lindsay" could be the one for you! Hidden away from view in the rolling hills of beautiful Hindmarsh Valley you will discover this magnificent 7.86 HA (19.4 acre) property. This is truly a property where your tastebuds will get enlivened at every turn. You will be captivated by its beauty as soon as you drive into the property - towering gums set the scene and as you approach the homestead, a magnificent dam comes into view. A beautiful garden setting made up of an expanse of lawn and English trees, including Golden Ash and Cedars lie between the dam and the lovingly restored and extended "Glen Lindsay" homestead.
The original cottage retains all the charm of yesteryear, yet with all the comforts of today. Enter the front door and you will be amazed how light and bright this house is - polished jarrah floorboards are found in the entrance hall and passageway. The beautiful front sitting room with glorious sash picture windows, high ceilings and slow combustion fire is to the right of the front door. The original cottage comprising two rooms, is disposed to a lovely home office and bedroom - all rooms overlook the front garden and dam. The passageway creatively separates the old from the new, yet cleverly integrates them at the same time - the original exterior stone walls of the cottage have been repointed and form the hallway wall. The new family/living/dining room will absolutely delight! A Cathedral ceiling with exposed timber beams will grab your eye, as does the polished exposed aggregate concrete floor (with underfloor heating). Bi-fold doors open from the room into a delightful brick paved courtyard. The large country style kitchen will also impress - a large island bench with table top extension forms the centrepiece, together with stacks of bench and cupboard space - granite benchtops are used throughout. Large sash windows let in the northern sun.
Three more bedrooms including the master suite, are found at the other end of the home - heritage architect Richard Woods has introduced wonderful high north facing windows which brighten the whole new addition. The master bedroom is spectacularly beautiful - a large picture window looks out to the front lawn and dam - a bulkhead hides the walk through robe, while the ensuite bathroom (with stunning north facing window) comes with shower and granite topped vanity. There is a separate powder room. Two more bedrooms of equal proportions complete the bedroom accommodation - both have built in robes - all bedrooms have ceiling fans. The main bathroom is magnificent - beautifully tiled with another granite topped vanity, large shower and wc.
A large shed completes the improvements on the property , divided into a two car garage (both with auto roller doors), leaving another four bays which currently house the home gym and large workshop - there is another roller door providing access into the shed, as well as a front door into the workshop area. Features to this property are endless but to include a few, you will find double glazing throughout, a 5 KW solar system, impeccable building work and construction evident at every turn, a fully enclosed back yard, 85,000 litres of rainwater storage and access in perpetuity to a nearby spring for stock and domestic (garden) use.
A treasured spot for the owners is the sheltered front patio - a glorious area from which you can sit back with a glass of wine at the end of the day and just marvel at the beauty before you - seventy one species of birds have been sighted on the property by the current owners, as have koalas, bandicoots, echidnas, rakali and yellow footed antechinus. The property bounds the Hindmarsh River to the north east with the boundary being the middle point of the river. Trout are found in the river, while the dam has silver perch and yabbies for those so inclined. The owners have also created approximately three kilometres of walking trails around the property and planted thousands of trees, to create the magnificent setting you find today.
Unique in every way and so very special - only 12 kilometres from Victor Harbor and an hour and fifteen minute drive from Adelaide. A wonderful and very special offering!