A country lifestyle in beautiful open plains, a place where life moves slow and you can actually enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee while watching the horses graze.
A place that feels like another time.
Straight out of 1800s England, Mona Farm in Braidwood is just that.
Surrounded by picturesque scenery sprawling across 124 acres, Mona Farm boasts a number of historic buildings and award-winning gardens.
One of the main attractions of this property is an old-style arch bridge, which spans across a lake filled with frolicking platypuses.
Founded in the mid-1800s by Braidwood’s namesake itself, Thomas Braidwood Wilson, Mona Farm has lots to offer.
Knight Frank Prestige has just listed the property and its head of prestige residential sales, Deborah Cullen, said the home is a rare gem.
“It’s one of those really rare iconic rural properties that don’t come to market very often,” said Cullen.
“You feel like you’re a million miles from anywhere when you are there, it’s a very emotive property.”
Although one may feel a million miles away, Mona Farm is close to the centre of Braidwood so one can pick up a freshly baked loaf of bread each morning, adding to the idyllic country lifestyle.
“It’s right of the edge of Braidwood town, which means everything is so easy for access to get anything you need,” said Cullen.
“It’s really in a lovely little pocket to have a great country lifestyle.”
The current owner, Rose Deo, who bought the land three years ago, has completed extensive renovations on the property.
“Our current client has invested a lot of money into the property,” added Cullen.
“Everything has been beautifully touched by her, she has a really great eye.”
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Mona Farm is currently being used for both residential and commercial purposes with the estate boasting a function centre, a guesthouse and an equestrian centre.
Its tranquil location is an ideal weekend stay and its setting makes the perfect backdrop for wedding photos.
Cullen said the property has already attracted a great deal of interest.
“We’ve only been on the internet for three days but I’ve already had quite a decent amount of inquiries and inspections booked,” she said.
“It’s one of those really beautiful properties to be entrusted with.”
Knight Frank is currently taking expressions of interest.