Merribee - Unique Lifestyle and Business Opportunity - To Be Sold As a Going Concern
Merrribee stands seductively on 7 acres; partly restored to her former glory and brought into the 21st century with love, respect, and care by the current owners. The gardens are works of art, once settled in the mid-1800s as part of Alexander Berry's 100 sqm mile estate.
The gardens feature seasonal veggies, herbs and fruits, flowering plants and trees, and cover 2 kms of granite paths that draw you around the grounds. Over the last 20 years, the owners have created a landscape reminiscent of a grand estate from Victorian times. Thousands of boxwood plants, 1000 fragrant rose bushes, lavender, cypress, citrus and plum orchards provide an abundance of beauty. The hedged tennis court and its historic entrance room add to entertainment options, with the white picket fenced oval. An additional timber cottage with fireplace and wide verandahs has been recreated as a Ballroom/Dining nestled beside the Lavender Paddock.
Beautiful mists roll in at night and in the morning, toward an island at the end of the road, dotted with dairy farms, bushland and secluded pristine beaches. Merribee is set close to Jervis Bay, historic Berry and Kangaroo Valley.
The new owner of this wonderful piece of history will have uncovered their own piece of Gold and the pleasure of keeping history alive. Gardens are sculptured as though from an Alice in Wonderland chapter, with magical water fountains and hedged mazes. Wandering through the formal garden rooms one can't help but feel enchanted and lost in time.
Today, Merribee oversees the celebrations of discerning clients. It is the perfect backdrop for special occasions. There are over 20 separate outdoor garden entertaining areas, catering facilities and accommodation in fully restored buildings on the property (The Grain Silo, The Barn and The Main Historic House). Fragrances waft from every nook and cranny, the birdlife is as vibrant as the garden's rainbow palette and the edible fruits range from mango, guava and quinces to pomegranate, strawberries and kaffir limes.
The allure of Merribee comes with a strong social media presence and successful business profile. Tens of thousands of people have visited its gardens and it has successfully hosted continuous weddings and functions for over 15 years, It has a full book of business through to the end of 2020 and is being sold as a going-concern. The current owners are willing to help you successfully transition into running this profitable business.