Beautiful, historic Kentgrove homestead, on 12.5ha just a few minutes north of Goulburn CBD, has a fascinating history, dating from the 1840's, of rural industry, colourful owners and celebrity guests. It also has a very dynamic present, but perhaps more relevant is the future potential of this extraordinary property in terms of both the lifestyle it offers and its range of possible commercial, horticultural and agricultural options (STCA).
North-facing, wind-protected homestead; charming, extensive period home; twelve-foot ceilings, fireplaces, cedar doors and joinery and a three-metre wide verandah wrapping around the north and east. Living spaces offer flexibility of use, comprising a large, inviting lounge, expansive reception room (or, as at present, a huge bedroom) and stunning ballroom (currently lounge/dining) with its north-facing bay window. Bedrooms include a private suite, with bathroom, sunroom and external access. Another is currently a study. Family bathroom and separate laundry. The kitchen, modern but sympathetic to its historic roots; wood stove plus modern electric; large, walk-in pantry. The lounge room provides access to a large underground cellar. A substantial office, garden-shed and extra-long, single-car garage are alongside the house. Fascinating garden, meticulously renovated and extended from its historic base, with a focus on sustainability and micro-climates. From the Australian native garden walk to European-style parklands, from Celtic knot to French parterre, Victorian kitchen garden to Japanese tea garden, from the open spaces of hedged lawns, specimen trees, bulbs and perennials to an extraordinary indoor rainforest. The outbuildings of Kentgrove are extensive. They tell fascinating stories of not only this property's, but Australia's rural past, present and even future. Huge double-brick building constructed in the late 1800's as a jam factory (to process the fruit from the then 30,000-tree orchard!), converted to a shearing shed in the 1930's and now houses the magical 200 square metre 'rainforest room', with a 250 square metre timber-floored room currently used for conferences/meetings Fantastic, original double-storey sandstone/brick stables, wonderfully maintained. The impressive, north-facing building includes a sulky/buggy room, tack room, large double stables and groomsman's quarters with fireplace and original brick flooring. The upper level consists of 100 square metres of open space with solid timber floor. Garaging, storage and garden rooms, machinery and tool sheds, external toilet and hothouse are practical areas. Add the magic and romance of a summer-house and Japanese tea-house! Infrastructure includes a one-magalitre dam with a smaller filter-dam in front and a sixty-metre deep bore with electric bore pump giving a high flow rate of very good quality water. Pump shed houses a firefighting pump and electric pump to reticulate water around the property. Approximately thirty outside taps for garden and fire safety, running from a 22,000-litre header-tank. A 100,000 litre cement tank provides rainwater for the house and an 80,000-litre capacity well is currently used just for the toilets. Septic system upgraded in 2018. Extensive rabbit-proof fencing protects the gardens; boundary fencing in excellent condition. The paddocks beyond the gardens suit a range of small-area farming activities. There are cattle yards, crush and loading ramp. Beyond the paddocks a conservation area with an outstanding degree of bio-diversity is an important native fauna corridor. Kentgrove currently hosts garden tours for bus companies along with providing conference facilities for various interest groups. Bus and truck turning areas are provided, plus parking for about 100 cars. The untapped potential of the property, however, is enormous. Tourism, accommodation, horticulture, conference centre,.... (STCA). You are invited to bring your entrepreneurial vision to reality at Kentgrove.