Jun 11, 2011

A Country Retreat? With Swans?

This heart-achingly beautiful farm 
in the Southern Highlands is on the market.
Built in 1842
designed by John Amory, 
Mereworth Estate is a working farm of 1,234 acres.
But the house itself is also pure magic.
With those amazing views from each room...
What can only be described as a 
baronial fireplace.
Heavens, you could fit a whole tree in there!
A dining room with windows on two sides?
Yep, always a winner. 
After all, if conversation gets dull, 
you can always gaze wistfully out of the window...
...onto this pastoral scene of shearing sheds
and rolling hills.
Or just gaze onto the garden itself,
designed by the legendary Paul Sorenson
With arbours, pergolas & shady walks, 
this is a leisure garden
It's an incredibly beautiful part of Australia, 
and easy striking distance to Sydney & Canberra.
Oh yes.
It also comes with black swans on the dam. 
Of course. They know where serenity is. 

Would you like to live here?
As a country retreat?
Or as a farm?

Agents & Images: Meares 
Property location: Mereworth Estate, near Berrima, Southern Highlands, 
New South Wales, Australia


  1. Hi Virginia

    What a lovely property!
    It almost looks like it is on another continent.
    Thank you for sharing.

    P.S hope those duck shooters are not close by....the black swans are so beautiful!

  2. An amazing home on our shores .. unbelieveable!!! And the fact that it is on 1,234 acres (and me being a complete nut when it comes to numbers) has me loving this magestic property even more.

    Have a lovely weekend Virginia (-:

  3. oh my gosh, it's my DREAM!!!! that is perfection.

    xo em

  4. Only if the swans can stay! This is an exquisite piece of property and as elegant as the home is, it still looks warm and ready for entertaining family and friends.

    Okay, I'll be right there!


  5. Virginia I adore it - gosh absolutely amazing place and don't even get me started on the black swans - yes please.
    Have a great weekend.
    A xx

  6. Oh wow...it's amazing. So peaceful and relaxing ~

  7. I feel a sense of calm just looking at the pics. Really beautiful with amazing vistas! XX

  8. Gosh what a beautiful property! That facade is especially pretty :) Abbey x

  9. oh wow...I'd love to leave there - even if it was just for one summer...:))
    Claudia xo

  10. meant "live there" of course!


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