Brindley Park returns with $30 million hopes

Brindley Park returns with $30 million hopes
Brindley Park returns with $30 million hopes

The Merriwa property, Brindley Park was up for sale for $20 million plus in 2010, then $15 million plus two years ago, and now has returned to the market with even pricier expectations.

Colliers International's Richard Royle has been appointed to sell the property which has $30 million hopes. The neo-Palladian manor house built of Indian sandstone on the fertile plains of the Merriwa River has been relisted by pioneer discount share broker Greg Moore and his wife Libby.

Currently a thriving sheep and lucerne cropping business, the property is located three hours from Sydney on the edge of the Hunter Valley.   

"I have already had a significant number of enquiries from overseas for this property," Royle told The Australian Financial Review.

Brindley Park returns with  million hopes

The mansion boasts eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. 

The neo-Palladian main residence with sandstone columns and facade, tessellated granite flooring, five-metre ceilings, slate roof, Teak panelled entry and hand-carved marble fireplaces, is an imposing building that speaks of grandeur.

The property also comes with a private library, butlers pantry, a summer house with five metre wide screened verandas and games rooms, a pool, bocci pit, chip-and-putt golf lawn and an English style half acre moated garden.

Originally, the landholding was granted to William Wentworth and John Blaxland in the early 1800s and is said to be one of Australia's oldest farming properties.

Brindley Park returns with  million hopes

Wentworth and Blaxland are most renowned for leading a 1813 expedition, along with fellow explorer William Lawson, to discover a route throught the Blue Mountains. 

The Australian Dictionary of Biography notes that James Brindley Bettington was of significant importance to the property also.

The property comes with historic stables and 110-stand shearing shed, which in 1888, its peak year, had 58,000 sheep shorn.

According to CoreLogic RP Data, the property last transacted in 1998 for $510,000. It has been listed by Greg Moore who set up Pont Securities.

The working farm comes with fertile soil, 4.8 kilometre double frontage to Merriwa River, and 414 hectares of underground mains piped irrigation country. 

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.



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