Windrush, Robertson garden estate sold

Windrush, Robertson garden estate sold
Windrush, Robertson garden estate sold

The family of World Rugby chief medical officer Martin Raftery has bought a Southern Highlands retreat.

With wife Catherine and sons Simon and Matthew, they've spent $2.83 million on Windrush, a 51 hectare garden estate in Robertson.

The single storey home has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, two studies, a formal living and dining area and a wine cellar.

A wisteria covered outdoor entertaining area looks out to the landscaped gardens originally designed by James Pfeiffer and more recently updated by Catherine Lewis.

A swimming pool, tennis court and ornamental lake also sit on the parcel.

Windrush, Robertson garden estate sold

The retreat was advertised as a pastured improved former dairy country, capable of carrying up to 80 head of cattle.

Chopping and changing agency's, the home spent over two years on the market before being sold by Sydney Sotheby's agents Tony Barron and Stuart Davies, who had a guide of $3.2 million.

It was initially priced at $3.8 million in April 2015.

Raftery was a handy Cronulla junior himself. He was the team physician at St George Illawarra Dragons for 18 years.

During this time he was the team physician at the Wallabies for six years. He was made chief medical officer for the ARU in 2004.

In 2011 he took over as the CMO at World Rugby.

While on tour to New Zealand with a combined Sydney side in 1976, Raftery talked opposing Auckland forward Kurt Sorensen into joining the Sharks.

This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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