Film directors George Miller and Margaret Sixel buy Tim Farriss' Kangaroo Valley retreat

Film directors George Miller and Margaret Sixel buy Tim Farriss' Kangaroo Valley retreat
Film directors George Miller and Margaret Sixel buy Tim Farriss' Kangaroo Valley retreat

Film directors George Miller and his wife Margaret Sixel have emerged as the $4.35 million buyers of Willabrook, the Upper Kangaroo River ­retreat of INXS guitarist Tim Farriss and wife Beth.

Farriss, who ­founded INXS in Sydney in 1977, listed it two years ago after three decades ownership. The property ­initially had an asking price of $4.5m to $4.9m and later had a guide of $4.3m to $4.5m.

The 37ha Upper River ­cattle farm off a country lane features a 1920s five-bedroom homestead, plus two one-bedroom cottages, that were let at $350 a night.

There’s also a self-contained manager’s cottage, vegie garden and a private, clear, deep water swimming hole.

The marketing by Belle Property listing agent Nick Dale suggested the land is reminiscent of a Harry Sutton Palmer landscape painting.

It comes with a private river flat that forms a natural island and is surrounded by the waters of Kangaroo River, complete with billabongs and grassy banks.

The Shoalhaven farm, which has averaged a 30 ­breeder carrying capacity, had been featured on Better Homes & Gardens.

Its sale price ranks as the second highest at Upper Kangaroo River with $7.35m paid in 2018 for a 220ha ­holding.

This article first appeared in The Sunday Telegraph.

 

 

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