100 year old restored Holgate cottage like something from the Southern Highlands
Holgate resident Anne Tumik said that when her family purchased this circa 1900 farmhouse, it needed to be saved.
The owners put their heart and soul into updating the property at 67 Wattle Tree Rd, which is now an achingly beautiful white cottage with deep, north facing verandas, post-rail fencing, fruit trees and wisteria and jasmine blooming from the side of the house and front veranda.
Combining the rugged simplicity of country living with fresh, modern design themes and timeless Australian style, the house will appeal to those who appreciate restored homes with an inspired blend of character and contemporary comfort.
Step inside the front door via a covered veranda to arrive at an open-plan kitchen and living room with cosy brick fireplace and high ceilings. Ms Tumik said that this was her favourite place in the house during winter.
“It gets cold in the valley during winter, and the fire heats the whole living area…it is just so cosy and beautiful,” she said.
The delightful country-style gas kitchen comes with a French farmhouse sink overlooking the leafy green landscape outside.
At the back of the property there is a fully self-contained wing with driveway access, perfect for guests or full-time rental.
Incredibly private, it overlooks some sub tropical rainforest.
Newly established gardens surround the property, having been completely transformed by the vendors.
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“It was a daunting task to begin with. I designed the garden so that something was blooming year-round,” Ms Tumik said.
“We’ve also put in a thriving organic veggie garden. Our neighbours have about a dozen beehives, so we’ll often swap eggs and vegetables for honey.”
The Holgate and Matcham community is renowned for its friendly residents, and Ms Tumik said that her kids were happy at the little school, which had a country feel.
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Ms Tumik said that she believed the property had a checkered history and once belonged to a lumberjack, who installed the tallowood flooring in the old part of the house.
The property at 67 Wattle Tree Rd is for sale via Cathy Baker at Belle Property Killcare and has a price guide of $1.45-$1.55 million.