One of Goulburn’s most important estates is for sale after 67 years
A Goulburn property built in 1825 and steeped in Australian convict history is on the market for the first time in 67 years.
Lansdowne Park and the entire 14ha estate will go to auction at the end of the month with a $3.8 million price guide.
The heritage-listed main homestead and surrounding 14ha precinct is of historical significance as one of the city’s oldest properties, and includes a large stone ballroom, convict-built stone coach house and stables, convict jail, guests quarters and an irrigated vineyard.
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The current owner Tracie Simon was baptised on the property, which has been held by her family since 1952 when her grandparents gained ownership.
Ms Simon and her husband Mark relocated from the northern beaches nine years ago to be closer to family, and have taken on sole responsibility of Lansdowne Park for the last three years.
“The history is incredible when you think about it,” Mr Simon said.
“This would have to be one of Australia’s oldest properties.”
Ray White Goulburn agent Garry Hall said the property is one of the finest homes in the area.
“It’s probably one of the most interesting properties I’ve listed. This is right up there because of the beautiful rural views and being only 1.5km from the CBD,” he said.
During their time at the property, the couple have restored the main homestead with its polished concrete and original hardwood timber floors, pressed metal ceilings, ultra-modern kitchen and bathroom, wraparound veranda, two slow combustion wood fireplaces and reverse cycle airconditioning.
“The homestead was a hut originally but has expanded over the years,” Mr Simon said.
All up there are 16 bedrooms and nine bathrooms across multiple houses. There is a four-bedroom house, two one-bedroom cottages and a two-bedroom cottage that are all currently being rented for a combined return of $920 per week.
Mr Simon said Lansdowne Park used to be a Cobb & Co where men would sleep in the rooms that are still on the site with the horses in the stable.
“The history of Australia is all right here. People drive in just to have a look and they all say there’s an incredible feeling,” he said.
“I think it’s a feeling when you go into the property, when you look about at the convict-built stone buildings.”
The couple said the property would suit someone to establish a bed and breakfast or those looking for a different way of life.
“Nothing beats living on a parcel of land like this and sitting on the deck with a wine at sunset looking at the town below,” he said.
Lansdowne Park is scheduled to go to auction on March 29 at 11.
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