77 Millbank Rd Terara, NSW 2540POA
Lifestyle - Terara NSW
Steeped in colonial history and surrounded by magnificent gardens and lush dairy country, Terrara House is undoubtedly the finest historic mansion in the Shoalhaven region. Constructed from local sandstone in 1904 and designed by Richard Moore, Terrara House is exceptional in scale and grandeur with 20 rooms over three levels and impressive period details throughout. The Estate covers 16.85 park-like acres, including 12 acres of gardens.
From the grand entry foyer and staircase to the 13 fireplaces and wide verandahs with iron lacework, the house has been sympathetically and thoroughly restored over the years by previous owners and seen the addition of a separate commercial kitchen, a conservatory, 18 metre heated swimming pool, all weather championship tennis court and a luxury day spa. The original stables have also been restored to provide charming and comfortable guest accommodation.
The stables predate the house itself, which was built on the site of a previous house that was home to the pioneering De Mestre family who first settled in Terara in 1836. The best known member of the family, Etienne de Mestre, was a celebrated racehorse trainer. Etienne regularly conducted private race meetings on a track on the Terrara House Estate and trained Archer, winner of the first two Melbourne Cups. His record of five Cup winners, all trained on the Estate, stood for almost a century.
Terrara House was originally built for the Mackenzie family. Head of the family, Hugh Mackenzie, was a Scottish laird and Mayor of the Shoalhaven for 23 years. The current owners purchased the Estate as a weekend home in 2004, making it their permanent home for the past four years. In this time, they have expanded the gardens to include formal parterres and an abundantly productive vegetable garden.
Terrara House Estate is located an easy 2.5 hour drive from Sydney and is just 3 kilometres from Nowra and 15 minutes’ drive south of Berry. A delightful 20-minute drive along charming country lanes leads to the unspoiled beaches of Culburra, Callala and the northern side of Jervis Bay. The Estate is in easy walking distance to the Shoalhaven River, the historic village of Terara and Terara Public School.
- 7 bed
- 3 bath
- 4 Parking Spaces
- Air Conditioning
- Land is 16.85 acre
- 4 Garage
- 4 Open Spaces
- 13 fireplaces
- 16.85 acres with rich alluvial soil
- 18-metre heated swimming pool
- 20 rooms over three levels
- All weather championship tennis court
- Grand foyer and staircase
- Impressive period details
- Luxury day spa with gym
- On-site back-up generator for electricity supply
- Separate commercial kitchen
- Separate guest accommodation
- Seven bedrooms
- Three bathrooms plus ensuites
- Town water plus rainwater storage tank