Domain - House of the Week: Woolbrook, 1469 Greenmantle Road, Bigga

The wide entrance-way hints at the grandeur of this home.

House of the Week

  • Specifications: 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
  • Address: Woolbrook, 1469 Greenmantle Road, Bigga
  • Asking: $1.9 million
  • Agent: Duncombe & Co
  • Contact: Robyn Duncombe
  • Phone: 0419 287 957
  • Inspect: By appointment

Steeped in history and lovingly restored, the house retains original features.

Twelve-foot, pressed-metal ceilings and polished floorboards, underfloor cellar, extra-large storeroom and laundry with copper.

A beautiful formal living/dining room crackles with an open wood fire, and French doors to the verandah.

The charming kitchen with an excellent AGR (gas) stove in daily use, an island bench with five-burner gas top and timber benchtops.

An informal living area has a wood fire and surround-sound system.

The large master bedroom has walk-in robe and ensuite. There’s a new main bathroom and three large bedrooms and extra bedroom.

The rejuvenated garden with a pool and pergola area combines with wide verandahs, fire pit and external toilet access.

Three hours from Sydney, Woolbrook has ready availability of commercial, schooling and agricultural services at Crookwell or Bigga.

A tastefully-renovated, two-bedroom worker’s cottage is perfect guest accommodation.

The 927.5 hectares (2292 acre) have been transformed into a grazing property.

A lengthy fallow period and extensive weed management program ensured Woolbrook’s production potential was increased.

It has granite-based soils with all paddocks watered via nine spring-fed dams and a spring-fed creek (Reedy Creek) through the property, plus a well.

Excellent boundary fencing, internal fencing and electric valley fencing, plus a new large machinery shed with side skillion and a five-bay shed enclosed on three sides with stables, steel cattle yards with loading race, and a double garage complete the property.