Renowned Gowan Brae: Gardens & Delightful Cottage


The federation-era cottage with beautifully preserved original features is utterly charming, but it is the garden at Gowan Brae that will steal your heart. Nationally renowned as a 'colour-coordinated tapestry of flowering plants' that includes a rose-garden featuring approx. 200 heritage species, a croquet lawn and a fabulous topiary display, Gowan Brae has been a thirty-year labour of love for the owners.

On what was once a 1.5 acre paddock in the heart of beautiful Burradoo, this classic English cottage garden with a woodland walk, offers not only flowering plants, but beautiful trees and shrubs for seasonal colour: nyssa, scarlet oak, crab apple, and an unusual variety of silver birch to name a few.

The home, c1890s, offers the perfect opportunity for lovers of heritage architecture who may wish to update it sympathetically: 12-foot decorative pressed metal ceilings, original fireplaces, the original front door, leadlight windows, three well-sized bedrooms (including large main with ensuite), a study, central kitchen, dining room, formal sitting room and a sunroom. A contemporary-style extension (STCA) at the rear, taking advantage of the beautiful garden views is easily imagined. There is plenty of room for a tennis court and swimming pool and the perfect north-to-rear aspect means light-filled living.

A freestanding garage with workshop is located to one side and contains a lovely upstairs studio/loft space which could be renovated as extra accommodation. With solar panels, a potting shed, chicken coop and a variety of outdoor seating areas adjacent to rose-covered arbours, Gowan Brae is a country dream, located just five minutes' from Bowral town centre and close to excellent schools.

3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
2 parking
6475sqm approx land area

Proudly sold by

Sydney Sotheby's International Realty: Drew Lindsay Team
24 Wingecarribee Street Bowral NSW 2576

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