LUXURY COUNTRY ESTATE LIFESTYLE
Nestled on a stunning 124 acres, Mona Farm is a historic country estate residence set in the Southern Tablelands town of Braidwood. Beautifully and lovingly renovated, this now modern country estate is a perfect place to retreat to for a peaceful tree change or to utilise as a luxury accommodation and function property. Mona Farm is located on the edge of Braidwood, a bustling and vibrant historic town, only an hour to Canberra and just over 3 hours to Sydney CBD. On entering this majestic estate through the main gates, a winding country road takes you over the Roman Palladian bridge and ornamental lake, past the stables to arrive at the sprawling main residence. This renovated country style residence has 4 large bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and several living and entertaining areas. Wonderfully deep verandahs surround the home for the perfect tea or wine drinking all year around! Mona has several accommodation buildings perfect for friends and family to stay or as a commercial use as a
boutique luxury country guest house and function facility. The outbuildings also host luxury accommodation. • The Stables – 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms • The Coach house – 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms • The Wool Shed is a perfect function or entertaining space
Mona Farm has a tennis court, croquet lawn and over 8 acres of thoughtfully planned heritage gardens. Thomas Braidwood Wilson planted an amazing quadrangle of Elms in the early 1840’s and the oaks are over 100 years old. On even on the hottest of summer days it is beautifully cool and shady at Mona Farm. Equine lovers are also looked after by a fabulously renovated stable block for 6, Olympic sized arena with watering system and round yard. Mona Farm is a property to be seen, appreciated, then secured to love and enjoy for many years. You will certainly feel the charm and connection deeply when inspecting and it is a commonly repeated saying that you will never want to leave.
Overview The Stables is the ideal country retreat for group getaways and family holidays with luxury self-contained accommodation for up to 10 adults. A substantial building comprising of two levels, the stables are an important part of the working farm. On the lower level are 6 stables, tack room, feed room, groom’s bathrooms and day yards. The accommodation section begins in the central foyer, where a staircase leads guests upstairs to a large, open- plan lounge and dining area with a distinct “Private Club” like atmosphere and four large ensuited bedrooms. (two of the bedrooms contain a Queen size bed and a King Single, and the other two each contain a King Size bed). On either side of the central lower foyer are a well-appointed kitchenette on one side, and a luxurious double spa and double shower bathroom with under floor heating, heated towel racks, on the other.
Overview The Coach house is the original 1903 convict brick building that once housed the propertie’s horses. It has been converted to luxury self-contained accommodation, and is set in its own beautiful gardens with mature oaks, herbs and roses. The Coach house accommodates up to six adults in three spacious king bedrooms, all with underfloor heating and luxurious large ensuites. The former central breezeway is now an extensive lounge and dining area, and there is a separate eat-in kitchen opening out on to a European style alfresco area.
Land Size 124 Acres
Overview The jewel of Mona Farm, Mona Historic Home is the original convict brick Georgian house with marble surround fireplaces, cedar joinery and oversized rooms. The homestead is over 160 years old, and is listed as part of the heritage township of Braidwood. It is surrounded by exquisite heritage gardens, including the original quadrangle of elm trees planted by Thomas Braidwood-Wilson in the 1830’s, and a beautiful walled garden built for Janet Mackay by her husband, Jock, in 1947. Recently renovated and refurbished with an eclectic mix of antiques and provincial style furniture.
Mona Farm is set on a majestic estate of 124 acres of usable, prime land with alkaline soils, and permanent water. It has a licenced bore, well, lake and town water. Over 8 acres of established gardens have been lovingly planned with fully automated irrigation system. Thomas Braidwood Wilson planted a quadrangle of Elms in the early 1840’s and the oak trees are over 100 years old. On the hottest of summer days it is beautifully cool and shady at Mona Farm. For recreation, there is a tennis court, a competition sized croquet lawn and numerous walkways sheltered by tall trees to provide shelter and viewing points for reflection. A gracious entry from the main gates off the Kings Highway, brings you through the property and over a Roman styled Palladian stone bridge. The fabulous lake is abundant with wildlife including a family of approximately 6 platypus, bass and golden perch, egrets, and blue cranes. There is also a farm and residence entrance for deliveries and ease of access from Little River Road. Over 5000 trees have been planted along laneways on the property and are around 10 years old and include ornamental pears and around 250 hybrid French truffle oaks.
LOCATION MONA FARM
RESEARCHING THE AREA
Wealth creation continues to gather momentum, increasing the ultra-wealthy population. Despite uncertainty over the future path of fiscal, economic and political policy, wealth creation has gathered momentum, increasing the number of global ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWI) by 4% throughout 2016. The ultra-wealthy, an individual with a net worth of over US$30m excluding their primary residence, are looking to diversify into new and emerging global markets to preserve future wealth. 3 Property remains a substantial target for this outbound capital, and its likely 32% of UHNWIs globally will invest in offshore real estate in the next two years. Over this time, 30% of Australasian UHNWIs are likely to purchase another residential property within Australasia.
Australia is well-positioned for continued inflow of HNWIs in the coming years. There is ever growing demand from the global wealthy population to move their money into ‘safe-havens’, although increasingly challenged by governments to exercise control over that process. Although wealth flows can be successfully corralled and redirected, they will not be curbed. Demand for prime property continues to outweigh the limited supply being bought to market in both the established and new supply markets. Locally, retirees and those approaching retirement are still taking advantage of this supply gap in the market, achieving elevated prices for their family home and downsizing to a low-maintenance home, with high-quality modern conveniences. The expat dollar is still favourable and many are securing their ideal home for a future return to Australia. Foreign interest in prime Australian residential property has remained relatively strong throughout 2016 with many currencies holding an ongoing purchasing power against the Australian dollar. More due diligence is being carried out by purchasers, particularly due to tax surcharges being introduced, stronger penalties being enforced by the Australian government for those who breach the rules, and the processing fee now payable for every application to the Foreign Investment Review Board.
The movement of private wealth across the world can take the form of temporary investments while others, like migration, are more permanent. At the end of 2016, the UHNWI population in Sydney was estimated at 1,230 persons, up 12% over the past year. Sydney is projected to see 70% growth in its UHNWI population between 2016 and 2026, as reported by New World Wealth, in the Knight Frank Wealth Report 2017. The latest data on high-net-worth individual (HNWI) migration has followed a similar trend, confirming the strong and growing desire to live in Australia, for those individuals with a net worth of over US$1m excluding their primary residence. Leading all cities around the globe, Sydney saw the highest net inflow, at 4,000 HNWIs, over the last year. This represents growth of 4% on the 106,800 HNWI population already based in Sydney.
Residential house prices in Braidwood have experienced growth of 45.2% since December 2008, slightly lower than the 46.3% recorded for Canberra houses over the same time. In the past three years, Braidwood has had annual average house price growth of 8.1%. Braidwood Capital Growth Index = Dec 08
Canberra Houses Braidwood Houses
100 110 120 130 140 150 160
EDUCATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Braidwood is blessed with a range of private and public schooling. There is a very strong sense of community within the area whichmakes it a perfect place for families of all ages to enjoy this very special lifestyle.
Bungendore Primary School Bungendore Public School is a rural school in a growing area, offering education from K-6. Bungendore Public School strives to develop in pupils the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for them to adapt in order to take their place in a changing society. Queanbeyan West Public School Queanbeyan Public School (K-6) caters for a diversity of learners including students with multicultural and Aboriginal backgrounds. Education takes place considering the academic, social and personal needs of students. Queanbeyan Public School aims to create opportunities, build relationships and achieve success. Bateman’s Public School Bateman’s Bay Public School provides quality teaching and stimulating learning experiences for students from pre-school to Year 6. Bateman’s Bay prides itself on its quality literacy programs, highly qualified dedicated teachers and staff and their popular pre-school program.
Braidwood Central School Braidwood Central School is a small K-12 coeducational school serving a rural community located between Canberra and Batemans Bay. It also caters for a significant number of adult learners and enjoys strong community support. Both the primary and secondary areas of the school have access to their own fully networked technology centres. St Bede’s Braidwood St Bede’s School is a Catholic primary school operating as part of Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. The educates students from Kindergarten to Year 6. St Bede’s School strives to inspire, nurture and challenge each child to reach their God-given potential. Braidwood Pre-school Braidwood Preschool is owned by the parents, as members of the Braidwood Preschool Association Inc and managed by the Committee. Braidwood Preschool has been assessed against the National Quality Standards, and exceeded the standards in the Areas of Staffing Arrangements, Relationships with Children and Collaborative Partnerships with Families and Communities.
INVESTMENT THROUGH LEASING &HOLIDAY LETTING
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Deborah Cullen Head of Prestige Residential Sales, Prestige Residential Sales M +61 401 849 955 Deborah.Cullen@au.knightfrank.com Richard Sholl Sales Executive, Prestige Residential Sales M +61 430 803 424 Richard.Sholl@au.knightfrank.com
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