DEMPSTER HOMESTEAD circa 1876
Buckland is an extraordinary 1876 residence located in the heart of the premier Avon Valley region. The property is of great historical importance being one of the first Avon Valley selections in 1836.
This significant heritage listed masterpiece was built by James Dempster and his family. On completion Buckland was one of the most expensive private building projects in the colony's history and the property became one of WA's stateliest homes.
It has a very interesting and colourful history with stories that include tales of smuggling, a family feud and a buried silver hoard.
The 21-room residence of approx 720sqm has been remodelled around the original 1836 'East Wing'.
It has been carefully restored with many timeless features and boasts an impressive list, including the original building's thick stone walls, magnificent high ceilings some with elaborate cornicing and ceiling roses, wide verandahs, polished floors, six panel doors, cedar joinery and a sizeable underground cellar, solid wood panelling and doors, ornate marble fireplace (originally imported from Europe), another 8 fireplaces and local jamwood used for the main staircase's polished banister.
The overall residence now comprises 6 bedrooms, main with built-in and ensuite, entrance hall, drawing room, formal dining room, garden hall with adjoining courtyard, plus two further living rooms. There is also a large country kitchen with scullery.
This is an outstanding lifestyle opportunity with bonus commercial investments including two B&B cottages and a 6 stable horse facility.
Situated on 21 hectares (54 acres) of gently undulating land, it is ideally located in the 'heart' of the Avon Valley at Buckland. With well kept gardens, a feature lake and scheme water.
Sheds and outbuildings include the two-storey stone historical granary.
Buckland is of great historical importance within WA and particularly to the Avon Valley, this is an opportunity to create a lifestyle resort capable of creating destination appeal world-wide.
Perth city is easily reached being only just over an hour away and the airport is an hours drive. 13km from Northam.
Please contact John Garland for further details. Inspection by appointment only.