Scatterdays Aand the catagories are house;bird;junk;art from /in your sewing room
HISTORIC BLACKDOWN ESTATEBlackdown is one of New South Wales most significant properties and one of the finest examples of Australian Heritage Architecture. The residence is an exceptional single storey home surrounded by 17 acres approx. of established and manicured lawns and shrub gardens. The estate was designed as a self-sufficient village complex with farrier, gardeners, groomsmen and domestic servants.
* 139 Acres (56.47ha) approx. of outstanding balanced country with high performance perennial pastures, exceptional Lucerne, flat and beautiful undulating country.
* Excellent location only 2 1/2 hours from Sydney and 4km from Bathurst CBD, the oldest and the first established inland city.
* 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 cottages, drawing room, library, guest accommodation, 2 study's, veranda's open plan kitchen with marble island bench top, stainless steel appliances adjoin large family and dining area. Ducted gas heating under floor and hydronic heating.
* External Groundsman's office
* Magnificent established gardens, some with original plantings.
* Stable complex, stallion boxes with bunk house over
* Underground parking for 8 vehicles
* Extensive outbuildings and work areas
* Recently constructed Art studio with full amenities
* Swimming pool, Tennis court & dressage arena
* Excellent water - 3 licenced bores, 2 wells and large dams
* Olive grove
* Orchard with a variety of species
* Green house, vegie garden and potager
In April 1822, Thomas Fitzherbert Hawkins, Naval officer and pioneer settler, was appointed commissarial store keeper at Bathurst.
With his wife, mother in-law, 7 children and nine convicts, Hawkins travelled from Sydney to Bathurst a journey of 18 days.
On arrival in Bathurst Hawkins selected 2000 acres on the Macquarie River and and named it "Blackdown". He built a fine brick house, cleared and fenced the land, formed gardens, built a Mill and planted crops.
Hawkins went on to be a foundation member of Trinity Church Kelso, a member of the legislative assembly and a founding trustee of All Saints College Bathurst.
- Swimming Pool
- External Groundsman's office
- Magnificent established gardens
- some with original
- Stable complex
- stallion boxes with bunk house over
- Underground parking for 8 vehicles
- Extensive outbuildings and work areas
- Recently constructed Art studio with full amenities
- Tennis court & Dressage Arena
- Excellent water - 3 licenced bores
- 2 wells and lar
- Olive grove
- Orchard with a variety of species
- Green house
- vegie garden and potager
- Domestic vineyard
Just in case you have lots of money and would like to move to Bathurst there are three historic homes for sales within the area the other two are Restdown and Blair Athol , just google them to see the homes on Domain.The Vendor of this house is the artist Tim Storrier who won the Archibald Art Prize in 2012.
This is Ailuroedus Melanotis or a spotted cat bird a bird from the Bowerbird species from North Queensland (therefore only likes tropical which is why he doesn't live in Bathurst!)
A box of Junk
One man's junk is another's treasure, this box is sitting in my garage waiting for me to drop it over to Vinnies or the Salvos.
This hangs on my sewing room door and has done for well over 20years