House for sale
300 Tear Street,
5 3 6
"SARNIA PARK'- Equine ExcellenceSituated in a gentle valley with fertile soils and winter creeks, this superior equine property has been home to some of the finest competition horses WA has ever produced. Brilliantly conceived to cater for every equine need, yet steeped with a gracious sense of history and charm, "SARNIA PARK" is in a class of its own.
5 bedroom and 2 bathroom main residence
Massive open plan living and dining room
Galley-style kitchen with top quality appliances
Separate lounge/media room and home office
Historical s/cont. 1 bedroom Settlers cottage
Floodlit 50m X 70m arena and round yard
Huge central barn and covered truck parking
Rainwater tank, spring fed dam & bore water
19 paddocks, 12 with walk-in walk-out stables
Lush 40 acres only 6 mins from Mundaring
An electric gate heralds the entrance to "SARNIA PARK" which is tucked away in a peaceful and private Chidlow location. Nestled in a gentle valley, this unique property has seen many uses over the years, including being run as a commercial orchard, to have evolved under the thoughtful hand of the current owners to become the superior equine property that is today.
The original homestead, which is thought to be at least 100 years old, retains the country cottage feel of its past, despite having been extensively and lovingly renovated over the last decade. Enter the home from the covered double carport to a lovely light-filled entrance foyer. To the left of the foyer are two large bedrooms which both have pleasant garden outlooks.
Wander through the office which, in a past life, would have been part of the verandah of the homestead and still retains the gorgeous original timber flooring. Fresh neutral paint colours feature here, as they do throughout the home giving a sense of chic freshness to this gracious old home.
A large open plan living and dining room is overlooked by a long galley style kitchen with a walk in larder. A Jotul slow combustion fire keeps this space toasty in winter, while ducted air conditioning ensures summer comfort. This is the perfect place for family and friends to congregate while the home chef will be more than happy to prepare culinary creations in the top quality kitchen. It features an Ilve range with 7 gas burners including 2 wok burners and a teppanyaki plate, Miele dishwasher and stacks of bench space.
A separate lounge or media room adjacent to the family room has direct access via french doors to the large undercover verandah and provides a cosy spot to enjoy a movie. Another spacious bedroom is positioned next door.
The master bedroom is located at the end of the main living room . It has an ensuite wit bath and separate toilet and a large walk in dressing room. A further bedroom which is also accessed from the family room is of a good size and has built in robes.
Wander outside and across the wide gravel driveway to the original Settler's cottage. Oozing with charm and a sense of history, it has been fully renovated including renewal of all electrics and plumbing, whilst retaining the authentic charm of its heritage. It comprises one large room constructed of hand cut granite blocks with a high vaulted ceiling which features original bush timber struts. The original fireplace with swing arm for cooking is still intact while a separate combined kitchen and bathroom area is accessed from the small covered verandah at the rear of the building. Underneath the cottage are two original cellars, one with the original cold room hooks embedded in the ceiling.
But whilst the current owners, to their credit, have invested so much care and thought into maintaining the history of "SARNIA PARK", it is clear that their love of all things equestrian has taken this property to another level. A professionally built flood lit 50m X 70m arena which is completely surrounded by a mature Viburnum hedge, takes centre stage, while the original round yard has been retained. Meticulously designed to ensure proper drainage and to reduce glare to both the horse and rider, the arena also has sprinklers which use dam water to reduce dust in the dryer months.
The original barn on the property has several storage rooms as well as hot and cold water wash bays and a workshop area. It also has extra covered parking for three vehicles, whilst a separate roofed structure provides cover for a 12m truck.
The property is divided into 19 paddocks, 12 of which have large walk-in walk-out stables constructed of Jarrah and Iron, with the remainder having shade trees or posts designed to mount shade sails. Potable bore water is gravity fed to the troughs in the paddocks while electric fences and quality fences ensure animals are secured.
The dam on the property is spring fed as well as a catchment and has never, during the current owners tenure, dried out completely, ensuring the lower paddocks are kept lush and green all year round. It is the home of abundant wild life including yabbies and attracts a variety of native birdlife.
Rarely do properties of this calibre become available to the market. With so many other extra features and a delightful sense of history, "SARNIA PARK" must be at the top of your list if you are seeking equine excellence.
For more information or to arrange to view "SARNIA PARK" please contact
PATRICK HARPER - 0413 440 107 or LINDA SMITH - 0402 641 022
Last updated: 06:07AM on Sep 19th 2017