Colo­nial splen­dour

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from around 1827, Al­loway Bank is a his­toric colo­nial home­stead and ‘‘ one of the best pre­sented prop­er­ties of the age’’, ac­cord­ing to list­ing agent James Lind­say of James Lind­say Real Es­tate, Bathurst.

The home’s orig­i­nal owner was Cap­tain John Piper ( Piper also owned the land on Syd­ney Har­bour that now bears his name — Point Piper).

The prop­erty is on nearly 11ha just out­side Bathurst and boasts rural views. It has six bed­rooms and 3.5 bath­rooms.

There’s a swim­ming pool and ten­nis court, a build­ing with 14 brick sta­bles, tack room and car­riage house, a dou­ble garage, work­shop and grooms’ quar­ters. There are also two sep­a­rate two- bed­room and three­bed­room cot­tages on the prop­erty.

The prop­erty is for sale by ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est. Ad­dress: Al­loway Bank, 346 Eleven Mile Drive, Bathurst, NSW Price: be­tween $ 3 mil­lion and $ 4 mil­lion 2BUILT

on around 0.8ha of land on the banks of the Ta­mar River, this Tu­dorstyle con­fec­tion would work as ei­ther a huge fam­ily home or a B& B.

It has seven bed­rooms, two bath­rooms, two liv­ing ar­eas and a for­mal din­ing room. There’s a bar and bil­liard room, of­fice, cloak room, in­door heated pool and sauna, ten­nis court and dou­ble garage. It has 100m of wa­ter frontage and a private jetty. Launce­s­ton is 20 min­utes away by road.

Sell­ing agent is An­gela Ed­wards, 41 De­grees Real Es­tate, Launce­s­ton. Ad­dress: 357 Win­der­mere Road, Win­der­mere, Tas­ma­nia Price: of­fers over $ 1.1 mil­lion 3BUILT

on 4.7ha, five min­utes’ drive from Stir­ling in the Ade­laide Hills, the home of stone­ma­son Frank Pi­etrobon and wife Jo is an ex­pertly crafted home con­structed in stone.

It fea­tures 115 tonnes of hand- cut Carey Gully stone ( to­gether with 55,000 Lit­tle­hamp­ton red bricks). It has been built on an open ridge top with bush views and views as far as Saint Vin­cents Gulf.

It has four bed­rooms, liv­ing ar­eas both up­stairs and down and a study. The home has a two- car stone garage, a tool shed, a bore linked to 30,000- gal­lon wa­ter stor­age and an or­chard with fruit and olive trees.

Sell­ing agents are Tom Bai­ley and Anne Ei­nar­son of Toop & Toop, Stir­ling. Ad­dress: 20 Up­per Sturt Road, Crafers West, South Aus­tralia Price: $ 1.7 mil­lion

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