Built in the late 1890's as a summer retreat for the Bishop of Bendigo, this beautiful country house, as featured in the magazine 'Country Style', is centrally located within 5 minutes' walking distance of Blackheath township.
Heatherton boasts five bedrooms, a lounge room (with a combustion fire place and a magnificent three-arched picture window), two bathrooms, a northern glassed conservatory and a gorgeous country-style farmhouse kitchen and dining room. The interiors, characterised by French doors and high ceilings, are decorated in a French provincial style. There are garden vistas from all rooms.
Heatherton is hidden from the street by a large enchanting garden featuring picturesque trees, rhododendrons, azaleas, agapanthus, stone walls, a potager crammed with David Austin roses and a hedged herb garden.
The spacious verandas and outdoor areas are ideal for entertaining. Both gas and wood-fired barbeque facilities are provided.
Heatherton is an oasis of privacy, with many secret corners to explore and enjoy, perfect for a picnic or whiling away the hours with a good book.
Heatherton comfortably sleeps up to 10 people (3 queen and 4 single beds). It is secluded enough for a romantic getaway, but large enough for a family (or two) or just a group of good friends.
Heatherton is only 105 minutes by car or 2 hours by country train from the centre of Sydney.