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Mount Pleasant, 119 Lucas Road

"St Magnus"

$1,350,000 - $1,450,000

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Listing Number: SBY3386
About this listing
"St Magnus," A regal English country style manor, situated on 30.25 HA approx. 75Ac-. Established in 1839, St Magnus is a pretentious residence that is befitting of those seeking a statement piece home with tranquillity in the heart of a quality agricultural region. St Magnus has been home to some of Adelaide's finest families, this stately character home has over the years undergone a welcoming upgrade, with contemporary sophistication & country charm adding to the feeling of yesterday and today, tastefully executed to keep the historical integrity of this masterpiece. A favoured retreat to Adelaide's elite it balances country style with a relaxed, welcoming vibe.
Throughout the home, a balance of modern and period features frame the former generations that have occupied this masterpiece, such as the high ceilings, pressed metal, and vaulted finishes. Flagstone floors, butler's bell, and the piece de resistance is the grand ballroom. A masterpiece in its own right, framed by the generous proportions of the open fireplace, jarrah floors and picture windows allowing the outside in with peaceful views of meandering park like gardens.
St Magnus has the ability to be financially sustainable. Not only is it visually appealing it also offers enough productivity to support its current primary production status. Enhancing this already beautiful environment is the extensive native planting program with around 20,000 native trees and shrubs providing corridors for wildlife and protection for stock, along with a 10-acre wood lot for harvesting, and exceptional solar tariff that is providing the entire farm with virtually free electricity. Excellent water infrastructure includes four dams, a quality bore, 8.4 meg water licence, several large water tanks + substantial in-ground water storage facility. The shedding and other improvements will not disappoint.
Properties of this calibre rarely come to the open market so if a grand historical and regal residence on a highly productive soil is what you're after then this is a must see. Call Leonie Simmons today 0427 807 811.

The Homestead
- Regal English country style manner, stone homestead (Built in 1839) approx.
- Self-sustainable (water and power)
- 15 rooms including modern kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, formal dining room, dressing room, office/4th bedroom, office den, living room, lobby, a full-size billiard room formerly a ballroom, cellar, and laundry, spacious outdoor entertaining
- Jarrah floorboards
- Lofty ceilings pressed tin and vaulted in parts
- sash windows
- Extensively re-wired
- 2 combustion wood heaters ducted to parts of the house
- 3 off-peak English Creda electric heater banks
- Three car garage
- The exterior of the home has been painted within the last 12 months.

The Gardens
- Established park like gardens
- Tennis court
- Rabbit proof house and garden compound
- Extensive reticulation watering system around the grounds
- All stormwater systems have been re-structured and re-directed from the house to the park
- Installed agricultural draining to facilitate drainage in wet years
- New plumbing from the bore to 92,000 L (20,000 gallons) concrete tank and new pipe from tank to the house and garden
- Beautifully manicured traditional and native gardens attracting abundant birdlife
- Sweeping lawns
- Substantial vegetable allotment
- A water map will be provided to the purchaser.

Property Features
- 75 acres (30.25 Ha) slightly undulating with rocky outcrops and sandy loam
- 4.8 KW solar farm contracted until 2028 with high tariff return
- 40m x 100m shed with 3 phase power and concrete floor
- Cattle yards, sheep handling crush and ramp
- 2.7 km's of electric fencing
- 9 paddocks (2 x hardwood plantation paddocks)
- Shelter belts of extensive native revegetation
- Recently replaced stock fencing to parts of the property.

The Water Supply
- Bore (approx. 700 ppm & 2000 gph)
- 4 dams
- Two rainwater tanks 46,000 L in total - plumbed to the kitchen and veggie garden
- Substantial in-ground water storage tank
- The remainder of the house is on bore water from a header tank
- Water licence 8.4 meg transferred upon settlement (stock and domestic)

- Approx. 5 km to Mt Pleasant
- Approx. 68 km to Adelaide Airport

History & notable ownership
- Visit: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/young-sir-walter-james-9217
- Once the home of Kim Bonython https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kym_Bonython

- Mid Murray
- Council Rates $3,419.95
Please note the agent and the vendor have done their best endeavours to make sure information is correct. Neither the agent nor the vendor accepts liability for any error or omission.
Property Information
  • Land area
    • Land Area Acres: 75
    • Land Area Ha: 30.25
  • Location & services: Km's to Nearest Town: 5km, Nearest Town: Mt Pleasant, Schooling Primary: Birdwood & Mt Pleasant, Schooling Secondary: Birdwood
  • Approx year built: 1839
  • Property Type: Grazing, Rural Land, Sheep & Cattle, Specialist Livestock, Arable, Lifestyle / Rural
  • House style: Regal
  • Construction: Stone
  • Roof: Iron
  • House Details: Lounge Room, Family Room, Kitchen, Laundry and Insulation
  • Heating / Cooling: Heating / Cooling
  • Property Features: Safety switch
  • Chattels remaining: Blinds, Drapes, Fixed floor coverings, Light fittings, TV aerial, Rangehood, Dishwasher, Curtains
  • Additional rooms: Billiard / pool
  • Outdoor living: Tennis court, BBQ
  • Land Usage: Live stock, Wood lot, Farming, Grazing

Contact Details

Harcourts Barossa Valley RLA263081

49 Murray Street
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