Daphne du Maurier first popularised the name “Manderley” in 1938 in the novel Rebecca. The estate was owned by Maxim de Winter and was soon deemed the typical country estate, complete with family heirlooms and a large domestic staff. The name Manderley soon became adopted as a term for similar estates and connotes a touch of luxury. Perhaps that was why the name was chosen for the home located on 2 Manor Rise in Bowral. The home is located in an exclusive boutique cul-de-sac and is part of an area that is accepted as being the best enclave in the area.
Manderley offers 1,500 square metres of internal living space, which includes eight large bedrooms and seven full bathrooms as well as a self-contained loft apartment with its own entry. There are plenty of formal and casual areas, including a grand foyer with parquetry flooring and a double brass border. Elevated ceilings make all the spaces feel more open while decorative moulding and timber surrounds add a touch of elegance.
The house also is decked out with custom cabinetry. The chef’s kitchen is outfitted with Miele appliances and features a central island covered in Carrera marble stone. A downstairs games room is accompanied by a fully equipped gym. The home’s climate is controlled with reverse cycle air conditioning or with five gas fireplaces and two natural wood fireplaces.
Over 90 solar panels also provide power for features like the electric gates for the fully fenced grounds and the multiple security cameras. Your cars can be kept in the large five-vehicle garage. Approaching the home is done via a circular driveway that lets you take in the pillars facade and porte-cochere at the front door. Five acres of gardens filled with feature lighting surround the home. A private lake is stocked with fish and features a private island. There’s also a tennis court and a private swimming pool complete with its own cabana and wellness centre.
Located just five minutes from the centre of Bowral, it’s also just a short 90-minute drive to get to Sydney. Pricing on your own personal Manderley is available upon request, but if you’re looking for your own country manor, you’ll want to act quickly before some other lord or lady snatches it up.
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