Auction Sat 14 Nov

Lot 10 Burnima Rd Bombala, NSW 2632


A Mansion on the Monaro.

"Burnima" Homestead (Circa 1896) is a testament to Victorian Gothic Architecture.
It was the centrepiece of a pastoral empire owned by Mr H. T. Edwards in the early 1900s.
The mansion has historic significance as it was designed and built by the same builder that built "Yarralumla" (the Governor Generals residence) in Canberra and the "Carrington Hotel" in Katoomba N.S.W
Now on a 12.42 hect property, the homestead boasts 30 rooms. These include a Formal Dining Room, Morning Room, Withdrawing Room, Library, Study, Smoking Room, Billiards Room and 10 Bedrooms. Beyond The Large Foyer is an Amazing Ornate Timber Central Staircase which Glistens under the Stained Glass Skylight.

The Staircase - is a Showpiece on its own. Articulated Fretwork above it is Charming. The Stained Glass Skylight allows Natural Light to Cascade over the Ornate Timber of the Bannister and Railings.

The Architecture - Opulence is very Evident. Some Features include Generous Rooms with arch shaped and full length Cedar Windows, with Stained Glass and Leadlight Edgings, Tall Cedar Skirting and Original Wide Baltic Flooring. High Plastered Decorative Ceilings dominate the grand rooms, 15 Fireplaces, many with Varied Mantles, the Central Staircase is Exquisite.

The Conservatory - This Relaxing space is Bathed in Natural Light although covered from the Elements. It links the Homestead and an Extensive Dining Hall.

The Outbuildings -These are as Historic as The Homestead. They include the Concierges Cottage, a Two Storey Horse Stable Building, Estate Office, Machinery and Hay Sheds.

The Garden - Offers 2.5 Hects of Mature Trees and Shrubs. Many have been imported from Around the World and include Pines, Spruces and Conifers. Around Every Corner is another Secret Space. The Tennis Court is bordered by a mature Torolasas Hedge. Beyond the Stone Curved Steps are Spacious Grassed Areas. Water is pumped from the Bombala River.

Current Usage - The Mansion and Outbuildings are used as a Residence and a Showpiece. The Owner, Mr. Rickett Conducts Tours of the Home, the Garden and Buildings Every First Saturday of the Month.

Potential Uses - "Burnima" Homestead and Garden have the Perfect Ambience to be a Wedding Venue, Conference Centre, or Health Retreat or B & B Accommodation. The Uniqueness is the "Wow" Factor.
It is only Limited by your Imagination.

Convenient Location - Midway between Sydney and Melbourne. 2 Hrs to Canberra Airport. The Far South Coast and the N.S.W Snowfields are a Short Commute. 50 Minutes Drive to Cooma. 5 Minutes to Bombala.

"Burnima" Homestead - Boasts over 30 Rooms and Projects Grandeur that is Rare to Experience. It has been featured as a "Dream Home" by the Sydney Morning Herald. "Regional Lifestyle" magazine has a cover story. Several communication outlets have completed interesting documentaries about the home.

Buyers Please Note - The Property is offered with Vacant Possession. Buyers do have the Option to buy the Period Furniture, Artefacts, Antique Vehicles and Horse Drawn Vehicles, if they wish to go forward with the "Living Museum".

Auction - 11am, Saturday 14th November, 22020. On site
Viewing - by Appointment Only
Agent -Don Menchin 0413 028 795
Menchin Property Marketing Pty Ltd

Key details

  • Property Type Rural
  • Block Size 12.42 sqm
  • Tax Rates Approx 762.68 Per Year
  • Date Listed 17-09-2020