Blackwood 197 Simmons Reef Road
Cedar Cottage from Garden of St Erth fame
Garden of St Erth founders and legends, Tommy and Penny Garnett and their son, Stephen, who created this amazing property, have been synonymous with this iconic Blackwood location.
The home Stephen built in the 1980s has become available for you to continue the legacy and vision to further enhance and improve the idyllic cedar and mudbrick cottage home and traditional cool climate English/Australian style country garden.
This quaint and unique home provides flexible accommodation as a cosy permanent home or country weekender, or as lucrative short stay accommodation, right in the heart of the historic gold mining town of Blackwood.
A sheltered front north-facing deck is the perfect vantage point for capturing the all-day sun. On the upper level, the vintage open plan kitchen, dining and living space, showcases lush green garden and tree canopy vistas framed by timber windows. The central bathroom, laundry and two double bedrooms are adjacent to this space and provide functionality and easy living.
On the lower level, connected by a wide staircase, a further two generous bedrooms, one currently used as a study, with floor to ceiling built-in bookshelves, share a warm, cosy living space with a woodfire heater and external alfresco paved area, covered by an arbour of wisteria, ornamental grape and deciduous clematis.
A romantic feeling of nostalgia pervades this original garden, meticulously designed by Stephen, and is perfectly complimented and separated throughout by the hand built stone walls and beautifully curved grassed pathways. The cooler climate of Blackwood allows a uniquely stunning selection of plants to prosper, as demonstrated by many of the traditional plants grown at the Garden of St Erth property. A combination of both indigenous native and mature deciduous trees provide shade in summer over manicured lawns.
The Planting Compendium, originating from 1984, with a complete list of plants, with their biological name, source, location and date planted, will be handed over to the successful new owner of this historic garden.
Additional features include an original miners hut and four car garage with concrete floor, power and water, with lots of shelving, and several wood storage features.
In prime position, directly opposite the Diggers Garden of St Erth where you can immerse yourself spotting kookaburras and kangaroos whilst joining the Whipstick track meandering along the Lederberg Gorge.
Wonderfully secluded yet only a few minutes' walk to into Blackwood the iconic Blackwood pub and coffee at the Post Office cafe.