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Clarendon Cottages - Circa 1930

11 Clarkmont Road, SASSAFRAS
Price: $1,995,000
Property Category: House
  • 6029.0 Sqm


Make the tree change and escape the 9-5 with this endearing lifestyle property positioned on a commanding parcel of 1.4 acres of century old European gardens once part of the beautiful Burnham Beeches Estate. A garden lover’s dream with enchanting vistas from every window, this exquisite triple residence (main residence and 2 cottages) boasting a rich history, impresses in both its distinguished proportions and impeccably presented interiors that showcase sublime character and class. Currently operating as a 5-star rated BnB accommodation business known as “Clarendon Cottages”, you can inherit a successful income producing business (includes modern website with booking facility and social media), rent out one or several cottages to tenants or perhaps bring the extended family and create a multigenerational domain.

Privately situated at the end of a long and secluded driveway with the allure of century old trees and old-fashioned streetlamps guiding the way – the romance of a bygone era blended with superior contemporary comforts unfolds in a serene and enchanting setting that can be enjoyed as a forever home or just for the weekend for those wanting to embrace the stunning sights and sounds of The Dandenong Ranges. Immersed among breathtaking gardens at every turn, endless opportunities abound with a luxury secluded lifestyle on offer and promises of an exciting future with an extensive list of features for your family and guests to enjoy.

Clarendon House
The main home features a conservatory-style kitchen featuring integrated dishwasher and gas cooking that opens to an alfresco inviting indoor/outdoor gatherings. Dreamy French doors lead to the dining and lounge where stunning live art is on show via expansive picture windows as you relax by the wood fire. A lavish master is made luxurious by its deluxe dressing room and garden views that change throughout the season and there’s a second bedroom and a chic family bathroom with rain shower and bespoke vanity off the hallway. The home frames a stunning courtyard with water feature and a verandah where you can enjoy a morning cuppa accompanied by birdsong.

Dovecote Cottage:
An intimate suite under the roofline of the main house (or third bedroom) with a ground floor sitting room with stunning garden views and a bathroom and bedroom upstairs overlooking the treetops on three sides.

Camellia Cottage:
Hidden amongst camellias and tree ferns this serenely nestled stand-alone cottage features two levels. On the upper level is a large lounge/bedroom area warmed by a gas log fire and a bathroom with double spa. Downstairs is a full kitchen and dining area overlooking a private garden nook where you can watch the birds feed and a private deck.

The Stables:
The Stables is a luxury two-bedroom stand-alone cottage with large spa bathroom, dining area and lounge with gas log fire and fully equipped kitchen. The main bedroom features double French doors leading to a private deck.

The location too is first class with Ferny Creek Recreation Reserve and woodland playground at the end of the street and for those who enjoy fine dining King Henry Art Café is an easy amble away. Only 5 km from Mount Dandenong for stunning vistas of Melbourne and a 10-minute drive to Upper Ferntree Gully Train Station or Puffing Billy Steam Train at Belgrave. You can also enjoy a leisurely 15-minute stroll into the quaint village of Sassafras where many eclectic shops and cafes are on offer or walk into Sherbrooke Forest to see the lyrebirds foraging.

More to Love:

• The home has only had 4 owners in its almost 100-year-old history.
• Long driveway with plenty of off-street parking
• Rear access to Panteg Road
• New carpet and blinds
• House, cottages and storerooms restumped
• Ducted heating, split system air-conditioning and gas log fires for seasonal comfort
• Single roller door garage
• Two garden sheds and a woodshed
• Firepit zone for late night conversation under the watch of a stunning golden elm tree
• Chicken coop and vegetable garden beds for those who enjoy homegrown
• Remnants of a former Japanese Bonsai nursery in the rear gardens
• Abundant birdlife – rosellas, kookaburras and king parrots that chime a melody as you go about your day.
• Two storerooms (utilising the original stable doors), 2nd industrial guest laundry/utilities room
• Undercover parking for 3 cars

Insider’s Secret: The Alfred Nicholas Gardens loop walk from Clarendon is a picturesque lake and public garden of beautiful exotic and native foliage with flowering across all seasons. With many secret places to explore it will delight the young and the young at heart.

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Property Features

• Air Conditioning
• Broadband
• Built In Robes
• Built-in Robes
• Courtyard
• Deck
• Dishwasher
• Ducted Heating
• Ensuite
• Floorboards
• Fully Fenced
• Material: Weatherboard, Colorbond Roof
• Open Fireplace
• Outdoor Ent.
• Shed
• Style: Contemporary, Character
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