117 Sheoak Road, Crafers West, SA 5152

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'Glenquarry Farm' a unique & historic hideaway on a staggering 22 acres.

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This is how to define a one-of-a-kind property…..

It’s claimed the freestone cottage was built by a runaway from a British naval expedition before South Australia’s proclamation in 1836, to the knighted Australian batsman who bought the property as a secret weekend hideaway…

From the late 1950s, this was ‘The Don’s’ family retreat. The family has remained it’s proud custodian until now, but after 62 years, the time has come to leave…

Discreetly set down a long tree-lined driveway well back from Sheoak Road, amongst a tapestry of cottage gardens, paddocks, stock dams, rambling undulation, and stringy barks, this is where history lives.

Starting with a stone three-bedroom, two-bathroom lifestyle property beautifully and sympathetically upgraded over time with a gourmet country kitchen, a formal dining room, a sunlit upstairs family room with dormer-style windows, two large cellars, two crisp and timeless bathrooms (one a master ensuite, one with a spa), a mudroom, plus countless outdoor spaces to steal time away for yourself…

From the return verandahs, the undercover gabled and paved courtyard where staying guests can retreat from their own wing, and opposite, a storeroom and cellar.

Every bucolic outbuilding – the barn/workshop, storeroom and cellar, studio and stable – was made of Mt. Lofty freestone sourced from the site’s decommissioned quarry; the same stone forging Old Government House in adjoining Belair National Park.

Natural stone is a welcome feature throughout, so too, slatted timber and pressed tin ceilings, and open fires, combustion heater and wood stove reinforcing the home’s colonial pedigree.

Graze stock, enjoy the birdlife and nature, nearby walking trails, and the Overland train as it passes daily some 400m away is always a welcome distraction – or explore the bed and breakfast or boutique business opportunity such a rare property presents…

Just a 7-minute dash to the famous Stirling Markets, 15 minutes to Burnside Village, Seymour College, or Mitcham Square, and a scenic jaunt from a string of award-winning Adelaide Hills cellar doors – for its sanctuary, celebrity, and history, Glenquarry Farm could be Crafers West’s greatest of all time.

Why it’s so special:

Historic c1830s cottage & one-time weekender of Sir Don Bradman, still held by the family

Decommissioned Mt Lofty freestone quarry on site, with plenty of stone left to play with

Rustic outbuildings

Separate guest quarters & retreat

Separate storeroom/cellar

Detached studio with stables below

Three paddocks

Established exotic trees, extensive flowering gardens, raised vegetable beds including a spacious greenhouse

Separate barn/workshop

Bore (and associated water licence) & two stock dams

SA mains water & rain water tanks

900mm annual rainfall

Prolific birdlife & nature

Adjacent Belair National Park

NBN internet connection

Location – 3kms Crafers, 4kms Stirling, 5kms Belair, 10kms Toll Gate, 15kms Adelaide CBD – all approx.


Allotment 63 / DP 128184

Zone – Rural

Hundred – Adelaide

Council area – Adelaide Hills

Council rates – $2,660.40 approx per annum

Water Licence No. 149606 of 440kL underground taking

Land area – 8.893ha (21.97acs)

Altitude – 470m ASL

Rainfall – 900mm approx. average per annum

Proudly presented by Paul Clifford 0427 796 144 Raine & Horne Rural SA

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Property Info:
  • Property ID: L13613238
  • Property Type: House
  • Land Area: 22.0 acres
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