History lovers have been handed an exciting opportunity to purchase a 1.2ha estate that formed an important part of rural life in NSW.
A single-level country homestead with verandas on four sides, Dalkeith was constructed from brick in the mid 1850s and is a fantastic example of Old Colonial Georgian Style architecture.
The iconic property at Neurea also has a state heritage listing covering the buildings on the property, which was used as a staging ground for Cobb & Co.
Cobb & Co was a stagecoach business that transported passengers and freight across regional and remote areas during the 1800s.
The original stables at 54 Kinghorn St still stand and are located about 30m from the homestead, while other buildings built during that period are in good condition for their age.
Listed with Raine & Horne — Wellington agent Gary Francis and Ross Plasto, a $400,000-$430,000 guide has been set ahead of next weekend’s auction.
Mr Francis said Dalkeith is set for a new chapter after being tightly held by one family for many years.
“For them it will be very hard to say goodbye after living there for so long,” he said.
Dalkeith was extended in 1921 and improvements have been carried out over the years by multiple owners, including a recent contemporary update to the kitchen.
Despite the many renovations, the home still has plenty of character and retains the charm of yesteryear. Features include stained windows, China brass fittings, pressed metal ceilings and fireplaces.
Mr Francis said the property has attracted good interest in the run up to next weekend’s auction, with many buyers from regional hubs such as Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange and the Southern Highlands all attracted to the opportunity.
“It is perfect for someone who has a real feel for Australian history and can see the potential to add value while retaining its historic charm,” Mr Francis said.
The heritage listing means that any future improvements should be done in consultation with Dubbo Regional Council.
Dalkeith is positioned about 16km from the nearest town of Wellington, while Dubbo, Orange, Parkes and Mudgee are all less than 90 minutes by car.
The estate also has solar power feeding back to the grid and internet is provided by either local towers or NBN satellites.