Highlands Private Hideaway

Pimpinna Estate

 This property includes a lovingly restored and original settlers’ cottage built around 1860.  Other pavilions, built in two separate renovations over the years, link the cottage to the rest of the house via two glass walkways looking out into the garden.  The house is settled into a structured and established garden on over 3 acres of land.

Inside are two stone fireplaces (one original) and a pot belly stove, together with formal and informal living areas.

A beautiful feature of the dining room is the original slab wall of the cottage, as it was before the first renovation.  The wall is reflected in the vintage mirrored wall opposite, along with the chandelier and several antique portraits.

The kitchen has the original wide floorboards and fireplace which now holds an AGA cooker and there are copper pots and pans hanging above the old draper’s table in the centre of the kitchen.  Both the kitchen and the dining room overlook the potager.

Outside in the garden there is a sunken sandstone area with fire pit, surrounded by Adirondack chairs.  There is a small, original sandstone dairy, now used as a powder room and linked to the informal sitting room by another glass linkway.  Down further there is a lake with an old wooden jetty and a small row boat and, when weather permits, a low mist drifts across the water making it an eerie but stunning sight.