A Country Retreat? With Swans?

This heart-achingly beautiful farm 
in the Southern Highlands is on the market.
Built in 1842
designed by John Amory, 
Mereworth Estate is a working farm of 1,234 acres.
But the house itself is also pure magic.
With those amazing views from each room...
What can only be described as a 
baronial fireplace.
Heavens, you could fit a whole tree in there!
A dining room with windows on two sides?
Yep, always a winner. 
After all, if conversation gets dull, 
you can always gaze wistfully out of the window...
...onto this pastoral scene of shearing sheds
and rolling hills.
Or just gaze onto the garden itself,
designed by the legendary Paul Sorenson
With arbours, pergolas & shady walks, 
this is a leisure garden
It's an incredibly beautiful part of Australia, 
and easy striking distance to Sydney & Canberra.
Oh yes.
It also comes with black swans on the dam. 
Of course. They know where serenity is. 

Would you like to live here?
As a country retreat?
Or as a farm?

Agents & Images: Meares 
Property location: Mereworth Estate, near Berrima, Southern Highlands, 
New South Wales, Australia