Undoubtedly one of the most astonishing secrets held in the State, this magical property is without peer. A passionate owner, a skilled horticulturalist and a team of landscape gardeners have spent almost two decades creating this uniquely West Australian botanical oasis on over 143 hectares in the Perth Hills.
Breathtaking 143 hectares
Centered on 10 ha of lakes
Detailed landscape design
Unique semi-formal garden
Fab waterfalls & sculptures
Beaches, jetties & pontoon
Lakeside 3 bed 2 bath cabin
Site office, sheds + equipmt
Incredible, private Hills locn
This astounding property represents the realization of the owner’s aspirations and head horticulturist’s creative application of that vision. Central to this property is the magnificent 1-kilometre stretch of Lake Retreat; the source of the property’s life-giving water.
Manicured beaches, islands and connections to Cookes Brook and Sanctuary Creek enhance the more than 10 hectares of lakes. Tranquillity Lake, Lake Retreat, Barfield Dam, the Reflection Pond and Sanctuary Cove are all complemented by numerous waterfalls and water features, manicured lawns, sculptured hedges and luscious semi-formal gardens.
This sophisticated blended garden was designed to complement the contours of the land. The design incorporates artworks and statues commissioned from the David Sharp Studio in the UK, that enhance the property’s naturalistic and Roman influences.
Nestled between two of the lakes, the parterre is an exquisite design in homage to the 15th century gardens of the French Renaissance. The beautiful formal lawns, intricate, low, clipped hedging, waterfall and cascading stream were inspired by the Rothschild Gardens at Lake Como.
Cherished by the current owner as a private retreat, the property includes a modest lakeside cabin with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and wonderful views over the gardens and lake. Three kilometres of walkways promise endless opportunities for exploration of this secluded haven. Over six kilometres of bitumenised roads wind through the property. Nestled amongst the native bush of the hillside is the site office and adjoining infrastructure used by the horticultural team.
The sealed roads lead to several sites ideal for a private residence, from lakeside bays to elevated eyries offering breath taking views over the lakes to the valleys beyond. Wherever you stand on this property, the vista transforms by the hour — a tableau of changing light and colour played out on the lake’s clear surface. It’s simply magnificent.
As the site of your own private sanctuary Lake Retreat offers a true escape from the everyday. Spend your time exploring the native countryside or immersed in the romance of the formal gardens. Walk, ride, swim, canoe or fish without ever leaving the property, or simply read, relax and daydream in your favourite gazebo — with twelve dotted across the grounds your choice can change with the seasons. Share this biodiverse paradise with approximately 150,000 individual plants, some 350 species, half native and half exotic, 27 species of native orchids and over 108 bird species, 11 frog species and 5 fish species.
Lake Retreat offers an established foundation for a commercial venture of international standard. The local shire previously adopted a structure plan for the proposed development of 147 lakeside chalets, a lakeside lodge, restaurant and convention centre. The potential of Lake Retreat is limited only by your entrepreneurial vision and legislative requirements. This distinctive property would be ideal as an exclusive eco-resort or a combined wedding venue, day spa, wellness retreat and resort style hotel. Furthermore, there are three adjoining lots that are available for purchase to extend the footprint and provide additional connectivity to the site.
If you are looking for a truly remarkable private property or the perfect site for a world class commercial venture, Lake Retreat is it. The rare opportunity to make this unique 143 hectare (355 acres) property your own is on offer and with it the key to secure one of the best-kept secrets in Western Australia.
To arrange an inspection of this property or for friendly and honest assistance with any of your real estate needs call Mr Happy – Ross Webster – 0407 387 004.
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