House in Spencer
"Sentry Rock" Steeped in Australian History
- 6 Beds
- 6 Baths
- 9 Cars
When Captain Arthur Phillip and his crew explored the Hawkesbury River in the 1780's they came across a prominent, vertical slab of sandstone. They gave this landmark the name Sentry Rock. Today the property still bears that name. This private, warm and alluring Appalachian style lodge is nestled high on the rocky banks of the river with expansive 180-degree views.
“Sentry Rock is located on ten acres of flood free riverfront land. The main residence is a uniquely designed, master craftsman built Cypress Log structure with cathedral ceilings and two separate bedroom wings. All six bedrooms, four with ensuites, span across one level and each has tranquil views of the ever changing landscape, draped in vibrant bushland and a reflecting river.
The master bedroom suite is positioned in the most recent wing of the home and contains double glazed windows with soothing views spanning out across the river. It includes an open plan ensuite with bath and heated flooring as well as an office space and private balcony. With no neighbours in sight on the Wisemans Ferry Road or on the other side of the river, you are able to enjoy absolute privacy.
Sentry Rock encapsulates its rich history and culture through it's dynamic and spontaneous interior and exterior design. The extensive top level of the home is decked out with two living areas, river stone open fire place, a country style kitchen with a wide stainless steel SMEG oven, dishwasher and island bench. As you walk down the beautiful sandstone staircase to the lower level, your breath is instantly taken away by the polished concrete floors, exposed rock feature walls, large river stone open fire place, and the abundance of natural light that fills the room. This room is equipped with a wine cellar, kitchenette, a huge unique sliding "Magic" window, framing the spectacular view, bathroom and outdoor lounge area. An imported spiral cast iron staircase leads you to the hot tub and infra-red sauna from the lower level outdoor lounge area.
The garden has been extensively landscaped with Australian Native Flora which is beautifully illuminated at night. The showcase of the garden is the stunning 20m Water Fall and lily pond. There is a separate rear entrance from Wisemans Ferry Road giving you direct access to the river level which includes the large grassed area, a 20m x 10m tool and machinery shed, chicken shed with laying boxes and clear access for a helicopter landing pad. This impressive property has multiple areas to entertain guests which include the deep spa pool on the upper level, the riverside entertainment area with wood fired pizza oven, BBQ area and fire pit or for the boating enthusiast there is a sandy beach, boat ramp as well as a 33m x 7m munitions barge permanently moored for large deep water boat access so that you can enjoy a peaceful cruise down the river, water sports or to fish. The property is also fitted with a covered inclinator allowing you easy stair free access to the river, grassed recreational area, riverside dining and pontoon areas.
In addition to the main residence there is a separate studio, double garage, undercover carport suitable for two cars and further parking for up to five cars with a uniquely excavated sandstone feature wall.
This unique property is located approx. 50mins from Gosford CBD and 60km North West of Sydney CBD. Only 18km from the historic Wisemans Ferry Village which boasts the Wisemans Ferry Inn Hotel est 1827, local super market, Pharmacy, Bowling Club and a variety of restaurants and cafes. For the golfing enthusiast there is the Wisemans Ferry Retreat Golf Course, and internationally acclaimed golf resort Riverside Oaks which is approx. 30mins away. The area is encircled by noteworthy national parks abounding in Aboriginal and European history including the convict-built Old Great North Road that once connected Sydney and Newcastle as well as multiple picturesque bush walks close by that you can enjoy.
We are excited to bring this iconic riverside lifestyle property to the market and welcome your inspection.
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm System
- Built-In Wardrobes
- Deep Water Access
- Polished Timber Floor
- Secure Parking
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2 garage spaces, 2 carport spaces and 5 off street parks