Historic Estate on the Nepean River
— Mulgoa NSW —
Majestically positioned on the banks of the Nepean River and the hill between Penrith and Mulgoa is “Glenleigh Estate”, renowned for its unique beauty, historic Scottish baronial residence and 86 acre parkland estate. The current owners are continuing to lovingly restore “Glenleigh” back to its regal and opulent beginnings.
Built in the 1880’s and designed by the eminent architect W.W Wardell, as a weekend country hideaway, for the wealthy shipping merchant and financier– James Ewan. This commanding manor, steeped in elegance with no expense spared, is built on sandstone with solid white furnace bricks supporting her wide sweeping balconies and elaborate facades, encompassing panoramic vistas of the World below.
“Glenleigh” is truly magnificent, comprising grand living rooms, elegant dining spaces, regal courtyard and to reflect each rooms use, some of the finest surviving painted interior decorations in any house in Australia in the style of Lyon, Cottier & Co. Stain glass windows and cedar throughout are constant reminders of a bygone era. The original dairy has been converted to an office/guest house and the horse stables/coach house are used for the nursery. The tennis court and pavilion are also used to store plants with a separate cottage for an onsite manager or further guests.
Today the property accommodates a wholesale nursery which is an approved supplier to Bunnings and renowned for their quality plants. The nursery includes facilities for propagation and shade house. Plants grown onsite are Buxus, Conifer, Gardenia and general shrubs for hedging with water allocation direct from the Nepean River and holding dam. The property is irrigated via a hydrant and water pipe system for further development of pastures.
The estate is often chosen for many special wedding events and professional photo shoots.
“Glenleigh Estate” offers an extremely rare opportunity combining large land, significant history, seclusion and privacy and positioned in the Sydney basin. Ready for the next chapter to make history once again.