Avon Valley Advocate | House of the Week: Tipperary church, gallery and lodge house

House of the Week

3 BED | 3 BATH | 5 CAR

  • Address: 2092 Northam-York Road, York
  • Price: $799,000
  • Agents: Michael Hoad, Abode Real Estate, 0411 885 556 and Mike Bawden, York Estate Agents, 0403 268 158
  • Inspect: By appointment

This remarkable property has a former church which was built in 1892 at its heart.

It conjures up a glimpse of the past and a slower pace of life.

The magic location is just under 1.5 hours from Perth (10kms out of York), overlooking farmland with Avon Valley views, all set on 2.7-acres.

The small much-loved brick church with its high vaulted ceiling and open fireplace is now the living, dining and kitchen area of the private residence.

An extension built in a style that compliments the architecture of the church encompasses a small library or study, an extra large main bedroom and an adjacent bathroom with clawfoot bath.

A mezzanine loft provides an additional sleeping area.

A separate two-storey lodge provides two double bedrooms with ensuites, verandahs and views over the property,

The third main building, the purpose-built gallery, has its own separate entrance from the main road and a big parking area for up to 30 cars.

The grounds are a delight.

There are winding pathways leading to a swimming pool and tea house.

Water features, walled gardens, paved areas, garden urns and cherubs give an old-world feeling to the property.

Each area of the garden leads on to the next, willing you to explore further or just sit a while.

Simply breathtaking.

In recent years it has been an award-winning bed and breakfast, a wedding venue, a place for wedding photographs, garden visits and a range of functions.

Recently it has provided the current owners with an amazing lifestyle as a private residence and an escape for friends.

Historical information has been collected and will remain with the property.