Fleurieu Domain: 'Bucklands' circa 1872

HOUSE OF THE WEEK

  • 638 Port Elliot Rd, Port Elliot
  • Expressions of interest
  • BEDROOMS: 4
  • BATHROOMS: 2
  • CAR SPACES: 2
  • AGENT: Dodd and Page
  • CONTACT: Philip Dodd on 0409 094 202 or 08 8554 2029
  • INSPECT: By appointment

Thomas and Elizabeth Henley first occupied Bucklands in the early 1870s and apart from farming, Mr Henley and his sons were skilled blacksmiths working on the horse-drawn railway line from Goolwa to the harbours of Port Elliot and Victor.

Boat building, the construction of the Victor Harbor breakwater and jetty were other noted occupations of this pioneering early settler family who first operated the farm midway between Port Elliot and Middleton.

A devout local preacher, Thomas Henley raised nine children at Bucklands.

Over 150 years, Bucklands has been owned and managed as a farm and residence for only three families.

Today the homestead retains many original features but now has wireless NBN and an extension to the kitchen to include views to the coastline.

The largely stone and brick construction residence has eight main rooms plus a cellar and has in recent years been re-roofed.

Upgrades and renovations have been undertaken with sympathy to the original construction.

Outbuildings include a dairy (now a self-contained B&B cottage), shearing and hay sheds.

This 48-acre holding adjoins the Bashams Beach Regional Park. Views of Bashams Beach, Sandy Bay (Fisherman's Bay) and the 'Chicken Run' are pristine, private and unique.

A corridor of established trees and shrubs between the main road and the coastal reserve creates a safe haven for bird life and fauna.

A winter creek meanders through the pastures, feeding a contoured dam and wetland.

Cattle graze fertile pastures and electric fencing ensures stock are safe and free to roam.

An artesian bore supplements the rainwater catchments, dam and mains water.

Expressions of interest close May 30, 2019.