Rossiville, the 1826 pioneering Goulburn homestead, joins the online auction trend

Rossiville, the 1826 pioneering Goulburn homestead, joins the online auction trend
Rossiville, the 1826 pioneering Goulburn homestead, joins the online auction trend

The online rural homestead auction trend continues. Rossiville Homestead, which was part of the land grant to Captain Francis Rossi in 1826 at Goulburn, has been listed for online auction.

The 1826 stone homestead sits within a private, old world garden with tennis court and in-ground pool on 170 acres. More than $2.3 million is tipped.

The homestead at 157 Range Road is enhanced is to the sandstone two storey coach house.

Rossiville was established by Captain Francis Nicholas Rossi, from a noble Corsican family, in 1826, when he received a grant of 2,560 acres from Governor Darling for his services to the state after a successful term as police superintendent of New South Wales.

Francis Nicholas Rossi died at Rossiville age 75 years in 1851 and was succeeded by his eldest son Count Francis Rossi who took over the estate with his main interest the breeding of racehorses.
In 1890 the government purchased Rossiville for the purpose of establishing a hospital, after which it was utilised by the Department of Agriculture in 1908.
 

There's also a sandstone grooms’ quarters, Olympic size arena and significant farm shedding and stabling.

It comes with hectares of gently undulating, fertile country with two kilometres of frontage to the Wollondilly River with an approved two lot subdivision.

"As one of Goulburn’s original properties Rossiville Homestead offers a genuine opportunity to acquire a portion of the district’s heritage, the marketing says.

Bidding starts at www.saleesy.com.au on April 29 with bidding to close May 7, 2014 at 11.00am through Allan McDonald at Professionals Goulburn in conjunction with Carpenters.

A neighbouring property with modern home on 40 acres has also been listed for sale with $480,000 plus hopes.

Last month Kippilaw, the colonial Breadalbane homestead outside of Goulburn, was sold for $4.2 million via online auction.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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