Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NSW / Stonewood

Situated within walking distance of the historic Kurrajong village, Stonewood is a unique country house set on 4 hectares of native bushland.

The sanctuary features Western Sydney dry rainforest and several pristine natural creeks, forming part of a “superhighway” for native wildlife. Platypus, koalas, wallabies, reptiles and 45 native bird species call this sanctuary home.

The current owners have carefully conserved Stonewood as a wildlife refuge, koala corridor and research site for native species.

The homestead is crafted from Australian sandstone and timber, featuring hardwood floors throughout. It features three bedrooms, rumpus room and open plan living, dining and kitchen area.

The house is supported by a 10-kilowatt solar system, fireplace, two large water tanks and Envirocycle waste system. Surrounding the home are 12 car spaces, a large shed and a small citrus orchid.

Price guide: $3.8-4.2M

The Sanctuary

Garry and Kerrie Watterson are the owners of Stonewood, a property situated in Kurrajong, New South Wales. The property is a residence, wildlife sanctuary, bush regeneration site and education and research site. Garry and Kerrie wish to preserve the unique natural values on the block and have used several government grants to help maintain the land. They have also facilitated several university research projects on Stonewood and have recently participated in the National Landcare Conference.

Stonewood spans 4 hectares across a small, rural residential lot. The block forms part of a koala corridor along with 14 neighbouring properties, and Greater Sydney Landcare have referred to it as a “superhighway” for wildlife. The block is comprised of endangered Western Sydney Dry Rainforest and features several pristine creeks.

Wildlife is abundant and includes platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor), snakes, lizards and 45 native bird species.

Contact the owner

This sanctuary has been listed by Garry and Kerrie Watterson who can be contacted by phone on 0414 921 912