Tucked away on a quiet backroad just inland from the NSW Central Coast, lies one of the country’s most picturesque equestrian properties. Located nearly halfway between Wisemans Ferry and Gosford, Greengrove sits on the banks of Mangrove Creek and is an outstanding example of a purpose-built Australian horse property.
Greengrove comprises approximately 50 acres, of which usable grazing paddocks make up a little more than half. The lush green grass benefits from the fertile soil and temperate climate. There are paddocks aplenty at Greengrove, 12 of which feature insulated shelters with water, power, and lighting all with top quality post and rail fencing with stand-offs. A foaling paddock has also been built to maximise safety during foaling season.
The entire property underwent a significant refurbishment about 5 years ago. A number of improvements were made at the time, including a new double-height feed shed, which comprises a hay loft and a room for a horse coach up to 5.6m high.
The main stable facility originally had fourteen individual boxes, however four of these were converted into a gorgeous 8m x 8m tack room, the likes of which would make any equestrian more than a little envious. Complete with bathroom and kitchen, the tack room is one of the highlights of this property and is as functional as it is beautiful. Fitted out to the highest standard, it delivers all the practicalities of storage and lighting along with a welcoming feel which entices you to relax at the table and soak up the atmosphere. The stable building also now houses a comfortable two bedroom apartment upstairs, as well as three wash bays featuring hot and cold water and two tack up bays.
Originally a riding school and then an Arabian horse stud, Greengrove has no shortage of facilities for the horses and riders who call this stunning property home. These include a 40m x 20m grass dressage arena, a large grass jump paddock and a new state of the art sand arena.
Built with help from Luke Brown, the sand arena employs the latest in arena technology encompassing a number of Soil Tech geofabric layers underneath a layer of a very fine gravel overlay to facilitate drainage. The arena is floodlit with lighting sitting atop two 15m towers and has been designed specifically for jumping so that the arena can be fully lit without throwing shadows.
However, not all the comforts of this amazing property are for the benefit of its equine residents. The first dwelling was built on the property about 35 years ago and it’s unique design explains it’s appropriate nickname “The Treehouse”. The main residence, set above the equine facilities, features an open airy design with alfresco living which makes the most of the stunning views over the property and river to the mountains in the distance.
Greengrove represents the very best in equine property design and we hope you have enjoyed looking through the images of this beautiful property.
Note: The owners of Greengrove are currently offering shared leasing of their facilities to a professional couple. Interested parties can contact Greengrove via Australian Jumping at [email protected]