Sam Murden, Property Journalist
First published 30 Jun 2023, 5:00am
King Charles III’s one-time Sydney home is for sale.
A property nestled on the shores of the Hawkesbury River has appealed to buyers seeking a royal connection, being the former property of King Charles in the 1970s.
Currently used as a retreat accommodation, the 3.54 hectare estate at 4 Fishermans Point, Berowra Waters is only accessible via a seaplane or a helicopter.
The resort, known as ‘Marramarra Lodge’, charges $1650 – $1900 a night to stay there and is available to purchase between $8m to $8.8m.
The property is guided for $8m – $8.8m.
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The property was originally used by the non-profit organisation Outward Bound Australia, who would run Duke of Edinburgh Award camps on the site.
LJ Hooker’s Tim Andrews said King Charles briefly stayed at the site in the 1970s, with
Before he was a king, Charles called the Hawkesbury property home. Picture: Getty
Prince Philip believed to have provided electricity to the property prior to becoming a resort.
“The current owner has operated the resort over the past 21 years, but is being listed for sale as it became too difficult for them to continue running.”
The site was previously used for Duke of Edinburgh camps.
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4 Fishermans Point, Berowra Waters NSW
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“A luxury property of this size and scope that also exists as a private retreat is unlike anything I’ve listed in recent memory. Enquiries have been off the hook, primarily owner occupiers who are looking to transform it into a dream property.”
Many celebrities are also believed to have stayed at the property, however the owner remained tight lipped when asked to name names.
The property is only accessible via seaplane or boat.
Nightly accommodation is up to $1900 per night.
With a Royal touch.
Surrounded by native bushland, buyers have been drawn to the property’s location and rich early history – being situated less than an hour’s drive north of Sydney.
The property is currently used as retreat accommodation, with costs between $1650 to $1900 a night to stay there.
The current resort site offers 14 residences that can cater to a maximum of 80 guests at any one time, and includes a premium fine dining restaurant, five star facilities, a spa, and outlooks over the river.
It can cater to a maximum of 80 guests at any time.
Families looking at the property have mentioned the potential to water ski or fish in the local watering holes.
There’s also the local Berowra Waters Inn situated 15 minutes away from the property.
“I sold the property next door about a year ago, so dwellings in this area are definitely tightly-held. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the perfect private weekender or a lifestyle property to be shared between multiple families.”
According to PropTrack, only four properties have traded hands in Berowra Waters in the past 12 months.
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Sam Murden, Property Journalist