A property with links to one of the first settlers in the Illawarra district is now on the market.
The property has had less than a handful of owners in about 200 years.
The 164-acre listing is located at 576-578 Avondale Road, Huntley.
It has a price guide of $3.7 million to $3.9 million.
The 1000sq/m, one-level home features six bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Tony Davey, a long-time builder/developer and businessman within the Illawarra, has owned the property for 40 years.
"It's had four owners in its whole existence," Mr Davey told the Mercury.
The property is located on land that was initially granted to Dr Charles Throsby, an English-born surgeon, magistrate and explorer.
I live right on top of the mountain, so I actually own the top of two mountain ridges.
Mr Throsby was one of the first settlers in the Illawarra district.
In 1819, Mr Throsby discovered a pass between the Illawarra and Robertson districts and successfully drove a herd of cattle through it.
"He got the original land grant, but he didn't come out here straight away - he sent people to work it," Mr Davey said.
The land was later passed on to Mr Throsby's relative, Charles Throsby-Smith.
"I live right on top of the mountain, so I actually own the top of two mountain ridges," Mr Davey said.
"It's on the edge of two valleys, and I have 360-degree views to walk around the house... Views looking over the lake and the sea.
"I live right alongside the edge of the cliff face on the top of the mountain.
"From my living room to the edge of the cliff face is probably only ten metres.
"It really is a spectacular place."
The property also features a detached cottage at the foot of the hill.
Other features include gardens and covered patios set to surround a pool; and a master wing with large spa ensuite, retreat and courtyard access.
The property is set to be auctioned on October 23.
Mr Davey, 76, said he was selling his long-time home as he had built a new house near Kanahooka Point.
"I'm a builder/developer, I build things for people, but I'm slowing down because I'm getting older," he said.
The selling agents are Belle Property Illawarra's Darren Kay and Nicole Kay.
Mr Kay said during the initial stages of the campaign more than 60 inquiries had been received from local, Sydney and international buyers.
"Given the current COVID climate, potential buyers who are able to work from home have been seeking private, tranquil and isolated properties within a short commuting distance to Sydney," he said.
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