Full restored heritage home stead villa on 6 tranquil acres exclusively for you
About Richard Sanders
We are just two crazy people who dreamed of the impossible and some how made it happen. "Dare to dream"
Richard Sanders purchased this Villa in 2015
Why Richard Sanders chose Toora
I came across Thalia quite by chance. At the time I was aged 50 and found myself suddenly unemployed. To pass the time I started scanning the paper for rural homes and fantasised about owning them and running a B&B. One day I decided to take a drive to Murray Bridge, a place steep in history and look at some properties in the town. Whilst wondering down the main street I came upon a realestate office, and there was this beautiful property up for sale. " I just had to go and see it" A complete waste of time really as no bank would lend me the money to buy her as I had no job. When I first saw Thalia I instantly fell in love with her. Thalia was such a peaceful place at a time when my life was in turmoil. I had to show it to Di. Di to was enchanted by her beautiful garden and Blue wrens playing in the bushes. But the house was tired and in need of some major work to bring it back to its former glory. With no job this was just a dream. Time went by and I tried to forget about Thalia, I found another job, but Thalia kept nagging in the back of my mind. 18 months had gone by "surely it must have sold" I contacted the owners, "It was still available" and now after many challenges restoring this property the rest is history. We hope you enjoy Thalia as much as we do.
What makes this Villa unique
There are few properties that offer the luxury of modern living and yet in a rural environment that feels you are long way away from your busy life. Far enough away from Murray Bridge to be truely peace full on its own private 6 acres just for you to explore and enjoy, yet close enough to go for a meal or shop and visit the Langhorne creek wine area. When Di and I first found Thalia we instantly fell in love with the property. It had all the charm of an Australian 1910 Villa, but located on a pictures 6 acres with pepper corn trees , pines and gums that dated back over 100 years. Whilst the house has been tastefully extended it still retains all its original charms from lath and plaster ceilings, lead light window, and a beautiful arch in the hallway. Now equiped with a luxury bathroom, polished floor boards, and many hours spent restoring it, it is truely an enchanting home. Please take the time to sit out on the verandahs, enjoy a coffee and watch the blue wrens playing on the lawns and in the shrubs. One of my favourite past times is to walk out side at night. If its a moon lit night you will see the paddocks and trees bathed in the moons silvery light, if there is no moon you will be treated to a sky full of a million stars. Every time of the year is a blessing at Thalia, Summer there is beautiful mild evenings with a cool breeze often coming up the river from Lake Alexandrina, sit out side and enjoy a barbecue. Autumn the nights are becoming crisp and the days mild I love the changing colour of the Glory vines on the verandahs, Winter is had to beat, sitting in front of the wood fire or listening to the rain on the iron roof. The house is warm, and the beds cosy with Alpaca quilts. Finally Spring, Thalia comes to life in Spring with all the flowers and new growth as the days become warm. I hope you to enjoy Thalia as much as we do, it is a very special place for us.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Thoroughly enjoyed the peaceful environment and the thoughtful breakfast supplies left for us.
Asbestos Victims Assoc
Restful stay in a beautiful old home.
Charming period home
Lovely place out of town. Good to relax at from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Cosy and Relaxing
Stunning country property with all the features for a perfect weekend escape. Comfortable rooms, very clean and fantastic hosts.
Thanks for the great selection in local wine, thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.
Our family stayed at Thalia Getaway for a long weekend and we were looking for a place to relax and unwind. This house definitely delivered. Such a beautiful well looked after historic stone home, in a gorgeous surrounding. Photos cannot capture the serene country atmosphere this place radiates. While we stayed we even had a friendly visit from the neighbors dog who was a great 'guide ' for our kids as they explored the property collecting lemons and wild watermelons.
I am glad you found Thalia such a wonderful place to stay. It is difficult to capture the serenity of the property, and yes you are right Photos cannot capture this.
Beautiful Getaway Property!
Thalia Getaway is a beautiful, tranquil location; the perfect spot for a quiet getaway. The house itself is a lovely combination of a rural country-style with all of the modern ammenities. The house is surrounded by outstanding scenery which increases the tranquility of the location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Thalia Getaway and highly recommend it!
Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you in the future. Kind regards Richard & Diane