Monday, October 27, 2008

Why Stirling?

All images Toop & Toop

When we decided to upstumps & move from the comfort of the Eastern suburbs of Adelaide for a new life in the Adelaide Hills 3 years ago, we got a lot of very querulous & odd looks from friends & family who thought we were loco. Well, this is the reason!!

Gorgeous Yultewirra, one of our neighbours in the next street is up for sale & this property is indicative of why we fell instantly in love with Stirling. Huge rambling acre blocks, full of towering old trees & lush green gardens & a peaceful solitude unlike any we'd ever known. While our circa 1972 'darling' is not in quite the same league as Yulte's 1900 bluestone villa, we are surrounded by similar gardens & trees. Oh, and seeing the wonderful tennis court setting, MOTH's on notice to rid our old tennis court of his hybrid veggie patch in pots & piles of drying fire wood, as with a 'bit' of work, I want to have a court setting just like the one pictured!


  1. I'm with you Milllie! I love Stirling, for its beautiful setting, lovely houses and great cafes (and the Stirling Hotel of course). Oh and its proximity to other charming hills country towns.


  2. If we move to Adelaide it definitely will be Stirling!

  3. Oh wow! What a gorgeous property. I would love to explore your area of the world one day. I have never even set foot in your beautiful state. Soon...

  4. I certainly understand why you would want to live in Stirling - it looks so beautiful and very peaceful.

  5. What a great place, I can see why you love living in the area.

    Thank you for your very kind comments on my 'home' post, so sweet of you; I'm thrilled you know the Wairarapa, not many people do, it holds a very special place in my heart.

    Thanks so much for putting my blog on your blogs love list - I feel like I've arrived! :)

  6. Now I know why you and MOTH like Tassie so much. I could be looking at the Tamar Valley. Beautiful place Millie.
    Ness xx

  7. Those photos are truly stunning! Who, in their right mind, would NOT want to live there? Just gorgeous!

    Have a super day!

  8. Gorgeous garden - am coming home in about 4 weeks and cannot wait to see some foliage - the parents garden will be just as gorgeous - quite a change from the tropical nightmare I live in!

  9. what a wonderful house and garden -simply amazing.

    Thank you for your best wishes to Atomik :) he is much better :)


  10. After seeing this post I am convinced that I am living in Stirling and re-opening the flower stand in Adelaide (see Kimberee's post). Hell Bent! I just have to find a job for my MOTH. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful world, it keeps the fire inside of me burning bright.

  11. Just an amazing place to live in.

    Wish living there forever.


  12. I am sending this post to my mom who lives in California and would definitely be inspired by this property. Just down the street huh? Nice neighborhood you live in Millie!
    Lisa & Alfie


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Without a quickening of the heart.
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