Offered for the first time in two generations, Sotheby's Realty invites the astute purchaser with vision an opportunity to acquire a grand 7900 sqm estate in a desirable area of the Adelaide Hills.Secluded in its own botanic park and spread over two titles and three lots, "Derrymor" rises above the mature gardens as the free-stone built centrepiece of an estate representative of an era gone by. Comprising 7 beds, 5 baths, 3 spacious reception rooms, large formal dining room, informal meals area, formal drawing room, library, study and separate two-storey lodge, the Scottish inspired mansion has been constructed in three stages over a period of fifty years.Upon entering the property via wrought-iron gates, passing the full-sized tennis court enveloped entirely by greenery, one immediately sees the majestic Derrymor tower ascending over three storeys and nearly matching the towering tree-line that guards the estate from public view. The main entrance off a recently renovated timber verandah opens into a spacious panelled library, a hand-built stone fireplace and dual-hinged doors granting access to the other wings of the manor. Light fills the main residence through large decorative windows, permitting green vistas in every room and the tremendous feeling of space.Amongst the extensive gardens, and accessed via separate driveway, is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Pauline Hurren renovated two-storey lodge suitable as staff accommodation, guest quarters or as a vehicle for rental income. A large 15 metre pool housed in its purpose-built conservatory is also on the grounds. Additionally, there is a paddock block with separate access off Howe Street suitable for subdivision (STCC) or a number of recreational pursuits.Further features include multiple reverse cycle systems throughout the home, garaging for four cars, ducted vacuuming, a recently upgraded AGA in the kitchen, an outside garage and separate storage shed, a cellar/storage room under the timber verandah, security system, automated sprinkling system and garden lighting.Situated in the Heathfield school zone, close to public transport, only a 20-minute drive from Adelaide (and International airport), and within a 1.5 km walk to Stirling Village's epicurean delights, boutique shopping and trendy cafes, Derrymor is ready for the next owner to continue its aristocratic legacy as a grand estate in the hills.