Rich Heritage, Idyllic Surrounds

The Hermitage is entrenched in Sydney’s early history and dates back to the early days of european settlement.

The Sense of Place

Originally discovered by roaming cattle brought over on the First Fleet in 1788, the area was dubbed ‘The Cowpastures’ by Governor Hunter and subsequently became the growing colony’s first major rural production area. Gledswood Homestead was built on the site in 1810 and today stands as a gracious reminder of the area’s rich heritage. The 200-year old homestead lends an air of refinement to its surroundings and forms the centerpiece for the proposed hilltop village.

The Hermitage not only celebrates its history but is also inspired by the natural beauty of its surrounds. A sustainable community, beautiful homes, picturesque streetscapes and a wonderful sense of place combine to create an exceptional lifestyle address. Tree-lined avenues connect to parks and playgrounds, lush open spaces and cycleways surround the future Gledswood Hills village-style entertainment and dining hub.

Shiyan offers the ambience of a high-end country retreat with the convenience of being just 5km to the retail hub at Harrington Plaza and with close proximity to Macarthur Square – the region’s leading retail destination with a vibrant ‘eat street’ and cinema complex. An hour to Sydney CBD and easily accessible by bus, train and the upgraded M5 freeway, Shiyan is minutes to three major hospitals and the Australian Botanic Gardens at Mount Annan.


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