Peter Nash - Real Estate

Selling Luxury & Waterfront Properties on the Canadian West Coast Since 1972


Macdonald Realty Victoria

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A Majestic Oceanfront Country Estate On Saanich Peninsula’s Beautiful Saanich Inlet…

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$5,800,000 (CAD)

8100A McPhail Road

This exceptional and historic secluded Oceanfront Estate of 26.62 acres (10.8 hectares) known as “Dunmora” ( situated in a prime location on the Saanich Inlet (48°40’N., 123°30’W) with a South West exposure and panoramic marine and distant Mountain views.

Coming off a small country lane the estate is approached down a long (.70 km) forested winding driveway which comes into a circular drive which leads to the residence impressive porte-cochere.

Residence:  This charming classic English Tudor-revival style residence originally built in the 1920’s and designed by renowned Architect J. C. M. Keith has recently been the subject of very extensive restoration, upgrading and re-build by well regarded craftsmen. The original charm and grandeur has been retained!

The home features leaded windows, beamed ceilings, French doors, edge grain fir floors, panelled walls, picture windows, high end fittings and equipment, spacious rooms, four fireplaces, seven bedrooms, six bathrooms. The exterior is finished with stone (granite), stucco with timbers and a new slate type roof. Architectural excellence and meticulous attention to detail and quality are evident throughout this fine home.

Main Floor: The main floor of 3483 square feet (324 square metres) features a spacious entrance and an inviting large foyer with inglenook fireplace; panelled and beamed library/den with built-ins and a large granite fireplace; spacious and impressive living room with fireplace, elegant dining room which can be closed off with solid wood sliding doors; sun room overlooking the garden off living room; small bar off foyer; modern well planned gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances plus eating area and pantry. The living room, dining room, sunroom and kitchen all open through French doors to a large Verandah running the width of the home. The floor plan of the home is well suited to entertaining.

Second Floor: The second floor of 3244 square feet (301 square metres) is
approached up an impressive wide open stairway with landing. The Master
Suite – bedroom (19 x 18 feet / 5.8 x 5.5 metres) opens onto a large deck area and adjoining dressing room, sitting room/office or bedroom and five piece bathroom with heated floor; three further bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms. Laundry is conveniently located on the landing hall way.

Third Floor: The third floor of 1461 square feet (136 square metres) features the original v-joint panelling. There are two bedrooms, three piece bathroom and a large Games room/billiard room being 28 x 24 feet (8.5 x 7 metres).

Basement: The basement of 1482 square feet (138 square metres) is unfinished having a wine cellar, storage rooms, an area that could be finished for other uses and the mechanical/furnace/electrical room.

Zoning: RE-3, Rural Estate (Water). Central Saanich Zoning Bylaw 1309.
Permitted uses limited to residential single-family dwelling, home occupation and agriculture. Minimum parcel size for subdivision in this zone is 2 hectares (4.94 acres). One must confirm with District of Central Saanich.

Waterfront:  Prime south west facing water frontage of about 420 feet (128 metres) +/- see plan below. The easily accessed foreshore is medium to low height and rocky with a small cove. There is a possibility that a dock could be installed however, you can moor your boat offshore seasonally.

Garages:  Two garages and carport for a total of 1536 square feet (143 square metres).

Staff Suite:  A charming self contained two level 677 square foot (63 square metre) plus storage area suite which adjoins the garage. Suitable for guests, family or staff.

Stables:  Stables of 407 square feet (38 square metres) with two stalls, tack area and hay loft. Plus paddock area. The property is suitable for a few horses having trails plus the general area of Mt. Newton has a number of horse trails.

Services:  Domestic Water – Wells & 100,000 gallon (454,600 litre) cistern
Sewer – Septic System
Electrical – 400 amp recent upgrading

Heating and Hot Water:  Two high-end efficient computerised oil fired boilers and domestic hot water system by Viessmann (German). Plus some radiant in-floor (tile) bathroom heating.

The property is situated in the Municipality of Central Saanich (population about 16,000) and is close to shopping (Brentwood Bay and Saanichton), golf courses, schools, recreation and community centres, hospital and small marinas. Ferries (Vancouver, Gulf Islands, Washington State) and ferry from Brentwood across the inlet to Mill Bay; major marinas; Airport and Town of Sidney (offering all amenities) are about an 8 to 16 minute drive away. The property is situated about 22 kilometres (14 miles) north of Victoria – Capital of British Columbia.

Buyers should note that information on this web site is submitted as descriptive as to type and quality of residence and property only. Figures relating to size and quantum must be taken as approximate. A buyer is responsible for doing their own due diligence and for confirming any pertinent information.

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The Property

A beautiful secluded level property of 26.62 acres (10.8 hectares) +/- mostly in its natural mature wooded state with trails and pathways through out. The area immediately about the home is beautifully landscaped with an English country garden having feature pond and fountain, rock gardens, stone walls, rose garden, variety of flowers and shrubs. There is a professional sized Tennis Court, Unique Tree House, Greenhouse (requiring attention), vegetable gardens and several outbuildings. There is a boardwalk and pathway to the inviting oceanfront.


Located on the west side of the Saanich Peninsula in the Saanich Inlet (48°40Â’N., 123°30Â’W) – Considered a prime area with fine homes! Saanich Inlet being about 21 kilometres (13 miles) long offers excellent boating, kayaking, swimming, diving, fishing, shrimping, molluscs and a variety of marine and wild life.