Historic Harrington Park House on the market | PHOTOS

Harrington Park House has a long and storied history and now a new family will have their chance to join the legacy of the heritage homestead.

The house, originally built in 1817 by Scottish sea captain William Campbell, is now up for sale.

The original homestead built by Campbell has been added to throughout the years but has maintained its colonial style.

It has been owned by just five families, most notably Sir Warwick and Lady Mary Fairfax.

Harrington Estates managing director Terry Goldacre said the Farifaxes owned the property for 75 years.

"Sir Warwick purchased the house in 1944," he said.

"The property was a hereford cattle stud and farm for a long time and it was a much-loved house by Lady Fairfax.

"She had a special attachment to the house and would visit regularly right up until she passed in 2017."

Mr Goldacre said the new owners of the house would be buying an important piece of Macarthur history.

"The house has such an interesting history - it is really the centrepiece of Harrington Park," he said.

"Many families have had children grow up on the property and now it is finally time for a new family to grow up here.

"We fully restored the house recently so that it is ready for the new owners.

"We don't have a set price we will be taking expressions of interest for this property."

The homestead is a three-story, five-bedroom, four-bathroom family home, but in keeping with a historic house of its stature, it also includes an external billiard room, traveller's rooms, extensive cellars, two caretaker cottages, sheds and an external office/yurt built by Sir Warwick.

The layout and different architectural styles of the house reflect the eras that the house has seen over its existence.

"The Fairfaxes made quite a few changes to the homestead including the addition of two pavilion-style rooms with glass pyramid ceilings that can be opened, built in 1967," Mr Goldacre said.

"These rooms served as Sir Warwick and Lady Fairfax's private lounge and bedroom with his and her ensuite bathrooms."

Mr Goldacre said the sale of the house represented a rare opportunity for the right buyer.

"This is one of very few heritage colonial properties left in Macarthur," he said.

"It is very important to us that the new owner respects the history of the house and what it was intended to be.

"It's a lovely family home so it's time to bring back that vibrancy and light that left when Lady Fairfax passed.

"It's a gorgeous house so we hope the next owner will be just as happy with the house as we are."

Lady Fairfax was active in planning Harrington Park and Harrington Grove after her husband died in the 1980s.

Harrington Estates is inviting expressions of interest for the sale of Harrington Park Homestead.

For more information, visit: harringtonparkhouse.com.au.