Meet the new owner of the River Cottage property at Tilba

The new owner of the River Cottage Australia property at Central Tilba is 36-year-old Sydney builder Tristan Diethelm and his dog Paddo. 

The property was listed on the market by previous owner KEO Films Australia after the filming of the television show at Tilba ended.

Mr Diethelm had watched only the first series of the show, but it was enough for him to make the connection when browsing properties for sale on the South Coast.

New owners: Tristan Diethelm and his dog Paddo are the new owners of the River Cottage Australia property at Central Tilba.

New owners: Tristan Diethelm and his dog Paddo are the new owners of the River Cottage Australia property at Central Tilba.

“I’ve always been interested in buying a block of land outside of Sydney and watching the series, the town of Tilba and that area was definitely on my radar,” he said. “It’s a very picturesque landscape and it looked great on television.”

Initially Mr Diethelm plans to use River Cottage as a weekend getaway, but his long-term plan is to do alteration and improvements, possibly making it available for holiday letting.

“I aim to make something unique and something that fits in with Tilba and what the show was all about,” he said.