This parcel of about 40.47 hectares has been in the same family for 70 years or more, and it’s not surprising they wanted to hang onto it.
Undulating, cleared land surrounding the appealing farmhouse is horse and cattle country, which takes in views of Mt William, Camels Hump and Macedon Ranges foothills.
- Chess: 5429 5544
- Price: $937,000
- Private sale
- 4 Beds
- 1 Bath
- 2 Parking
- Find out more about this property on Domain.com.au
Farming and equine infrastructure is excellent: a 7.7 x 15.1-metre Colorbond shed with power and partial concrete floor; another huge shed (power and concrete) with set-up for three-plus stables, wash bay and horse-float access; a lock-up tack room; electric-fenced paddocks; five dams, two of them spring-fed, and a bore; and three big water tanks. (Water supply, even in the worst drought, remains constant.)
Designed by the owner, the classic farmhouse-style house, with deep wrap-around verandah, has a peaceful ambience, and light-filled rooms are well-presented.
Entry is to a lounge-dining room with the charm of cream-painted dado boards beneath soft-green wall paint (the colour palette throughout); it has cork floor tiles, a Clean Air wood heater, and glazed and french doors to side and back verandahs.
The kitchen has abundant (cream) cabinetry, mottled-green granite-look benches, a Miele dishwasher, ceramic electric cooktop and wall/grill ovens. The large laundry/mudroom next-door has cupboards and bench space galore, and a second toilet.
The four good-sized bedrooms (each with built-in wardrobe) wrap around a sparkling bathroom with semi-recessed vanity basin and an oval tub under a window with private views. Living and bedrooms have ceiling fans – not to mention the cooling effect of the verandah – and the ceilings rise to 2.7 metres.
The rural spread, five minutes from Lancefield, will eventually neighbour a Commonwealth Serum Laboratory facility, with high security, pristine conditions and quietness assured. This notable property is now ready for a new chapter.