Sharing the neighbourhood with Hanging Rock and within a three-minute drive of Newham Primary School and great coffee at the General Store, Cedar Lodge is a quality-built country house on about 3.24 hectares of horse and family-heaven.

Fab rural lifestyle ambitions can be supported by proximity to V/Line services, schools, sports facilities and well-regarded eateries in both Woodend and Kyneton, 10 and 15 minutes away respectively. The views to be had are pretty special – Cobaw Ranges, the Jim Jim, farmland and the vines of Hanging Rock Winery.

47 Koala Drive, Newham, 3442

 

If it’s horses you love, the property comes with a ménage, three stables, tack room, hot wash and paddocks with troughs.

The house, with verandahs wrapping three sides, has a decor that salutes the richness of timber – it lines most floors, walls and ceilings, with wall plaster serving as occasional leavering.

There are four fitted bedrooms, as well as a study/sitting room (leadlight door to verandah), which provides access to an attic retreat plus in-roof storage. The main bedroom has an en suite; others share the main bathroom and separate toilet.

A good-sized lounge room, with slightly vaulted ceiling, connects with the living hub and kitchen where a wood heater keeps things cosy. A bay window at the sitting end frames garden and distant vistas. The kitchen has a classic country look, with some of the cupboards painted a soft green as contrast to lots of wood.

Outdoors, amid the beauty of European trees – including ash, liquidambar and oak – is an in-ground pool within steps of the full-length side verandah.

A chicken coop, vegie garden, orchard, two water tanks, two dams and a bore further cement the rural appeal.

Other features include electric panel heaters, split-system and a 4.5kW solar system.

 

47 Koala Drive, Newham, 3442 (Photo supplied)

47 Koala Drive, Newham, 3442 (Photo supplied)

47 Koala Drive, Newham, 3442 (Photo supplied)

47 Koala Drive, Newham, 3442 (Photo supplied)

47 Koala Drive, Newham, 3442 (Photo supplied)

47 Koala Drive, Newham, 3442 (Photo supplied)

47 Koala Drive, Newham, 3442 (Photo supplied)

47 Koala Drive, Newham, 3442 (Photo supplied)