A beautiful property of about 18.2 hectares, The Springs is devoted to equestrian pursuits, with supporting infrastructure at an outstanding level. The main residence – at the end of a driveway edged with towering cypresses – is a warm and inviting place, while an Edwardian two-bedroom cottage in its own precinct offers rental income or guest accommodation.
Up to 25 horses enjoy their amazing set-up of 27 paddocks and 14 shelters; a huge complex with six stables, secure tack rooms, wash bay, tea room, laundry, shower and toilets; a giant hay/machinery shed with two more stables; a full-size arena and round yard; and three side-by-side bunk rooms. Driveways and well-designed lanes make access a breeze, and picturesque vistas cap it all off.
- Gisborne Real Estate – Macedon Ranges Real Estate: 5428 8895
- Price: $1.6 million
- Private sale
- Find out more about this property on Domain.com.au
A mix of elegance and country-comfort, the main house has french-door entry to a wide hallway with spotted gum floorboards which continue straight ahead to the vast living hub. Every room, including a carpeted lounge-dining room with marble fireplace, has extra-height french doors to outdoor spaces.
Under a bank of recessed skylights, the gorgeous country kitchen has cream-painted cabinetry, charcoal granite benches, a walk-in pantry, an island bench in distressed timber, a Smeg concealed dishwasher and a wonderful Esse 1200mm gas/wood cooking range. The storage-rich laundry is nearby.
Down a carpeted passage from the entry hall are three fitted bedrooms and the skylit main bathroom with timber vanity unit.
Along a second hallway are two fitted studies, a modern powder room and the large main bedroom which has a six-door wardrobe in a dressing area, and a snazzy en suite with huge walk-in shower and timber vanity unit.
A huge covered pergola at the side is accessible from living hub and lounge room and, out front, a deep deck takes in views of lawn sweeping around rocked-edged gardens. Many stone-fruit trees and 10 vegie boxes are also out here.
Also among the unending attractions are a massive workshop behind a double carport, town water, a bore and 100,000-plus litres of tank water.
This out-of-the-box place is a seven-minute drive from the heart of Romsey and 30 from Melbourne Airport.