A property of about 286 hectares, Banoon is ideally suited to horses, cattle, sheep and cropping. It includes a charming, recently revamped c1926 residence with period features juxtaposing with contemporary comforts.

In a park-like setting of venerable oaks and other towering trees, the large house has a study and five bedrooms, the main with a bluestone fireplace and an adjoining dressing room/nursery.

 

120 Joyce Road, Monegeetta, 3433 

 

The spacious shared bathroom is a stylish affair, with subway wall tiling, walk-in shower, freestanding tub and two floating vanities with black tapware. There’s also a powder room.

A second bluestone fireplace is the focal point of a large lounge room which has dark-stained wainscoting, window seat and ceiling beams. There’s a sitting room, plus a casual meals zone with a gorgeous inset old black wood stove.

The modern kitchen has a wide bank of conservatory windows, plenty of storage, an island bench beneath charcoal pendants and stainless-steel appliances. The laundry is detached and there’s a mudroom for rear entry to the house.

Heating is hydronic and the hot water service is electric.

Four or five main paddocks have troughs, fed from dams, a bore and Deep Creek. Water tanks are replenished from creek and bore to nourish gardens. One of the large, tree-fringed dams is as pretty as a picture, attracts wildlife galore and the perfect spot to put a jetty.

The fab farm/lifestyle property, with various shedding, is a 10-minute drive from Romsey, about 65 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD and a 30-minute trip to Melbourne Airport.

 

120 Joyce Road, Monegeetta, 3433  (Photo supplied)

120 Joyce Road, Monegeetta, 3433 (Photo supplied)

120 Joyce Road, Monegeetta, 3433  (Photo supplied)

120 Joyce Road, Monegeetta, 3433 (Photo supplied)

120 Joyce Road, Monegeetta, 3433  (Photo supplied)

120 Joyce Road, Monegeetta, 3433 (Photo supplied)

120 Joyce Road, Monegeetta, 3433  (Photo supplied)

120 Joyce Road, Monegeetta, 3433 (Photo supplied)