This six-hectare property feels so secluded and leafy, it’s hard to believe it’s actually just two minutes’ drive from the Calder Freeway. A true lifestyle place, it comes with a refined rural landscape, and the centre of Gisborne is 10 minutes in one direction and Sunbury 10 minutes in the other.

The house – at the centre of green, gently rolling horse, sheep and alpaca country – is terrific for a family, as are the outdoor spaces.

 

15 Blackhill Road, Gisborne South, 3437

 

Deep verandahs front and back face east and west, while a large covered pergola is on the south side – options for chasing (or retreating from) the sun when relaxing and entertaining, country-style. Lawns and gardens surrounding the home are matched in pristineness by the production and/or lifestyle sections of the farm.

There are eight paddocks (three with shelters), two holding yards abutting two powered stables, two dams, more than 60,000-litres of tank water and a huge Colorbond shed with power. A 36-tree orchard has stone fruit, citrus and mulberry trees, as well as four strawberry beds. A chook run and coop are sheltered by a giant cypress, and a large, fenced vegie garden includes passionfruit vines and five boxes.

Now the feel-good house. It has multiple roomy living zones for spreading out – a big rumpus room/gym with a wood heater, and the blue wall paint seen all through; a carpeted step-down lounge room with a bank of windows facing east and a wood heater against an exposed brick wall (a recurrent feature); and a skylit family-meals area ushered in by multi-paned french doors.

The mod-country kitchen has a wide bank of windows behind the sink affording views to the pergola, as well as panelled cabinetry in cream, a dual-drawer dishwasher, dual wall ovens and induction cooktop.

The main bedroom, through double doors, has a built-in four-door robe and an open en suite that reflects the kitchen in decor – as does the main bathroom.

Other bedrooms are also fitted and the toilet is off the laundry.

Also included are 28 solar panels, alarm, portable electric fencing, ride-on mower and a double carport.

 

15 Blackhill Road, Gisborne South, 3437 (Photo supplied)

15 Blackhill Road, Gisborne South, 3437 (Photo supplied)

15 Blackhill Road, Gisborne South, 3437 (Photo supplied)

15 Blackhill Road, Gisborne South, 3437 (Photo supplied)

15 Blackhill Road, Gisborne South, 3437 (Photo supplied)

15 Blackhill Road, Gisborne South, 3437 (Photo supplied)

15 Blackhill Road, Gisborne South, 3437 (Photo supplied)

15 Blackhill Road, Gisborne South, 3437 (Photo supplied)