This spectacular property is truly something to behold. Its current owners, who have lived on the land for over 40 years, say: "The possibilities are endless. You can do anything out here." And they are right. While it already has everything you could ever want, it has endless possibilities for you to make it your own.
As soon as you arrive, you feel the romance of the place. This 193-acre property rolls across the stunning basalt and sedimentary hills of Barfold, and fronts a nearly 3 kilometre stretch of the beautiful, tree-lined Campaspe River. Though you wouldn't know it when you were there, it is also just a ten minute drive from the bustling cafes, restaurants and galleries of Kyneton, and the start of the freeway to Melbourne.
The homestead is extraordinary, comprising a charming, art-deco farmhouse (built in the 1940s) and an elegant manse (built in the 1910s), which are seamlessly connected to each other by a large, bright sunroom. The manse exudes history, with pressed metal ceilings, Baltic pine-lined walls and 1860s stained-glass windows from Scotland. And yet it is also bright, airy and spacious, with very high ceilings and large windows, allowing you to enjoy stunning views of the gardens and surrounds from every vantage point.
The manse has an enormous kitchen, a separate walk-in pantry, and four large, bright bedrooms, some with intricate, cast-iron fireplaces. There is also a study, breakfast room, bathroom and an elegant, parlour-style sitting room.
The farmhouse is delightful, with art-deco details throughout, such as lead-light glass and plasterwork. It has another full kitchen, with a solid fuel cooker, a huge dining room, sitting room with a fireplace, bedroom, laundry, bathroom and cellar.
The homestead also has all of the modern conveniences one could want, with hydronic heating, solar panels, solar hot water and a satellite connection to the NBN.
A veranda wraps around the homestead, with beautiful views out over the Campaspe River valley and the wide lawns and established European trees of the gardens. There is an orchard with cherries, apples, apricots, quinces and plums and a chicken-coop. The farming infrastructure is extensive, with an enormous workshop with electricity, old shearing shed, stock shelters in the paddocks and plenty of water access, with a bore and dams. There is also a self contained shearers quarters, which would be perfect for use as a guests' quarters or a studio.
The current owners have taken an inordinate amount of care with this farm, never overstocking and maintaining the pastures with great care and skill, and the great love they have for it shows.
• 193 acres
• 2.8 km river frontage
• Flexible living to suit all needs
• Abundance of tank water
• Bore water
• Solar power - approx 5 kw
• Solar hot water
• All pastures treated with natural products
• Cattle yards
• Shedding with power
• Shelters and water to paddocks
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