This modern farmhouse is less than an hour from the CBD and enjoys spectacular views over rolling hills, glorious gum trees and native wildlife against a backdrop of the beautiful silhouetted Macedon ranges. The view extends from the majestic Mount Macedon in the north tracing the ranges all the way to the city skyline, across to the triple peaks of Geelong’s You Yang’s and to the local Mount Gisborne with blue sweeps of Port Phillip bay and the ocean beyond. Enjoy these mesmerizing views that are unparalleled anywhere else in the Macedon ranges while the sun warms your back in the brilliantly north facing open plan living area. This property is perfect for relaxing, recharging and recuperating with the warmth of the glorious sun drenched rooms while watching the weather come and go and the changing vistas. You can waste hours in the living room and see the best of greater Melbourne without leaving the house. Located on 10 acres, you’ll enjoy all the benefits of farmhouse living but with all the comforts of an architect designed modern, bright and sunny residence surrounded by neighbouring properties with horses, cows, alpaca’s and sheep. This property remains available for the regular family of kangaroos, the occasional koala and echidna and the numerous birds, hares and rabbits so you can freely wander through the property without having to avoid farm animals and close gates. Note that there are unfenced dams on the property.
A separate master suite wing and a separate 4 bedroom wing, Comfortable for a couple but can also sleep 12. 4 identical queen sized bedrooms in the bedroom wing with mountain views and 2 bathrooms. Huge open plan living, dining, kitchen area, separate TV room and large north deck providing sun and views. Downstairs almost like a separate wing is the Master suite with king bed, views and en-suite; additional bedroom downstairs with twin beds, separate games room and north facing deck. Ideal setup for multi-generation families (in-laws/grandparents can peacefully stay downstairs!) or fine for just 2 people. In addition you’ll find a fully equipped laundry with washing machine, dryer, iron and board.
This property is only 30 minutes from the airport, 45 minutes from Melbourne and 50 minutes from Daylesford. It is the ideal distance to experience a rural lifestyle and explore regional areas while still being able to access Melbourne for day trips in the comfort of the local train arriving hourly at Southern Cross station and avoiding traffic/parking issues.
The mysterious Hanging Rock is just 15 minutes away as is the beautiful gardens and Memorial Cross of Mount Macedon. It is a very easy drive to the historic towns of Kyneton, Castlemaine, Daylesford, Ballarat, Bendigo and all the charming settlements of the Macedon Ranges and further to the hamlets and towns of the Central Goldfields district of Victoria. These places have interesting museums, wineries, breweries, parks, gardens, walks, shops, antique shops and dining opportunities.
Food: The kitchen is well equipped to whip up gastronomic delights by sourcing local fresh produce and wines in the district and at the local Gisborne Foodworks supermarket/butchers stocked with gourmet food selections. The lights of the distant city and local townships provide a spectacular backdrop for your home meal and can be finished by enjoying toasted marshmallows or a good red by the outside fire pit and expansive deck.
Alternatively there are a vast array of restaurants in nearby townships of Woodend, Gisborne, Riddells Creek, Macedon and Kyneton. Recommended restaurants include: Gisborne – Telegraph Hotel, Canteena, Gisborne Hotel, Grand Guru Indian, Three Little Pigs, Hai Yan Chinese. Macedon – Olive Jones of Macedon, Mt Macedon Hotel, The Wine Collective. Riddells Creek – Spices & Pestle, Riddells Creek hotel. Woodend - Schatzi’s, The Victoria Hotel, Holgate Brewery (Keatings Hotel), Campaspe House, Maloa House Gourmet Delights. Kyneton - Royal George Hotel, Café Colenso, Pizza Verde, Little Swallow Café, Annie Smithers and Star Anise.
Wineries: A winery cellar door (Gisborne Peak winery) is a short stroll from the property offering wine tastings and delicious wood-fired pizzas daily (open daytime only). Other recommended local cellar doors include Hanging Rock, Mount Macedon, Hesket Estate and a little further afield Curly Flat (near Lancefield), Knights Granite Hills, Paramoor and Cobaw Ridge.
For the golf enthusiasts the Gisborne Golf Course with its resident kangaroos is a highly rated course and only 7 minutes away.
Rates displayed are indicative only and will vary depending on the dates of your stay, the number of guests and the duration. Public Holidays and Long Weekends may incur 3 night minimum stays. Please note that on Macedon Ranges Festival Weekends, Hanging Rock Concerts, etc. we have a whole house only policy. Additional cleaning/linen charges apply for use of 3 bedrooms or more. Check-in: 3pm; Check-out: 11am.
This property is offered for a TWO NIGHT minimum stay and longer minimum stays for long weekends and holiday seasons.