Livestock

4719 Midland Highway Daylesford

Expressions of Interest close 15 December at 4pm
Livestock

4719 Midland Highway Daylesford

Expressions of Interest close 15 December at 4pm

“Wombat Park”

Situated within the exclusive Hepburn Shire on the outskirts of picturesque Daylesford, “Wombat Park” is a landmark and historic estate established by William Stanbridge in 1854 set on 185.29 hectares (approx.) across five titles. Coming to market for the first time in 24 years, astute buyers and investors now have the opportunity to secure this landmark property and be only the third family to have ownership in its esteemed history.

This remarkable holding includes a preserved Arts and Crafts eight-bedroom residence designed by notable Melbourne architect and advocated of the Arts and Crafts movement Rodney Alsop for Stanbridge’s daughter in 1910. Extensively and sympathetically renovated in the late 1990’s, the residence is one of Australia’s finest and intact examples of its era. The homestead features four entertaining rooms plus a dining room, kitchen with stainless steel benchtops, AGA stove and two large fully ventilated walk-in pantries, eight bedrooms, four bathrooms, cellar with wine room and an attached self-contained three bedroom apartment with two living areas and separate entry.

Ten acres of exotic gardens dating from 1854 envelop the main house accessed via an avenue of English elm trees. The collection of exotic trees is considered superior to any other private collection or public garden in the state of Victoria. A second wave of plantings took place in 1910 under the guidance of landscape gardeners Taylor and Sangster which include rare conifers and a crenelated tapestry hedge which is believed to be the largest and oldest in the country.

The gardens include a tennis court, croquet lawn, deciduous forest, orchard, nut trees, meandering pathways and original outbuildings in excellent condition including Spring Garden Cottage, a three room 1840s timber cottage on brick and stone footings and an 1850s twin gable double brick stable and carriage house. Today the gardens are considered one of Australia’s most impressive and historic private gardens filled with wildlife, historic plantings, National Trust Register listed trees and vivid seasonal colour.

Located within 1.5 hours drive of Melbourne’s CBD, the Daylesford- Hepburn Region is famous for its mineral waters and regarded as the Spa Centre of Australia. Mineral spas and wellness retreats, bespoke galleries, restaurants, wineries and the Daylesford Spa Country Railway complement beautiful landscapes including Lake Daylesford, the Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens and the Wombat State Forest. “Wombat Park” is a unique opportunity to acquire a historic Victorian property with excellent farming amenity, sheep/cattle yards, stock and domestic bore and two permanent springs.

In conjunction with Pat Rice & Hawkins
03 9866 5588

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4719 Midland Highway
Daylesford VIC 3460

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