A Magnificent Country Estate

Spectacular in scale and breathtaking in beauty, this magnificent Stephen Akehurst designed residence is majestically set within 60 acres of utterly captivating Paul Bangay designed gardens with a pool, tennis court and superb equestrian facilities including stables and horse menage. The ultimate country estate idyllically located at the foot of Hanging Rock and Mt Macedon, is less than an hour from Melbourne and minutes to Woodend’s cafes, shops, restaurants, train station and excellent schools. Also within close proximity to Kyneton’s historic Piper Street with several award-winning restaurants.

A winding tree-lined drive arrives at the picturesque domain bearing all the signature elements of an Akehurst design including slate roofing, copper spouting, sprawling verandahs, wisteria-covered pergolas and Castlemaine stone chimneys and terraces. Inside, herringbone oak floors and vaulted timber-lined ceilings highlight a Hampton’s style aesthetic through the imposing reception hall, palatial living room with a roaring open fire and stunning dining room served by a lavish gourmet kitchen boasting an Ilve oven, Carrara marble benches, Miele integrated fridge/freezer and a fitted study.

A series of French doors open the living spaces to a sensational covered terrace featuring Castlemaine stone crazy paving, built-in BBQ and a fireplace, the perfect venue for year-round alfresco dining and entertaining with views to Hanging Rock. In its own wing, the opulent main bedroom with a deluxe dressing room and luxurious en suite is accompanied by a gym, library or home office and a guest bedroom with en suite and robe.

The sensational children’s wing comprises three double bedrooms with built-in robes, a family bathroom and a spacious retreat or media room. The glorious garden surrounds feature a picturesque gas/electric heated pool, mod-grass north-south tennis court, 6 stables including 3 under-cover, a horse menage and pet room. A huge multi-purpose and multi-roomed storage building includes extensive garaging in addition to the 3-car garage attached to the house.

Only 6 years old, this unique property also features a security system, CCTV, hydronic heating, underfloor heating, RC/air-conditioning, remote shutters and blinds, laundry, irrigation, drinkable bore water and auto gates.

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