Property of the Week: Historic farmhouse and self-sufficient smallholding in Mount Bolton

HOUSE OF THE WEEK

  • 6 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | 2 car
  • 173 Addington Road, Mount Bolton
  • Price: $1.5 million
  • Agent: Red Circle Real Estate
  • Contact: Toby Tanis on 0413 842 666
  • Inspect: By appointment

Built in 1856 near natural springs and nestled into the slopes of the eastern peak of Mount Bolton, Cremona Hillside Farm is straight out of the pages of English Country Living magazine.

From the hefty granite stone walls of the original farmhouse through to the well-developed infrastructure of farm shedding, the five-bedroom family home has happily overseen rollicking children and grandchildren for generations.

With a secret attic room, library and dining room that can seat 20, the home has also operated as a successful bed and breakfast where catering for shearers is easily done in the large registered kitchen.

There is abundant well-maintained shedding for the pheasants, duck and rare breeds of poultry, as well as a modern machinery shed, an operational goat dairy and a fully-equipped shearing shed.

A newly built barn houses a small farm shop, a large entertainment area and a loft which sleeps 12.

There is a large cool room for butchering and an extra bathroom and toilet downstairs.

Farm-stay and camping guests use this expansive space or camp in the grounds of the private chapel.

Granite outcrops, a large orchard, huge market garden, six dams, 114 acres, a constant bore, good fencing and animal shelters ensure that this property never runs out of water and can be redeveloped in numerous ways.

This property is only 20 minutes form the centre of Ballarat. Don’t miss the chance to secure this unique property, book an inspection today.