Once home to the historic Kooroocheang Post Office this beautifully renovated weatherboard homestead (c1860’s) is surrounded by stunning landscaped gardens. Featured in Australian House & Garden, Australian Dreamscapes and the Planthunter (Wonderground), this property set on 21 acres is an absolute delight.
Located near the base of Mount Kooroocheang and surrounded by large, tightly held farm zone land holdings, the 4 bedroom family home has been beautifully renovated keeping within the country heritage style. With a stunning central hallway featuring ornate arched detailing, the home was recently extended to include a large kitchen, dining and family room with study nook/sunroom and laundry. Flooded by natural northern light and warmed by wood burning ﬁres, with Baltic timber ﬂooring and vaulted timber lined ceilings this home is straight out of Country Style magazine.
Landscape designer Perry Lane has designed the diverse and productive garden for all seasons incorporating a stunning free ﬂowing naturalistic garden with blossom trees, peonies and thousands of bulbs in Spring, masses of self seeding wildﬂowers, ornamental grasses and choice perennials in Summer, incredible Autumn colours and the strong structure of sheltering evergreens in Winter.
In addition, an expansive vegetable garden, olive grove and orchard including a pear walk, apples, stone fruit, citrus, ﬁgs, pomegranate, quince trees and many other rare and heritage fruiting trees ensures a steady supply of fruits and vegetables for the kitchen and pantry. The property is a healthy environment to live in, having been organically managed and spray free for at least 45 years.
With beautiful long rural views, a bore with quality pure drinking water, original old dairy and Post ofﬁce buildings and a magical garden setting this property is rich in history and a true country retreat. Ideally located only 17 minutes from Creswick and Daylesford and 30 minutes to Castlemaine and Ballarat.
• Land size 21 acres (8.46Ha)
• Gardens featured in Claire Takacs’ Australian Dreamscapes, Wonderground and
Australian House & Garden Magazine
• Spray free, organic fruits, berries, vegetables and nuts
• Fertile volcanic basalt loam soil.
• Formal garden layout and masterplan with naturalistic planting and drystone walls
in a park like setting
• Original c1860’s weatherboard house with new rear extension and period features
• Timber ﬂoorboards
• Timber lined ceilings
• Master bathroom with claw foot bath, walk-in shower, vanity and toilet
• Centrally positioned lounge snug with Nectre wood-burning ﬁre, dado wood
panelled walls and ﬂoor to ceiling bookcases.
• Open plan quality country kitchen/dining and living area with Nectre wood-
• Laundry with original double trough sink and second toilet
• French doors open onto verandah and established garden
• 20 year collection of bulbs, perennials, culinary and medicinal plants
• Century old Oak & Cypress trees
• Stunning open vistas from the north, eastern and western aspects of the property
• The garden is a popular feature on the Open Garden circuit
• Original old Post Ofﬁce & Telephone exchange building located within the garden –
currently used as storage
• Old Dairy building located within the olive grove – currently used as a machinery
shed, would ideally suit guest accomodation, separate home ofﬁce/studio or event
• Historic Sunshine gates throughout
• Large chicken coop and fenced yard with fruit trees
• Quality bore water (2400litres/hour)
• 3 water tanks
• Native shelter-belt to the west and north of the perimeter
• Divided into 4 paddocks, currently grazed by low-maintenance Dorper sheep
• Perfect home based business opportunity for ﬂoristry/cut ﬂowers, nursery, events
venue, accommodation and more.
Photography credit to Claire Takacs for providing the Spring garden photos.