14, Sawpit Gully Road, DRY DIGGINGS, VIC 3461
Historic Cottage in Idyllic Country Setting
Surrounded by 2 acres of country gardens only 7 minutes from Daylesford is this beautifully renovated, historic miner’s cottage. Draped in green tendrils, the white weatherboard and stone cottage (Circa 1900) has been meticulously and sensitively restored and renovated to showcase its rich history.
Originally owned by the local publican, Thomas Avison who operated the local hotel and general store of the old Dry Diggings gold mining township, the cottage is now a stunning example of fine craftmanship with rich colours, imported fabric and wall coverings, and impeccable design. The rear veranda is draped with overhanging wisteria and overlooks the garden with views out to the rolling hills of adjoining farmland and vineyard – setting the scene for long lazy lunches and relaxing weekends.
With just 4 rooms, the cottage is an ode to minimalist living. With rich olive green and off- white hues, the warm and inviting interiors showcase the lush surrounds. Restored original features include ironbark timber floors and tongue and groove timber walls and ceilings along with 2 beautiful stone chimneys.
The living room features the original arched brick chimney with a Masport Klondike pot belly wood stove with the edition of a split system for further heating and cooling. The bedroom walls are clad in stunning wallpaper of rich hues imported specifically from Sweden and luxurious French linen curtains throughout.
The cottage kitchen has stunning leadlight windows with views to the green acreage and orchard and includes a porcelain sink and Baltic pine open shelves. The kitchen chimney was rebuilt and restored with original stone which houses an Esse Ironheart wood fired stove and oven. Off the kitchen is the elegant bathroom featuring a heritage cast iron bathroom sink and free-standing claw foot bath. The cottage has updated electrical, new plumbing and a new zincalume roof with a septic wastewater treatment and rainwater tank.
The established country garden is bounded by grand old pines and includes a small dam and mature ornamental trees such as Capital Pears, Claret Ash, Silver Birch, Willows and Golden Elms. The productive fruit orchard has plums, quince, and a 100-year-old English apple tree. There are dry stone feature walls and fire pit and areas of bushland including diverse native grasses and gum trees which attract abundant local wildlife – birds, kangaroos, wallabies and echidnas.
This idyllic country haven could be your cosy permanent home, a country weekender or as a lucrative short stay accommodation only 1 hour and 20 min from Melbourne and 20 minutes to Castlemaine and V-line trains services.
2 Car Garage