145, Locarno Road, Clydesdale, VIC 3461

"Mellowood": Secluded country living. A place to thrive.

From crystal-clear sunrises in the east to evening pink and gold blazing in the western sky, this superb country home, amidst its 20 acres, enjoys a year-long panorama of light and beauty from all its expansive living and sleeping zones. Through floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, the northern vistas across garden, meadows, and the 400+ olive tree grove are breathtaking, all the day long.
This magnificent property represents a glorious country escape, a brilliant family home, a horse-lover’s paradise (a huge 3-stable shed with adjoining individual yards, plus a fantastic arena), and a wonderful farm, all at the same time.
The farmhouse itself has been dramatically modernized and updated, boasting a magnificent kitchen with double pantries, classic twin ceramic sinks, 900mm Italian gas cooktop & oven, lustrous stone bench tops, an over-abundance of storage, and a superbly functional, custom-designed island bench.
A stunning living, dining and family area is served by the kitchen, topped by an impressive vaulted timber ceiling and steel beams clad in Tasmanian oak, with easy-care hardwood flooring, fabulous vistas out to the north and east, and a sturdy Saxon wood heater augmenting the warmth (and the ambience) of the main living area from its brick surrounds.
Fully ducted split-system air-conditioning graces this wing of the home, serving kitchen, living, family, dining, the main central bathroom, and two of the three bedrooms, taking care of the majority of the home with ease, winter and summer.
The enormous master bedroom, with two sets of French doors leading to outdoor patio areas, enjoys its own split-system heating and cooling, and also features a spacious walk-in dressing room, ensuite bathroom with luxury shower and a bath with a uniquely crafted cast-concrete surround, the perfect place in which to luxuriate while gazing out across the olive orchard through a huge viewing window.
As well as the home’s three bedrooms, additional family space includes a super playroom or study area alongside the third bedroom, and a sun room next to the master bedroom, ideal for home office, mini art studio, or music room.
Water to the home is supplied by two 23,000 litre tanks, with another huge tank off the stables complex equipped with petrol-driven pump and fire hose.
Outdoors, apart from the stable/yard complex and the horse arena, there’s a massive three-bay open shed with adjoining lock-up workshop, a big dam feeding water to the gardens and animal troughs, a kitchen herb garden, raised veggie garden, enclosed free-range chicken coop, numerous fruit trees, a delightful stand of oak trees, and no less than five fenced paddocks, all approached by a lovely tree-lined driveway from peaceful Locarno Road.
If you’re obliged to commute to Melbourne, you’re 90 minutes from the airport and an hour-45 from the CBD, although if you’re in the work-from-home category, the rapid NBN will effortlessly connect you to the world. (The house is also hard-wired for EMF-free internet in multiple locations.)

From here it’s a simple country drive to Hepburn and the delights of Daylesford, or the sweet villages nearby of Newstead and Guildford, with even more shopping and great dining experiences just a little further afield in Castlemaine.
20 acre properties with this kind of infrastructure in country Victoria are rare, coveted and seldom available. Be sure to inspect “Mellowood” in Clydesdale, a blissful family haven, saturated with peace and the melodic harmonies of abundant birdlife. In this beautiful place, enjoy the passing of the hours from the home itself or from its many relaxed outdoor living spaces. And as the silence of evening settles and the golden sunset spreads its glow across gardens, orchard and pasture, it is nothing short of paradise.

Property Features

2 Bathrooms

3 Bedrooms

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