9, Garsed Road, Strangways, VIC 3461

French Inspired 'Applecross Farm'

Combining beauty and elegance with a rustic French country aesthetic, this hidden gem of a property will only delight! Perfect for lovers of entertaining in the most tranquil of settings, there is more to ‘Applecross Farm’ than first meets the eye.

Set on 11 acres, in a peaceful country lane midway between Daylesford and Castlemaine, this unique, architect designed two bedroom, one bathroom home sits gently in the landscape, evoking the feeling of a European farmlet. Close the gates, get away from it all and relax. With an abundance of light, as well as expansive outdoor areas and garden rooms to enjoy, this property has much to fall in love with.

Comprising a pavilion style design and linked via verandas, the passive solar home has three distinct buildings. There is the main house with kitchen, living areas and master bedroom, a second bathroom/laundry pod and the guest bedroom and garage pavilion.

Gather home grown vegetables from the potager just steps away and indulge in some French cooking in the large country kitchen either via the Belling gas and electric cooker or slow combustion wood stove (linked to hydronic heating throughout the house and hot water boosted system). A Huon pine scrubbed bench and porcelain butlers sink offers views via large cedar casement windows to the extensive stone walling surrounding the home.

The adjoining, oversized sitting room has soaring pine limed ceilings, seagrass flooring, open fireplace and North facing windows overlooking the vine covered pergola and garden beyond. A study nook or reading area leads to the stunning master bedroom with wraparound glass and vistas across the vineyard and surrounding hills. It’s the perfect place to lounge in bed on a Sunday morning and watch the Crimson Rosellas, Swooping Thrush and Blue Wrens go about their business.

The engine room of the house resides in the next building, with practical laundry, WC and generously sized charming country styled bathroom. The second bedroom, which could double as a home office, has views to the outdoor entertaining area and farmland beyond and adjoins the double barn style garage and workshop/storage area, all accessed via connecting verandas.

The outdoor areas are sublime and include a fire pit, terrace with rustic chimney and deck overlooking the vineyard with 300 Shiraz producing vines.

There is a fenced orchard with various stone fruits, quinces and olives adjacent to the European inspired ‘dovecote’ hen house folly. A large dam, almond grove, newly planted lavender field and fenced outer paddock provides plenty of scope for the aspiring hobby farmer.

Close to everything Central Victoria has to offer, including retail therapy in Daylesford, gourmet food fix at the farmers markets in Maldon or Talbot, art trail in Castlemaine or major regional centres of Ballarat and Bendigo, ‘Applecross Farm’ is only 90 minutes via car or fast train to Melbourne.

Close the gates, pour a glass of your own wine and enjoy ‘la belle vie’.

Property Features

1 Bathrooms

2 Bedrooms

3 Car Garage

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