If you’ve been dreaming about escaping the hustle and bustle of Melbourne in favour of the serenity of the Victorian countryside, look no further! Here are some of the most spectacular rural properties on the market right now; homes where you can relax while soaking in your sensational valley vista views, all the while wondering why you didn’t make the move sooner…
Set on almost 19 acres, this home and hobby farm was built in 1986, but has been recently updated. Three good-sized bedrooms are serviced by a central bathroom and expansive living areas, and the covered alfresco area off the dining room is perfect for warm summer nights. Perfectly positioned between Mount Egerton and Gordon, it’s ideal for commuters, with easy access to Melbourne via the Western Freeway or express train. There’s even a historic shearers accommodation building, now used as a storage shed, for the history buffs.
This property comes with one caveat: you must love dogs! Nestled on three acres of land, this home and boarding kennel business is up for grabs for just $449,000. The facility is licensed to keep 25 dogs, with 10 insulated and air-conditioned kennels and plenty of outdoor play and exercise space. In the home, you’ll find three bedrooms, an open plan kitchen and living area, and a gorgeous sunroom or sitting room. It even has a white picket fence and charming country gardens – what more could you want?!
This family residence really is the best of both worlds: close to Seymour for all your shopping and service needs, but offering loads of space to let the kids run free and enjoy nature. It boasts all you need to make the most of the great outdoors, with an ornamental lake, timber deck, BBQ, pizza oven and fire pit. There are also sheds for your machinery and facilities to keep horses on this 40-acre property. The house has three bedrooms and a spacious living area, as well as a separate studio for those creatives seeking some respite from the big smoke.
Close to town, with amazing views and 1.8 acres of space, this Bona Vista Road property is perfect for a large family dreaming of a tree-change. It has six bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as an enormous rumpus room and plenty of storage. The upstairs living area has stunning views of the surrounding countryside, and there’s a gas log fire and split-system air conditioning for comfort. Outside, the property boasts a lock-up shed and workshop, alfresco entertaining and gardens, along with a chicken run and fruit trees for those hoping to become more self-sufficient.
The priciest property on our list, this home offers two large, separate living areas and a double home office with its entrance, so you can live the work-from-home dream. There are four bedrooms, all with fantastic views, and ducted gas heating and cooling. The spacious kitchen with walk-in pantry will delight home chefs, and for those who love to entertain outdoors there’s an all-weather alfresco dining area, complete with a kitchenette so you won’t need to leave your guests unattended when preparing your feast. With over three acres of land, space to garage three cars and a caravan, and the requisite sweeping driveway and rolling pastures, you’ll fall in love with this property from the first viewing. And the location is phenomenal – all the facilities of town, lush green spaces, and close to stunning beaches make it well worth the seven-figure price tag.