With a favoured Moorabool Shire zoning & located on the Daylesford Road just 9km from the Ballarat City CBD, this highly sought & boutique-type, rural lifestyle property certainly has LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! The historic homestead originally dates to approximately 1870. Victorian era additions (Circa 1900) provided 2 more bedrooms (or 1 bedroom & a formal sitting room) with 13' ceilings, fireplaces & period cornice. Renovations throughout the mid 1970's further added & incorporated to the original home a 3rd bedroom, bathroom, a 'country kitchen' & a family lounge area towards the rear of the home. The house remains untouched since however, and still retains much of its originality & 'olde worlde charm'. Those with an eye for potential would certainly appreciate what's offered! THE LAND: a level to gently undulating 60 Acre allotment fenced into 3 main paddocks with 2 large stock dams, a seasonal creek & scattered shade trees. There are also 2 smaller holding paddocks with an old dairy building & a shearing/machinery/storage shed. The property currently runs a mixture of sheep & cattle livestock. The soil has also grown potatoes. Just a short drive on sealed road to the historic Bakery Hill & Eureka Stockade sites, the Bridge Mall, Sturt Street & Central Square shopping centres; and for those commuting to Melbourne, just a 1 hour trip either by rail from Ballarat Station or an easy dual carriageway drive, entering via your choice of Western Freeway junctions less than 3 minutes away. Available now for the first time in 3 generations, 'Pootilla Homestead' offers the period charm of bygone era & the potential for living a comfortable rural lifestyle in an envied location that simply can't be replaced. Retain, Renovate, Re-build - the choice is yours!