Trentham 259 Newtons Lane
Built in the 1850s and recently renovated by the current owners this open-plan farmhouse is the apogee of spare style. If a house can have a mood, then this one is happy, gracious and content. The home's original timber walls, ceiling and flooring make its generous spaces both nurturing and modern. The entrance hall, paved with handmade bricks in a herringbone pattern, leads to an intrinsically functional kitchen of white marble and mirror fitted with new appliances. The kitchen flows into a large living and dining area, off which a snug sitting room is tucked, all with views over Jones Creek to Mt Macedon. The spacious master bedroom has similarly lovely views and is enhanced by a dressing room and en suite. Two further bedrooms both have en suites and a door opening onto the verandah that skirts the house and affords beautiful vistas over sweeping lawns. The house has a two-car garage, an original well and a venerable shearing shed is sited nearby. This 95ha/230acre (approx.) richly pastured property, on four titles, has separate water rights of 21 and 6 megalitres respectively and offers an attached 8ha lease. Boasting an annual 1,100ml rainfall the property is used for backgrounding the owner's Angus Stud Cattle and for cutting hay. It has a good fertilising history, new fencing throughout, steel cattleyards, 2 haysheds, 2 machinery sheds, three main dams and reticulated water to troughs throughout the property. This efficiently operating farm on beauitiful red soil, is definitely one of the district's loveliest getaways. The options here are all happy ones.