Devils River 849 Skyline Road
Camelot Station is the sort of eyrie you would usually arrive at after a cable car journey in Europe. The views are so spectacular they are almost un-Australian. We are acclimatized to more humble vistas, but the panoramas here belong in The Rockies or the French Alps. At the peak of this 400 hectare property of open pastured ridgetops and treed gullies, the fully renovated two-story modern house of 35 squares, architect designed north-east facing over Lake Eildon, with the Victorian Alps very much part of the garden. The open-plan consists of generous, flowing spaces, including three bedrooms with ensuites all with views, an upstairs bar, a living room with large stone fireplace on one side and a bay window framing what seems like an entire hemisphere on the other. The fully modern kitchen opens into the dining-room at one end and living room at the other. Outside, a massive Travertine-paved entertaining area surrounds the pool, with a black-butt and ironbark deck overhanging the lake far below. Beyond the pool is a private guesthouse with another generous bedroom and ensuite. The house is proofed against drought by 160,000 litres of water tanks, and serviced by a four-car carport. The property boasts a helipad, and a private airstrip and large shed for your helicopter or tractors. Three abandoned gold mines on the property are reminders of the gold rush. But Camelot isn't all beauty and history. It is water-enriched by fourteen dams and capable of carrying 2000 sheep. So, a rare property that is both primary producer and peerless getaway. A sheep station with the outlook of a space station. No finer place than up here at night among the stars, far from any neighbour, with the lights of Alexandra sparkling in the distance and the moon-silvered arms of Eildon below.