‘Springbank’ The essence of country living
With its fascinating history and heritage significance, ‘Springbank’ will envelop you with its nostalgia and endearing charm. Fresh country air, lush green pastures and the slower pace of rural living offers a lifestyle many of us aspire to but rarely achieve. The Warragul town centre, with its hub of community services feels a world away yet is a mere ten minute drive. ‘Springbank Farm’ dates back to circa 1892, originally a working farm with a humble farmer’s cottage, later part of the soldier settlement scheme and a prize Jersey cattle stud. Over the years the property has been extended, updated, subdivided and improved, yet all the while retaining its warm and welcoming appeal. Springbank today is renowned for its award winning gardens and B&B accommodation, however, it is much more than a showcase property. Here lays an elegant and relaxing family home, a quiet garden oasis to retreat and recharge from the stress of modern living. Just under 20 acres remains of the original holding, a fertile parcel of gently undulating land, ideal to pursue a variety of rural interests. The main residence features three ensuite bedrooms, a fourth bedroom or study, formal living and dining rooms, two further living areas and a superb country style kitchen. Strategically positioned decking plus the front verandah offer outdoor entertaining options and the perfect place to enjoy the glorious surrounding gardens. Many original features remain in the homestead, including the timber lined walls and ceilings, deep skirtings, charming sash windows and inviting open fireplaces. A more recent extension includes a spacious, sun soaked living/meals area and the beautifully appointed kitchen. Designed for entertaining and guest catering, this well planned work space features European appliances, including two ovens, large gas cooktop and a dishwasher. The generous butler’s pantry plus an additional walk-in larder provide an abundance of storage. Crafted cabinetry, black granite and timber counter tops are both functional and visually appealing. Step back in time to the main bathroom where a revamped claw foot bath, originally found abandoned in a farmer’s paddock, a carved timber vanity and chequered tiled flooring reinstate the art of bathing. All of the renovations and extensions throughout the residence have been meticulously carried out to blend harmoniously with the character and grace of the 1890s cottage. The attention to detail, research and integrity are a testament to the care and devotion of the present owners. In addition to the main house, further guest accommodation has been created from the creamery in the original dairy. This rustic and charming abode comprises an open plan bedroom and sitting area, well equipped kitchen, ensuite bathroom and a private decked alfresco. No report would be complete without including the splendid gardens, a showpiece in their own right. Majestic indigenous and European trees form the framework of the garden. The former tennis court has been converted to a grassy terrace, adding a further dimension to the many layers and facets of this peaceful and relaxed outdoor sanctuary. Rolling lawns, winding paths and private nooks of fragrance and colour indulge the senses. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire and be part of a unique property and add your mark to Springbank’s history. For further information or to receive an information brochure contact the managing agent Clark NextRE Warragul on 5623 6466, Peter Clark 0418 599 432 or Anthony Rabl 0458 236 466. Springbank is located at 240 Williamsons Road Nilma North. The property is offered for sale for $1,215,000.