‘Spring­bank’ The essence of coun­try liv­ing

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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.

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