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Hills & Country Live large in quiet seclusion

Soak up the views from this grand Chandlers Hill property. With five bedrooms and five bathrooms, there’s space to spare

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Tucked away on 7ha of rolling countrysid­e at Chandlers Hill is ‘One Day’ – a contempora­ry three-storey property offering a resort-type lifestyle all of its own. From the tiled in-ground swimming pool and wine cellar to solar panels and under-floor heating, the five-bedroom/ five bathroom Scenic Court home wants for absolutely nothing.

And outside, the property – dotted throughout with majestic gums – offers a sense of real space and privacy, only 30 minutes from the city centre.

That’s what Chris Davis says he will miss most about the residence. Having designed and overseen the constructi­on of the home with wife Mary 15 years ago, he says its location is a key attraction­s.

The mix of birdlife, wildlife – such as kangaroos, koalas, echidnas – and other natural features including a winter creek and waterfall make it an ideal place to return to after a day’s work, Mr Davis says.

“One of the good things about it is that it’s so secluded ... we could have built on the hill across the paddock but the home would have stuck out.

“So we’re tucked in by the creek and I believe it’s the best spot.

“There are no neighbours – the closest are probably 500m away or more – so it’s quite private.”

Mr Davis says it has been an ideal home in which to raise their three children, while also providing plenty of space for extended families to stay.

“The design of the house is pretty good,” he says. “The middle floor is where we do most of our living – the kitchen and dining and so on – and our bedroom’s upstairs, so it’s away from everywhere else, with great views across to Glenelg and beyond.”

Boasting extensive shedding, the property would be ideal for a tradespers­on or car enthusiast, and is only minutes away from the popular Aberfoyle Hub. While it’s been a tremendous place to call home, Mr Davis says the time is right to move on to the next chapter.

“We’re calling it rightsizin­g,” he says of their decision to sell. “Mary and I are here by ourselves now. Obviously our kids and grandkids come up regularly, but I think it’s time for someone else to enjoy this one now.”

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