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Daylesford 12 Indigo Lane 3

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One of the most beautiful architecturally designed houses in Daylesford “Helix House� will make you stand out from the crowd! Helix House is set on just under 5 acres of sprawling gardens and bushland, was created by a local architect and building team, and is constructed from beautiful, textural Mt Gambier limestone. Designed to bring nature inside and give the feeling of open space, it has walls of glass at incredible angles that take you on a journey and seem to follow the sun as it moves throughout the day. The property consists of 3 good sized bed rooms (all with split systems), 2 bath rooms and multiple living spaces all heated by hydronic heating. The property also features a loft/tower room, which is the perfect spot for relaxing! Central kitchen with gas appliances and island bench plus laundry completes the picture. Outside in the beautiful gardens there is also an open planned studio with wood fire and loft office. Town services are electricity, water, gas and septic tank plus the added bonus of a bore and a dam. This is a unique, modernist, stylish home surrounded by beautiful landscape and stunning views towards Mt Franklin. Pre-arranged inspections by appointment only.


Price $1,115,000

Inspect By Appointment

Land Size 4.7 acres approx.

Contact Nathan Skewes 0439 322 630


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SOLD

Wheatsheaf 80 Whitegum Drive Gary Cooke 0488 547 004

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1514m2 approx.

This is a rare chance to own world class luxury holiday accommodation boasting virtually 100% occupancy and returning over 14% pa, with bookings across 77 countries. This fully self-contained two-bedroom plus two-ensuite villa is set on 1514m2approx, the jewel in Daylesford and Hepburn’s crown. You must come and see for yourself...words simply don’t do it justice. Leave your cares at the door and step into Tranquility, a retreat to fine living, unparalleled architecture and opulent indulgence. A luxurious getaway where floor-toceiling windows are the only thing that separates you from the spectacular landscape, and where nature has dug a deep ravine that climbs up sheer cliff-side and unfolds onto scenic bushland with abundant bird-life and natural fauna to help you unwind, relax and rejuvenate.

Price $990,000

Daylesford 17A Leggatt Street Annette Leary 0407 917 054

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Contact Nathan Skewes 0439 322 630

Thank you for your support hockingstuart Daylesford has been voted the #1 Agency in Hepburn, Hepburn Springs and Daylesford in the RateMyAgent 2019 Agency of the Year Awards. The RateMyAgent Awards are the only awards that recognise agents and agencies who have been the most consistently recommended by the people that matter most – customers who have sold their property with us in the last 12 months. Thinking of selling? Find out what makes hockingstuart Daylesford the most recommended agency and call us on 5348 1700.


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Daylesford 6 Green Gables Road 3

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2163m2 approx.

Sitting right on the edge of Doctors Gully this stylish and private renovated cottage awaits. With exterior textures of wood, tin and weather-board the cottage boasts a modern bathroom and kitchen, open plan dining and living, three bedrooms and activities space-office/study/small sitting area. The outdoor entertaining area offers glorious 180 degree views across the lovely back garden and along Doctors Gully. An outdoor hot and cold water spa invites and the garden with manicured stone paths lays home to a studio, mowing and tool sheds, veggie garden and chook pen.

Daylesford 41 Hill Street 3

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1032m2 approx.

Situated just moments from the iconic Convent Gallery, Wombat Hill Gardens and Daylesford town centre, this lovely period residence has been sensitively renovated providing three bedrooms with an option of a fourth. The master features WIR and ensuite. Both the second and third bedrooms have BIR. The study/TV room could easily be used as a fourth bedroom. There is a second bathroom and laundry. The sunny lounge room has elegant period features whilst the large and airy kitchen/dining room has ample cupboards and a spacious pantry. A north facing deck overlooks the beautiful garden. In addition, a separate studio, attached workshop and storage room offer a multitude of possibilities to this exceptional home.

Price $695,000 Inspect By Appointment

NEW LISTING

Contact Annette Leary 0407 917 054

Price $1,165,000 Inspect By Appointment

Contact Nathan Skewes 0439 322 630

Dales Creek 369 Greendale Trentham Rd 5

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15.12 acres approx.

This lovely country home sitting on approx. 15.1 acres in the Wombat State Forest has beautiful views over a feature dam to a natural forest backdrop. The property offers 5 bedrooms, open plan kitchen, meals and family room, large living and dining with stunning views, office/study, sitting room/kids retreat area, downstairs activity room, entertaining deck, outdoor sunken fire pit/ BBQ area, large workshop shed, 2 garages and more. 82 kms (1 hr 10 mins) from Melbourne, with easy access from the Western highway, 15kms (8 mins) to Ballan (train), 6.1km (5 mins) to Blackwood, 21kms (18mins) to Trentham and 43kms (37 mins) to Daylesford.

Price $1,425,000 Inspect By Appointment Contact

Annette Leary 0407 917 054


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Smeaton 24 Corringarra Road 3

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2023m2 approx.

Formerly the headmasters house of the Allendale Primary school, this light & bright 3-bedroom cottage has lovely views from the front deck veranda across farming land to surrounding hills. The country kitchen includes updated cabinetry, servery, original lining boards in the lounge, wood heater and timber flooring adds to the charm. Perfect as a country holiday stay or your own home.

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Currently run as a Clunes Cabin B&B, don’t miss the opportunity to buy into historic Clunes with this sweet lifestyle property with loads of potential. Features one bedroom, 2 living areas, split system & wood fire, two way bathroom, kitchen, dining & living is comfortable and light. Continue to run b&b for extra income or simply enjoy your own country outlook from the front deck overlooking the valley, creek and surrounding hills. Large dbl carport also excellent entertaining area, plus set out volley ball area for family fun. Town water plus rain water tank. Good fencing with 2 small paddocks. 2 Titles.

Price $295,000 - $324,500 Inspect By Appointment

Contact Angela Flowers 0437 456 908

Price $350,000 Inspect By Appointment

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4.8 acres approx.

Perfectly positioned on an undulating block with scattered gums and cleared grazing this immaculate home is being offered for sale. Step inside to open plan living and dining, a spacious country kitchen with electric appliances and dishwasher. 3 generous sized bedrooms with robes, the master with a walk-in robe. With 4 car plus workshop (approx. 6x12m), Sleep-out/storage room, 4x9m caravan shed and Sundry/wood shedding. Divided into 2 good sized paddocks, plus the house yard, there is plenty of room for the kids to have a pony or ride bikes on the approx. 4.8 acres.

Talbot 5335 Ballarat Maryborough Road 3

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5200m2 approx.

Thoughtful in design and layout this tastefully decorated spacious home on approx. two acres comprises 3 generous sized bedrooms all robes, and walk-in robe and water closet adjoin the master. Study/family room with feature double doors can easily be converted to a fourth bedroom for the extra family member. Stainless appliances complete the stylish and functional kitchen open to the living and dining areas. Plenty of outdoor fun to be had in the partially in-ground pool with sloping deep end to 6’plus own decking and solar heating.

Price $375,000

Price $600,000 Inspect By Appointment

Contact Angela Flowers 0437 456 908

PRIVATE SALE

Daisy Hill 95 Nicholls Road 3

4,166m2 approx.

Inspect By Appointment

Contact Angela Flowers 0437 456 908


FOR LEASE

FOR LEASE

Daylesford 21 Little Street $435 per week Bond $1,890

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Daylesford 65 Lake Road $440 per week Bond $1,868

Hepburn 2 Fifteenth Street $420 per week Bond $1,820

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Glenlyon 4 Barkly Street

$300 per week Bond $1,304

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Money with Matt

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S WE approach the end of another year, it’s a time where many of us decide to shift our focus to New Year's resolutions. Commonly, these are physical goals, mental goals and can often extend to financial goals.

This relates to a question that is posed to me quite frequently on a professional level. “Do you think ‘XYZ’ is a good idea as a financial investment/decision?” My strategy to answering this is to flip the question on its head. The question then becomes – “Is this idea a bad financial investment/decision?”. The reason for this is that in my opinion, a bad financial decision usually sticks out like a sore thumb. My view is that it is easier to recognise a bad decision than a good one. With respect to a bad idea, there are generally multiple warning signs and when an idea provokes anxiety I am quick to become not so fond of it. Please don’t get me wrong, I am all for positive thinking and being glass half-full, but I cannot in all good conscience agree with a financial investment if I think there is a good chance of it going pear-shaped and causing financial stress in the future. This process means that a person can analyse nine bad decisions before finding a suitable idea to proceed with. This process unfortunately means that there are times that I leave a client disheartened after they have presented me with what they thought was a great idea. I firmly believe however, that it is much easier to avoid a problem altogether than have to deal with the consequence – prevention is better than the cure. Financial turmoil resulting from a bad investment or business decision can have harrowing effects on the person experiencing it. As a result, if I can stop just one single person from making a terrible financial decision in 2020, I’ll consider that a success. As such, my advice can be summarised as follows - concentrate on not committing to bad decisions and by default, you’ll be left with great decisions.

- Matthew Richardson is a certified accountant with Cooke & Foley based in Ballarat The content expressed within Matt's column does not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of The Local Publishing Group Pty Ltd. But we do like Matt!

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All yeartheround ultimate Creating ultimate all year outdoor entertainment entertainment area outdoor area Traditionally, outdoor areas were thought of as spaces just for occasional use. Today, outdoor entertaining areas are considered part of the total home environment. Creating the ultimate outdoor entertaining area is a big job, but you’ll love the results. If you decide to sell, your outdoor entertainment spaces will add considerably to the value of your property. It doesn’t matter whether you’re on acreage, have a sprawling backyard or a pocket-sized inner city courtyard, creating a functional and beautiful outdoor entertainment area is more than achievable for everyone. Your entertainment area is no longer restricted to fixed, solid roof structures. There are many alternatives

for covering your outdoor space, which provide shade and all weather coverage. Louvered roof structures are permanent structures which allow sunlight through when you want it and also provide shade, wind and rain protection when required. Retractable and conservatory roof systems stack back or roll away to maximise sunlight when desired and extend out for full shade to keep the summer heat out. A wide range of fabrics allow you to personalise the space – adding colour and cheer – with both bright colour selections and muted palette choices available. For an outdoor entertaining area to be a success it must: ∙ Be easily accessible from indoors

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DAYLESFORD & CRESWICK

DENVER 1329 DAYLESFORDMALMSBURY ROAD

IDYLLIC COUNTRY RESIDENCE ON 30 ACRES Proudly positioned just a short 15minute drive to Daylesford, this beautifully appointed property is set on approx. 30 idyllic acres of mostly cleared farmland. The residence offers views of the acreage from the wrap around veranda and the land is separated into approx. 5 paddocks, some with stock troughs. This immaculately presented light filled home features an open plan living/dining area and a well-appointed country kitchen. The 2 bedrooms downstairs have built in robes, the main bathroom boasts a spa bath and large shower. The laundry/second bathroom also features a shower and second toilet. Upstairs the spacious master bedroom offers scope for an ensuite and WIR.

a3 b2 c2 FOR SALE PRICE $1,200,000 CONTACT Tom Shaw 0438 118 903 OFFICE 43 Vincent Street, Daylesford 5348 2328

DAYLESFORD 58 EAST STREET IMPRESSIVE HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION Located in the heart of Daylesford, Kuca Slate is an exceptionally stylish modern home designed for entertaining and large groups. Currently very successful on the holiday let market with three large bedrooms all with individual ensuites. A modern and very well-appointed kitchen with a large open plan dining and sunken lounge with ambient gas log fire. Soak in the indoor spa room or entertain on the west facing deck and take in panoramic views over the rolling countryside and sensational sunsets.

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FOR SALE PRICE $739,000 CONTACT Tom Shaw 0438 118 903 OFFICE 43 Vincent Street, Daylesford 5348 2328

ID and contact details are required at all open for inspections

BLAMPIED 25 BRADSHAW COURT LARGE RURAL ENTERTAINER ON APPROX. 9 ACRES Nestled in the private bush setting of Blampied this wellpresented home offers the best of country living overlooking a picturesque dam. The large floorplan offers 3/4 good sized bedrooms. The country style kitchen features granite benchtops, ample storage and dining space overlooking the bushland surrounds. A separate family/dining room leads to the large lounge area. The jewel of the property is the outdoor entertaining decking overlooking the dam which can be enclosed with outdoor blinds.

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FOR SALE PRICE $735,000 CONTACT Tom Shaw 0438 118 903 Michael DeVincentis 0417 142 152 OFFICE 43 Vincent Street, Daylesford 5348 2328

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DAYLESFORD 57 LAKE ROAD

AUCTION

VALLE MAGGIA – HISTORIC HOMESTEAD ON 4 ACRES IN CENTRAL DAYLESFORD Built around 1860 and is only minutes from the Daylesford main town centre and walking distance to Lake Daylesford. The property consists of approx. 4 acres [16,300 m2] of fertile soil on 6 titles. The homestead features many intact period details and a bygone era ambience. Established formal gardens featuring grand mature trees and terraced lawns. The land is currently separated into 3 paddocks with a veggie garden and room for livestock. Flexibility abounds with 3 road frontages. The front 4 titles face Lake Road and the rear 2 titles have access from Lerderderg Track. The opportunity presents to sell off the rear land or to further develop the estate grounds.

a3 b1 c2 AUCTION Saturday 7th December at 12:00pm CONTACT Tom Shaw 0438 118 903 Michael DeVincentis 0417 142 152 OFFICE 43 Vincent Street, Daylesford 5348 2328 HEPBURN SPRINGS 101 MAIN ROAD

A GRAND VISION - DUDLEY HOUSE Instantly impressive in character, scale and presentation this exceptional property is located in the heart of Hepburn Springs just a few minutes from Daylesford. The property showcases a remarkable blend of period elegance, detailing and proportions typical of the era with contemporary luxury design. Within the generous scale of space, the principal accommodation comprises a magnificently proportioned living and dining room, a separate sitting room, 4 beautiful bedrooms - each with a private ensuite - and a large well appointed kitchen with access to a wide elevated deck. In addition, on the lower level there are two large versatile living spaces with 2 bedrooms, office/bed, bathroom, storage, cellar, gym and utility areas.

a7 b6 c4 FOR SALE Contact Agent CONTACT Tom Shaw 0438 118 903 Rae Corris 0408 358 772 OFFICE 43 Vincent Street, Daylesford 5348 2328 ID and contact details are required at all open for inspections

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DAYLESFORD 26 QUEENSBERRY STREET ECLECTIC GLAMOUR A magical combination of traditional and bespoke contemporary design sited on 2200 sq.m (over half an acre) with sweeping views across the town to the waters of Lake Daylesford. At the entry, an original timber cottage has been transformed to create a welcoming formal lounge. A few steps down and the magic begins with vast contemporary open plan extension showcasing flexible indoor-outdoor living. The double storey northern wing incorporates 4 BRs, and 2 luxury bathrooms. Outside, there is a spacious studio building, and a heated in-ground swimming pool.

HEPBURN 26 GOLF LINKS ROAD ELEGANT HOME IN EXCLUSIVE GOLF LINKS AREA Located close to the beautiful Hepburn Springs Golf Course, this home will surprise you with its spacious well appointed interior and rare combination of modern living with a country aspect. A superb 4 bedroom residence that showcases quality-built designer style, impressive proportions and deluxe finishes. A statement of contemporary elegance, providing an enviable lifestyle opportunity for permanent living or holiday accommodation suited to groups and golfing weekends.

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MUSK VALE 23 TREWINS LANE

FOR SALE PRICE Contact Agent CONTACT Rae Corris 0408 358 772 OFFICE 43 Vincent Street, Daylesford 5348 2328

FOR SALE PRICE $750,000 CONTACT Tom Shaw 0438 118 903 OFFICE 43 Vincent Street, Daylesford 5348 2328

ID and contact details are required at all open for inspections

LUXURY LIVING IN A QUIET LOCATION This elegant home features luxurious country living - a serene garden haven within easy walking distance of Hepburn Springs cafes, stores, Mineral Springs Reserve and Hepburn Bathhouse. With a vaulted ceiling in the open plan living area, French doors leading to wide decks and contemporary dĂŠcor throughout the home shines with natural light. Each of the 3 exquisite bedrooms has its own ensuite bathroom, access to private verandahs and garden. This gorgeous property will suit those seeking a private home, secluded personal retreat or holiday accommodation.

LIVE, WORK AND PLAY Located in a quiet no through road on the doorstep of popular Daylesford, this large 3 bedroom sturdy brick residence is sited on a sheltered and securely fenced allotment of nearly 1 acre. Surrounded by lawns and attractive established low maintenance gardens the home is presented with pride and care, featuring expansive indoor-outdoor living areas where every effort has been made so that all you need to do is move in and enjoy relaxed year-round living.

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FOR SALE PRICE $745,000 CONTACT Tom Shaw 0438 118 903 Rae Corris 0408 358 772 OFFICE 43 Vincent Street, Daylesford 5348 2328

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FOR SALE PRICE $595,000 CONTACT Rae Corris 0408 358 772 OFFICE 43 Vincent Street, Daylesford 5348 2328

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CLUNES 19 SMEATON ROAD

ATTENTION INVESTORS, DOWNSIZERS AND FIRST HOME BUYERS! This 10 year old cottage is situated on a generously sized allotment of 874m2 (approx), just a short stroll to the centre of the historic Clunes township. From the freshly painted front deck, you step into a very roomy & light filled lounge room complete with reverse cycle heating and cooling. The open plan design continues through to the meals/ dining area with plenty of space for the whole family to enjoy a meal together. The modern hostess kitchen with island bench/breakfast bar, step in pantry, dishwasher, gas cooking and plenty of cupboard space overlooks the spacious rear gardens.Sliding glass doors give you access from the meals area to the rear timber decks, ideal for entertaining.

a3 b1 c2 FOR SALE PRICE $299,000 to $310,000 CONTACT Nik Bradley 0448 407 387 OFFICE 32 Albert Street, Creswick 5345 1073

BLAMPIED 9 DAYLESFORD-CLUNES ROAD OPEN RURAL ASPECT Located within Blampied hills zone and only 12min to Daylesford with its shops, cafes and restaurants or 12 mins to Creswick. Zoned Farming, this home provides the opportunity to live and/or work in this open rural environment. Sitting on 696m2 approx. and comprising 3 good sized bedrooms, formal lounge, open dining-kitchen, huge separate living area and laundry, mudroom, bathroom. There is also a fabulous undercover area with adjoining storage and outside toilet. Two lock up garages with a 5.5m x 2.2m workshop complete this rural family home.

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FOR SALE PRICE $414,000 CONTACT Nik Bradley 0448 407 387 Michael DeVincentis 0417 142 152 OFFICE 32 Albert Street, Creswick 5345 1073

ID and contact details are required at all open for inspections

ALLENDALE 4010 CRESWICK NEWSTEAD ROAD AMAZING ACREAGE OPPORTUNITY IN ALLENDALE/KINGSTON Situated on the border of historic Kingston and only minutes from Creswick and 20 minutes to Daylesford and Ballarat is this stunning property on over 48 acres of land. Currently fenced into 2 paddocks with a dam to the back of the property and town water also connected, this is an ideal place to build your dream home and secure a future in this tightly held belt.Planning Permits are in place and available for viewing to interested parties for a sensational 6 bedroom dwelling and significant shedding.

FOR SALE PRICE $449,000 to $485,000 CONTACT Nik Bradley 0448 407 387 OFFICE 32 Albert Street, Creswick 5345 1073

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Kyneton Community Park Located within the heart of the town’s botanic gardens, Mollison Street, Kyneton.

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NE of regional Victoria’s finest botanic gardens now breathes new life as a park/garden/reserve since a major transformation completed in 2017.

Like many regional town gardens I’ve encountered throughout the state, somehow, perhaps through lack of civic will, interest or finances, their maintenance and upkeep has left them wanting. So it was a delight on my first visit in many years to discover the “new” gardens. Dating back to 1858 and entered through bluestone walls via a wrought iron gate, the garden features magnificent large specimen trees, 17 of which are listed by the National Trust of Australia including an enormous spreading Algerian oak (quercus canariensis) and a similarly sized specimen of the endangered Chilean wine palm (jubaea chilensis). The garden also has a rotunda, a fairy ring of trees, a drinking fountain dating back to 1902 and a modern sculpture called Fetching Them In, depicting a sheepdog rounding up sheep. Relocation of an adjacent caravan park has not only enabled the establishment of a community park and reserve, but also better access to the riverside walk along the Campaspe River. There is access for cars and parking throughout as well as more than adequate street-side parking. The roadways and paths encourage potential use for bike riders, runners and dog walkers and the overall size and structure of the area would seem to lend themselves to public events such as outdoor cinema, farmers markets and seasonal festivals. Apart from seats and lawn areas, barbeques and picnic shelter, a play space includes activities and picnic areas and offers a connection with local history and nature among the significant trees of the gardens. Facilities for hours of fun include giant and basket swings, sand play, mazes, cubbies, and several refurbished tractors, A petanque piste and table tennis offer year round entertainment and there are plenty of seats and lawn area for relaxed moments. But the highlight is the interactive water splash pad for children to play in and walk through - open from early December until March. The new gardens and community park are a great credit to the foresight of the volunteers and Macedon Ranges Shire Council but I am led to believe that this is just the beginning, with lots more to come. My visit to the gardens unfortunately coincided with the seasonal die-back of the daffodils and other spring bulbs, but that’s just a good excuse for a more timely revisit.

Words & images: Glen Heyne


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589 Williams Road Werona 4A 2B 1C

Superb Farm & Homestead This 507acre grazing and cropping property is currently run as a stud cattle breeding property. Dating back to 1860’s it comprises an elegant colonial settlers home with 5.5 kilo watt solar system, delightful gardens, spacious lounge and an enormous family room .4 bedrooms, master with ensuite, spa bath, kitchen featuring a Raeburn wood stove for hydronic hot water and heating as well as reverse cycle units. Crystal clear mineral water from the bore reticulated through troughs to the livestock, 3 excellent dams and Deep Creek flowing along the back boundary. A powered 2 stand shearing shed and cattle yards,4 bay machinery shed and large hay shed.

Private Sale Price

$2,750,000-$3,025,000 Inspect By Appointment Contact Liam Crowley 0418 378 177 Bernie Massey 0438 396 877


Mount Macedon

41 Childers Road

Hither Green - A Private Sanctuary of Grand Proportions Architectually designed, this elegant and meticulously maintained four bedroom residence and separate guest house, sits on over 5000m2 of landscaped and immaculately presented grounds. Features include light filled formal and informal living rooms, hydronic heating, private swimming pool, quality infrastructure including a secure water supply and much more. One of Mount Macedon's most beautiful homes. Price $3.9m

View Inspection by private appointment

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Mount Macedon - Cherokee

Sandi Barry-Mueller 0408 392 347 John Keating 0419 880 444

109 Mountains Road

Craigielea – circa 1875 on 8.9Ha (22 Acres) The panoramic views over the Barringo Valley to Melbourne CBD, the You Yangs and Port Phillip Heads are stunning. A majestic tree lined driveway leads to the historic four bedroom freestone and timber residence which triumphs heritage ambience, and three separate self-contained cabin suites known as Cherokee Mountain Retreat offer excellent income earning potential or deluxe guest accommodation. One of the very special properties of the beautiful Macedon Ranges. Auction – Saturday 7 December at 2pm (if not sold prior) Reserve Price $2,280,000 View Inspection by appointment Sandi Barry-Mueller 0408 392 347 John Keating 0419 880 444 Peter Wood 0408 866 774

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DECLARATION Fire Danger Period The Chief Officer of CFA will be introducing the Fire Danger Period for all land within the municipalities listed below. The Fire Danger Period will commence at 0100 hours on the date shown and unless varied by a subsequent declaration, will end at 0100 hours on 1 May 2020. Municipality

Date of Commencement

City Of Ballarat Hepburn Moorabool Golden Plains

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REIV regional news Land value up

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he Real Estate Institute of Victoria recently conducted a deep dive on property prices and land sizes since 2014.

CEO Gil King said the study had shown that Victoria continued to ace the property test, with land values increasing across the state. “It's always important to look at how the long-term market is trending – as shown by the significant five-year change in land value per metre squared,” he said. “At the same time, the average property size has also slightly decreased, resulting in Victorian families forking out more money for less land. We are lucky to be home to some of the fastest-growing areas in the country.” Mr King said incredibly nine locations in regional Victoria had doubled in land value over the past five years. They include Malmsbury which has a per metre square value in 2019 of $303 compared to $104 in 2014. That’s a whopping 193 per cent increase. Then there’s Tylden which has jumped up to $84 from $41 in the five-year period. A 107 per cent increase. Also among the top 30 are Hepburn Springs, up to $573 from $324 (77 per cent) and Woodend, up to $682 from $387 (76 per cent). Mr King said as the market improved, there would be more interest from interstate and international investors. “The Geelong region continues to be a popular area for property investors, with three of the nine suburbs having the highest growing land values near Geelong. “Huntly has performed very strongly against neighbouring Bendigo with land value increasing by 459 per cent since 2014. “Real Estate in Victoria has grown in value, a person who bought a property in 2014 has been handsomely rewarded. “These figures have produced a lot of smiles across the Victorian real estate sector, and Victorian real estate has shown long term durability and growth.”

Spring auctions strong

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PRINGTIME can motivate a person to do a lot in life; the warmer weather after a long bleak Winter can be powerful.

REIV CEO Gil King said it was a time when people got out and started enjoying life again, making the most of the increased daylight hours, finish those DIY renovations, become more social and exercise more. "Traditionally Spring is also a time when the most houses are sold at auction; Victorians love getting out on a warm Saturday morning and competing against another bidder in a battle to buy their dream house. "The 2019 Spring auction period has been very strong with 11,034 homes having gone to auction. "Buyers have been scrambling to purchase homes, weekly clearance rates have remained above 70 per cent throughout spring, whereas last year they would hover around 50 per cent. "Belmont has led the way across regional Victoria with 44 sales and a clearance rate of 72.7 per cent. Highton also performed well with 28 auctions and a clearance rate of 64.3 per cent. "With softer lending conditions and record low interest rates, a lot of people are eager to purchase a property. "If you are thinking about selling your house, now is the perfect time to do so."

Certain restrictions on the lighting of fires are in force during the Fire Danger Period. Information about fire restrictions within the Country Area of Victoria can be obtained from www.cfa.vic.gov.au, your local CFA District Office or Municipal Fire Prevention Officer.

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Chief Executive Officer/ Chief Officer, CFA

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Steven Warrington


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ANS and air conditioners play their part when cooling a house but passive techniques that focus on windows, ventilation, insulation and landscaping can reduce energy consumption and be instrumental in keeping a house cool during the heat of the Summer months. Passive cooling The ability to cool down your home in Summer and reduce your energy consumption and costs is affected by five key factors. 1. Insulation - Insulation is the most effective way to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. A fully insulated home means you'll spend less on heating in Winter and cooling in Summer. 2. Draught proofing - Draught proofing, or sealing up gaps and cracks, will minimise the amount of heat entering your home and reduce your cooling bills. 3. Window design, orientation and coverings - Windows can let a lot of heat into your home during Summer, especially if you have large west, east and north-facing windows that aren't adequately shaded. Fortunately there are simple steps you can take to reduce heat gain through your windows. 4. Ventilation - Ventilation is also an important way to regulate your home's air temperature and keep it free of condensation build-up, which can result in mould, rot or damp. Once the temperature starts to drop in the evening, or after a cool change, it's important to open your doors and windows to flush warm air from your house and allow cooler outside air to enter. The benefits are likely to be greatest if you open doors and windows facing the breeze and also doors and windows on the opposite side of the house. 5. Landscaping - Careful selection and positioning of plants can provide Summer shading and act as a buffer against hot winds. Tall, deciduous canopy trees provide shade to north windows while still allowing the lower Winter sun through. Smaller, deciduous shrubs are useful for shading east and west windows and walls. Deciduous creepers over a north-facing pergola will provide shade for windows and walls.

Active cooling If you need to actively cool your home with supplementary cooling, choose the most appropriate system for your needs. Fans - Ceiling, wall-mounted and portable electric fans can be a cheap and effective way to stay comfortable on warm, humid summer nights. Evaporative cooling - Evaporative cooling systems draw air through a moist pad, cooling and humidifying the air before it is blown through your house. They are available in ducted, wall-mounted and portable units, and work best in hot, dry conditions. Evaporative coolers are less effective on humid days and are not well suited to humid climates. Air conditioners - Air conditioners extract heat from the air inside your house and transfer it outside, cooling the air to a temperature determined by a thermostat. They are available in portable, room and ducted systems.

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Bar cart It's mobile, stylish and serves drinks. What's not to love? My thoughts have turned to my most dreaded time of year, Christmas. This year I seem to be ahead of myself by actually planning Christmas rather than dreading it, hoping it will go away and when it doesn't, going into full panic which means the stress makes me hate Christmas. My love is of practical things that can multitask. This is where the mobile drinks trolley or bar cart comes in. It's a mobile piece of furniture that comes in myriad styles since its inception during the Victorian era. It began as a mobile tea server when morning and afternoon tea was part of everyday life. The world wars, economic depression and a change in the way society functioned meant that the mobile trolley was only seen and afforded by the higher society. Move on to the 1950s and home entertaining becoming important. The drinks trolley was back along with fancy cocktails, swizzle sticks, after-work drinks and canapÊs. Move onto 2013 and the infectious popularity of the show Mad Men sees all things mid-century popularised. Whiskey by the drinks trolley is a happening thing. Since 2013 to the present day, eBay’s best seller has been the drinks trolley. We now see a huge variety of trolleys ranging from vintage, art deco, Bauhaus, modernist, boho and affordable. The humble drinks trolley can indeed hold your tea service, bottles or cocktail shakers. It can be of service when entertaining plus a decorative piece to show off your green house plants, vases or candles. Serviceable, mobile and good looking is why I love the mobile drinks trolley. A perfect companion for Christmas entertaining and a superb gift idea that fits into that vacant spot by the window. Give them a thought and maybe you will come to love these underrated furniture pieces as much as I do. They will serve you well.

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How much do you know about handmade rugs? Said Atif has extensive knowledge and is happy to explain. Said, who migrated as a 15-year-old to Australia in 2000, is the proud owner of Samarkand Gallery in Daylesford with other stores in Melbourne.

He is very passionate about handmade rugs and left an accounting career to pursue his passion. He has been collecting, selling and decorating home interiors with beautiful rugs since 2000. Said’s love for the handmade rugs began at a very young age, when he used to see rug weavers sit for hours every day to weave their dreams in a rug, knot by knot. “Rugs are inspirational for me, they project the beautiful souls of the artists who declare their wishes and hopes on a rug. They are the only source of income for many families in Afghanistan, I feel a river of joy in me to know that I am part of their hope.” All the designs in a handmade rug have beautiful meanings in them and require an in-depth piece of writing to discuss every pattern. However the most famous are Tree of Life and Paradise Gardens. It is a time-consuming art that requires so much time, effort and dedication to complete, in some cases building a house would take less time than a room-size rug. A small rug would take weeks to complete, whereas a room size rug would take 5-12 months, and some very fine silk rugs up to three years. Talking of silk rugs, he has a few in his gallery, the biggest being 2.5 x 3.5 metres, which took three years to complete and has a price tag of $29,000. Handmade rugs are timeless and suit most types of decor. Their colours, design and warmth turns a house into a home, and thanks to their highest quality craftsmanship, they become an heirloom, passed from one generation to the next. Said encourages all customers to use his in-depth knowledge in interiors, colours, positioning and size guide, by bringing rugs to your home for trial until you find one that you just love. He doesn’t believe in just selling a rug. There’s a rug for everyone and when you see it, it will talk to you. Said Atif welcomes you all to his gallery in Daylesford, featuring, handmade rugs, unique giftware, silver and gemstone jewellery.

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