Planetrees Estate epitomizes everything the dream of the picture-perfect lifestyle property conjures in the imagination, but rarely manages to deliver – providing the perfect location to gather friends and family to enjoy the best in life and create treasured memories. Planetrees is for those seeking to escape to the country without losing any of life’s creature comforts or sophistication whilst being surrounded by a pristine and secluded natural environment. With the added bonus of an existing steady income stream as on of Victoria’s finest boutique holiday destinations – providing accommodation for up to 20 people – this substantial holding really does provide the finest of country living with only the imagination as a limit to its further potential.
Spread over 1.6 hectares of architect designed gardens, the property offers two four bedroom residences, each with its own unique character, the main house in the wonderful French provincial style, with an attached ‘Art Suite’ – the second in the lodge style with exposed beams and rustic feel. Both are examples of exceptional design and function, providing generous accommodation for guests and family. An enormous quintessentially Australian timber and iron-clad shed is an untapped treasure for those with creative passions – store classic cars, set up workshops / exhibitions. The views from the huge east and west doors are stunning, making it a perfect venue for weddings and functions perhaps, or use as the perfect secluded work space with an office/studio already set up with connections for internet and phone.
The main house provides a rose covered dining pergola adjacent to a peaceful lawned area that features the BBQ and fabulous wood fired pizza oven. The full length of the main house, both north and south, features expansive gravelled terraces for relaxing or enjoying the sunshine. The Lodge has its own private covered dining area and enclosed garden. The swimming pool, set within its own separate rambling garden, provides the perfect place to relax and laze away an afternoon or two.
Established low maintenance European-style gardens featuring more than 300 deciduous trees, giant hedges, garden rooms, perennial borders, olive grove, an orchard and a large vegetable garden, all lead to on of the most spectacular features of this property – a 16 metre natural swimming pool edged in reeds, irises and water lilies. The huge central lawn is perfect for cricket and croquet – a giant chess boards and a bocci court are ready for family fun and games! The garden is fully irrigated with most being run through an automated Cbus system.
Planetrees Estate sits peacefully within the picturesque hamlet of Stanley, only 8 kms from the vibrant and historic town of Beechworth, a charming and popular tourist destination in its own right. The area provides stunning scenery, as well as a lifestyle that is relaxed yet steeped in history and culture. Outdoor activities including hiking, biking, skiing, lakes and rivers, world class wineries, gourmet eateries, artisan breweries and farm gate experiences are on you doorstep or within a leisurely afternoon drive. One hour flights to and from Sydney and Melbourne daily are only a 40 minute drive away in the thriving city of Albury.
Whether it is a lifestyle change or escape to the country with substantial income in place and with future potential, Planetrees Estate represents an exceptional opportunity to really have it all in one of Victoria’s most picturesque locations.