Property Summary

Beds: 6 Baths: 2

Property Description

BERRAMBOOL Homestead & Stables c. 1864/1868.

‘Berrambool’ is regarded as one of Victoria’s architecturally and historically important country houses. Built in c.1864 by the Moffatt family of Chatsworth, the house is designed in the Victorian style with Elizabethan and Gothic style features.

The grand 540m2 bluestone homestead and Gothic stables presents an exciting and rewarding renovation and restoration project for those looking for an escape to the country or a historic house rescue.

Berrambool is structurally solid and retains all the fine internal architectural features associated with a house of this significance – high ceilings, deep cornices, wide architraves and skirting boards, rosettes, pine flooring, stain glass, sash windows, fire places, pine flooring and fully restored slate roof. The exterior includes unique architectural features comprising magnificent bluestone masonry, castellated bay windows, gothic arched entry door, concave verandah, bluestone parapets, finials, keystones and exceptional stone chimneys.

The formal and informal living spaces are equally as impressive. A long and wide arched hallway leads off to the original and grand Drawing Room, library, dining room, office/study and morning room. A side hallway leads to the once main bedroom and another room perfect as an ensuite. The kitchen is large and spacious with a bluestone fireplace and large windows. The domestic quarters of the house contain a butler’s pantry, estate office, conservatory, toilets and huge laundry room. In the south wing are 4 bedrooms, bathroom and a spare room suitable as a second bathroom to service this wing.

Berrambool is situated on 11.51ha approx. (28.42 acres) with Hopkins River frontage. The garden is an open canvas for horticultural enthusiasts with a scattering of mature deciduous trees and magnificent views. The property includes one of the most impressive bluestone stables in the Western District. Built in 1868 in the Gothic style, the building is solid and includes a coach house, stables, grooms room, tack room, men’s quarters with cook house, dining room, attic bedroom, bathroom and kitchen.

Berrambool is located in a region historically rich, as well as culturally and environmentally diverse. Within an hour’s drive, you are spoilt with an abundance of sights and delights, including – the world renown Grampians National Park, historic townships and coastal hamlets, historic homes and gardens, galleries, antique and craft stores, cafes and restaurants including the famous Royal Mail Hotel, award winning wineries, distilleries and artisan produce.

The township of Hamilton is just 70km’s away, Dunkeld 40 km’s, Wickliffe 10 km’s, Warrnambool 80km’s. Melbourne CBD and Melbourne Tullamarine Airport are 240km’s.

Berrambool offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to secure and restore one of Australia’s important country houses – suitable as a gracious country house, weekend country escape or tourism venture. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

For further information or to arrange a private inspection of this truly unique property, please contact Dominic Romeo at dominicromeo@circaheritageandlifestyle.com.au or 0438 500 277