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Historic Chatsworth House on market in rare Victorian property listing

Colliers International to sell one of the state’s finest rural properties.

One of Victoria’s grandest rural properties is on the market amidst expectations of strong interest in the combination of historic architecture and successful livestock and cropping land.

Shane McIntyre, Colliers International National Director of Rural & Agribusiness, has been appointed to sell ‘Chatsworth House’, a 1,200sqm homestead overlooking the Hopkins River in Chatsworth.

“Chatsworth House (Circa 1858), designed by James Fox Esquire, is widely acclaimed as the finest example of Victorian architecture in rural Victoria,” Mr McIntyre said. “The craftsman-built, six-bedroom Bluestone homestead is of unparalleled elegance, prominently positioned overlooking the Hopkins River.

The meticulously maintained homestead comprises a grand entrance hall featuring Roman Corinthian style columns, gilded ornate cornices, over door entablatures and original multi-paned skylights.

The home also features a drawing room, billiards room, ornate formal dining room, office, private library, all with feature marble open fire places, large family kitchen with Aga stove, fully fitted scullery and cellar. All soft furnishings are imported and of the highest quality. Hydronic heating is throughout the homestead, and it is partially air-conditioned.

Chatsworth House

“Chatsworth House is surrounded by a formal English garden designed by Edward Latrobe Bateman then comprising of more than 5,000 plants and shrubs, now matured into a formal English garden, with magnificent proportion, grand fountains, in-ground pool and entertaining area,” Mr McIntyre said.

The property also houses several significant bluestone station outbuildings including renovated men’s quarters incorporating 3 apartments, renovated coach house and stables, 2 managers residences, 4 guest cottages, a significant 10-stand wool shed, with adjoining undercover sheep yards, cattle yards, office complex, machinery and hay shedding, extensive silo storage, and utility shedding.

Water is reticulated throughout the property. A central laneway system facilitates easy livestock and machinery movement. A grassed North – South, East – West Airstrip is fully maintained.

“Chatsworth House is noted for its consistent ability to produce first quality fat lambs, running approximately 8,500 ewes and producing 10,000 lambs, and successfully cropping over 1,000 hectares of cereals and oilseeds per annum,” Mr McIntyre.

For more information contact Shane McIntyre on 0429 557 070.

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