Craigielea – circa 1875 on 8.9Ha (22 Acres)
House - MOUNT MACEDON/CHEROKEE VIC
One of the very special properties of the beautiful Macedon Ranges
featuring privacy, seclusion and spectacular views.
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 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.
Built by Sir William Mountain around 1875 the 40 square residence of Cragielea was originally built as a summer retreat with stone quarried from the property, and there are terraced gardens and stone paths which were laid out by Ferdinand Von Mueller with many original exotic trees and varieties of rhododendron.
The main residence is best described as a gentleman’s residence or hunting lodge with vaulted timber ceilings and walls, huge sliding timber doors sit between the formal dining and lounge rooms, separate meals/living room, kitchen, sunroom and gym/exercise space. There are two bedrooms and one bathroom downstairs and two bedrooms and one bathroom upstairs with a tranquil sitting area.
Infrastructure includes good shedding, an excellent reticulated water supply through the garden and lawns, a 4.5kw solar system, a permanent spring, large water storage tanks and garden maintenance bays.
Detailed heritage information available on request.
- 7 bed
- 4 bath
- 4 Parking Spaces
- 4 Carport