A Victorian excessive nation property boasting a devoted pizza room and wild west saloon-style lodgings is ready for a brand new proprietor to take the reins.
Set on greater than 121ha of bushland in Mt Buller’s foothills, Howqua Valley Views contains tracks for horse and path bike driving, a five-bedroom home, 2.5km driveway and dam subsequent to a jetty and cabana.
The positioning has Howqua River frontage close to the place the enduring Australian film The Man from Snowy River — starring Tom Burlinson, Sigrid Thornton and Kirk Douglas — filmed a scene the place riders pursue brumbies via the waterway.
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Spouse and husband Lynden and Ian Lynch bought 166 Ashwin Rd, Howqua, from its former equestrian proprietor in 2007, attracted by the peace, privateness and “stunning views”.
They renovated the primary home to incorporate an Italian-imported wood-fired pizza oven inside a “pizza room” accessed through glass bi-fold doorways, wine cellar, firepit by the terrace and enclosed orchard and vegetable backyard.
“It’s nice for entertaining,” Ms Lynch mentioned.
“As soon as we hosted about 60 company for certainly one of our daughter’s thirtieth birthdays, we had a neighborhood band and a neighborhood pizza maker right here too.”
A former marathon runner, Mr Lynch enjoys strolling a looping 3km monitor on the property each day with their canine, Kelpie-Labrador cross Poppy.
Poppy jumps within the dam for a swim after each stroll.
Animals together with kangaroos, wallabies, native birds and echidnas are additionally a well-recognized website to guests who stroll the paths.
Salvaged timber and galvanised iron sheets line the partitions of the previous stables which appears to be like like an old style saloon or retailer.
The constructing has been transformed right into a farm-stay abode with 4 bedrooms, bogs, a kitchen and wood-fired pizza oven beneath a coated alfresco space.
“We like the very fact the stables are rustic and it provides to their character,” Ms Lynch mentioned.
A separate perform shed with a bar and dancefloor is out there for large-scale occasions like weddings and there’s even a bocce courtroom.
Howqua Valley Views is being offered as a house, not a enterprise, with a $4.4m –$4.8m worth information, though the Lynchs are joyful to promote a few of their furnishings and gear together with the property.
District Property Group’s Natalie Moggach mentioned she has acquired inquiries concerning the house from Melbourne-based households together with a number of whose daughters attend the close by
Lauriston Women’ Faculty’s Yr 9 campus.
Ms Moggach described Howqua Valley Views as “feeling such as you’re in the course of nowhere” regardless of being a 20-minute drive from the close by city of Mansfield.
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