Auction 17th Nov at 1:00pm
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4912 Calder Highway
Ravenswood VIC 3453
In a class of its own, the spectacular historic Ravenswood Homestead is one of the finest examples of Gold Rush architecture in the region, and one of the most historically significant properties in Central Victoria. The main house, built in 1857 (National Trust Listed) and further historic buildings on the property have all been beautifully maintained and restored with a careful eye for detail and sympathetically restored to the stunning era of which the property was established. Now, thanks to the vision of the current owners, the property is set for its latest incarnation: a premiere events and accommodation facility alongside a family home rivalling any historic homestead Australia-wide. Set deep in the Ravenswood valley with views of Sutton Grange, Harcourt and Sedgwick’s rolling hills, this incredible and iconic property is truly something special and offers exceptional potential.
At the main house you are greeted with a wrap-around veranda providing shelter from the sun for many generations for what is offered internally. 7 bedrooms (all with operating fireplaces), 5 bathrooms and a stunning Georgian dining room with seating for 48 guests. Built in triple brick and set upon 3 metres of solid granite, this splendid and grand home is a sight to behold. Extending from the Main Home we move to the original servants quarters, once again well preserved and still in working order. Offered is a servants kitchen, cellar & 2 wells.
The established English cottage garden surrounding the residence is well manicured and showcases each different season with beautiful plants appropriate for the Australian climate. The superb three-tier bronze fountain situated in the centre of the garden adds to the overall grandeur of the home and is complimented by the historic garden house (circa 1904). To the rear of the home, the tiled, salt water, solar heated swimming pool, alongside the custom-built Victorian style swimmers pavilion promises many happy memories for families and guests in the future.
Moving beyond the homestead, the property’s potential has been maximised with the 10 external cottages/houses, lovingly created from original 1890’s outbuildings, being transformed into boutique accommodation comprising a total of 16 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. Attention to detail throughout each of these individual lodgings is superb and of very high quality.
The spectacular brick and granite stables has been recently completely re-developed into an expansive function centre. Original stonework has been restored and new features, well in theme with the era of which the building hails, have been added to ensure guest comfort and a truly stunning backdrop for any occasion. With seating inside for 150 and a concreted external space of 250sqm accompanied by a brand new commercial eco-kitchen, ‘The Stables’ offers an ideal space for functions.
Servicing the picturesque 35 acres at the Ravenswood Homestead is a 10 megalitre dam, 2.7 megalitre water right, tanks with the capacity of 270,000 litres and are all connected with quality pumps to the main house, stables and throughout the garden. Located just 15 minutes from Bendigo and less than 90 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, the property is situated well to cater for guests from local and afar.
With a sensational commercial and residential offering, with incredible future potential, Ravenswood Homestead presents a rare opportunity to secure on of Victorias grandest properties.