VALLE MAGGIA – HISTORIC HOMESTEAD ON 4 ACRES IN CENTRAL DAYLESFORD
This outstanding historic hidden gem was built around 1860 and is only mins from the Daylesford main town centre and walking distance to Lake Daylesford. The property consists of approx. 4 acres [16,300 m2] of fertile soil on 6 titles. Having changed hands from the original builders, the Pozzi family – partners in the Long Tunnel Gold Mine, to the Paganetti family and other well-known locals the Leunig family finally acquired it in 1971. They saved and restored the building and have enjoyed it since. Now being offered to the market for the first time in nearly 50 years.
The original homestead comprises 3 bedrooms with fireplaces, one bathroom, country kitchen and lounge areas all with high ceilings, timber floor boards and period features. The extensive original, brick-lined cellar was built by early gold miners and used for wine making and storage. The curved iron veranda wraps around 3 sides. The homestead features many intact period details and a bygone era ambience.
Established formal gardens with magnificent trees, a rhododendron collection, maples, box hedges, tree ferns and seasonal bulbs and a small vineyard were laid out to resemble the European traditions of the original owners. Featuring grand mature trees, terraced gardens on the hillside, vine walks, rock walls with large cornerstones of Quartz from the Long Tunnel Gold Mine. Built into the hillside is a unique brick traditional Swiss-Italian water tank with a magnificent ornate façade.
The shedding, workshop and storage areas will house all your gardening requisites and equipment. The land is currently separated into 3 paddocks with an extensive, somewhat overgrown veggie garden and room for livestock such as sheep, alpacas or horses.
Flexibility abounds with 3 road frontages. The front 4 titles face Lake Road and the rear 2 titles have access from Lerderderg Track. The opportunity presents to sell off the rear land or to further develop the estate grounds.
The true beauty and elegance of this superb property only becomes evident on personal inspection.