Belinda Green lists Cowra farm

Belinda Green lists Cowra farm
Belinda Green lists Cowra farm

Belinda Green, the former Miss World, and her farmer husband, Steve Mason have listed their Cowra property, Glen Echo.

Belinda and Steve, who married three years ago at Nyngan during one of their regular Desert Duel charity car rallies, bought the 50 hectare farm in 2004.

It comes with 1896 homestead in established gardens with nearby swimming pond.

They are now looking to downsize.

"If we could shrink it to an acre we'd have been happy to stay until our rocking chair days.

"But in our 11 years we've lived the dream," she said.

"We have never sat still, so now it is time to slow the pace a bit.

"The community means a lot to us, we will always be involved in the community," she added.

The farm, located 16km west of Cowra, 300km from Sydney, was long associated with the Hibberson family.

The property is set for online auction through Meares & Co agent Chris Meares in early November. 

Belinda has had a full life, but is always fondly recalled for her pageantry appearances, winning the 1972 Miss World contest at the age of 20.

She became the second woman from Australia to win the title; the first, Penelope Plummer, was crowned Miss World four years earlier. 

Long retired from pageantry and even her subsequent television work, which included being a Beauty And The Beast panelist, Belinda has busily engaged in charity work, awarded an Order of Australia for services to the community in 2013.

There's also been much of her time rescuing, and caring for, injured and orphaned wildlife, through Wildcare, specialising in looking after kangaroos and wallabies, as featured recently on the cover girl of the Central West Lifestyle magazine.

She's currently studying as a veterinary nurse at Southern Cross Wildlife care centre, an animal hospital at Braidwood.

Their three bedroom Cowra homestead is positioned on the highest point of the property overlooking the farm’s dam and cropping paddocks, currently leased to a local farmer. Its productive acres are suited to grazing sheep and cattle, cash and fodder cropping such as lucerne, canola and oats or spelling horses.

Green, the mother of two daughters from her second marriage, and Steve's three children, prompts them to be increasingly spending time away from the farm, in Sydney and overseas.

This article was first published in the Saturday Daily Telegraph.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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