Chatsworth House, Western District Victoria farm offering

Chatsworth House, Western District Victoria farm offering
Chatsworth House, Western District Victoria farm offering

One of Victoria’s grandest Western Districts rural properties, Chatsworth House overlooking the Hopkins River in Chatsworth has been listed for sale. 

The 1858 trophy home on 2400 hectares was designed by James Fox Esquire, widely acclaimed as the finest example of Victorian architecture in rural Victoria.

The craftsman-built, six-bedroom bluestone homestead totals 1,200sqm living space with grand entrance hall featuring Roman Corinthian style columns, gilded ornate cornices, over door entablatures and original multi-paned skylights. 

The home also features a drawing room, billiards room, ornate formal dining room, office, private library, all with feature marble open fire places.

“Chatsworth House is surrounded by a formal English garden designed by Edward Latrobe Bateman then comprising of more than 5,000 plants and shrubs, now matured into a formal English garden, with magnificent proportion, grand fountains, in-ground pool and entertaining area,” Colliers listing agent Shane McIntyre said.

The property also houses several significant bluestone station outbuildings including renovated men’s quarters incorporating three apartments, renovated coach house and stables, two managers residences, four guest cottages, a significant 10-stand wool shed.

It has a grassed airstrip.

“Chatsworth House is noted for its consistent ability to produce first quality fat lambs, running approximately 8,500 ewes and producing 10,000 lambs, and successfully cropping over 1,000 hectares of cereals and oilseeds per annum,” Mr McIntyre.

Offers close November 20.

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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