Fashion designer Collette Dinnigan sells Milton farmstay

Fashion designer Collette Dinnigan sells Milton farmstay
Fashion designer Collette Dinnigan sells Milton farmstay

International fashion designer Collette Dinnigan and husband, the hotel and tourism entrepreneur, Bradley Cocks, have sold one of their money-spinning Milton farmstays.

The NSW South Coast property had been a lucrative investment for the pair, who pocketed over $80,000 a year from vacationers, when pitching it as Milton Surf and Stables.

They're now focused on setting up an international boutique tourism operation in key locations around the world, w.hich includes the neighbouring Milton property, The White House. 

Last year they popped a 400 year old farmhouse in Italy into their bespoke home portfolio.

The Puglia property, in Italy's southern region near Naples, was viewed as suiting their brief for a luxury Airbnb type portfolio.

The Milton property piqued the couple's interest in the premium holiday home industry.  

Fashion designer Collette Dinnigan sells Milton farmstay

Once a dairy farm, the property near Mollymook and Ulladulla had been styled by Dinnigan after the couple paid $970,000 for the 11 hectares in 2013.

They were seeking offers through Simon Platt, who is based at the burgeoning Lifestyle Property agency.

Billed as offering an urban-detox experience in an idyllic setting, the well managed retreat enjoyed super host status on Airbnb.

The former stables turned four bedroom luxury retreat has featured in the likes of Country Style and Vogue.

Completed with roaming horse and alpaccas, Milton Surf and Stables was voted number one by Australian Traveller's 'Top 100 Places You Haven't Been to Yet'.

There is an outdoor bar and barn complete with pizza oven for entertaining. The marketing says a chef can be arranged to come to cook at its outdoor entertaining feature.

Fashion designer Collette Dinnigan sells Milton farmstay

Since settling into “the magic of Milton”, Dinnigan has created an organic vegetable garden and planted citrus trees, along with her favourite flowers - white hydrangeas and white magnolia.

Always having fresh eggs when she was growing up in South Africa and New Zealand, she ensures there's lots of hens. Beehives for honey too.

“Milton itself is quite special,” Collette previously said. “It’s not one of those sleepy little towns – it has a really vibrant, productive community." 

The couple had revised $2.4 million hopes.

The couple retain The White House next door, a four bedroom farmhouse which cost them $830,000 in 2006. That now rents at $1,500 a night.

Dinnigan has been busy in the Southern Highlands in recent months where her Instragram shows she has waved her design wand over the family property.

They've recently added a swimming pool to Springfield Farm, their Avoca property that cost $4.5 million in 2016.

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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