Fashion designer Collette Dinnigan flips Southern Highland farm

Fashion designer Collette Dinnigan flips Southern Highland farm
Fashion designer Collette Dinnigan flips Southern Highland farm

Style-setter Collette Dinnigan and her husband Bradley Cocks, the online travel and marketing innovator, have secured a stunning sale in the not-so sleepy Southern Highlands.

They’ve sold Springfield Farm at Avoca for $7.25 million, and made the move closer to Bowral (above).

It was only late 2016 when Dinnigan and Cocks bought their first Highlands retreat after paying $4.5 million for the 8ha estate with its European-style abode.

It then came with a five-bedroom main residence, a three-bedroom groundskeepers’ cottage, a tennis court, ornamental lake and stables with paddocks for horses.

There’s also the Highlands must-have vegie plot, fruit trees and even a small vineyard.

Without any public marketing, the couple have flipped the home, selling it to interior designer Kinchem Hegedus, wife of retired Jones Lang Lasalle Asia Pacific chief Peter Barge.

Barge and Hegedus are no strangers to the Highlands, having sold their $5 million Italianate Bowral home The Rift before their move to Bali.

After winter in the Highlands, Dinnigan and Cocks are now busy focusing on their Italian property.

Posting to Instagram, Dinnigan wished farewell to the Southern Highlands for spring.

“As excited as I am to be leaving for Roma, I will miss this countryside, the animals, and the sense of space,” she captioned a picture of the farm with grazing cows in the background.

The couple’s soon-to-be-launched luxury accommodation enterprise involves the renovation of a 400-year-old Puglia farmhouse.

Dinnigan has a strong track record in property flipping.

In late 2016, before the move to Avoca, she sold the family’s Watsons Bay home for $9 million, having paid $6.25 million just 18 months earlier.

Dinnigan refurbished the 1920s Masonic lodge on Gap Rd after buying the four-bedroom home from James Packer’s then right-hand man Matthew “Ched” Csidei and his lawyer wife Lauren Roscoe.

Dinnigan and Cocks will retain a Bowral base, however, having settled on ALDERLEY Edge, a six-bedroom home on 2ha. The property includes a quaint guest cottage, a barn and a lawn tennis court.

They’ve paid $3.5 million for the 1880s cottage.

This article was first published in the Saturday Daily Telegraph.

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