Mount Martha's Tudor trophy home Dalkeith listed

Mount Martha's Tudor trophy home Dalkeith listed
Mount Martha's Tudor trophy home Dalkeith listed

Dalkeith, one of the Mornington Peninsula's oldest homes, has been listed for sale in Mount Martha.

The grand English Tudor country manor-style home was built around 1938.

It was originally owned by Mornington farmer, auctioneer and member of parliament William Vale, who left the estate to his daughter Phyllis and her husband, Herbert Jackson.

They renamed it Jackson Hill and trained horses and riders at the property. They owned Helion, who won the 1955 Australian Cup, which was later known as the Melbourne Cup.

There were reportedly 24 full-time staff at the property, which spread over more than 280 hectares on the west side of Mount Martha.

In 1974 the Dalkeith coastal estate of some 34 hectares was bequeathed to three hospitals – the Royal Melbourne, St Vincents and The Alfred.

The hospitals then onsold it as a private home.

The two-storey gabled Tudor-style mansion is set on four hectares, complete with a garden from the acclaimed landscaper Edna Walling.

The home retains its period-style features including exposed beam ceilings, timber panelling and stone fireplaces, all nine.

Peninsula Sotheby's International Realty agents Rob Curtain and Danielle Veins have a guide of $5.5 million to $6 million.

This article first appeared in The Weekend Australian. 

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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