Nation retreat, St Fillan Farm, as soon as owned by former Victorian PremierSir James Munro available on the market

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A PICTURESQUE farm that was initially the non-public nation retreat of former Victorian Premier Sir James Munro has hit the market.

St Fillan Farm in Narbethong, 95km northeast of the CBD, was established in 1880 and now serves as a cattle farm and unique weekender.

The property at 723 Maroondah Freeway comes with value expectations north of $11 million.

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It encompasses a grand four-bedroom residence, a pool, tennis courtroom, two guesthouses, a barn, equipment sheds, undercover cattle yards and 50 paddocks.

RT Edgar director Andrew Houghton stated the proprietor had used the nation retreat as a weekend getaway for a few years, with a farm supervisor working the property full time.

The principle homestead was rebuilt on the location of the unique dwelling in 2010 and used the designs of late inside designer Stuart Rattle.
Rattle, who was murdered by his associate of their South Yarra condominium in 2013, was greatest identified for his growth of Musk Farm in Daylesford.

The homestead’s gardens had been created by the Baron Sir Ferdinand von Mueller, throughout his time because the director of the Royal Botanic Gardens within the late 1800s.

The design included a tree from each identified nation on the time, a lot of which nonetheless stand as we speak and are listed on the Nationwide Belief register in Victoria.

The gardens additionally characteristic works from well-known sculptors together with Jane Valentine, Greg Johns, Rudi Jass, Zhu Wei, Anthony Pryor and Robert Klippel.

Sir Munro was the 15th premier of Victoria and served for 2 years, assuming workplace in 1890.

Mr Houghton stated the client may come from offshore, or be somebody from Melbourne wanting “a extremely unique property to get away on the weekends”, being a simple drive from the town.

He labelled it one of many district’s high working farms, producing Pink Angus and traditional heritage breed belted Galloway stud cattle for native and nationwide markets.

“There are three everlasting creeks and an enormous lake — it’s a drought proof property,” he stated.

“You may have a cow to an acre for breeding which is nearly as good as you will get within the nation, it’s a really productive farm.”

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