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Junction Lodge a Legacy of Victoria's Goldmining & Pastoral History on 56.6ha (140 Acres)Property ID 1425247Rarely can it be claimed that the sale of a property is a genuine once in a generational opportunity, but this can be said of the approaching sale of Junction Lodge. Originally on some 4000 acres this multifaceted property was built in 1853 by Henry Chalk pastoralist and gold-mining entrepreneur (remnants of the profitable Chalk's No. 1 gold mine remain on the property today) and has been fastidiously maintained successfully retaining all its original features. The historic bluestone Georgian homestead accommodates 4 upstairs bedrooms with the lower level offering, drawing room, spacious lounge and dining areas kitchen and there are bathrooms on both levels. Steeped in history below the kitchen there is an expansive two roomed cellar with open fire places, bar and wine store. Adjoining the homestead the former maids quarters provide a further five rooms including third bathroom and kitchen with the original Aga and bread oven. The serious equine enthusiast has not been forgotten with a magnificent original cobblestoned two storey stable complex with 4 loose boxes, tack and feed room with laneway system to Olympic size dressage arena quality day yards, 10 well fenced horse paddocks and 3 double horse shelters with pitched roofs. Extensive farm improvements on this country property include (but not limited to) working 3 stand woolshed, with adjoining undercover yards, machinery and hay sheds and former bluestone blacksmiths shop and shearers quarters. Highly productive the bulk of the land consists of alluvial creek flats and volcanic soils suited to almost all farming enterprises with abundant water delivered via bore, town supply and McCallum Creek frontage. A further 111ML of water rights is also available by negotiation. This lifestyle property is located close to Maryborough, Clunes, Castlemaine and Maldon and is approximately half way between Ballarat and Bendigo. After 25 years committed vendors have decided it is time to downsize so call today to discuss this rare opportunity to purchase this rich legacy.
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