Some of us dream, others dare to make their dreams a reality.
We all have dreams. For some of us, it’s about escaping the rat race and fleeing to a secluded cabin in the forest. Others of us dream of life on a tropical island, shirtless and barefoot, sipping sundowners on our own stretch of private beach…
Whether you’re idling your life away dreaming about the path it could or should have taken, or you’re actually daring to make your dreams a reality, these 6 life-changing properties may provide the inspiration you’re looking for.
Historical charmer on Victoria’s shipwreck coast
If it’s the seaside you crave, you may have heard of the charming historic fishing village of Port Fairy. At the end of The Great Ocean Road, Port Fairy is the last destination on Victoria’s famed shipwreck coast – and it has plenty to boast about. Tree-lined streets, nineteenth-century cottages, old stone churches, art galleries, folk festivals, pristine beaches – even whales (if you rock up between June and September).
And this stunning Georgian bluestone home (circa 1857) is right in the heart of it all. On an ample 1002 sqm block with 8 bedrooms, 4 living rooms, 4 bathrooms and its own studio, it’s a home for the entire family. Step back in time with period features, respectfully renovated. Feel the space of soaring ceilings warmed by crackling fires. Enjoy dinner in a formal dining room, prepared in a country-style kitchen. Or soak up the sunshine in an English garden, accompanied with sunroom and outdoor entertaining area.
Life doesn’t get more romantic than this…
Georgian splendour amongst the vines
This handsome, Georgian-inspired home has its own winery and 252 hectares of rolling green hills (no, you’re not delusional).
Stylishly designed and located in Mograni NSW, this stunning home has an expansive, modern kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and a self-contained 2-bedroom cottage approved for B&B. With a fully operated winery producing up to 6,000 bottles per year, reliable rainfall and a 310k-litre rainwater tank, it’s more than your ordinary family home. This home comes with its own built-in income…
Time to pack in the day job? This could be the country change you’ve always dreamed of!
Sublime beach house in Byron
Slip into a slower pace, refine your yoga skills and watch the sun set over Australia’s hippest beach. This 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom beach house is just metres from Tallow Beach, Byron Bay. In its own private, gated estate with a pool and summerhouse, this is the ultimate beach hideaway.
And if you’re a keen walker, will it be the 6kms of pristine beach or the 400 hectares of National Park? And afterwards, collapse on a wrap-around deck and sip sangrias enjoying the mild ocean breeze.
With excellent holiday rental returns, this property provides a great investment and the ultimate beach lifestyle.
A world of possibilities in the country
Beekeeping? Marron farming? Run a farm stay? The possibilities are endless with this stunning property on 130.7 acres of undulating farmland. Only 2kms from the township of Kirup in WA, it has everything you need to move in and relax or lead a more adventurous life.
Farm any animal you like – cattle, sheep, even chickens. And with 5 acres of vines and a cellar door, produce and market your own wine!
Surrounded on 3 sides by Jarrah and Marri State Forrest, there’s a caretaker’s unit, a commercial kitchen, 3 dams, 2 water tanks and 3 sheds.
If it’s versatility you’re after, this stunning country retreat has it all.
Farmhouse hideaway in Tassie
Escape from the clatter and stress to the tranquillity of Mt Elephant, Tasmania. This beautifully renovated old farmhouse is 400m above sea level with stunning ocean views. On 385 acres of rainforest and organic pasture scattered with creeks and springs, it’s the perfect place to escape the rat race and forget all your troubles.
With a frost-free productive orchard of fruit trees and vegetables, this slice of heavenly seclusion has 2 bedrooms, 2 living rooms and a stone outhouse.
Ever dream of a life tucked amongst spectacular mountains and wilderness?
Live the highlife
A spot of golf or tennis?
Standing 400m in altitude within the picturesque Boorolite Valley and just 15 minutes from Mansfield, this incredible property is set on 72 acres. It boasts a hobby vineyard, a tennis court and a 9-hole golf course – a lifestyle most of us only dream about.
Close to all the activities and attractions of the High Country, this 60-square home has uninterrupted views of the surrounding valley and mountain ranges. And guest quarters located separately within the home mean the options for how the property can be used are endless – B&B? Farm stay? Family socials?
Adding to its versatility, it has 4 powered external buildings; one with its own mezzanine, wood heater with oven, double sink with built in bench space and direct access to a landscaped entertaining terrace. Just waiting to be developed into guest accommodation or perhaps even a cooking school.
The world’s your oyster…
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