23 acres(approx) of the most prized and tightly held sections of Tucks Road between Red Hill vineyards and the beaches of Shoreham on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula.
This exceptional location so close to Victoria’s capital city of Melbourne is best described to Europeans as Épernay meets Île de Ré.
To Americans, it’s Martha's Vineyard meets the Napa Valley, or Nantucket meets The Hamptons.
Here, many of Australia's most complex wines are born, award winning stud cattle are raised and group one winning thoroughbred race horses are thoroughly spoiled.
Here monied locals from Australia's finest and most European of cities, have their weekender, their holiday home, their beachside haven.
Here, where the vineyards meet the tranquil turquoise waters of Port Phillip Bay and the surf beaches, hidden coves and mile after mile after mile of sandy beaches of Western Port.
The Mornington Peninsula is quite exquisite.
“Highbury” is Mornington Peninsula real estate at its best. Private, well established and in a location that is the definition of blue chip. It is a calm and tranquil nirvana.
You invest in a property such as “Highbury” for immediate enjoyment but more than that, you buy this property to jealously hold, to further improve and then to pass on to your future generations.
The home is a generous 50+ sq including four bedrooms, each with a walk in robe and two of which are ensuite.
In addition, a fully self contained suite for guest accommodation separate to the house.
It is timeless in its design and ageless in its looks.
Not a fashion statement house, this is a home of taste and quality and exemplifies the balance of formal and casual found in Australian architecture.
18 acres are under paddock each with a water feed.
The land benefits from 2 water storage dams. The primary dam being fully lined and more resembles a private lake than a dam.
Each garden bed, the lawns and some of the paddocks are fully irrigated, supplied with water from the primary dam which in summer is bore (well) assisted, maintaining its level while meeting the property's irrigation needs.
The property benefits from well stocked gardens with mature orchards and pleasant, shaded walks laid out within. Stabling is modern and to an excellent standard and further a 40x20 menage completes the picture for buyers with an equine focus.
The property currently supports high quality cattle grazing alongside the families event horses.
Views from the house are to sigh for. From the paved terrace area your eye is drawn across the swimming pool and lawns to the pink flowering lilies of the lake beyond and then further through the paddocks to the tall pine trees along the distant boundary.
The land is gently sloping providing excellent drainage and interest for viewing from all points of the property from within and from out. The house sits hidden at the end of a long driveway, offering absolute privacy it is unhindered by any overlooking. If you seek easy seclusion from prying eyes and cameras and yet want to be able to access fine restaurants and cellar doors, cafes and gourmet food stores to stock your pantry and cellar - this is the property for you.
Open plan kitchen - Family living and meals, 3 Living areas, Home office plus 2nd study, 5 bedrooms 5 Bathrooms plus powder room, Wine cellar, Large laundry / Utility with ample storage.
Double garage + Further 2 bays in the stable.
Reverse cycle ducted heating and air conditioning throughout.
Out building infrastructure includes stabling and extensive shedding,
20m x 40m Menage.