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Barringo family snaps up 1860s Kyneton farmlet

Barringo family snaps up 1860s Kyneton farmlet
Written by The ReReport
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256 Redhill Rd, Kyneton, a historic farmlet home to the same family for 30 years, sold to a Barringo family after auction.

Home to a family for more than 30 years, a historic Kyneton farmlet has been snapped up by a family from Barringo, a township in the foothills of Mt Macedon.

Named Coolerbank, the four-bedroom cottage on a 16ha block at 256 Redhill Rd sold after auction on May 7 for an undisclosed price. The property was on the market for $900,000.

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An 1860s bluestone cottage still stands on the property.

Jellis Craig’s Tom May said there was strong Melbourne interest in the property.

“It is the quintessential country property that most people aspire to,” he said.

“However, some work is required, so it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.”

The bedrooms peel off the Baltic pine-lined central hallway.

Coolerbank is one of those historic Central Victorian farmlets that has all the charm associated with country living.

The open-plan timber-lined living, dining and kitchen area with a fireplace.

The late 19th century weatherboard homestead is surrounded by a cluster of outbuildings including an original barn, an 1860s bluestone cottage, stables, chicken shed, plus hay and machinery sheds.

“All of this is within the confines of an established English and native garden,” Mr May said.

A renovated bathroom with claw-foot bath.

The homestead has a long central hallway leading to four or five bedrooms, a sitting room, two bathrooms and a study.

A large country kitchen, living and dining room forms the heart of the home.

The rooms retain many period features including high ceilings, Victorian skirting boards and architraves, fireplaces, pine lining, original light fittings, floorboards and French doors.

The old barn.

There is a three-sided veranda with distinctive Federation bungalow columns that overlooks the expansive bluestone-cobbled courtyard, gardens and outbuildings.

The property is in a culturally and environmentally rich region abundant with historic hamlets, townships, restaurants and cafes, galleries and wineries.

Mr May said the buyer was attracted to the land size and potential of the home.

The owners were moving interstate, he added.


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