After a wonderful decade in the city, weekends once spent exploring Melbourne’s laneways, festival and markets soon became camping trips and day dreaming of what life would be like living in the country.
When we outgrew our small, 2 bedroom house in the inner north, we started looking at what we could afford that was both larger and in the same general location. Quickly we learned that in order to stay local we would need to go quite far afield to suburbs that didn’t the same feel as what we were leaving.
We picked our heads up and looked to the horizon. The country. Big change but we both felt the tingle of excitement that comes when you’ve stumbled on the right option.
The search began online and then quickly turned to visiting open houses in our chosen area – Kyneton. Our farm was the third one we looked at.
It ticked most of the boxes:
- 5+ acres (14 in total)
- water available on the property (2 dams and a bore)
- opportunity for garden
- something unique and different (1880s and full of charm)
- water tanks (2 older tanks)
- possibility for guest house (studio and large out building)
- 3+ bedrooms (only 2 in main house)
- Solar (no solar, but space for solar)
- Sheds (all of the sheds!)
- near V-Line train station (Kyneton and Malmsbury)
- Pretty land (something different to everyone, but I like it )
We bid and got lucky.