352 88 Valley Road, Wakefield

With a superb, historic homestead surrounded by magical gardens and your own forest of native bush, this is a dream opportunity for people wanting to raise a family with happy times and old fashioned values. In these blissful surroundings, just five minutes from the village but a million miles from care, you can keep ponies and host your friends with generous country hospitality. This beautifully preserved house of 233m2 has the welcoming wide verandas, high ceilings, large, airy rooms and warm timbered floors and fireplaces of the Victorian era – plus the comforts of modern life. The homestead kitchen is 21st century with granite bench top and quality appliances and skylights beam light in to this family hub. The stack back French doors are double glazed. With four bedrooms, all of ample proportions, and two bathrooms – the huge upstairs one with claw foot bath for sudsy soaks – there’s space for all the family and separate living rooms for adults and children to call their own. Yes, the splendid Victorian features remain – but this is no drafty old dowager. A huge amount of renovation and loving care has revitalised this beautiful home. The house has been completely re-clad with replica weatherboards, fully insulated and renewed beautifully over the years. With features like central heating, it’s so comfortable and easy to live in. There’s office space, too, and even a secret cellar project awaiting the next owner. The front grassy paddocks are perfect for ponies and there’s a purpose built arena. This property is a dream, offering constant birdlife, numerous bush trails through native bush – a fairyland of delight.