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Sunbury Lodge in Kyneton, formally White Hill Farm, is more than just a property; it’s a journey through time, offering a unique blend of historical charm and modern possibilities. Situated on 6.6 hectares (16 acres approx.), this estate, with buildings dating back to the 1850s, the main house is a classic country-style Georgian design with multipaned windows, influenced by owner Joseph Hall’s origins in Lazonby, Cumbria.
Originally crafted by William Blair, an acclaimed stonemason who also built the Kyneton Primary School, the bluestone buildings not only showcase the local sourced stone and agricultural history of the region but also provide an ideal setting for contemporary living. With six paddocks and stables, the property is well-suited for equine use and permaculture, thanks to its basalt loam soil and reliable rainfall.
The restored bluestone buildings, organised around a central courtyard, offer a modern floorplan with three bedrooms, an ensuite, a second bathroom and numerous period fixtures. The Lodge, servant’s quarters, and dining room, connected by a light-filled glass atrium, overlook the English gardens, highlighting a seamless blend of past and present.
The two-storey coach house adds grand and character-filled accommodation, featuring two bedrooms, a bathroom, a spacious living area, and a billiard room/cellar. Underfloor heating plus two additional wood fire heaters ensure year-round comfort, making this property not only historically rich but also luxuriously comfortable.
Of particular interest is the inclusion of openings in all the buildings, possibly designed as rifle loopholes but later claimed by the descendants as air vents. These were incorporated to circumvent the window tax that was applicable in England at the time of the Hall family’s migration.
The well-established gardens and strategically placed century-old trees create a vibrant landscape around the historic buildings, symbolising the prosperity and commitment of the Hall family to the land.
This property goes beyond being a residence; it opens doors to various business opportunities (STCA). Whether hosting weddings, operating a cidery/brewery, offering farm stays or serving as a cherished family property. The solid bluestone walls and hand-adzed beams contribute to the rural idyll, embodying the essence of the Australian rural vernacular.
Noteworthy amenities include bluestone stables with a tack room and hot horse wash, a powered workshop/machinery shed/hay shed complex, pristine bore water and multiple water tanks.
Conveniently located just one hour from the Melbourne CBD and five minutes off the Calder Freeway, Sunbury Lodge in Kyneton invites you to experience the enduring beauty of the past in a modern context.
** We have obtained all information in this document from sources we believe to be reliable, however, we cannot guarantee its accuracy. Prospective purchasers are advised to carry out their own investigations.