Mawallok: historic Stockyard Hill estate on the market for first time since 1847
A historic rural farm in Victoria’s west has been listed on the market for the first time since 1847.
Mawallok, a heritage sheep station in Stockyard Hill, is expected to sell for more than $25 million.
The 2348ha property near Beaufort includes an elegant 10-bedroom main home and another five-bedroom manager’s residence from the early 1900s.
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Around the Arts and Craft era buildings are English-style gardens by landscape designer William Guilfoyle, who was director of the Melbourne Botanic Gardens from 1873 to 1909. A 10ha lake was also designed by Sir John Monash.
Other features include two tennis courts, a six-hole golf course, a historic bluestone stable and a coach house.
The elaborate estate is being sold by the Mitchell family who acquired the historic land in the 1980s from the Russell family.
Heritage Victoria documents shows Scottish grazier Alexander Russell started the farm that was privately sold by his great grandson Philip 133 years later.
Elders agent Nick Myer said it was “very rare for such an iconic and tightly held asset to be offered for sale”.
While the listing shows no interior photos of the main home, Mr Myer said it was an “incredible” property that was ready to be lived in.
Sweeping gardens that include Algerian and Gallipoli oak trees and impressive vines have been open to the public during Open Gardens Victoria events.
Farming equipment includes 12 shearing sheds with adjoining sheep yards, steel cattle yards and 14 bay machinery sheds. There are 12 shearers’ quarters also on the land.
Expressions of interest for the tightly held farm are due to close on November 21.
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