Catherine's home

Primary residence
9 Sleeps
4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
43 ft²
1 simple bed
3 double beds
2 simple extra beds


Catherine has described his/her home in English.

What you will love about this home

We live on an ex dairy farm of 60 acres (which we have been slowly renovating ourselves) with private access to the Goulburn River and 300 acres of crown land with a bush track and a sandy beach.
Our 2 acre garden has a park like feel with old oak trees, River red gums, plane trees and poplars overlooking the dam with rotunda and firepit.

We are one of just 4 properties with private access to this part if the River and there are strict guidelines around the use of the crown land particularly in summer with potential fire risk. Cattle usually have access to the crown land in order to keep the grass down.

Swimming in the River or the house dam is a popular way to cool off in the summer. We have two hand reared goats who keep the dam paddock down, an elderly golden retriever and two outside cats. The chook pen and vegie patch come and go depending on how motivated we are. Our house is very comfortable and in the future we plan to complete the renovation on the old dairy which will offer more self contained - which is still a work in progress.

What you will love in the neighborhood

The village of Murchison (780 pop.) is a 5 minute drive or 30 minute cycle from our farm. It comprises a general store, bakery and a funky cafe (Wagner's) plus the local pub. There's also a laundromat, post office, service station and car repairs, hairdresser and National Australia Bank. Murchison's Longleat Wines is a gorgeous boutique family winery (open on weekends and public holidays). Enjoy a platter on the deck overlooking the vineyard and be sure to taste some of Sandra's award winning Vazoler cheese or home made coffee and cake. The major regional centre of Shepparton is 20 minutes north (pop. 65,000) with SAM (Shepparaton Art Museum) and Riverlinks offering a variety of live shows (many touring from Melbourne). The local cinema and lots of restaurants and retail therapy and larger department style stores. Nearby outings include Nagambie 20 minutes south by car with waterskiing, rowing, canoeing and sky diving, plus Tahbilk and Mitchelton wineries. Avenel (35 minutes south east) boasts fantastic wood fired gourmet pizza at Bank Street (open weekends) and Fowles wines which is open 7 days per week. The Avenel maze Offers a Ned Kelly themed puzzle with great views from the Strathbogie range. Violet Town is renowned for its vibrant monthly market held on the second Saturday with 200 stalls (35 minutes) then continue on to Benalla and enjoy the Art Gallery overlooking the beautiful lake with 4.2km walking track, Botanical Gardens and world class street art. The State Gliding Centre, Winton Motor Raceway and Winton Wetlands.

Additional information

We are also an easy ~2 hours north of Melbourne cbd on the Hume Freeway (and Goulburn Valley Highway).

Deposit 1300 €
Insurance Required


Washing machine
Microwave oven
Heating system
Disabled access
Baby gear
Swimming pool
Parking space
Cleaning person

House rules

Smokers welcome
Pets welcome
Children welcome
Dog to feed
Cat to feed
Plants to water


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