Inside the Leongatha Farmhouse with a solar heated pool and private library

Is this Australia’s most luxurious farm? Inside the spectacular home with a solar-heated pool, hotel bathrooms and its own private library

  • A luxury farmhouse in the country of Victoria has been hailed as the perfect place to hibernate
  • The house in Leongatha has a solar heated pool, huge gas fireplaces and an outdoor spa
  • A spiral staircase leads from the expansive living room to a mezzanine with its own private library
  • The house is set to become one of the most expensive in the area if it hits the $1.65 million asking price

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A luxurious farmhouse full of roaring fireplaces, a solar-heated swimming pool and its own private library has been hailed as the perfect place to hibernate during the cold winter months.

The traditional cottage built in the early 20th century in Leongatha, a rural town at the foot of the low-lying Strzelecki Ranges, 135 kilometers southeast of Melbourne, VIC, has been transformed beyond recognition into one of the area’s most expensive homes.

The five-bedroom property on a sprawling 2.02-acre property now offers all the comforts of modern living, including hotel-style bathrooms with free-standing baths, an outdoor spa and sun deck and a chef’s kitchen equipped with the latest technology.

This luxury farmhouse has been voted the perfect place to hibernate during the cold winter months

The five-bedroom house in Leongatha, 85 miles southeast of Melbourne, VIC, is filled with roaring log fires, a solar-heated pool and its own private library

The five-bedroom house in Leongatha, 85 miles southeast of Melbourne, VIC, is filled with roaring log fires, a solar-heated pool and its own private library

The living room is lined with a wall of clerestory windows, an architectural technique dating back to the temples of ancient Egypt that places rows of narrow windows above eye level, to make the space airy and significantly larger than the actual floor dimensions.

A spiral staircase leads from the living area to a mezzanine with bookcases.

No expense has been spared in upgrading the home, with opulent features such as oak floorboards, roll-top baths, and walk-in closets dotted throughout the home.

The house is set to become one of South Gippsland’s most expensive properties if it hits the $1.65 million asking price set by Alex Scott and Staff listing agent Alan Steenholdt.

A spiral staircase leads from the living area to a mezzanine with bookcase case

A spiral staircase leads from the living area to a mezzanine with bookcase case

There are two hotel style bathrooms with roll top bath tubs

And five bedrooms with walk-in closets

There are two hotel-style bathrooms with roll-top tubs (left) and five bedrooms with walk-in closets (right)

The living room is lined with a wall of clerestory windows, an architectural technique dating back to the temples of ancient Egypt that places rows of narrow windows above eye level, to make the space appear larger than the actual floor dimensions

The living room is lined with a wall of clerestory windows, an architectural technique dating back to the temples of ancient Egypt that places rows of narrow windows above eye level, to make the space appear larger than the actual floor dimensions

The property on a sprawling 2.02 hectare estate now offers all the comforts of modern living

The property on a sprawling 2.02 hectare estate now offers all the comforts of modern living

No expense has been spared when upgrading the house

Sumptuous elements such as oak floorboards, roll-top baths and walk-in closets scattered throughout the house

No expense has been spared in upgrading the home, with opulent features such as oak floorboards, roll top baths and walk-in closets dotted throughout the home

The house is set to become one of South Gippsland's most expensive properties if it hits the $1.65 million asking price set by Alex Scott and Staff listing agent, Alan Steenholdt

The house is set to become one of South Gippsland’s most expensive properties if it hits the $1.65 million asking price set by Alex Scott and Staff listing agent, Alan Steenholdt

Mr Steenholdt told Daily Mail Australia that demand for homes in the country of Victoria has soared since the pandemic broke out in early 2020, as weary Melburnians seeking a change of pace and reprieve from Covid restrictions continue to flock to the city flee.

“There is huge demand with limited supply, and it has pushed the median price up over the past year,” he said.

A poll of 1,500 Victorians by research firm Red Bridge found that 36 percent of Melbourne residents would rather move to the countryside if their work allowed it.

Mr Steenholdt told Daily Mail Australia that demand for homes in the country of Victoria has soared since the pandemic broke out in early 2020

Mr Steenholdt told Daily Mail Australia that demand for homes in the country of Victoria has soared since the pandemic broke out in early 2020

“There is huge demand with limited supply, and it has pushed the median price up over the past year,” he said.

A poll of 1,500 Victorians by research firm RedBridge found that 36 percent of Melbourne residents would rather move to the countryside if their jobs allowed it.

A poll of 1,500 Victorians by research firm RedBridge found that 36 percent of Melbourne residents would rather move to the countryside if their jobs allowed it.

Six percent said they had already made the switch, the Herald Sun reported, after five lockdowns in 18 months damaged the city’s reputation as one of the most ‘liveable’ places on Earth.

According to figures from realestate.com.au, interest in regional properties jumped 200 percent between 2020 and 2021, with remote cities jumping to the top of the wish lists of pandemic-weary buyers.

Areas such as Curlewis and Anglesea would experience unprecedented demand, pushing prices in sought-after zip codes by up to 10 percent per quarter.

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