Strike gold at AFL great’s old country escape –

January 12, 2019 11:27 am

Awesome view of the mountains and lake at 849 Skyline Road, Devils River.

A North Melbourne champ’s former home — complete with gold mines, a sheep station, landing strip and spectacular views — is up for grabs.

Perched on a mountain overlooking Lake Eildon, the four-bedroom property at 849 Skyline Road, Devils River was once owned by Kangaroos Team of the Century player and past president Allen Aylett OBE.

Known as Camelot Station, the property is expected to fetch $3.5-$3.85 million.

It is rich in history, with three abandoned gold mines from the town’s gold rush days, a sheep station dating back to the 1800s and a helipad and private landing strip.

Dr Allen Aylett with Kangaroos captain Jack Ziebell. Pic: Michael Klein

The Victorian Alps from your backyard pool

A view of the castle at Camelot Station.

North Melbourne great Dr Allen Aylett’s old view.

But the home’s breathtaking views across mountain tops and the lake are its crowning glory.

Abercromby’s agent Robert McArthur said the property sat on one of the highest points above Lake Eildon.

“The photographs and videos don’t do it justice,” he said.

“You don’t get those sort of vistas anywhere else in the area.”

The 325sq m two-storey residence features three ensuite bedrooms and a modern living room with a stone fireplace, an upstairs bar, a 6m pool with a paved outdoor area, a private guesthouse and a view of the hills and reservoir from all of the windows.

The property also has 14 dams and 160,000 litres of water tanks as a safeguard against potential drought.

Mr McArthur would not be drawn on the price of the 400ha property, saying its uniqueness made it difficult to estimate.

Binoculars are a necessity at Camelot Station.

Sun setting on Camelot Station.

A loungeroom with a fireplace.

“There is a whole range of lifestyle, commercial and cultural opportunities to be had here,” Mr McArthur said.

“You have to physically be there to appreciate the views, vista and location.”

Mr McArthur recently took over the property’s listing, the second agent to do so since it first hit the market in December 2017.

It is understood the current owners bought the property about six years ago.

CoreLogic records show it last sold for $850,000 in December 2012.


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