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3551 Princes Highway, Weerite, VIC, 3260

Weerite VIC 3260

  • 10 Bed
  • 10 Bath
EOI-Closing 29th April 2021

"Purrumbete Homestead" -- One of South West Victoria's Most Historic Rural Holdings

Elders Rural Services Australia Limited is pleased to present for sale ‘Purrumbete', one of South West Victoria's most historic landmark estates, widely regarded for its spectacular Victorian-era homestead of architectural and national heritage significance.

Steeped in history, this highly distinguished Federation Arts and Crafts home (c.1842) is a tangible remnant of the 19th century Manifold family pastoral dynasty in Western Victoria. Recognised as one of the finest remaining stately homes of its kind ‘Purrumbete' homestead graciously encompasses excellence, grandeur, sophistication and prestige, epitomising luxury rural living. The meticulously preserved homestead is perfectly positioned among beautifully established parklike grounds and is exquisitely elevated to capture far-reaching panoramic views across Lake Purrumbete.

Situated 10 minutes* from Camperdown township, aside 2 kilometres* of absolute frontage to Lake Purrumbete, the holding is set across 214.93 hectares (531.1 acres) and further offers iconic structural improvements, fertile soil types, secure 744 mm* average annual rainfall, 96 ML irrigation licence and overall land versatility suited to a range of agricultural pursuits.

A flagship property of this calibre is very rarely offered to market. Astute purchasers will immediately recognise the unique characteristics that make ‘Purrumbete' one of Victoria's most attractive rural estates.

• Total land size: 214.93 hectares (531.1 acres)
• Magnificent 10 bedroom bluestone homestead set in an elevated English garden setting and further encapsulating 2 kilometres* of absolute frontage to Lake Purrumbete
• Impressive Art Nouveau interiors, showcasing unique timber carvings and historical murals painted by renowned artist Walter Withers in 1901
• Beautifully restored living quarters in addition to 3 renovated cottages
• Farming improvements include extensive machinery shedding, workshop, original stables and cattle yards
• Highly productive and versatile soil types, ongoing pasture improvement and regular fertiliser history
• 96 ML Irrigation Licence
• 744 mm* or 29 inch* average annual rainfall
• Ideally suited to range of agricultural pursuits
• Located 10 minutes* to Camperdown, 75 minutes* to Geelong and 2.5 hours* to Melbourne CBD

‘Purrumbete' is to be offered for sale by Expressions of Interest closing 29/4/21.
Inspections by appointment.
Contact Tom Luxton 0427 528 548 ( or Nick Myer 0427 610 278 (


General Features

  • Bedrooms: 10
  • Bathrooms: 10
  • Land Area: 214.9hect (approx)


  • Bedrooms: 10
  • Bathrooms: 10

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