Central Castlemaine Location

For our house is the corner of our world!

Cowling, set in a tranquil part of Hargraves Street, away from the milling crowds, is the home of one’s dreams. No detail has been overlooked.

The garden has been designed with family entertaining and easy care in mind and has been carefully landscaped to offer sun, shade and a very sheltered outlook which is perfect in the variable Victorian weather. The front garden features two beautiful Canary Island Palms, easy care flower beds and hardy ground cover which survives very well in the heat of summer. Down the garden path you come to a slate patio with an established grapevine over the pergola, fish pond water feature, well-kept work-room which could be used as a tool-shed, man-cave, artist studio etc. There is a kikuyu lawn, raised flower or veggie beds, a mature callistemon hedge, period features from the original home and a practical clothesline beside the large double garage.

Cowling is within walking distance of the Botanic Gardens, one of Castlemaine’s prize jewels!  A bonus for families with school age children is that the Secondary College is just a hop skip and a jump away.

Good Reasons to Choose This Region

1. Sacrifice nothing in this region. You’ll love the local café and restaurant scene. Enjoy cake and coffee, or long relaxed lunches with friends at numerous eateries in Castlemaine, Maldon and Newstead. Experience the culture and history of this old goldfields area. Engage in the State Arts Festival. Visit local gardens for inspiration or simply head out bush walking along the Great Dividing Trail or along trails in the Muckleford State Forest.

2 Easily located in Central Victoria, the region is less than 90 minutes northwest of Melbourne this region and is served by a reliable, efficient, V/Line VLocity train service. Professionals have, for example, identified that they can enjoy a ‘tree change’ without losing access to professional networks, meetings, social events and professional development opportunities. 18 trains service Melbourne each day and the fare includes free zone 1& 2 travel and alleviates any need to find parking for the car.

3. Castlemaine and Maldon have a rich history that harks back to the gold rushes of the 1800s. You’ll love waking up here every day to country sounds. You’ll feel part of the rich tapestry of the past that can be experienced in this region.

4. In this region you will have access to all the best amenities and professionals as well as excellent government services, communications and transport infrastructure. You’ve got the best of everything right here so you won’t have to give up your city comforts.

5. Hear that? Neither do we. Shut out the noise of the city and raise your family the way you’ve always wanted to. The Mount Alexander region is the best place in regional Victoria to give your kids space to run around, climb trees and explore. They’ll be exhausted at the end of the day after all that fresh air. That peace and quiet is sounding good, isn’t it?

6. You don’t have to give up the best education when you leave the big city. Everything you need to provide your kids with first-rate education and community based lifestyle is all but on your doorstep. The Castlemaine Steiner school is a popular draw card for families with young children.

7. If you remember a time when your neighbours were like a part of your family you’ll know how much better life was. Life IS like this in this area! Studies have shown that people who know and trust their neighbours are more likely to report better health.

8. There is support here from womb to tomb. Castlemaine Health and cooperating service meet the requirements of all age groups.

9. Whatever your fields of interest you will find kindred spirits in one or more of the numerous clubs and activity groups.