Escape To Dunmore Farm – An Idyllic Nation Getaway In Victoria’s Excessive Nation

Bec and Angus Macdougall purchased Dunmore Farm in 2018 as their private vacation home, however the circa 1870 homestead (beforehand often known as Rossmore) in north-east Victoria rapidly grew to become their everlasting residence. 

‘After a couple of months of splitting our time between Molyullah and Prahran, we determined to make the tree change and have by no means seemed again,’ says Bec.

The couple went on to utterly restore the homestead over a 12-month interval, turning the previous dairy farm right into a boutique farm keep.

Bec personally designed the interiors throughout the unique footprint, to protect the house’s outdated world allure. Unique options corresponding to the fireside, wooden oven and roll high bathtub have been retained, whereas the kitchen, flooring and loo have been up to date to supply a extra luxurious really feel. 

‘Curating a relaxed and understated area (typically skilled on my travels) was my inspiration: a plump and extremely comfy couch, battered leather-based chairs (which I introduced again from my time London), heirloom portraits, pure sisal bed room flooring, French linen textiles, shutters, and superbly aged wood tables and surfaces are what make the cottage inviting and homely,’ says Bec. ‘We additionally prioritised insulating the outside partitions to make sure visitor consolation irrespective of the season.’ 

Company can respect the 150-acre property encompassing lush inexperienced vistas and a longtime orchid with apple, pear, quince, grapefruit, lime, lemon and pear bushes. Vases, jugs and bowls indoors are frequently stuffed with an array of gorgeous contemporary floral and produce sourced from the backyard, from banksias, to hydrangeas, roses, pumpkins and contemporary eggs. 

Past Dunmore Farm, friends can take a drive to close by Glenrowan, Milawa, King Valley and different Excessive Nation cities famend for his or her wine, cheese, olives, and allure. 

It’s been a large 4 years for Bec and Angus. Between transferring to the nation and restoring Dunmore Farm, the couple additionally received married on the property, welcomed a daughter, and relaunched their espresso enterprise The Branded Espresso Co. Within the close to future, they plan to open a web based retailer stocking journey and life-style merchandise featured of their cottage. Additionally maintain a watch out for Dunmore Suppers: seasonal lengthy desk collaborative eating experiences championing native growers and producers. 

‘We love the concept that we’re serving to to lift consciousness of our area people and collaborating with so many wonderful producers to create an exquisite sense of connection,’ says Bec.

‘Our to-do record may be very lengthy however we couldn’t be happier and we’re so very excited for what the longer term holds for us at Dunmore!’