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Inside Howqua Valley Views: the saloon-style country estate in Victoria with a dedicated pizza room

Nestled in the hills of the Victorian countryside is a wild west-style property complete with a pizza room, a four-bedroom guesthouse in a converted barn, a huge shed that acts as the perfect party venue and a private damn with a jetty and cabana. 

Spread across more than 300 acres of bushland on the foothills of Mount Buller, the incredible home is in Howqua, just under three and a half hours’ drive north east of Melbourne and has movie-worthy views across the valley. 

A 2.5km tree-lined driveway snakes through the bush past the saloon-style guesthouse and leads to the main five-bedroom home that has a period design, a spacious family room and an epic alfresco area. 

Behind this understated brick home hides an incredible countryside estate featuring a dedicated pizza room, rustic saloon-style guest stay, a function shed for weddings and parties as well as a private dam

One of the property's more unique features is the old barn that has been given a quirky makeover to look like an old-fashioned saloon

One of the property’s more unique features is the old barn that has been given a quirky makeover to look like an old-fashioned saloon

A modern, white kitchen contrasts the rustic-style pizza room off the meals area with a woodfire oven, timber ceiling, bench seating and a bar fridge

A modern, white kitchen contrasts the rustic-style pizza room off the meals area with a woodfire oven, timber ceiling, bench seating and a bar fridge

Spread across more than 300 acres of bushland on the foothills of Mount Buller, the incredible home is in Howqua, just under three and a half hours' drive north east of Melbourne and has movie-worthy views across the valley

Spread across more than 300 acres of bushland on the foothills of Mount Buller, the incredible home is in Howqua, just under three and a half hours’ drive north east of Melbourne and has movie-worthy views across the valley

A modern, white kitchen contrasts the rustic-style pizza room off the meals area with a woodfire oven, timber ceiling, bench seating and a bar fridge. 

Two fireplaces warm the sunken lounge and family room which opens onto a wrap-around veranda and an incredible covered outdoor seating area with spectacular views of the surrounding bushland.  

The bedrooms are understated yet comfortable, with one featuring a walk-in closet and ensuite, while a luxe bathtub sits under a huge window looking out to the scenery and outdoor shower. 

A 2.5km tree-lined driveway snakes through the bush past the guesthouse and leads to the main five-bedroom home that has a period design, a spacious family room and an epic alfresco area

Two fireplaces warm the sunken lounge and family room which opens onto a wrap-around veranda and an incredible covered outdoor seating area with spectacular views of the surrounding bushland

A 2.5km tree-lined driveway snakes through the bush past the guesthouse and leads to the main five-bedroom home that has a period design, a spacious family room and an epic alfresco area

The bedrooms are understated yet comfortable, with one featuring a walk-in closet and ensuite

In the main bathroom, a luxe bathtub sits under a huge window looking out to the scenery and outdoor shower

The bedrooms are understated yet comfortable, with one featuring a walk-in closet and ensuite, while a luxe bathtub sits under a huge window looking out to the scenery and outdoor shower

One of the property’s more unique features is the old barn that has been given a quirky makeover to look like an old-fashioned saloon from a movie set.

The shabby-chic barn is actually guest’s accommodation known as ‘The Stables’ boasting four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and an alfresco area with a wood-fired pizza oven that is rented out as a farm stay for up to 18 people. 

Wife and husband Lynden and Ian Lynch bought the Howqua property in 2007, renovated it in 2016, and have been running it as a wedding and party venue with the guest stay and nearby bar-style function shed under the name Howqua Valley Views. 

The shabby-chic former barn is actually guest accommodation known as 'The Stables' boasting four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and an alfresco area with a wood-fired pizza oven that is rented out as a farm stay for up to 18 people

The shabby-chic former barn is actually guest accommodation known as ‘The Stables’ boasting four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and an alfresco area with a wood-fired pizza oven that is rented out as a farm stay for up to 18 people

The area was once used as the backdrop for a scene in the Australian movie The Man From Snowy River starring Sigrid Thornton and Kirk Douglas

A three-kilometre walking track loops the lot and there is also a dam with its own jetty as well as a vegetable garden and chicken coop

A three-kilometre walking track loops the lot and there is also a dam with its own jetty as well as a vegetable garden and chicken coop

The property has hit the market with a $4.4million-$4.8million asking price and while the Lynches want to make it clear they are not selling the business, they would be willing to include some furniture and equipment in the sale

The property has hit the market with a $4.4million-$4.8million asking price and while the Lynches want to make it clear they are not selling the business, they would be willing to include some furniture and equipment in the sale 

Lynden told realestate.com.au The Stables, with its upcycled timber and iron sheets, adds to the property’s rustic character.

The area was once used as the backdrop for a scene in the Australian movie The Man From Snowy River starring Sigrid Thornton and Kirk Douglas.

The ‘beautiful views’ as well as the area’s peace and privacy are what attracted Lynden and Ian to the one-of-a-kind property. 

A three-kilometre walking track loops the lot and there is also a dam with its own jetty as well as a vegetable garden and chicken coop. 

The property has hit the market with a $4.4million-$4.8million asking price and while the Lynches want to make it clear they are not selling the business, they would be willing to include some furniture and equipment in the sale. 

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