It’s been the perfect base for them to enjoy activities such as horse riding and other outdoor pursuits.
“We were looking for a property and this one came up, and we added to it by building stables and horse facilities,” Mr Ingram said. “While we haven’t played a lot of golf, we have maintained the course and to that extent, it has been like living in a park.”
The property features thousands of trees, a mix of natives and deciduous including elm trees that line the driveway, along with the eucalypts that front the Djerriwarrh Creek, to which the property has frontage.
It has extensive structural improvements including a large, four-bedroom house surrounded by gardens watered by automatic sprinklers and a solid-brick machinery shed that also doubles as a workshop and stables.
Mr Ingram said this large shed could be used to house a business, with the added attraction of being just 30m from the main house.
As befitting a property with a golf course, Morningswood has a club house, which could be used for functions or business meetings.
“I could see this property being used for a mix of business and pleasure, with a meeting followed by a round of golf and then a function in the club house,” Mr Ingram said.
Water is another feature of the lifestyle farm, with 196,000 litres of domestic water storage, six dams, a large lake as well as a bore. Its position, about 20 minutes from Melbourne Airport, and about 40 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, is another attraction.
Mr Ingram said there was potential to either expand the business opportunities around the golf course or do something completely different, such as
“The soils are fertile and we are on the doorstep of Melb-ourne with great access to transport and labour,” he said.