Rambling character weatherboard home set on 1800 sqm (approx.) brings the country to the heart of Castlemaine. Sitting proudly on its site with entry via the elegant return verandah into a spacious reception room with open fire place, lounge room with solid fuel heating and on the other side to the large open plan kitchen and dining room with timber cabinetry, walk-in pantry, slow combustion stove with wetback plus gas cooking and Castlemaine slate floor opening to the sunny outdoor entertaining area. Four double bedrooms, main with French doors opening to the verandah, adjoining bathroom. The rear of the home incorporates the original miners cottage’, where the house had its first beginnings including two minor bedrooms, original bathroom and rear vestibule & laundry opening to the covered walkway at the rear of the home. With period features throughout including timber floor boards, dado pine walling, timber sash windows and high ceilings. Amongst the meandering pathways and cottage gardens finds a fully lined studio space, sheds and carports with rear access, gas ducted heating, 1.5kw integrated solar system, solar hot water and water tank. This delightful property has Crown Land at the rear. A family home much loved, ready and waiting.