Regional riches: The best luxury properties for sale beyond the big smoke

Once a disused dairy, 'Mullinroo' has been transformed into an architectural masterpiece complete with guest wing and summer room.

The design seamlessly incorporates two 1930s silos, paying homage to the property's working past.

"Essentially the silos are the guest wing and then the house flows on from there," explained listing agent Dee Braithwaite of Ray White, who described the property as a "top-shelf" lifestyle offering.

She said that the property, including the well-established gardens and orchard, had been a "labour of love" for the current owners.

"When they bought the property there was one tree," she said.

Aside from the captivating homestead, Mullinroo features double-frontage to the Paterson River, giving ample water supply and access to recreational activities like canoeing and fishing.

The 97 hectare property is currently running 100 cattle and additional income opportunities could include Airbnb accommodation or an events business.

It's being advertised with a guide of $4.5 million to $4.75 million.

Nestled among the trees, 'Mirkwood Forest' combines cottage-like charm with impressive gardens that look spectacular in any season.

"It's literally minutes from the centre of Woodend but you've got privacy and seclusion," said listing agent Tom May of Jellis Craig, describing the property as one of the most desirable in the Macedon Ranges.

Constructed from Castlemaine stone, the main residence features a conservatory, formal drawing room and master bedroom with balcony.

The creature comforts aren't for fulltime residents either, with the property including two one-bedroom cottages designed to take care of guests in luxury.

But its the garden where the real appeal of 'Mirkwood Forest' lies, according to Mr May.

With Japanese Cherry Blossoms, Peppermint Eucalypts and Maples just some of the trees surrounding the house. In spring, expect to see Tulips, Blue Bells and Daffodils.

Of course, there's a tennis court and swimming pool too.

It's on the market with a price guide of $2,795,000 to $2,895,000.

With sweeping views of surrounding farmland and the ocean beyond, this Berry property offers scale and seclusion all within minutes of town.

"The views are the magic thing - the house looks straight out to the local farmland and to the coast," listing agent Tim McGoldrick of Elders said.

He said that the home is ideal for family living with a flexible floorplan and each bedroom featuring its own bathroom and heating system.

The property sits on a one hectare block and borders Budderoo National Park.

Other features include a double-sided fireplace and a stunning outdoor terrace, perfect for entertaining.

The property is being advertised with a guide of $5.8 million.

An infinity pool, open fireplace and climate controlled cellar are just some of the highlights of this resort-style country estate in Glenrowan, Victoria.

"It's a no fuss home which offers very easy living," said listing agent Garry Nash of Garry Nash & Co.

Built using granite from the surrounding property and the nearby Glenrowan Quarry, 'Miller's Hill' features views to the Ovens Valley via its expansive, floor-to-ceiling windows.

In a nod to Glenrowan's colourful history - the town was the site of the Kelly Gang's last stand - the cellar features a door from the former Ararat County Gaol.

Interest has come from a mix of local and Melbourne-based buyers.

The 31.97 hectare property is currently being offered with a price guide of $3.1 million.