A historic property nestled on Warrnambool's outskirts is on the market as a development site.
The 264-acre estate previously belonging to generations of the McCullough family on the corner of Staffords and Rodgers roads in Warrnambool's east is for sale via expressions of interests.
Family patriarch Jack McCullough was born in the early 1900s and later married his wife Alice.
The couple lived in a number of homes in the Derby Street area including 'Waikato', a period home, which still stands in what is now called Waikato Court.
The McCulloughs also owned the land and house on the corner of Derby Street and Raglan Parade where new double-storey townhouses now stand.
After moving to the farm on Staffords and Rodgers roads, Mr McCullough completed the milk run around town with his trusty horse and cart.
He was known to make the trip to the farm via McGregors Road, Boiling Down Road and the unmade Dales Road to Staffords Road.
In later years he gave up the milk runs to focus on the farm and would often have people jumping on the cart for a lift, especially local children looking for a ride to and from school.
The property is now being sold by the executors of the McCullough estate on behalf of the family.
The block is currently under the farming zone but a buyer could take up an existing planning approval design of seven lots of approximately 38 acres each.
"That's the first time I've seen that in my 20 years in real estate," Ray White's Jason Thwaites said.
"It's for sale by expression of interest, which close June 11.
"It has a very interesting and unique history.
"The subdivision approval will give the new owners the ability to develop a lifestyle property ideal for horses or similar activities."
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