Bookie takes a punt and puts his Maleny mega-mansion on the market

first_imgThe living spaces are huge, and could easily be used as a set for Downton Abbey.The equestrian complex also includes two Olympic dressage or showjumping arenas — one of which is under cover with lights — 12 extra large stables, tack rooms, a six-horse walker and 45 individual paddocks, while the 8ML dam virtually droughtproofs the property. Solid post and rail fencing has been used extensively to frame the individual paddocks and the property’s boundary, further enhancing the appeal of the property.“This really is a location that has it all,” Mr Pottinger said.“From the quaint township on your doorstep crammed with fresh food producers and good coffees, to world-class dining options like The Long Apron at Spicers Clovelly or The Tamarind. “Add to that the pristine beaches, surf breaks, tourism hot spots like Mooloolaba and Noosa on the coast and easy access to one of Queensland’s premier racecourses Corbould Park, you don’t really get much better.” Mr Pottinger said the property’s proximity to the Brisbane and Sunshine Coast airports would also appeal to buyers wanting to work interstate but embrace their dream lifestyle.Montana Park will go to auction at 11am on July 29. The walk-in-robe could rival some inner-city flats in terms of size.“Montana Park offers the ultimate rural lifestyle, while still being within easy reach of the spectacular Sunshine Coast beaches and vibrant hot spots.”The property was originally a rundown dairy farm but was purchased in 2006 by a couple who turned it into a premium equestrian facility.Mr Shannon purchased the property from the couple in 2010, changed its name to Montana Park and invested more money in to extensive renovations including doubling the size of the homestead, putting a roof over one of the Olympic arenas, adding bitumen and landscaping, upgrading all the hydraulics and improving all staff and guest accommodation. Montana Park could be straight out of Big Sky CountryEach spacious bedroom boasts views over the property. The Versace-inspired master suite features a his and hers bathroom, walk-in robes, a massage room, steam room and lounge retreat.In terms of living space, there is a sunken lounge with soaring timber ceilings, a double-sided fireplace and a built-in bar. The media centre or board room on the upper level comes with Feng Shui elements including a cocktail bar, waiting room, ensuite and two extensive balconies with stunning views over the property.The fully-equipped home cinema and professional standard gymnasium comes with surround sound, overlooking a resort-style, in-ground pool.Outside, there is a stable complex including an instructor’s suite, a three-bedroom guest’s living quarters as well as a separate four-bedroom manager’s residence. The Versace-inspired master suite overlooks the sprawling property.It comes after a previous sale in 2017 reportedly fell through due to changes to Australia’s quarantine laws, preventing that buyer from moving horses from Hong Kong.Listing agent Lew Pottinger from Ray White Buderim said Montana Park, which will officially hit the market this weekend, had already piqued the interest of a number of potential local, state and international buyers.Nearby properties are owned by ex-MotoGP star Chris Vermeulen and billionaire Super Amart founder, John Van Lieshout, according to CoreLogic.“It’s rather unique to find a luxury property such as this, in one of Australia’s most popular tourism destinations and high growth regions,” Mr Pottinger said. And there is plenty of space to sit back and breath in the clean, mountain air. The sprawling homestead also boasts some serious wow factor, and could easily be straight of Big Sky Country.At a whopping 1804sq m — eight times the size of an average home — the homestead is accessed via an impressive gated entrance and circular driveway and is set in 104 acres of rolling hills with views to the horizon.“The impressive homestead has a media room, commercial-grade kitchen with large walk-in pantry, gymnasium, fireplace and resort-style swimming pool,” Mr Pottinger said. “While currently being used as a four-bedroom home, Montana Park has been cleverly designed with flexibility in mind and could easily accommodate six large bedrooms in a variety of configurations.” The Shannon family went on to breed and raise many horses on the property, as well as spelling their own race horses.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours ago“This world-class property is perfect not just for the horse enthusiast, but for the business person looking to fulfil a lifelong passion for almost any equestrian discipline,” Mr Pottinger said.“It has everything a breeder or trainer would require and for those who are passionate about dressage or show jumping, the facilities are first class and also allow for camps and teaching clinics.” Montana Park at Maleny will go to auction at 11am on July 29.RENOWNED bookie Dean Shannon is taking a punt and putting his world-class horse estate on the market. And he is hoping it’s second time lucky.The Neds managing director and former Ladbrokes CEO bought the 42.23ha Montana Park at Maleny for $7 million, but is selling up after purchasing another property closer to Brisbane and his business interests. Montana Park has everything a breeder or trainer could wantlast_img

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