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Fashion Designer Collette Dinnigan Lists Milton Home

13th February , 2017
Image Credit Felix Forest Milton Surf and Stables

NSW Real Estate: Collette Dinnigan and Bradley Cocks list Milton home

  • Article Featured on realestate.com.au
  • 13 February, 2017
  • By Jonathan Chancellor, The Daily Telegraph

ACCLAIMED fashion designer Collette Dinnigan and her hotel and tourism entrepreneur husband Bradley Cocks have listed their redundant Milton weekender.

The former dairy farm, near the south coast seaside towns of Mollymook and Ulladulla, has been a fruitful endeavour for the couple after the country retreat was styled by Dinnigan.

Pitched as Milton Surf and Stables, it has brought in $82,000 a year income, mostly using the Airbnb accommodation website.

Billed as offering an urban-detox experience in an idyllic setting, the well-managed retreat enjoys super host status on Airbnb.

The former stables have been converted into a luxury retreat close to the district’s towns, beaches and vineyards.

The property, which has horses and ­alpacas, has been featured in glossy magazines, including Country Style and Vogue.

Voted number one by Australian Traveller’s Top 100 Places You Haven’t Been to Yet, the property has four bedrooms and two bathrooms.

There is an outdoor bar and barn complete with pizza oven for entertaining.

https://www.surfandstables.com.au

Image Credit Felix Forest Milton Surf and Stables

The marketing says a chef can be ­arranged to cook at its outdoor ­entertaining feature.

Since settling into “the magic of Milton”, Dinnigan has created an organic vegetable garden and planted citrus trees, along with her favourite flowers — white hydrangeas and white magnolia.

Always having had fresh eggs when she was growing up in South Africa and New Zealand, she ensures there are lots of hens. Beehives for honey too.

“Milton itself is quite special,” Dinnigan previously said. “It’s not one of those sleepy little towns — it has a really vibrant, ­productive community.”

During their ownership, the clan have tried to get to Milton as often as they could, spending summer holidays and Easter there, and usually one other school holiday as well. They are seeking expressions of ­interest of $2.95 million-plus with offers due March 24.

“I believe the rental yield is an important part of the investment,” Cocks said.

He’s seeking to secure the buyer himself, marketing the property at surfandstables.com.au.

The couple have recently snapped up Springfield Farm at Avoca in the Southern Highlands, and will keep the adjoining Milton property.

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