At the time of the rush for gold it is said that Richards Road was lined with hotels servicing thirsty miners. Today there is no evidence of that period and, rather than all those associated sounds, this part of Castlemaine enjoys a quiet stillness that has become sought after.
After the miners had all gone the land returned to farming and when the Droney family owned the land it supported a diverse range of livestock. Now the cottage Edna Droney’s lived in has been faithfully restored and extended to become a comfortable family home offering all the benefits of rural living, yet set just five minutes from Castlemaine.
103 Richards Road is a beautiful place of refuge and tranquility. It has been a home that has provided office space and enabled the current owners to live and work from home, to lead a modern, self sufficient lifestyle.