Regional delights: Five dream homes on the market right now

This 12-year old property, situated next to the Hastings River in Port Macquarie, is being sold by the original owner and builder.

Listing agent Ron Fischer of First National Port Macquarie said that "no expense had been spared" on the property, which features an infinity pool and a drive-through basement with water access.

Situated in a high-end street, the home stood out for its "unique construction" and "upmarket" touches.

Sydney and Canberra-based buyers with a desire to relocate to the mid-north coast had been among those showing interest in the property, according to Mr Fischer.

He's quoting a guide of $3.5 million to $3.7 million, with the property to go under the hammer on August 28.

Downsizers look no further - this high-end apartment in Ulladulla, on the NSW South Coast, could be the perfect opportunity to live a low-maintenance life by the water.

The third-floor apartment has views of the ocean, harbour and headland, according to the listing.

Features of the three-bedroom property include lift access, ducted air conditioning and a 132 square metre terrace.

It's on the market for $2.7 million.

It's a short drive to Ballarat, but this Invermay property, tucked behind a long tree-lined driveway, feels a world away.

Situated on eight acres, the four-bedroom home features views to Ballarat, Mt Emu and the Pyrenees Ranges.

There's a pool, cellar and formal lounge with open fireplace.

'Buyers will marvel at the stunning views, the lifestyle and diversity of the property," said Allister Morrison, general manager of Ballarat Real Estate, which has the listing.

"Some of the best parts of the property that I think everyone will love include the magnificent home with high quality finishes and a separate self-contained apartment, horse stables and extensive land. In summer the inviting pool will be a wonderful offering especially for families," he added.

It's on the market with a guide of $2.3 million to $2.5 million.

It's difficult to determine quite where the outdoors ends and the indoors begins in this stunning Whitebridge property, built three years ago by Evan Graham under the direction of Anthrosite Architects.

Features include a butlers pantry, brick fireplace and a separate main bedroom area with glimpses of the ocean.

"It's a beautiful house it's only four years old and architect designed," listing agent Kate Rundle of Walkom Real Estate said.

"It's a one off, there's nothing at all like it."

Other than the striking design, standout features include the 2.5 acres block, according to Ms Rundle.

"It's like a park - it's all flat and beautiful," she said.

Whitebridge is located 11 kilometres from the Newcastle CBD.

It's currently being advertised with a guide of $3.9 million to $4.2 million.

Those seeking the hobby farm life would do consider well to consider this listing, new to market in the popular Victorian seaside town of Port Fairy.

Set on 15.38 hectares of level farming land, the two-year-old family home features Tasmanian hardwood flooring and a dedicated study area.

"To be able to have a virtually newly-built home on 38 acres with riverfrontage two minutes out of port fairy is pretty special," explained listing agent Sarah McCorkell of Stockdale & Leggo Port Fairy.

The new owners can catch a glimpse of the sand dunes on Port Fairy's East Beach from the back deck, while the five fenced paddocks are perfect for the horse enthusiast or budding farmer.

"It's a fantastic opportunity for a retiring farmer who wants the best of both worlds or a family who wants space with the facilities nearby," Ms McCorkell said.

It's listed with a guide of $2.5 million.

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