Paton Estate Agents

When we tell you that Blane Paton from Paton Estate Agents in Balnarring is the epitome of your Peninsula farmer, it’s the truth. If seeking advice on what to look out for in this neck of the woods we value his opinion and experience greatly. If your thoughts move you to covet a beautiful rural property or beach house on the Peninsula, then speaking to Paton Estate Agents first could be your best move. After 50 summers, Paton Estate Agents have seen many changes from the time when orchards, dairy & sheep farms were numerous.

A touch of Finesse at Tanglewood

In the heart of rural Merricks, surrounded by towering Eucalypts and dappled light; a sumptuous space lies hidden amongst the vines of Tanglewood Estate. It was here 40 strangers met for a feast unlike any other. The inaugural 'Small Batch' Speakeasy event saw Husband and Wife team Brad and Roong Holtz, of Finesse Catering Group, partner with Mornington Peninsula Brewery, Main Ridge Olive Oil, Commonfolk Coffee and Tanglewood Wines to exhibit of some of the best the Pen has to offer.

Paton Estate Agents in Balnarring

Blane Paton and his family understand the land, and have been a part of the Mornington Peninsula landscape since his parents moved to Merricks over 60 years ago. Their farm was focused on dairy cattle, but horses have always been an important part of their lives. “In the early days we rode horses to herd the cattle,” says Blane. “We never used motorbikes. In the 1980s I bought a Clydesdale horse and then we started showing the breed.”

The ultimate country escape

The ultimate Australian farmhouse on over 14 stunning acres of pastoral land abutting Merricks Creek, your bucolic dream with a luxury 5-bedroom homestead, lagoon pool and separate deluxe home office complex awaits. Comprising six paddocks, a large dam, an ornamental lake, natural springs, 7-bay machinery shed, horse arena, three loose boxes, cattle yards, chicken pen and home orchard, the property is suited to any number of horticultural or agricultural pursuits – currently home to several cows, horses, chooks and ‘Shane’ the pig.

Rare Hare Preview Dinners

The first of two preview dinners commences in collaboration with Mornington Peninsula Brewery and Commonfolk Coffee. Highlights include five rounds of brews and chews, with dishes like snapper crudo, wood roasted prawns, and lamb shoulder, all served with select MP hops.

Country life in Merricks

In 1924, Merricks General Wine Store (MGWS) opened, to serve a variety of needs to the local community. To this day, the well-preserved building offers a glimpse into the past as a typical example of the rural general stores that were once a central hub of community life.

Stories are forever

An Exhibition featuring: Omie bark cloths, Oro Province PNG; sculptures by Owen Yalandja and Samson Bonson, Maningrida Arts and Crafts, central Arnhem Land; new paintings by Keturah Zimran from Ikuntji Artists, Haasts Bluff, NT and Tiger Yaltangki, Iwantja Arts, Indulkana, SA

Check out our top two walks!

Going for walk has all the benefits you might think it would. It’s a great way to improve or maintain your overall health - just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance. But walking is also good for the soul – breathing in fresh air, absorbing the world around you, and taking time out just for you. It’s low impact, it requires no equipment other than a good pair of walking shoes, it can be done at any time of day and you can walk at your own pace. And it’s free!