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SYLVIA and Terry Pemberton downsized in a major way when they sold their 600ha farm and moved to a 916m² homesite at Lake View Estate.

Retirees Sylvia & Terry were born and raised in small farming communities and this is the first time they have lived “in town”.

The grandparents of four have made the transition easily and wax lyrical about the benefits of their new lifestyle.

Four years ago they moved to Lake View Estate and they’ve fallen in love with their new home and garden and make the most of Camperdown’s amenities and social clubs.

Terry walks every morning and plays social lawn bowls, Sylvia has joined a ramblers group, and they’re keen members of Probus and the Camperdown Wine & Cheese Club.

“We bought this block because of the view,” Terry says, taking in the picturesque panorama of the craters and lakes which interrupt the Western Plains.

“We have lovely neighbours who we’ve gotten to know and we had a little Christmas street party the week before Christmas – it’s a very safe no-through-road,” Sylvia said.

“We’ve found it very easy to make friends, when you go down the street it’s easy to get a parking spot and there’s no parking meters,” she added.

“We’re both 70 so we had to consider public transport, hospitals, there’s a marvellous pharmacy, and it’s a great town for doctors. We’re settled here.”

Brad and Penny's House, Lake View Estate, Camperdown

NURSE Penny O’Neill, production manager Brad Martin and their blended family felt ‘at home’ from the first moment they saw their property at Vista Court.

Penny, who grew up on a dairy farm near Camperdown, adores the feeling of living in the country but with all the convenience of a town centre just a few minutes away.

“The views over to Mt Elephant and the lake are just fantastic.”

“It’s such a peaceful neighbourhood and it feels quite safe.”

Penny, who works with chronic disease patients, checks in at the Camperdown hospital daily which is just a few minutes away and Brad commutes the short distance to Cobden for his work at a dairy factory.

“It’s brilliant here, it feels like home and pretty much everybody that lives here would say the same thing.”

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DARREN and Leah Cheeseman moved to Lake View Estate in 2008 and say it’s the only spot in Camperdown for them.

The safe street design of the estate gives them peace of mind for their sons Wilba, four, and Albie, two.

Leah was born and raised in Camperdown, and Darren is from Lismore, but they were happy to return to their stomping grounds after living in Perth.

Now with their third child on the way, Darren a sports teacher and full-time mum Leah, are content with their decision to move to Lake View.

“We liked the quiet countryside feel of the estate, the safety aspect of no-through roads, and the view is a bit of a bonus,” Leah said.

The sports-mad Cheeseman family are actively involved in football, basketball, tennis and golf which they play in Camperdown.

They’re also keen campers and enjoy being a short drive from camping grounds in Warrnambool, Port Campbell and Peterborough.

Leah said buying their corner block at Lake View Estate allowed them to build a contemporary four bedroom home, with living and dining rooms, plus a large rumpus room for the children.

They have views from the sitting room and their outdoor entertainment area, with a backyard big enough to keep their busy boys occupied.

“I wouldn’t live anywhere else in Camperdown, with the kids it’s just so safe, we have more room to move, and you have the convenience of a suburban block but you also have a rural aspect,” Leah said.

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