Australian Country Homes


Most people yearning for a country life list peace and quiet as a primary objective. For Jen and Geoff Ballard, it was precisely the opposite that attracted them to the village of Hampton on the western side of the Blue Mountains. As the owner of motorcycle parts company Ballard’s Off Road and the driving force behind Australia’s most successful enduro team, Geoff was looking for somewhere he could make as much noise as he liked testing bikes and training for events without disturbing the neighbours.

He found what he was looking for at Hampton, a tiny village with a pub and

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