Dream Homes: A $14.9-mil compound fit for royalty, plus three horse farms for Queen’s Plate weekend

What do Queen Elizabeth II, John Lennon and Eric Clapton have in common? They’ve all stayed at this lavish estate in Caledon.

While this stately property offers much more than just bragging rights, anyone would be hard-pressed not to mention the impressive array of guests who have roamed its grounds over the years. Henry Moore and Eric Clapton are but a few well-known names to have graced the list. The late John Lennon is another and is reported to have stayed in one of the guest houses.

According to John Dunlap, who is handling the sale of the property, its rich history is partly due to the fact that the current owner had a concert promotion company and was also an avid philanthropist. The owner has even hosted royalty, including Queen Elizabeth II.

The sprawling compound at 17485 McLaren Rd. is comprised of several buildings, including a three-storey main house, three additional guest homes and a gatehouse.

The 10-bedroom, 17-bathroom estate includes over 220 acres in Caledon and is listed for $14.995 million with Moffat Dunlap Real Estate Limited, Brokerage.

Other selling features include an indoor pool, swanky car collection building, large pond filled with brook trout, sporting clays course, century barn, tennis courts and a sugar shack that can produce up to 35 gallons of maple syrup per acre, per season. 

Three of horse country’s finest in honour of the Queen’s Plate

8388 5th Sideroad 
Turtle Springs Farm is only four years old and boasts a renovated log cabin, four-bedroom farm house and 16 stall barn with feed rooms and grooming stalls. The $3.895 million property is in Adjala and also comes with an indoor arena, outdoor ring and multiple paddocks. 

993291 Mono-Adjala Townline Rd.
This top-notch horse farm near Palgrave has been home to Grand Prix and Nation’s Cup horses. A four-bedroom stone main house, log staff house, large main barn and fully irrigated outdoor ring all sit on the property. It is on the market for $2.95 million.

196093 Grey Rd. 7
The expansive property west of Collingwood comes with a family home, guest house, saltwater pool, tennis court and full equestrian facilities. It boasts a five-stall bank barn with feed rooms and wash stall, an indoor riding arena and five paddocks. It is listed for $1.995 million. 

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