What is significant?
The site of the Balochile Homestead complex is located on land which is part of "Strone" homestead, in a paddock overlooking Salt Creek. The site has been marked by a plaque erected by the Coleraine Historical Society. No trace of the original homestead complex remains, however a number of mature European trees survive in the formerly extensive gardens, which surrounded the house and outbuildings. The gardens are in fair condition and retain a good degree of integrity.
How is it significant?
The Balochile homestead site is of historical significance to the Southern Grampians Shire.
Why is it significant?
The Balochile homestead site is of historical significance for its association with the early and important Swan family, who owned the large Kononwootong run. It is of further importance as a rare surviving example of a substantial established selector's garden which has survived without the selectors homestead. It provides an example of the gardens which were typically planted around the better connected selector's homes, and provides insight into a previous way of life.