Drive up the driveway of this beautiful and highly productive property and let the worries of the world melt away. When you pass over one of the numerous creeks that run through the property and pull up to the custom designed home you can relax in the knowledge that you are now in your own completely private retreat. These creeks and springs run down from the Strathbogie Ranges directly behind the property and make their way down to nearby Lake Nillahcootie.
The remarkable home was completed to an exacting standard by the award winning Master Builder Gibney Building only 7 years ago, and features huge double glazed windows and sliding doors that don't require any window coverings so you can fully appreciate the beautiful views and natural light. The only neighbours within sight are the four legged variety and a delightful selection of native birds.
Designed to be very low maintenance and extremely comfortable in all seasons, every detail of the home has been well thought out....the extra wide verandahs shade the home in summer and allow the sun to warm the huge porcelain tiles in winter. Soaring ceilings and huge double glazed sliding doors ensure excellent cross ventilation and the magnificent wood fire in the open plan living area keeps the entire house toasty warm even on the coldest day or night. There's also reverse cycle air-conditioning for almost instant temperature control.
The well appointed kitchen boasts custom cabinetry with waterfall stone benches and high end European appliances. A servery window to the covered bbq area is another thoughtful inclusion. The main North facing area of the verandah certainly has room to entertain a crowd, but is just as welcoming as a peaceful area to relax on a sun lounge with a good book.
Back inside, the generous master bedroom has a resort style en-suite bathroom, with the other 2 bedrooms in a separate zone of the house with a bathroom that is placed to allow overflow guests to access easily. The additional toilet and sink on the covered deck will be very handy if you are outside working on 'the farm' and don't want to come all the way inside for a 'pit stop'. There's also a charming camp kitchen complete with open fire just a few steps away from the main house and a handy studio above the 6m x 14m garage. It is quite separate from the house and boasts a lovely big deck. Perfect for family and friends or maybe you want to earn a nice little income via airbnb.
The farm infrastructure is A grade, with fully functional stockyards and shearing shed plus excellent fencing across the property. No shortage of sheds with another big carport plus a huge machinery shed in addition to the garage and additional storage and a woodshed adjoining the camp kitchen. Power is connected to most outbuildings.
Water is abundant with 8 dams on the property (many are spring fed) and an average of 1000mm annual rainfall. The owners have installed extensive underground piping infrastructure and around 100,000L of storage tanks. They currently run sheep and cattle and planted the eucalyptus plantation in 1997. Everything is set up and ready for you to run a productive little livestock enterprise, or alternatively there are numerous local farmers keen to lease such high quality land.
Mansfield is a pleasant 15 minute drive en-route to Mt Buller, with Benalla and the Hume Freeway about 30 minutes to the North. School buses run in both directions. That said, we think it will be pretty hard to leave once you can call this remarkable property home!