A rare opportunity - a unique smallholding lifestyle property that will captivate you with its charm and beauty - your own slice of Otways heaven.
Only 8 minutes from the vibrant township of Forrest with all its thriving community amenities - general store, cafes, brewery, primary school, mountain bike trails (only a 3km ride to the Yaugher trails), festivals and community events. 20 minutes to Colac, 40 minutes to the surf beaches of the Great Ocean Road, 50 minutes to Geelong and under 2 hours to Melbourne.
This 6-acre secluded and picturesque lifestyle property, nestled in the Otway Foothills, has 2 acres of gardens and orchards, and 4 acres of sloping pastureland. The oak-lined driveway leads to a charming family home set in native garden with sweeping views, taking in glorious sunrises and magnificent sunsets.
All the hard work has been done for you with the property lovingly regenerated over the last 7 years as a smallholding, producing organically grown free-range eggs, fruits and vegetables. Thousands of trees and native ornamental shrubs have been planted around the house and property, including well-established windbreaks along all boundaries, rebuilding the ecosystem for the native fauna and now abundant birdlife. There are many feature trees, such as the oaks propagated from Colac Botanical Garden acorns, Himalayan Pine propagated from Diggers St Erth, Black Walnuts, Juniper, Bay and Pine Nut trees. The organic veggie gardens, including shade hoop greenhouse, will keep you stocked with delicious vegetables all year round. Not to mention the large organic orchard of apple, pear, quince, apricot, plum, peach, nectarine, almond, chestnut, figs, blueberries, raspberries, red and black currants and olives.
This tastefully renovated country 3 bedroom 2 living area retreat has been freshly painted inside and out, polished timber flooring with all rooms providing views to the bush countryside and gardens. The sun soaked living room opens out onto the enormous entertaining deck that wraps the north and west of the house with stunning views. The house is kept snug in winter by the living room's wood heater plus reverse cycle air conditioner.
The stylish country kitchen has plenty of bench space and storage, with the addition of a new Blanco electric oven/stove, to satisfy even the most industrious cook. Features also include Bosch dishwasher, hardwood benchtop and access to the deck.
The home features a massive light filled master bedroom and 2 double bedrooms with built in robes with a second living room, or the option of a 4th bedroom, making the most of the morning sun. The main bathroom is freshly updated, including new toilet, shower/bath, vanity and heated towel rail. The separate laundry provides ample storage plus a second bathroom with shower and toilet.
The double garage/workshop with concrete floor also provides a large garden shed and wood storage. Two water tanks (30,000 litres) service the property, with the hot water being supported by the solar boosted electric hot water service. The property is connected to high-speed NBN, with unlimited internet services available.
In the past 10 years, 240 Pipeline Road has also been re-wired, re-stumped and re-clad, there really is nothing left to do! The possibilities of this property are endless, simply move in and enjoy everything the property and its location have to offer, or get busy and develop the permaculture beginnings. Use the paddocks to keep your horses, run some cattle or make the most of the organic produce... preserves anyone? Your imagination and passion for the lifestyle this property inspires is the only limit and we welcome you to try the Forrest Fare (Instagram @forrest.fare) produce at our next inspection!