LARGE FAMILY HOME ON 34.6 ACRES ONLY 15 MINUTES FROM THE BENDIGO CBDSituated in a very highly regarded location only 15 minutes from the heart of Bendigo, this fantastic 34.6 acre lifestyle property ticks all the boxes with a large family home in a beautiful setting, surrounded by picturesque green paddocks, with an abundant water supply and great shedding.
This country homestead style residence sits graciously atop a meandering driveway accessed through gorgeous wrought iron gates, in a prominent and commanding position with a sensational outlook over the surrounding rural landscape. A well built and spacious family home such as this would benefit greatly with some tlc!
Beginning at the entry a high standard of quality is set, which is echoed throughout the home, with wonderful warm features such as the solid timber front door with lead light side panels.
Your expectations are met in the kitchen as the quality is reflected through Blackwood cabinetry with lead light display doors and timber lace fretwork. Supremely functional with an electric cooktop and wall oven, loads of cupboard and bench space, a mobile butchers block and a tiled floor. Also a pleasure to spend time in preparing nutritious meals for your family as you enjoy a pretty view over the front garden.
Adjoining the kitchen is a spacious open plan dining area offering convenient access through a sliding door, to the rear verandah for alfresco entertaining. This room also adjoins a lovely carpeted formal lounge, where a large Warmbrite wood heater in an exposed brick chimney, has pride of place, with built-in book shelves standing sentry either side, inviting you to snuggle down by the fire and lose yourself in a good book.
The four bedrooms are lovely peaceful rooms with serene views, each provide good storage with a built-in-robe in three and a walk-in-robe and three piece ensuite in the main, the rest are serviced by a two piece bathroom, separate shower room and separate toilet. There is a nook in the external walls, which with some reconfiguration could be ideally converted into a study or fifth bedroom.
A huge laundry can be a saving grace with the closing of a door being all that is needed to hide the wash day jumble from unexpected guests. Breezair ducted evaporative cooling will take care of your family's comfort throughout the home through the warmer summer months.
The area surrounding the home is a lovely private haven with lawns and a relatively low maintenance garden with mature native trees, agapanthus and rock garden edging, alive with lots of beautiful birdlife.
An ample water supply is provided by two dams, one of which is massive with contours in place to ensure you catch as much of the water that falls from the sky as is possible, this is in conjunction with two large concrete tanks offering a total capacity of approximately 63,000 litres of rain water storage with excellent catchment off the large home and large sheds for domestic use.
The property is divided into 5 main paddocks and 5 smaller holding yards with water to most. Handling of livestock is made easy with stockyards with a headlock. The fencing is mostly concrete post and plain wire, both the fencing and the stockyards are in need of some attention.
Vehicle storage comprises a double lockup garage under the roofline of the home along with a single carport attached to the side. A large 16x11m steel framed shed complete with power and light is accessed by two sliding doors and is divided into two sections. One end provides great storage for more vehicles; a horse float, tractor, or a small truck etc. The other end is concreted and has 3 small stables, this could benefit from some work also, and however it would make a perfect workshop area.
Positioned perfectly, this property's location on a quiet sealed road and is so handy to everything you need for your day to day life. For the kids, school bus pickup is available within easy walking distance, just down at McIvor Road. There is a choice of schools available including the nearby Catherine McAuley College. If you're into trotters you will love the close proximity to Lords Raceway. For shopping, convenience abounds with Bendigo, Strathfieldsaye and Strath Village only a stone's throw away. If you like to frequent the city it's a very easy commute to the Tullamarine Airport or the Melbourne fringe in around 90 minutes.
This property offers a wonderful opportunity to add value with some modernising touches and for those willing to use a bit of elbow grease and restore the infrastructure they could turn this property into something truly quite substantial.
Call today to arrange an inspection of this lovely property.
- Property Type: Acreage
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 2
- Land Size: 35acre
- Toilets: 2
- Garage Spaces: 4
- Carports: 1
- Built-In Wardrobes
- Close to Schools
- Close to Shops
- Secure Parking
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