Located 25 minutes from Colac and a scenic 2-and-a-half hour drive from Melbourne is this beautiful property situated in Carpendeit. This spacious home is situated on approx. 4.38 ha (10.8 acres) and boasts a stunning Adam Hall kitchen that catches the eye on entry. With four bedrooms in the main building and scope for an additional bedroom if needed, as well as a two bedroom, self-sustained bungalow across the patio; this home is perfect for the family who is looking for a private retreat, whilst still having plenty of room for entertaining with guests or even operating an Air B&B for additional income. All bedrooms are equipped with built in robes while the master bedroom features a large walk in robe. The central bathroom keeps in theme with the aesthetic set out in the kitchen and offers a luxurious spa bath complete with wall mounted television, and the shower is fitted with dual rain heads. The library/kids room/fifth bedroom also has a built in robe and its own patio, two living areas both with wood heating and reverse cycle units and a play area or office as well as a boot room complete this enormous home. Still undercover and adjoining the double carport is a fully self-contained bungalow featuring two bedrooms, lounge, well equipped kitchen and bathroom with its own reverse cycle unit. Spread over the approx. 10+ acres is a multitude of sheds, one for the cars, one for the tractor, one for the garden tools (all with power), and two for the hay all with concrete floors. Six fenced off areas including secure fencing around the house block allow for the hobby farmer or homesteader. One of the major assets of the property is its designed with a green thumb in mind, containing numerous varieties of fruit trees and a large veggie garden for organic self-sufficient living.
There is a disused herringbone dairy and stock yards that can be fitted out for storage, remodeled, or restored to working order if desired. The two large dams at the far west end of the property gives scope for small scale irrigation and land management, and the spectacular aircraft fuselage on the property has boundless potential limited only by the imagination.
Just 15 minutes from both Colac and Forrest is this fabulous craftsman build home set on approximately 5 acres of Otways natural bush. Built from Limestone and Western red cedar this approx. 30 year old, 3 bedroom family home blends into the natural bush setting with fabulous views from every window even the sky window over the bath.
The layout of this home takes account of the beautiful setting with the living room opening onto a small seating area that takes advantage of east facing aspect to curl up with your morning coffee and a favourite book. This rustic open plan living dining area has a beautiful antique brick open fire place with timber mantle of local Otway Cyprus and exposed beam ceilings. The kitchen views to the secluded yard make washing dishes a delight but the dishwasher means you can spend more time outside. The gas upright stove is supplemented by the combustion oven in winter.
The rustic nature of this property is further enhanced by the use of cedar windows and doors, slate floors in the bathroom and polished Tasmanian oak flooring and natural timber staircase. Located upstairs are three bedroom. The master suite comes complete with its own balcony and walk in robe as well as access to the attic storage. The other 2 bedrooms both have built in robes and views over the rear of the property.
The bathroom has a separate shower, vanity and toilet and with the addition of a roof window allows you to relax in the bath and gaze at either the tree tops or the stars.
The ample sized laundry and mud room provides extra storage and space for all those messy coats and bags. There is a carport attached to the house and a garage and workshop is also included with this property.
The nearly 5 acres is virgin Otways native forest with a dam set up with a pump for watering the garden and fire-fighting and 25,000 lt tank water for the house. The gardens surrounding the house have been planned with the natural environment in mind and terraced with stone and stone steps have been used with the introduction of native plants to encourage birds and butterflies.
With Trees Adventure, Planet Mud Outdoor Adventure and the Forrest MBT all within cooee and the coast less than a hour away there is plenty to get busy with when you leave this bush haven.