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Once in a while a property comes onto the market which is truly unique, a country retreat to enjoy a quiet lifestyle of privacy and peace.
This 16 acre holding, nestled amongst the rolling countryside of Tonimbuk and the magnificent Bunyip State Forest, is one such offering. The property is located on a sealed road approximately five minutes from the freeway and 50 minutes from Melbourne. Tonimbuk Equestrian Centre is just down the road and the Pakenham Racing Club is a 20 minute drive. Ideal for the equine enthusiast, improvements include a block of four stables, tie-up rails, tack/feed room, sand based riding arena, 24m x 8m powered shed/workshop with a concrete floor and built-in workbench, a loading race and holding yards. Level to gently undulating, the sheltered acreage is divided into 6 paddocks with post and rail fencing plus hot wire, accessed by an automatic key pad entry gate. However, it is the residence that inspires the imagination and sets this property apart. The two level home has been constructed from recycled bricks, sourced from an historic Melbourne residence, giving the exterior a time worn appearance and old world charm. Reclaimed materials also feature in the interior with timbers from the original Neerim East hall, a salvaged staircase, doors and decorative shelving. A fascinating piece of history is the boiler from an old paddle steamer discovered in a dry river bed at Echuca, cleverly converted to an outdoor heater in the alfresco.
All these eclectic elements have been seamlessly fused with modern amenities and comforts, including split system air conditioning on both levels, to create a stylish and welcoming home. Flexible and spacious, the layout highlights three bedrooms, the main bedroom with a walk-in robe, ensuite, sitting area and a large multipurpose room on the second level, a genuine country style kitchen/diner, living room, separate formal dining room and a large home office or fourth bedroom. A broad entry hall features high ceilings, wide skirting boards and warm, polished timber flooring. Directly ahead the dining room with bifold doors connecting to the home office creating one large living space when all the friends and family come to visit.
To the left of the hall an intriguing timber door reveals the living room where a brick feature wall accommodates a solid fuel heater. Behind the brickwork is the kitchen, an inviting work space with shaker style cabinetry, timber lined ceiling and an impressive Smeg cooker set into the brick fireplace. A dishwasher and a walk-in pantry, utilising the under stair space, are further features. Tall French doors from the kitchen, living room, dining room and the home office allow access to the verandah which wraps around to the covered alfresco. Returning to the entry hall, a broad corridor leads right to the two secondary bedrooms, both with a walk-in robe, family bathroom, powder room and the laundry. Private and boasting splendid views across to the state forest, the main bedroom is a
is peaceful respite from the lower level.
French doors open to a balcony, the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the picturesque vista. The multipurpose room with its angled ceiling and exposed beams would be ideal as a studio, nursery or home gym. Well established, the surrounding gardens include weeping specimen trees, lovely shade trees, an array of fruit trees and raised veggie boxes.
There is also a hen house, wood shed and a quaint tractor shed. Water for stock sourced from a spring fed dam which supplies the paddock troughs. This is indeed a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a unique property, full of historic elements and character, yet offering all the modern comforts and conveniences for today’s lifestyle. Further information may be obtained by contacting the marketing agent Miranda Pike from SEJ Real Estate Warragul on 5622 3800 or 0404 193 205. Number 780 Tonimbuk Road, Tonimbuk is for sale for $1,375,000.
Candappa First National R/E
DROUIN: DROUIN: DROUIN: DROUIN: DROUIN: 37 Timbertop Cres. Sat 10.30 - 11am 139 Willandra Circ. Sat 10.30 - 11am 36 Kensington Sq. Sat 11.30am - 12 noon 18 Shakespeare Crt. Sat 12.30 - 1pm 22 Lyndhurst Sq. Sat 1.30 - 2pm
Clark Next R/E
WARRAGUL: 40 Cason Cres. Sat 10 - 10.30am DROUIN: 18 Richie Crt. Sat 10 - 10.30am DROUIN: 12 Bright Crt. Sat 10 - 10.30am DROUIN: 2 Waterside Dve. Sat 11 - 11.30am DROUIN: 24 Settlers Rise. Sat 11.45am - 12.15pm WARRAGUL: 23 Caton St. Sat 11 - 11.30am NEERIM SOUTH: 5 Townsend St. Sat 12.30 - 1pm DROUIN: 13 Mayfair Dve. Sat 11.45 - 12.15pm DROUIN: 304 Settlement Rd. Sat 10.45 - 11.15am DROUIN: 7 Neerim St. Sat 10 - 10.30am WARRAGUL: 46 Windhaven Dve. Sat 11 - 11.30am NILMA: 64 Camerons Rd. Sat 12 - 12.30pm WARRAGUL: 82 Bowen St. Sat 1 - 1.30pm DROUIN: 1 Albert Rd. Sat 1.30 - 2pm
DROUIN: 18A Arnup Cres. Sat 12.45 - 1.15pm WARRAGUL: 27 McMillan Dve. Sat 9.30 - 10am ELLINBANK: 124 Manns Rd. Sat 10.30 - 11am WARRAGUL: 4 Tatterson Crt. Sat 11.30am - 12 noon WARRAGUL: 32 O’Dowds Rd. Sat 12.15 - 12.45pm WARRAGUL: 3/39 Brandy Creek Rd. Sat 1 - 1.30pm WARRAGUL: 329 Normanby St. 1.45 - 2.15pm WARRAGUL: 7 Bagot St. Sat 11 - 11.30am WARRAGUL: 31 Armadale Dve. Sat 12 - 12.30pm NEERIM SOUTH: 6 Kenneth Crt. Sat 1 - 1.30pm WARRAGUL: 6 Paulan Crt. Sat 10 - 10.30am WARRAGUL: 2/9 Archibald Cres. Sat 11 - 11.30am
First National R/E Warragul
WARRAGUL: 140 Roberts Rd. Sat 9.30 - 10am NEERIM SOUTH: 29 Burtonwood Crt. Sat 10 - 10.30am WARRAGUL: WARRAGUL: WARRAGUL: WARRAGUL: noon TRAFALGAR: 13 Wilson Crt. Sat 12.45 - 1.15pm DROUIN: 3 Waterview Cl. Sat 1.30 - 2pm
Graeme Arthurson R/E
DROUIN: 5 George St. Sat 10.30 - 11am 18 Clifford St. Sat 11 - 11.30am 2 Hope St. Sat 11.30am - 12 noon 17 Sandstock Dve. Sat 11.30am - 12
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Harcourts R/E Drouin & Bunyip
DROUIN: 15 Princes Ave. Sat 10 - 10.30am NEERIM JUNCTION: 2973 Main Neerim Rd. Sat 11 - 11.30am
DROUIN: 11 Palm Sq. Sat 11 - 11.30am
DROUIN: 5 Aperloo Rd. Sat 11 - 11.30am DROUIN: 6 Aperloo Rd. Sat 11 - 11.30am NAYOOK: 159 Nayook-Powelltown Rd. Sat 11.45am - 12.15pm
DROUIN: 13 Parkview Rd. Sat 12 - 12.30pm WARRAGUL: 2 Atkinson Crt. Sat 12 - 12.30pm DROUIN: 104 Bexley Blvd. Sat 1 - 1.30pm DROUIN: 25 Kensington Sq. Sat 1 - 1.30pm DROUIN: 8 Albert Rd. Sat 1.30 - 2.30pm DROUIN: 24 Church St. Sat 1.45 - 2.15pm
WARRAGUL: 55 Burton St. Sat 11 - 11.30am WARRAGUL: 17 Dunn St. Sat 11 - 11.30am WARRAGUL: 19 Colin St. Sat 11 - 11.30am WARRAGUL: 4 Silverwood Dve. Sat 12 - 12.30pm WARRAGUL: 28 Eade Ave. Sat 12.30 - 1pm WARRAGUL: 23 Highland Way. Sat 1 - 1.30pm NEERIM EAST: 25 Veysey Rd. Sat 1 - 2pm
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