HAZELDEAN FOREST FARM
ORGANIC FARMING AND LIFESTYLE OPPORTUNITY
With the increased demand for organic and sustainably farmed produce, accredited land holdings are an assured investment for the astute buyer. Hazeldean Forest Farm, a certified organic enterprise established for over 30 years, is a 93 acre ecologically sustained property situated amongst fertile farmland in the Ellinbank district, a ten minute drive south of Warragul, the freeway and less than an hour from the eastern fringe of Melbourne. Renowned for its organic apple orchards with over 30 varieties of modern and heritage apples, the farm produces a range of ciders, juice and vinegar distributed to organic retailers, restaurants and farmers markets. Nuts, vegetables, stone and citrus fruits are also grown and sold throughout the region and Melbourne.
The property, originally a dairy farm, has evolved into an integrated biodiverse and sustainable ecosystem. Selective plantings of deciduous and native trees have created windbreaks, timber plantations and wildlife corridors. Crucial to the plan is a four acre dam providing a drip irrigation system to the property during the drier months and a natural habitat for native fish, frogs and birdlife, in turn encouraging insectivorous bats and birds which act as biological controllers in the orchards and vegetable gardens. Cows and chickens roam freely amongst the natural bush and woodlands, happy and content under the shelter of trees and feeding on the nutritious ground fodder. Excellent soils, a reliable rainfall and the mild climate are perfect for food production, whilst the location and good transport connections to Melbourne are ideal for the timely delivery of a fresh food or a commercial farming enterprise. Infrastructure includes a heritage listed Victorian homestead, second self-contained residence, studio, packing shed, cool room and miscellaneous storage sheds.
The residence highlights four bedrooms, spacious living room, kitchen and meals area, home office, bathroom, shower room, separate toilet, laundry and a mud room. Polished timber floors, high ceilings, sash windows and an open fire place are original features. Rambling, established gardens around the home enhance the serene and private setting.
This highly productive holding has huge potential in today’s real estate market, whether it’s to expand the organic business, create an educational facility, restaurant or health retreat (all STCA) – the options are without limits.
All this aside – the property is a wonderful opportunity for a selfsufficient lifestyle and to be part of a farming revolution. Hazeldean Forest Farm is located at 1143 Hazeldean Road, Ellinbank. Expressions of interest may be directed to the marketing agent Evan Broadbent from Harcourts Warragul on 5622 3333 or 0438 379 151. An Information Memorandum is available on request.