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Take in views of the iconic Mt Abrupt, in the Grampians National Park through the living room double glazed picture window or on the wrap-around outdoor veranda of this rare property. Situated 5km north of Dunkeld, this 21 acre bush property sits among native eucalypt trees with beautifully crafted, renovated 9×15 meter 3 bedroom home. The property offers space, solitude and independent off-grid living with the convenience of easy access to town. Daytime, absorb the tranquility among gumtrees, native orchids (36 species), song birds and wildlife (inc. wallaby, kangaroo, emu, echidna, sugar glider, possum, brown bandicoot). In the evening, enjoy the open campfire area with a BBQ, cheese platter and glass of wine.
The western red cedar house has large, open plan living, dining, kitchen with superb views of Mt Abrupt in all its moods. Three bedrooms offer plenty of accommodation. The kitchen has a walk-through pantry and generous bench and cupboard space. Cooking is gas stovetop & oven for convenience or utilise the gourmet wood heater oven for superb slow cooked meals. Beautiful French oak engineered flooring provides easy care through the living, dining and bedrooms. The spacious, tiled laundry/mud room back entry provides plenty of space for hiking boots and coats. A stunning modern bathroom has a walk-in shower with bush views.
Step out onto the wrap around verandah or large deck for outdoor living. Attached is shed with 6 x 6 workshop space. Solar panels are located on the north facing roof above. A basement below provides for batteries, inverter, charge controller and large storage area. A double carport is attached to the shed with further open space gravelled carparking adjoining.
Dreamed of sustainability and independence? You can find it here. Well designed 2.5 kW easily expandable off-grid solar powered electricity, a 125,000 litre rainwater tank provide for your modern day to day needs. A town connected water supply is here too if ever needed. Heating is a clever combination – in summer solar hot water, in winter a wood heater supplies hydronic heating for hot water and to a radiator in the bedroom and a towel rack heater in the bathroom. An instantaneous gas system provides for immediate hot water needs when returning from time away. Plenty of firewood accessible on your doorstep for fireplace and campfire needs. A fenced and netted raised bed vegetable garden provides fresh produce for the kitchen.
6×6 meter workshop/shed on top of core filled concrete block basement for plenty of shed projects and storage with an attached 6×6 meter carport. The 30-degree roof pitch with north orientation accommodates the solar panels for maximum efficiency and can easily be expanded.
Be part of the conservation story. The Grampians National Park has one third of Victoria’s flora with over 900 species represented. This property supports brown stringybark/ redgum forest with its understory. Take the internal property walking track to observe 36 species of native orchids, grass trees, tea tree and heaths, wallabies, emus, echidna, sugar gliders, brown bandicoots, numerous native birds. A short walk will take you down, off-property, to secluded frontage of the Wannon River. Cross the road to hike the Picaninny or continue the trail south to Mt Sturgeon and Dunkeld or north to Mt Abrupt and onwards to Halls Gap.
Seeking business opportunity? This property offers that too. Just a 160 metres from the Grampians Peaks Trail, this property brings potential for the developing ‘hiker hub’ at the Dunkeld trailhead start / end. Internet access and a strong local community spirit welcomes new endeavours.
Acknowledgement:. Video by SkyWard aerial imagery and Bespoke Design Company
Please request the EcoProperty Guide to this property with all the details of the business opportunities and links to follow up immediately.
Offers will be considered now and the vendors will sell prior to any auction. The auction will be online and bidding and buying commences immediately. If not sold during that period the online auction will conclude on that day.