Rural Property description
“POSITION, LIFESTYLE & RESORT STYLE LIVING”
Spanning nine acres with magnificent park-like gardens, this picturesque property "Queen Bee Vineyard" surpasses every expectation for refined rural luxury. Boasting a striking solar passive pavilion style home, a resort style poolside entertaining venue, boutique vineyard with a purpose-built barn style tasting room and a historic fieldstone cottage "The Stables" dating back to the 1800's in use as a B&B for accommodation and wedding functions.
Contemporary Australian Architecture defines this sensational residence that could be straight from the cover of a glossy magazine. It has been thoughtfully designed to embrace adjoining terraces, distant views and to capture an abundance of natural light. The north facing double glazed facade overlooks beautiful scenery with a manicured lawn and petanque court in the foreground, 3 acres of vineyard then a beautiful backdrop of native trees and an uninhibited skyline.
The vineyard has approximately 1200 tempranillo for a lovely Spanish red and 800 Vermintino for a dry white wine, all under dripper from the dam with a gravity fed allocation of 12 megalitres. The vineyard straddles a meandering driveway lined with box hedge and London Plane trees. The property also boasts lower acreage bounding Sheepwash creek, with loamy soil which would be ideal for expanding the vineyard.
The home itself finds that perfect equilibrium between an indulgence of your senses and an immersion in natures serenity. An expansive open plan living area comprises spacious formal dining and the most superb lounge you can imagine on either side of a dual island galley style kitchen, under raked ceilings with a smattering of down lights that twinkle like stars.
As you would expect in a home of this calibre the kitchen is beautifully appointed and truly a pleasure to use. The ambience of the lounge is enhanced by a large open fireplace, split systems and floor heating are also installed, though the northerly aspect, double glazing and gas filled panels ensures the home remains generally temperate and comfortable for all.
Two of the three bedrooms are serviced by a powder room and shower room while the master suite incorporates a large living space with a study nook behind a dividing wall from the bedroom with a walk-through his'n'hers robe and an opulent four piece ensuite.
The resort style entertaining venue with a salt chlorinated pool creates the perfect transition between the two main buildings, its generous proportions will accommodate many guests with ease where they can relax poolside in the dappled light filtering through the delicate Chinese Elms.
"The Stables" is straight from the pages of a fairy tale, this stone cottage couldn't possibly be more idyllic as wedding accommodation with a gorgeous fireplace, timber gables, concertina glass doors and a wonderful outlook over pristine gardens and a picture perfect dam with its own jetty, island and resident birdlife, or alternately access to a secret rose garden where it snows Prunis petals, and leads you to the pool.
The whole property has a very satisfying symmetry and many wonderful garden scapes such as a lavender and pansy walk, a Lombardy poplar avenue, salvia and petostrum ball garden, wide use of Box Hedge and Leightons Green, and a lovely amaranthus pyramid garden in front of the tasting room.
The tasting room has a decidedly industrial feel softened with rustic features. It has four pairs of parliament hinged glass double doors, its own kitchen and bathroom facilities, a large cool store room and an open fireplace with a chimney that soars to the peak of the high gables. While it's a versatile space that you could use anyway you please it's definitely worthy of hosting memorable events.
Other noteworthy attributes are a 7 panel Solar system, 3 phase power, a lovely potting shed, raised vegetables beds, a henhouse, and above all a very private and prestigious location under 10 minutes from Bendigo's CBD.
This unique property has been skilfully curated and represents great value and potential, be it for your lifestyle or to further develop the already seeded commercial opportunities.