Rural Property description
“ASH GROVE CIRCA 1920 TRADITIONAL VICTORIAN FARMHOUSE”
Renowned and revered, "Ash Grove" is one of the few remaining original homesteads of the Mandurang district with a gracious traditional Victorian farmhouse as the centrepiece of an enchanting garden where towering Claret and Golden Ash trees create a spectacular autumn display that must be seen to be fully appreciated.
Situated in what has long been a highly regarded location and any wonder with this beautiful setting. In particular this property of approximately 8 acres on a quiet country lane has forest on three sides. On approach a tree lined boundary and driveway are reminiscent of yesteryear then the period charm of the farmhouse will have you stepping back in time to when life was simpler, homes were built and maintained with love and pride, and outdoors was where the days were spent in the fresh air.
Prepare to fall in love with the magnificence of each and every detail that contributes to the overall ambience of this historic home. Wonderful period features adorn every corner, high patterned and strapped, or timber-lined ceilings with large decorative cornice, ornate wall vents, picture rails, timber fretwork and dado boards, high skirting boards, quality drapes and swags over hand crafted cedar double hung windows and heavy panelled doors encompassed in splendid stained glass leadlight transom windows and sidelight sets.
Your family will be well accommodated and very comfortable with three large bedrooms, and a study or smaller fourth bedroom within the home serviced by a four piece bathroom with tessellated tiles, brass fittings, an original deep clawfoot bathtub, a double vanity with timber cabinetry and the most beautiful blue leadlight window you will ever be lucky enough to lay eyes on.
A central lounge has a gorgeous open fireplace with a decorative insert and mantelpiece, it shares a chimney with the fireplace in the main bedroom. Ceiling fans throughout will ensure your comfort along with two reverse cycle split systems and a large freestanding solid fuel heater in the spacious open kitchen / dining area which will entice your inner chef with Tasmanian Oak cabinetry and benchtops with an inlaid stone cutting board / preparation area, stainless steel oven, gas cooktop and dishwasher, built-in pantry and direct access to a storeroom cum mudroom from which the laundry and second toilet can be accessed.
Adjoining the rear of the home an expansive brick paved entertaining area is undercover of the back verandah featuring laserlite and its own awesome Cyclone ceiling fan. Enjoy a BBQ here or just relax with a cuppa as you take in the lush healthy gardens maintained by a watering system in the secure house yard beyond which is the separately fenced ornamental pond. You can accommodate guests, if your teenagers haven't already claimed it, in a two room bungalow on the east side of the home which is handy to the return verandah for easy access to the homes amenities.
This glorious garden not only provides endless fun to explore and peaceful places to sit but also a treasure trove of fresh fruit and veg with a vast array of fruit trees, a pumpkin patch and raised wicking veggie beds. To cater for this an abundant water supply is available through a 1 megalitre ornamental pond covered with water lilies, a 2 meg catchment dam with an electric pressure pump and a 2.3 meg water right delivered via a large 16 meg shared dam together with 6 tanks totalling 130,000 litres of rain water storage.
To top it all off this property is well suited to all forms of livestock including horses, cattle, sheep, alpacas etc. with five well fenced paddocks with electric fencing, five night paddocks, four stables, a massive 33 x 6m machinery / hay shed. Other shedding includes a large storage shed near the house with tandem parking for two and a workshop area. While this property is private and secluded it is also in a prime lifestyle location and is supremely convenient being only 12 minutes from Bendigo's CBD and 5 minutes from Strathfieldsaye.
Properties such as this are tightly held and rarely available so if you think this one suits you and you are ready to go you should contact the agent as soon as you can to arrange an inspection.
Please Note; Private inspection for qualified buyers only with 24 hours minimum notice.