High up in the rolling green hills behind Apollo Bay you will find a garden filled with flowers, trees, herbs and vegetables. A delightful farmhouse sits amongst a beautiful orchard and abundant food garden. This is a self-sufficiency dream. An extra cottage sits separately in the landscaped grounds providing extra accommodation, or maybe even a farm stay experience.
Follow flower fringed paths that meander throughout this garden. Much hard work and the thirty years of biodynamic gardening has created a rich chocolate soil that would be the envy of all your gardening friends. On a visit in 2019, Kosta of Gardening Australia commented on the soil and compost as being "the chocolate fudge" of soils, full of micro bacterial activity. Here you could grow all the fruits and vegetables you need for an abundant lifestyle.
Established in the late 1880s the original house was transported by bullock dray down Old Coach Road from Beech Forrest. In the early days the property was a working dairy farm and Post Office for the road. The local Apollo Bay Historical Museum has photos of the original house and later years.
The current owners have lived and gardened at the property for 34 years. The delightful country style main home with two bedrooms, open lounge and country style kitchen with wood stove and plenty of storage for your preserves is complimented by a fully self-contained cottage with kitchenette, bathroom, woodfire and bedroom loft and a separate studio. All buildings, now home to 3 generations, sit beautifully in the garden surrounds with valley views and are strategically placed to allow privacy.
Nestled high in the hills behind Apollo Bay this property is approximately 15 minutes’ drive to the township. Whilst the property is supplied with all the daily necessities of electricity, mobile reception, internet and the school bus if required (passes the front gate daily) - the beauty, peace and serenity is truly incredible.
1.489 hectares of Biodynamic gardens
North facing exposure for the whole property
Numerous trees and plants – inventory provided on request
Hydronic heating throughout the main house
Baltic pine flooring
Separate Self-contained Cottage
Separate Studio with wood fire
150,000 litre rain tank storage