Goodlife Real Estate Australia

73 Grant Street, Forrest

For Sale
Property Type: Acreage/Semi-Rural
3 Beds 5 Baths Approx 9925 Square metres 14 car spaces

Cafe, Chocolaterie, California Bungalow, Studio - 2.45 acres in the heart of Forrest

Amazing business and living opportunity located in the burgeoning village of Forrest. Gateway to the Otways and home to a micro-brewery, a bike riding Mecca, Bed and Breakfast, local pub and vibrant general store. Forrest is perfectly situated on the back road to Apollo Bay and in the centre of the Great Southern Touring region. Platypi Chocolate, being directly opposite the Mountain Bike Trailhead, holds a superior position in this blossoming tourist town, and is all set to take advantage of future growth.

Platypi Chocolate with its soaring architectural design has a commanding street presence and is bursting with further potential and possibilities. This unique 2.5-acre property featuring the renowned Platypi Chocolate, an extremely popular café and chocolaterie. Upstairs the gallery like dining/retail space is light filled and has glorious views of the bush behind. This is complimented by the large dining area on the covered balcony. There is further seating in the gabion walled, gravel courtyard. On the lower level you will find the significant and very well-equipped climate-controlled chocolate production/commercial kitchen space. The building is fitted with everything you need for a great tourism business including excellent toilet facilities, landscaped gardens, signage, extensive parking, and room for expansion.

Fabulous potential here to develop an art gallery/retail side to the business and create a beautiful commercial sculpture garden. The infrastructure is in place and all the hard work has been done. A ten kilowatt {battery ready} solar system subsidises the grid power.

A delightful, recently built, light-filled studio sits nearby. Fully self-contained with a spacious bedroom/living space, kitchenette, and separate bathroom. This delightful, light filled space is further complimented by a large rear deck to enjoy the view. Take advantage of the holiday accommodation market and make this little beauty a winner.

Situated in its’ own garden setting is a fully renovated Californian Bungalow style, two-bedroom home. With cosy living and a fully renovated kitchen and bathroom this is the perfect spot to head to at the end of the day. The Zen style bathroom is delightful, and you are all set to chill-out and relax in the large egg-shaped soaking tub.

This property is exceptional value, let your imagination soar and make Platypi the vision of your dreams

Ideally situated on the southern mountain bike trailhead, one acre of the block is native bush, providing vistas of tall trees, yet it’s only a few minutes’ walk to a restaurant, a renowned microbrewery, cute general store, and pub.

Goodlife Highlights
• Established successful Cafe and Chocolaterie business.
• Platypi Chocolate opened in January 2018 and has become an iconic business in the region.
• The building is architecturally designed, and built with a fine eye for detail, with over a million dollars being spent on its construction.
• Ideally located on mountain bike and walking trails and on the Apollo Bay Road.
• 250m2 café floor, including 70m2 undercover balcony. Licenced for 80 guests.
• 125m2 floorspace beneath, used for chocolate production, includes full bathroom facilities.
• Four seating areas, all with fabulous vistas of native bush.
• Multiple income streams from onsite café with takeaway, catering, onsite chocolate retail, comprehensive online sales platform, and wholesale chocolate sales. Potential for further income from the vibrant accommodation market
• Fully staffed with reliable and well-trained locals.
• Average of 4.7 stars across Google, Facebook and TripAdvisor reviews.
• Featured in November 2021 Qantas inflight magazine and Lonely Planet’s Guide to Australia.
• Quality equipment and fitout in café and chocolate production.
• 10kW solar array with battery-ready inverter.
• Multiple accommodation options.
• A fully renovated California Bungalow 2-bedroom home, with ducted heating and cooling
• A cleverly designed studio with kitchenette and bathroom and large attached workshop.
• Striking architect-designed 2 storey building, currently home to Platypi Chocolate café and chocolaterie, with potential to become a stunning home with magnificent views.

Heating & Cooling

  • Split-System Heating

Outdoor Features

  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Shed

Indoor Features

  • Broadband Internet Available
  • Built-in Wardrobes
  • Dishwasher
  • Floorboards
  • Workshop

Eco Friendly Features

  • Solar Panels


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