'BARWIDGEE' - YOUR PERFECT RURAL RETREAT AWAITS
In the heart of the picturesque Warrenbayne region, 'Barwidgee' beckons with its enchanting blend of modern luxury and serene rural living. This attractive 27-hectare (67 acres) property is listed for private sale at an inviting $1.75 million, is a testament to country living.
'Barwidgee' introduces you to a lifestyle that seamlessly blends sophistication with the charm of nature. The crown jewel of this rural escape is a magnificent, recently built rendered Hebel stone home. Spanning an impressive 465.7 square meters, this residence boasts over 50 squares under the roof, embodying exquisite design and top-tier finishes.
The layout is designed for optimal functionality and family living, featuring three bedrooms, a bathroom, and laundry on one end, while the main bedroom, ensuite, and office grace the opposite side. A gourmet kitchen and expansive dining and living areas create a central hub for family gatherings.
Savor the beauty of sunsets on the large patio, equipped with quality blinds for a perfect evening. Slide open the concertina glass doors, seamlessly connecting the kitchen, dining, and lounge to the alfresco space and the inviting pool area on the opposite side. This idyllic setting invites you to unwind and enjoy the tranquil rural atmosphere.
'Barwidgee' is designed for sustainable living, featuring a 13-kilowatt rooftop solar assembly and a zoned concrete slab hydronic heating system. The property leverages a sump oil burner, utilising waste oil products sourced locally, ensuring warmth and comfort while minimising environmental impact.
The fertile land of 'Barwidgee' presents a myriad of farming opportunities. With internal fences removed, the soil enriched, and the area sown with oats, the property recently yielded a bountiful harvest of large round bales of oaten hay. A seasonal creek with an adjacent water hole, equipped with an electric pressure pump, supports irrigation for a golf course turf lawned area beside the home.
Bounded by the majestic Reef Hills State Park on the eastern boundary, 'Barwidgee' invites exploration and adventure. Discover walking and riding trails through the gated entry, providing a gateway to the wonders of nature at your doorstep.
'Barwidgee' is conveniently located just ten kilometers south of Benalla, with easy access to the Hume Freeway. Elders Real Estate agent Michael Everard emphasizes the property's proximity to the Benalla rural city, offering extensive community, education, retail, and services.
Editorial by John Kennedy:
For Private Sale - Expected to attract offers around $1.75 Million.
OUTSTANDING FAMILY HOME WITH PLENTY OF DESIGNER FLAIR ON 27 HA (67 Acres) AT WARRENBAYNE - BENALLA REGION.
The rural lifestyle and farming property 197 Benalla to Warrenbayne Road only a short distance of about ten kilometres south of Benalla is for private sale.
Listed by Elders Real Estate in Wangaratta for purchase in the region at $1.75 million the property bearing the name Barwidgee is only about two kilometres southeast of a major intersection on the Hume Freeway, making it very connected to all that the popular Benalla rural city, the district and beyond offers.
The property occupies a corner holding with Johnsons Lane and it has a farm area of 27 hectares or 67 acres.
Of particular note to a buyer or even a family wanting to relocate from the metropolitan area and be in close proximity to a principal north east rural city of Benalla with excellent transport connectivity is the striking family home which the vendors have built.
They have owned the property for ten years with the highly functional and extremely well designed rendered Hebel stone (autoclaved aerated concrete) home completed only six years ago.
The vendors say they have been devoted to building their diesel repair and servicing business in Benalla.
They say, "we feel our two children now about to reach their teenage years have missed out on a lot due to our heavy work commitments". Their plan on sale is to undertake a long-term caravanning trip around Australia.
The substantial rendered Hebel stone home on Barwidgee has an area of approximately 465.7 square metres, (or over 50 squares under roof) and has a very high design and quality finish features.
It offers three bedrooms, a bathroom and laundry at the south end with the main bedroom, ensuite bathroom and office at the opposite end. In between is a quality kitchen plus a substantial dining and living space.
The under-roof line large patio section on the western side of the home has pull down quality binds which the vendors say is the ideal place to view the sunsets at the end of the working day with a drink or nibbles.
Large sliding concertina glass doors give the kitchen, dining and lounge rooms ready access to this alfresco space and also to the pool area on the opposite side.
Designed to be highly energy efficient the home has a thirteen-kilowatt rooftop solar assembly that feeds unused power back to the main grid. There is also a zoned in concrete slab hydronic heating system powered by a sump oil burner with virtually unlimited fuel supplies of waste oil products which are sourced locally.
Externally the home has multiple features including a double carport, a majestic in ground tiled concrete swimming pool of 11 by 4.5 metres and holding 73,000 litres of water with an electronic hot water system providing year-round family exercise and enjoyment.
There is also a 251,000 litre quality steel rainwater tank that harvests all the run off from the extensive building rooftop.
The farm area has seen all the internal fences removed, the soil improved and sown down to oats. A large volume of big round bales of oaten hay has recently been produced.
The property has a seasonal creek where a large water hole adjacent to a number of red gums is equipped with an electric pressure pump that provides the supply for the irrigation of the golf course turf lawned area that is established as a green space adjacent to the home. There is also a large reliable dam originally for livestock many years ago.
'Barwidgee' has a large farm shed and an original set of steel cattle yards which have not been in use for some years since the farm area has been cropped and cattle use discontinued.
The eastern boundary of the property is the major Reef Hills State Park to which there is a gated entry and plenty of walking or riding trails.
Elders Real Estate marketing agent Michael Everard says that 'Barwidgee' at 197 Benalla to Warrenbayne Road, offers a large, modern and only recently built family home of scale with an outstanding good design focus, quality fittings and services plus ideal livability.
"The land area offers a host of farming opportunities or could be developed to suit any type of livestock or equine interests.
"The location is ideal with the Benalla rural city in close proximity via the Hume Freeway and the extensive community, education, retail and services it offers.
"This property provides the ideal rural living environment for a family for instance that is ready to relocate from city to country living."