Wanui is a superbly restored, grand Federation era homestead offering rural living at its finest.
The Weering district was first settled in the 1860’s and has strong links to Australia’s early pastoral history with many large station properties still surrounding the region. Originally part of a larger farm holding and lovingly refurbished by the current owners, the double brick home with high gabled roof and deep verandas sits impressively at the end of a quietly winding tree-lined avenue on 3.81 ha (9.4 acres) of prime Western District farmland.
An impressive timber panelled entry hall, with concealed cloakroom, leads to a grand lounge-reception room with a magnificent cedar timber ceiling and striking leadlight bay window offering views over the garden and meadow beyond. For entertaining, there's a beautifully appointed dining room with open fireplace and floor-to-ceiling garden views through double-hung leadlight windows.
A large well-appointed country kitchen incorporates an informal family meals area and features gas cook top, electric oven, dishwasher, loads of storage and space for an AGA range.
There are four bedrooms, a generous master suite with open fireplace and direct access to the veranda, while bedrooms two and three can both easily accommodate QS beds. The fourth bedroom could also become a study.
A renovated, tiled family bathroom with spa bath and separate shower completes the offering while a generous sunny laundry-utility room provides ample storage. Wainui boasts quality original fittings throughout, from Baltic pine floors, exquisite century-old leadlight and 14"6' ceilings to more modern amenities such as satellite NBN and mains water.
A well established garden includes specimen shade trees, pond with fountain, croquet lawn, orchard and kitchen garden and leads to a separate self-contained studio space ideal for guest accommodation, home office or gym.
The property includes a large workshop, horse stalls, cattle yards, chicken run and underground water tank. The land is highly productive with excellent fencing and is suited to a variety of small farming pursuits.
This property sale presents a rare offering indeed within commuting distance to Geelong, Ballarat or Melbourne.