At the end of a tree lined drive on a beautiful rural allotment of 4.44 ha, this vendor designed family home was constructed in the 1980’s to take full advantage of the elevated, gently sloping site and panoramic views over Lake Colac to Red Rock and the Warrion Hills. A variety of locally sourced slate and sandstone has been sympathetically used in the construction of the quality built four-bedroom home giving it a true connectedness to the landscape and environment.
On entering the home, you will immediately be struck by the grandeur of the formal lounge and dining room; excellent for entertaining with soaring western red cedar lined cathedral ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and boasting a magnificent Barrabool Hills sandstone open fireplace.
Designed with family in mind, the home is zoned and at its core is the well-equipped kitchen and family meals area which overlook a sunny sitting room and lounge with wood heater. Both areas open directly to the front and back verandas with paved entertaining areas. Of the four bedrooms, three are double and two have built-in robes, while the master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and new ensuite; three west-facing bedrooms all have external access onto the front veranda. There’s a separate study, plus a sewing room, second study or music room. The home has a newly refurbished family bathroom and boasts quality features such as bespoke cabinetry and ducted vacuum system. A generous laundry and separate WC completes the offering.
The owner’s love of gardening is evident and landscaping includes a combination of bluestone, brick and well-established shade trees, including several oak trees with origins to acorns brought back from Gallipoli after WW1. With time to explore, you’ll discover the old granitic-sand tennis court, which could be brought back to life or converted to a walled kitchen garden; and the dam, which is a great habitat for frogs and yabbies.
The property is perfectly suited to grazing and is subdivided into four paddocks with electric fencing, established shelter belts and mains water, which is reticulated throughout the garden and to all stock troughs. There’s a separate studio space and sundry shedding with power, two pony stables and steel cattle yards with loading race.
Currently zoned Farming Zone (FZ), but as part of the Colac 2050 Growth Plan the Colac Otway Shire has recommended the rezoning of this and all properties along the west side of Drapers Road to Rural Living Zone (RLZ). Just 5 minutes from Colac's town centre, 50 minutes to Geelong and 110 minutes to Melbourne. Daily buses to most Geelong private schools. Inspection will impress!