As Australian metro property prices continue to soar, we’re not surprised to hear so many reports of city dwellers on the hunt for a post-lockdown tree change. While town-centric properties across regional Victoria are also reported to be selling quickly, the significant rural properties are the ones that offer a more extensive list of lifestyle benefits.
Such benefits might include wide-open spaces (mix use land), sustainable living elements (solar, water irrigation, and enough space to grow vegetables), not to mention dreamlike expansive views.
Longview situated close to the regional hamlet of Glenrowan, Victoria is one such property; in fact, we’re so impressed with its long list of natural and site-developed attributes that we’ve labelled it a rare gem.
At first, one might assess Longview as being suited to simply hobby farming with its mix of undulating grassland, areas of rocky outcrops, woodland and truffle orchard. However, another genuinely magic element is the property’s hillside backing onto the National Park.
It is here seated before a roaring fire pit at sunset, soaking in the epic views and local shiraz, that one begins to appreciate the true lifestyle possibilities. Majestic snow gums with ghostly white bark dot this relaxation spot’s crest, accessed by a rocky but assured track. Just over the fence line, a natural stone gorge can be spied. After heavy rains, it becomes a magnificent 100-foot cascading waterfall. This evening, its granite face is illuminated in pinks and golds, becoming richer in colour saturation as the sun begins to fall.
Carved into the lower part of the same hillside sits the immaculately renovated home, positioned to take in more of those outstanding 180-degree views. Landscaped garden areas featuring a pond, native and South African proteas gardens, a terraced veggie garden, high yielding blueberry and raspberry bushes, and away from the house, a truffière with 16 inoculated hazelnut trees showcase the site’s clever layout and development. Ample water storage tanks and on-site bore water are additional well-managed infrastructure that steers the property focus toward a sustainable future.
The home offers two separate entrances off the veranda, presenting two luxurious and sizeable dual living zones. Current property owners take advantage of this by operating an Airbnb business, securing significant income. Extensive property features have been tastefully planned and well thought out; and include a detailed property management plan.
Longview is situated approximately five minutes drive from Glenrowan township near the Taminick wine region; the property is adjacent to the famous Baileys of Glenrowan winery that produces some of the state’s best Durif and Shiraz wines from its 1800s block vineyards. Backing onto the Warby-Ovens National Park, a mix of rugged woodlands and productive pasture makes this property a rare gem.
Suited to those looking for a mix of acreage, choice of additional business income, plus a chance to own a little slice of alpine wilderness, Longview features expansive, elevated views across the local district – from Winton Wetlands to the Victorian alps.
We’re impressed with the immaculate renovation of the home’s living space, featuring internal stonework, elegant tile flooring and a modern, provincial-style kitchen. Additional features include a spa and swim-spa positioned to enjoy the view; established native gardens, wall gardens and pond surrounding the homestead; excellent water infrastructure in place, including a bore and the delightful mix of open pastures and naturally vegetated acreage, including a mix of peppermint and snow gums.
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8-10 Ford Street, Wangaratta, Victoria
Tel 0477 138 372
PROPERTY ADDRESS & LISTING
282 Upper Taminick Road, Glenrowan, Vic 3675