There is always a good story behind how a couple relocate to the country and the delights the experience has provided.
Peter and Petra Trusler purchased a bare block of 15.98 hectares (or 38 acres) at Freeburgh in the Ovens River valley, just ten kilometres along the Great Alpine Road from Bright, over thirty years ago.
The bare block of land has a delightful northern exposure and they engaged a local builder to create the home they had designed.
Built about 15 years ago it is of classic proportions with two levels with a substantial area under roof of about 40 squares plus a classically sweeping veranda area.
Over its two levels the home has four bedrooms, all a generous size, with adjoining bathrooms and built-in robes. With the upper level comprising a comfortable family living area it includes a formal entrance leading to casual lounge and dining areas plus an extensive Blackwood timber kitchen including a walk-in pantry.
All the upper level rooms have three metre (or ten foot) ceiling heights with air conditioning and a slow combustion log fire in the living area; there is also a ducted vacuuming system throughout the home.
The principal bedroom of two on the upper level has its own full ensuite and a spa.
The lower level is set up as two self-contained living areas each with one bedroom, their own full-sized kitchen and can be completely independent from the upper level of the home.
One has been used as a senior relative’s living space with its own bathroom and spa while the second space functions as a bed and breakfast unit with another bathroom.
Peter Trusler says that although not actively promoted, (it has an Airbnb listing), it attracts regular bookings.
“I think the purchaser of the property could operate both downstairs units more actively as self-contained short or longer stay accommodation as the alpine valleys adjoining are alive with events.
“There are plenty of wineries and restaurants nearby too and we are en route to Hotham and Dinner Plain.”
The property has unlimited water resources inclusive of about 300,000 litres of rainwater storage plus there is a stock & domestic pumping right for an extra two megalitres of water from the high-quality waters of the adjoining Snowy Creek.
The property is also fully set up to run sheep or cattle with a paddock subdivision, a laneway system for stock movement, and both cattle and sheep handling facilities including loading races and yards.
There is a separate 12 x 18 metre workshop, hay storage and machinery building, and a large garage under the upper level roofline with a double garage in the expansive garden that surrounds the classic home.
This property is ready for its new owners to enjoy a rural living and lifestyle experience with numerous hobby farming or enterprise opportunities.
- ADDRESS: 218 Snowy Creek Road, Freeburgh
- AGENT: Dickens Real Estate Bright
- CONTACT: Gerard Gary, 0439 551 032
- INSPECT: By appointment