In the 1800s gold rush people came from around the world, folk used to navigating rivers as easily as we do highways today. And they spread into the country along those waterways, to places like Kevington near Jamieson, one of the strategic places along the Goulburn River tributaries that flow into Lake Eildon today.
The owner of this magnificent 26 acres (10 hectares), sees signs of the early gold diggers having been on his property every now and again.
He smiles wryly as he wanders along to his oak plantation, contemplating the commercial qualities of the truffles at their base.
Improving on the foresight of the previous owner, the grape vines and infrastructure have all been upgraded and revitalised, they are humming along nicely he says.
There’s over a kilometre frontage to the Goulburn River, with water rights and a 3-phase pump from the river, and the automated sprinkler system keeps the garden looking a treat, while the couple of acres under vines produce enough red wine, a fine drop of Merlot and Cabernet Savignon.
Designed by an unusual city architect as his country home, it has been very well built. The open-plan layout has high ceilings, double-glazed windows throughout, formal, informal and alfresco living areas, plus four bedrooms, study, plus a reading room.
Massive sliding doors invite you to forget the inside/outside divide, as do the enclosed barbecue and entertaining area, complete with a pizza oven.
The 4.9KV solar power system (still at 66c per Kw back to the grid for the next six or seven years), over-engineered shed, and the superb fencing, make the property a self–sufficient guru’s ideal home, and a pearler of a retirement prospect.
When you gaze at the horizon of a morning, you can see the magnificent Mt Terrible, and take comfort knowing that its mantle of snow rarely shares its icing sugar look with you, down in the valleys as you are.
- ADDRESS: 5171 Mansfield-Woods Point Road
- PRICE: $1,250,000
- AGENT: Clark & Co
- PHONE Andrew Clark or Glenn Martin on 5779 1700
- INSPECT: By appointment