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This is a beautiful historical property yet still has modern conveniences.
The house is set well back from the road ensuring total privacy, just over 1 km from the front gate to the house. The house located on the hilltop, positioned to overlook the grass paddocks and has views to the distant mountains. The house yard has a variety of plants and palms giving lovely shade to the outdoor areas and verandas. The orchard surrounds the house yard with various fruit and nut trees. - 70 Macadamia Nut trees (several varieties), 10 Mango trees (large established trees), Jaboticaba, Lychee, 4 Guava, 2 Champagne Apple trees, Mulberry, 3 Grape vines, Lilly Pilly’s (for jams and cordials), Grapefruit, Mandarin, 2 Orange, Black Fig, Dragon fruit and even a coffee tree for you to roast your own beans for your morning cuppa on the front verandah (number of trees approximate). Most of the trees are long established and bearing well. There are some truly magnificent - large older trees located in the near house area of the property that provide shelter and nesting for a variety of birds and animals and a cool area to sit and reflect or read.
This house is a charming mix of old and new. The existing house was built to replace the original farmhouse in around the 1970’s. The front verandah welcomes you to the home and is a perfect place to enjoy relaxing while looking over the front paddocks. Escape the heat and enjoy the air conditioning (recently installed split system) in the lounge room. The kitchen has been upgraded and will delight any cook, with plenty of bench space and cupboards, including overhead cupboards.
Modern conveniences include oven, ceramic cooktop plus a dishwasher. The kitchen is combined with dining area and the first of two living areas. This is a great family space and the hub of the home. Bedroom 1 and 2 both have built-in robe and both rooms are huge and can easily accommodate a king size bed and still have room for dressing tables, drawers etc. Bedroom 3 is also a generous size and could easily have two single beds with plenty of space left. The fourth bedroom is smaller and currently being used as an office. With the layout of the home it would not be hard to make the 4th bedroom into an ensuite/WIR. There is a second living area that lends itself perfectly to a library reading room. The bathroom, toilet and laundry are all separate making this an ideal family home. As there is a second laundry in the Garage the laundry in the house could be a nursery, storage or office. There are quite a few possibilities to change rooms that allow you to adapt the house to suit your family’s circumstances or preferences.
With the adjoining properties being bushland, it gives privacy from all boundaries. The property is fully fence into 6 main paddocks. The internal and boundary fences are in good condition. Improved pastures on approximately 80% or the grass areas so it would suit stock including cows or horses. The house paddock is fenced plus there is couple of smaller holding paddocks. Most of the property is White Zone under the Regulated Vegetation Management Mapping which is getting very rare and gives you the option to keep property clear of regrowth. The soil is good throughout most of the property so you could extend the orchard production, plant crops or fodder growth would also be another use for the land.
Located a short walk from the house is a 3-bay garage, 2 roller doors and the third bay is used as workshop/storage. There is a second laundry located in rear of the storage area. The roof of the Garage has been insulated making it far more pleasant when utilising this space. Just behind the garage is the Portable building that is used as an office/additional storage.
The original owner of the property cleared the land to make way for a dairy and the beautiful Dairy is still in good condition and currently used as storage. This space has endless possibilities and would just look amazing with some minor restoration work, it has stood the test of time and even has a list of the cow’s names painted onto one of the walls. The old milk storage box is still in place. What a beautiful piece of history with some great shady old trees adding to its charm. Possibly the old dairy could be adapted to accommodate a historic café or perhaps a tourist attraction or studio.
Waiting Place – Historical Dairy
Wartburg is derived from the German words meaning ‘Waiting Place/Waiting hill’. The first owner of the property was a one of a group of German settlers from Wartburg Castle in Eastern Germany. In 1908 a young man of just 16 years of age travelled alone from German to make Australia – Wartburg his new home. With the properties allocated by lucky dip drawn from an old hat the young man secured the property. Ernst Schiffke headed to his allocation of bushland and set to carve out his future at 174 Oyster Creek Road. Each settler was given 20 sheets of Galvanised iron, groceries, cooking appliances, axes and mattocks. The property was named Kabbella and with many years of hard work the property was shaped into what it is today. With the bush cleared to make way for a dairy it would have been a huge undertaking for such a young man. The Dairy itself was obviously well constructed for it to have survived in the amazing condition it is today. Many settlers had dairies on their properties but this one was the last one churning out milk in Baffle Creek side of the creek. Ernst married Johanna and started a family. In 1949 his son, Eugene (Fred) took over the property from his parents and grew bananas and continued the dairy. The farm and the dairy stayed in the Schiffke family until 1983, when the new owner took over the property, they closed the dairy.
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Property Type - Lifestyle
Land Area - 42.92 hectare
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