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Private House For Sale By Owner In Dereel, Victoria
Do you fancy living in your own National Park? For your kids to be able to explore, climb trees, camp out and experience true freedom? If you are looking for a peaceful and private setting to escape to, with easy access to Geelong and Ballarat, then this 53 ha (135 acre) property is for you
Set well back from the road, the property features a unique passive solar house designed by local architect Brendan Mooney. The house has large floor to ceiling north-facing windows, with sweeping views of your own native grassland and woodland. Plentiful sunlight and natural materials including heat-retaining Dunkeld sandstone and reclaimed ‘Karri’ hardwood flooring soothe the senses. The home has air-conditioning and a wood combustion heater. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, a 900mm oven and walk-in-pantry. There are four spacious, north-facing bedrooms. The master bedroom includes en-suite and walk-in robe, while bedrooms 2 and 3 include spacious built-in robes. The fourth bedroom doubles as a huge separate living area or rumpus room.
A generous and sheltered north-facing deck overlooks the established garden, and is a beautiful spot for entertaining or just enjoying a quiet coffee. On the south side, an elevated deck offers spectacular sunset views and stargazing opportunities. It can even be used as a camp-out platform to sleep under the stars!
The huge 6m x 9m garage is conveniently fitted with a remote-controlled panel-lift door.
The house yard includes a beautiful garden, orchard and vegetable patch, 100,000L water tanks, a sewerage treatment and irrigation system, chook pen, secure dog run and campfire pit.
Described as a botanical wonder by Trust for Nature, this property includes native grasslands bursting with orchids, lillies and other herbs. There are remnant snowgums, old-growth swampgums and she-oak woodlands.
The significant ecological values of the property are protected by a Trust for Nature covenant.
The property has sealed road frontage, a school bus stop close by, and is only 25 minutes to Ballarat and 55 minutes to Geelong
159 Snowgum Road Dereel VIC
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