A large 42sq modern rendered brick veneer country homestead, with 28 squares of living area with 10 foot ceilings and a full eight foot lined veranda. 4 large bedrooms all with built in robes, walk in robe for the master bedroom. 2 bathrooms, huge ensuite to the master bed room with large shower, toilet and a 2 seater spa bath that looks into an established fernery courtyard. A huge study/office/rumpus room, formal dinning room and second dinning room off the beautiful Australian Blackwood kitchen with large gas chef style oven, dishwasher and plumbed dual door fridge for ice making. The kitchen view looks onto Mt Buffalo and has a large walk-in pantry with power. A large hexagonal bay view window lounge room big enough for a full home cinema with cedar double doors restored from the original National
A large 42sq modern rendered brick veneer country homestead, with 28 squares of living area with 10 foot ceilings and a full eight foot lined veranda. 4 large bedrooms all with built in robes, walk in robe for the master bedroom. 2 bathrooms, huge ensuite to the master bed room with large shower, toilet and a 2 seater spa bath that looks into an established fernery courtyard. A huge study/office/rumpus room, formal dinning room and second dinning room off the beautiful Australian Blackwood kitchen with large gas chef style oven, dishwasher and plumbed dual door fridge for ice making. The kitchen view looks onto Mt Buffalo and has a large walk-in pantry with power. A large hexagonal bay view window lounge room big enough for a full home cinema with cedar double doors restored from the original National Bank of Australasia in Myrtleford. Separate main toilet and large laundry with built in benches and storage. A few more of the house features are: quality Oregon frame (not pine), hardwood roof trusses, and colour bond roof. Quality cedar Stegbar windows that run right to the ground level letting in lots of natural light. Fully insulated in roof and walls keeps this house very cool in summer and warm in winter. Wall between formal dining room & sleeping section of house insulated to keep out noise. Reverse cycle air conditioner, gas fired hydronic heating throughout the house. Large timber skirting boards and architraves throughout. An oversize 2 car garage. Solar hot water system and solar electricity panels help keep running cost very low for the house. Concrete slab, and fully concreted veranda. Carpet and tiles and blinds throughout. The house has been constructed for country living featuring strength and durability.
The house is surrounded by lovely established gardens with full underground watering system; gardens contain a unique mix of Australian natives, flowers and various fruit trees. There are approximately 14 garden beds at the front of the house. There is a (tree circle) just off one end of the house with a mix of lovely established trees creating a great summertime barbeque retreat.
There are three large raised vegetable garden beds with irrigation at the back of the house along with another orchard of citrus and apple fruit trees. There is another larger vegetable garden with irrigation as well. There is also a concrete path to hills hoist clothes line. Three large compost pits. Two large garden beds as well as an herb garden & fernery.
Farm: 20 ha
Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Josterberries, Red currants, Blackcurrants, Lawtonberries, Silvanberries, Tayberries, Youngberries, Elderberries, Cherries, Grapes, Walnuts, Chestnuts, Persimmons non astringent, Hazelnuts, Cider apples, Orchard and fruit trees (lemons, figs, quinces, oranges, plums, apples); hundreds of established trees.
Fully trellised and irrigated vineyard with all vines removed ready to develop any crop on a trellis at 3 m spacing approx. 12 acres.
Water is supplied to the property by two registered bores.
25 m deep reg. as stock & domestic, supplies house and gardens; 5 mega litre
50 m deep reg. as irrigation bore with a 45 mega litre (45,000,000 litres) allocation, not subject to water restrictions during summer. During drought neither bore ran dry. Yearly use of water is approx. 12-15 mega litres leaving up to 30 mega litres available for expansion, sale, rental or conversion to water bottling.
Water is excellent quality and used directly on crops with out treatment. Extensive underground mains deliver water to every part of the property.
Shed and shop:
The on farm shop has a unique feel. Christmas & Easter is always a happy time as it is always nice to see the same customers returning year after year Customers spend hours sitting outside in the designated areas & enjoy the on farm experience. The outdoor seating area has room for 60 people, chairs and tables are included in the sale.
6 m x 4 m cool room with shelving in main packing shed. Registered commercial kitchen with refrigerated air conditioning to shop &kitchen. Evaporative air cond.to main packing shed/storage area. Shed size is 30 m x 12 m has 125 mm concrete floor heavy enough for forklifts. 3 phase power 100amp mains to shed with 30amp/ 20amp/10amp outlets. Extensive pallet racking. Wash down sump at rear of shed for farm machinery/includes heavy duty high pressure hot/cold washer.
Included in the price is a range of farm and kitchen machinery and equipment; detailed list on request.
Planning approval was obtained in 2010 for a 30 seater café & 3 luxury Bed & Breakfast accommodations on the property.
This has since lapsed but all documentation is available for the buyer to re apply for the planning permit which should be easy to obtain as precedence has already been established.
Spring water bottling can be developed using 30 mega litres of unused water license, which equates to 50,000,000 x 600ml bottles of water p.a. Planning permits have been issued for this in the same area.
All stock available at cost. Jams, syrups, cordials, jellies ,relishes ,chutneys. Fruit wines: raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, blackcurrant. Cool climate red wines: Shiraz/Viognier 2005, Shiraz 2006. Packaging, berry punnets, wine boxes, storage pallets.
Registered trademarks/business names/website/Farmhouse Direct account
Scarecrow Trademark label owned and registered by Bright Berry Farms, as well as the following names: Bright Berry Farms (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mt Buffalo Vineyard, Mt Buffalo Winery.
About the farm/business
It was established in 1992 and has been operating successfully for 21years. It is situated on the Great Alpine Rd at Eurobin between Bright & Myrtleford. It has 20,000 to 25,000 visitors a year; 60% -70% are repeat customers. It has a Scarecrow as an easily identified trademark. It has the Murray to Mountains bike trail within 20 meters of the front gate. It is known all over Australia. It is identified as a tourist icon in the local area. It has been featured in a number of travel programs including Coxey’s Big Break. It has a Farmhouse Direct account for internet sales. It has a website. It produces a wide range of value added products using 95% of farm grown produce. It runs commercially produced advertising on Prime TV during Christmas/Easter. It has the potential to develop into a major Victorian Tourist Venue. It has crushed rock road to the main sales area, with turnaround for coaches.
Vendors will be available for 30 days to afford smooth change over. After that the very competent staff would be able to assist the new owners.