'Ashmount'- An Unrivalled Stonehaven Lifestyle
Held within the same family for over 30 years, this outstanding 148 acre property is offered to the market as the ultimate rural lifestyle in a most picturesque and naturally beautiful setting. Zoned for farming and occupying one kilometre of Barwon River frontage at the foot of the rolling Barrabool Hills, a labour of love has resulted in not only a charming and invitational place to call home, but with exceptional potential for deriving income and living off the land.
Set in a delightful garden of mature trees, the character infused three bedroom homestead features wraparound verandahs, polished timber floors, high ceilings with ornate, original cornices, open fire places and idyllic placement enabling priceless rural views from every aspect. The living area features direct flow onto the verandah via French doors, framing irreplaceable outlooks across fertile green pastures, with a wood fire, air conditioner and timber lined ceilings harnessing additional ambiance. The country-esque kitchen features high end St George and Neff appliances, bespoke cabinetry and feature lighting, conveniently sitting alongside the meals and family sharing area.
Respite can be found on any of the verandahs or among the three bedrooms, the master hosting a well-fitted walk-in robe and ensuite bathroom, with upstairs appreciating an oversized loft with flexibility as a fourth bedroom, playroom for children, yoga space or home office. Relaxation and a quiet cup of tea will be savoured in the sitting room downstairs, around the open fire while admiring the play of light on the ever changing landscape outside, through the charming lead-lighted bay window.
Seven secure paddocks all watered and surrounded by plantation shelter belts and serviced by laneways provide the flexibility for 110 acres of cropping and the ability to run livestock. The property also features productive fruit trees, vegetable gardens and chook pens cementing your sustainable lifestyle.
Exterior assets include an artists studio and a double garage, separate machinery shedding including a raised board two stand shearing platform, sheep pens & four bay machinery storage and dog kennels. Rainwater tanks with over 100,000 litre storage capacity service the house and garden whilst a solar pump supplies two of the three dams for stock and domestic water from the Barwon River.
Positioned just 5 kilometres from the Geelong Bypass and within one hour of Melbourne, the Geelong CBD,
hospitals, university and schools, can all be accessed within 15 minutes. The property is located within the Golden Plains Shire's nominated Growth zone, and has the high prospect of development potential in the future (STCA).
This wonderful property presents an opportunity to enjoy a rural lifestyle living with a productive farm income, only minutes from Victoria's major regional city, combined with the prospect of potential future redevelopment for the astute investor.