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Find serenity and grace in an exceptional rural setting …

This stunning 1902 Federation homestead, built from materials retrieved from the “Wirrega” homestead is a rare find, combining the pleasures of tranquillity and elegance with rural farming lifestyle. Professionally restored in 2008, the owners embarked on a major restoration project and have been proud to have kept “Olive Grove” homestead and land in the family for more than 150 years. Over this time the property has consistently successfully produced good quality wool, prime lambs and mixed cropping including wheat, barley, beans, lentils and canola. “Olive Grove” has an aura of history about it, along with a vibe that makes everyone feel welcome. There is room to breathe, wonderful space and a view from every window that is simply divine. It’s open spaced living room and lounge area is bathed in light and warmth, surrounded by natural rural beauty. With four delightful bedrooms, exquisite lounge and living areas there is plenty of room for a growing family. The inclusion of a guest area attached to the main homestead could convert to a fifth bedroom with bathroom, or lovely B&B enterprise for those with vision. The gorgeous French doors lead to a fabulous Tuscan pergola area, perfect for entertaining family and friends. Once you have fallen in love with this remarkably restored home, you will equally fall in love with the gardens that surround the homestead. Also restored by the owners from just a couple of trees, the gardens combine peacefulness with charm. In autumn, the trees provide a spectacular tapestry of colours and light, and in spring the wisteria on the eastern verandah becomes a feature of opulence. Sweeping lawns, an abundance of deciduous trees to produce shade in the warmer months, and an apple and pear orchard to enjoy in their seasons just adds to the appeal of this home.
Of course, we can’t forget, “Olive Grove” is bordered by rows of unique gnarled olive trees that have lined the landscape of this area for over a century. “Olive Grove” and neighbouring “Olive Bank” have been in the vendor’s family since the 1870’s which is truly remarkable. Olive Bank was sold a few years ago. No wonder the current owners have labelled this beautiful property a haven.
At a glance…
– Property Size: Total 186 hectares approx. – 460 acres approx. on 1 title – but will be offered as a whole or as 3 separate Lots (subject to final survey)
– 5 Bedrooms – 2 Bathrooms – 3 Living areas
– Stunning 14ft Federation high ceilings
– Slow combustion heating.
– Large lawn area and Tuscan style pergola
– Generous verandahs
– Ample storage.
– 3-car garage
– Huge open plan modern kitchen/living area.
– Serenity and style.

This property will be offered as a whole Lot 1 186 Ha total inc. Homestead and outbuildings, Lot 2 10.39 Ha Homestead. Lot 3 175.69 Ha open land including working improvements. Lots subject to final survey.
For sale by Registrations of Interest closing 12noon Thursday 24th March 2022 INPS (if not previously sold).
Call Geoff Watts 0427 717 515 ASAP for open inspection dates.

Property Features

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Car spaces: 3


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