Productive Bellarine property with sweeping Port Phillip views

May 10, 2024 BY

291-329 Sheppards Road, Mannerim boasts panoramic views across Port Phillip Bay from the Heads to the Dandenongs.

Elders have brought to market another outstanding rural holding smack bang in the middle of the Bellarine’s agriculture and lifestyle heartland.

Situated on about 75 acres, 291-329 Sheppards Road, Mannerim, this property is picture perfect, boasting a lovely undulating and pleasant rural aspect.

Being some of the Bellarine’s most productive land, the property offers a diversity of uses including the current raising of cattle, or could be equally suited to sheep, cropping or horses.

With panoramic views across Port Phillip Bay from the Heads to the Mount Martha and the Dandenongs, it includes a large farmhouse with spacious entertaining areas, separate studio, garden shed and two car garage.

Elders rural and lifestyle sales manager Peter Lindeman said this property topped the list when it came to the best of rural and lifestyle offerings on the Bellarine.

“Whether you’re looking for a laidback lifestyle or a farmable sized holding to undertake your own rural enterprise, this one ticks all the boxes.

“All the infrastructure is in place to make farming life easily manageable including excellent fencing and yards, reliable water, ample shedding, productive pastures and established shelter belts.

“To top this off, the home is just superb and features some great outdoor spaces including a tennis court.”

Paddocks are well fenced with troughs pumped from two dams or alternatively from town water.

The property includes a 9m x 20m machinery shed with workshop, hayshed, and renovated cattle yards with crush.

The house and farm are entirely self-sufficient with a 10.8kW solar system, with batteries and backed up by a 16KVA generator with on-site 600 litre overhead fuel tank and four water tanks with a combined capacity of 88,000 litres and equipped with a UV filtration system plus town water on top of two additional dams.Nestled in the landscape, the current owners have created a lovely family home where surrounding views are prioritised.

Constructed with recycled red bricks, the off-grid four-bedroom farmhouse combines modern comforts with rustic charm.

Beautifully designed interiors are warm and welcoming with polished blackbutt flooring, timber-framed windows, and timber cabinetry.

The house has a strong connection to the outdoors through an abundance of double-glazed windows capturing the views from any position in the house.

Bedrooms are generously proportioned and are serviced by spacious bathrooms.

Entertaining guests is a breeze with formal and informal dining spaces, as well as a fabulous semi-enclosed outdoor dining zone linked to the kitchen with bi-fold windows.

An orchard, vegie patches, spacious chicken run and garden shed with wood storage complement the house.

Hundreds of trees have been planted around the property and the largest dam features a jetty, perfect for summer swims.

Birdlife abounds, including egrets, royal spoonbill, swans, pelicans, grass and every other parrot, willie wagtails and masked lapwing.

The mod grass tennis court with a seat constructed from a real ski chairlift for onlookers is probably one of the most scenic places on the Bellarine Peninsula to have a hit of tennis. Enjoy magical sunrises and breathtaking views over Swan Bay from This high-quality productive farm with off-grid home all just 15 minutes to Queenscliff and Sorrento Ferry Service, 30 minutes to Geelong and 90 minutes to Melbourne CBD.

Offers close 5pm on May 29 if not sold prior.

For more information, phone Peter Lindeman on 0418 525 609.