A wonderland of nature
The Great Ocean Road hinterland area is home to many hidden gems when it comes to living the semi-rural lifestyle near the coast.
Great Ocean Properties’ listing at 25 Eagle Point Road, Bellbrae, is one such gem that meets and exceeds the expectations of tranquil hinterland living.
Just 10 minutes to Torquay, this 13-acre property features a solid 1980s home with a flexible layout set among an abundance of nature providing a lifestyle opportunity where kookaburras are the soundtrack and the native wildlife provide the entertainment.
Great Ocean Properties sales consultant Michelle McDonald said this property had been a great inspiration to the vendor who created several beautiful children’s books that came to life from her time spent in this hinterland marvel.
“The owners have enjoyed the best of this magical property and are now looking to enjoy the next chapter in their lives,” Ms McDonald said.
“Although they have created amazing memories in their home it is now time to pass on custodianship to another family to create their own special memories of this very special place.
“The property is registered with the Land for Wildlife Scheme and is a showcase of how to live in harmony with nature and be welcomed by the surrounding birds and animals.
“Many bush animals live on the property; possums, kangaroos, feather tailed gliders and echidnas live in burrows just below the house site and the owners have ensured that there are no introduced species.
“The owners have come to know the many personalities who live here and feel privileged to have been a part of this wonderful environment for 34 years.
“The property backs on to the Cape Otway State Forest with access to many bush trails, through the rear gate.”
The home boasts copious floor-to-ceiling glazing that floods the home with natural light and showcases the garden and native bush setting.
There are two separate and generous living areas with the sitting room flowing to a conservatory and a sheltered north facing garden, and it includes an open fire.
There are four bedrooms plus a study, the master has an en-suite and walk in-robe.
The practical considerations of hinterland living have all been taken care of with extensive rainwater storage plus a sprinkler system, a generator, 3.6 kW solar, fox proof chicken coop, sheds and a greenhouse vegetable garden.
The surrounding habitat inspires a deep connection with the land, the birdlife is abundant, and a wide variety of native animals also call this place home.
This property is remarkably close to world-class surfing, pristine beaches, hiking, mountain biking, nearby townships and Geelong.
Loveable just as it is, with its great bones and retro style it can easily be envisioned as a home up-levelled for contemporary living.
This is a rare opportunity to experience the privilege of a harmonious life embraced in nature and a private sanctuary to retreat to.
For more information, phone Michelle McDonald on 0418 123 927 or Nick Kearsey on 0455 184 240.