Hinterland oasis offers hybrid lifestyle-business opportunity
The Bellbrae hinterland area of the Surf Coast has become highly sought-after by homebuyers looking for a peaceful semi-rural environment to call home.
One Agency Surf Coast has a unique listing at 440 Vickerys Road, Bellbrae, that offers a private oasis set in native bushland and presents a diverse range of opportunities to make the most of this exceptional property.
You could live immersed in nature on this uniquely special 12-acre rural conservation zone featuring serene bush surrounds, historical abodes and natural waterways that attract a variety of wildlife.
The north-facing sustainably built mudbrick cottage boasts two living areas with beautiful French oak floors, a farm-style kitchen, rustic bathroom and three inviting bedrooms.
The cottage also boasts a roaring fireplace, exposed copper piping, hydronic heating, upstairs balcony views, cathedral-style windows and ceilings, plus Velux skylights showcasing the tranquil treetops.
The other unique abodes on offer include a charming barn, funky Mexican-themed cabin and converted shipping container and caravan that would be ideal for Airbnb or hosting events and guests.
The striking double-storey barn features hardwood floors, entertaining area, fireplace, games room, kitchenette and more – perfect for an office, small business, B&B, or yoga retreat (STCA).
One Agency sales consultant Olivia Swann says you won’t find many properties featuring two creeks and an impressive wetland-style dam attracting an abundance of native wildlife.
“It really is a home and a lifestyle immersed in nature,” Ms Swann said.
“The main residence is a sustainably designed mudbrick cottage with an idyllic northerly aspect and double-glazed windows in the living area that unites a wisteria-covered European inspired garden – the perfect spot to unwind with a glass of wine next to the firepit.
“The charming double-storey barn, Mexican-themed caravan and shipping container cabin are an ideal way to supplement your income through Airbnb or leasing for events.
“That is the beauty of this property, it offers flexibility to be enjoyed as a self-contained family retreat or a hybrid lifestyle-business opportunity.”
There’s everything you need to live off the land with established veggie and herb gardens, flourishing orchards, water tanks, greenhouses, 6.5kw solar panels, compost bays, irrigation, plus rich soil for a future market garden or vineyard.
All the hard work has been done for you, with the owners cultivating the land (100 per cent organically) using permaculture principles, they’ve even added a fun kid’s outdoor play area.
Enjoy the peace and privacy of rural living while only 10 minutes’ drive to Torquay and Anglesea townships, plus a mere six kilometres to famous Bells Beach and Point Addis or three kilometres to premium wineries … a truly rare opportunity!
For more information, phone Olivia Swann on 0499 053 114.