We've certainly learnt a thing or two over the past 18 months, namely it's the simple things in life that are the best, and gee aren't we lucky to live in central Victoria. This light-filled country cottage on the edge of Kangaroo Flat epitomises getting back to basics, enjoying peace, quiet and time to watch the seasons change.
Right now, this timbered property of more than two acres is alive with birdlife enjoying the early spring blooms. The seasonal dam/wetland is humming with life. The woodfire within the house is warm and welcoming you home. Even the address of 107 Kangaroo Gully Road promises character. As does the house, with its timber-lined walls and ceiling, cork tiled floors and beautiful bush views.
There are two bedrooms and two living rooms, plus a central farmhouse-style eat-in kitchen that really is the warm heart of the home. The split-level family room boasts windows on two sides, which makes the most of its easterly and northerly aspects. An internal laundry, bathroom and separate toilet are spic, span and functional.
A mix of ceiling fans, split systems in both the kitchen and family room and solid fuel heating keeps the cottage cosy or cool. Or simply work with the elements, open the windows and let the breeze bring in the bush scent and sounds. Solar panels with a 3.2kW inverter are also a welcome addition, the provider's rebate currently being 10.2 cents/kWh.
Outside, three tanks provide 15,000 gallons of water storage. There's a septic system plus pumps in place. This very private location is just five minutes from Kangaroo Flat - otherwise known as the gateway to Melbourne. Could this be your country retreat? Or your year-round bolthole away from the bustle. Either way, it's a one-off opportunity ready for grasping.