LIFESTYLE, HOBBY FARMING AND ENVIRONMENT FEATURE AT ‘WIRRIMBIRRA” IN KILMORE DISTRICT PROPERTY
Wirrimbirra the 20.2 hectare (50 acres) property at 890 Forbes Moranding Road High Camp only 13 kms north of Kilmore via the Northern Highway is offered for sale by the Ruralco branch office in Kilmore with a quoted price of $649,000.
The property with a substantial and solid four bedroom brick homestead just at the end of the bitumen is judged as a great lifestyle destination with enough pasture land to conduct hobby farming enterprises or just to enjoy the environmental features.
These are reflected in a Trust for Nature covenant over a 10 hectare section of two ecological vegetation classes of a grassy dry land forest and a valley healthy forest, that are both preserved in great condition.
The property takes its name from an aboriginal dialect meaning “to preserve the land” and reflects what the vendors have achieved over their fifteen years of occupancy.
Now seeking to downsize and retire they built the homestead to exacting standards featuring high ceilings, expansive room sizes with four big bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The design allows for spacious living, dining and alfresco areas enjoying good natural light with several bay windows and rooms which provide excellent views to the surrounding district.
They also chose a double garage with direct entry into the house which has gas ducted heating, evaporative cooling plus a reverse cycle air-conditioning system.
North facing they also installed a 5kw solar rooftop system which has made the household operation highly energy efficient with most quarters returning a nice cheque in payment for the excess power over consumption that is generated.
The homestead is set in an expansive botanic style garden environment together with a productive orchard comprising all popular fruit and nut trees.
Water is conserved in five tanks linked to the home and two sheds giving a total storage of some 60,000 litres so that the property is virtually self sufficient in regard to services.
There are two large sheds one used as a machinery store and workshop while the second was purpose built to house the vendor’s caravan.
It has a 4.5 metre clearance roller door and a higher internal roof line such that installing a mezzanine building level can be considered as an option and providing many optional uses.
There is also a fenced dog compound, chook shed and loading race and holding yard.
The vendors describe the location as incredibly peaceful with neighbours in sight and Kilmore with all its resources about 15 minutes distant; travel to Melbourne takes about one hour fifteen minutes.
Another linkage is the Kilmore East railway station within easy reach with regular Metro train services to Southern Cross.
Ruralco‘s selling agent Jeanette Laffan says that Wirrimbirra offers multiple choices to the purchaser.
“On offer here is a high quality homestead of substance and scale, set in a delightful garden environment, plus the pastured areas are fenced and level providing plenty of enterprise options.
“The accessibility to Kilmore and district even to the City makes this an ideal location for a family or couple wanting a highly desirable place in the country”.
For more information on Wirrimbirra at 890 Forbes Moranding Road High Camp in the Kilmore district contact Ruralco Kilmore on 5782 4000 or their agent Jeanette Laffan on 0438 452 641.