Bundanoon’ (Meeting of the gullies)
Lifestyle plus up high in the Strathbogie Ranges, North East Victoria.
This 100 acre bush lifestyle property is in the highlands of Strathbogie Ranges north of the Great Diving Range and has been a hidden secret transformed over twenty years into a tranquil idyllic natural sanctuary. Just 150 km from Melbourne and 6.6 km from the Hume Freeway heading towards Ruffy in the highlands (400m above sea level).
As you meander up the 1.28 km driveway lined with rocks and natives you are greeted by an eclectic array of rustic sculptures and rock gardens, sometimes interrupted by welcoming wallabies and Kangaroos that watch over the driveway entrance.
This property has 2 dwellings. The main house is rendered on 2 levels built into a hill and boasts 4 bedrooms each with quality built in robes, 2 bedrooms upstairs have ensuite renovated bathrooms. An open plan living area with floor to ceiling picture windows and French doors open to a balcony entertainment area which overlooks stunning views of the gardens. Downstairs there are 2 bedrooms, open office area with built in wardrobes and new bathroom.
The bright renovated kitchen has a spacious butler’s pantry, plenty of cupboards and Caesar stone benchtop. A rear paved courtyard features a massive rock table from the local area with a le Panyol French white clay pizza oven and BBQ with wok. A fire pit features in this area utilizing wood from the property and helps to keep the soul warm on cold days.
There is a spectacular infinity salt chlorinated swimming pool solar heated a gravelled petanque pitch and a wine cellar is set up under the house. Tucked away further up the hill is a standalone 2 bedroom cottage with separate lounge, laundry, bathroom and open renovated kitchen/dining area complete with a Coonara wood burner which keeps it toasty warm in cooler months. It makes a great additional space for family and friends and has been used as a Bed n Breakfast and could also be ideal as an Airbnb. There are 2 sheds, main comprises 17mx6mx9m lockable with 2/3rd concrete floor and extensive power outlets. One other separate shed acts as a storage facility. There are 5 water tanks totalling 25,000 gallons of rainwater and a permanent creek meanders through the natural moss rock gullies with 4 major spring fed dams. Extensive rock walled gardens are a feature of this property, created by a local rock craftsman using rock sourced from the property’s own quarry, complimented with thousands of native plantings. A wetlands catchment area provides enjoyment for the abundant wildlife as this property enjoys its own wildlife corridor and boasts the habitation of the gang-gang cockatoos. ‘Bundanoon’ protects its wildlife habitats and is a registered Land for Wildlife property where the wildlife enjoy their freedom; kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, koalas, powerful owls, echidnas and more. ‘Bundanoon’ has excellent proximity to Melbourne of less than 1 and a half hours to CBD and just 75 minutes to Tullamarine airport via Donnybrook and Mickleham Roads and rail transport to Melbourne and Wodonga/Sydney is easy and regular from Seymour and Euroa. One of Victoria’s most favourite regional dining establishments, the Ruffy Produce store is just 20 minutes up the road which enjoys a clientele who travel from far and wide.
Lovingly developed over twenty years, the Vendors have made the very hard decision to sell this picturesque lifestyle property and let others reap the benefits of their hard work and commitment and to share the wonderment of ‘Bundanoon’. Properties like this are unique and rare. Once you inspect this tranquil paradise you may never want to leave.
‘Bundanoon’ is a registered name on maps Victoria, it comes up in google.
616 Longwood Ruffy Road, LONGWOOD EAST
Auction Saturday November 4 at noon
'BUNDANOON' A SPECIAL TOUCH OF PARADISE
Bundanoon’ (Meeting of the gullies)
Saturday 4th November 2017
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm System
- Built-In Wardrobes
- Self Contained 2-bedroom Cottage