69 NANKERVIS ROAD
Mandurang VIC 3551
Land Area:5.5 acres
Features:Air Conditioning,Dishwasher,Fire Place,Floorboards,Hot Water Gas,Study
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Stunning Mandurang Valley Lifestyle
Located on the site of the old Mandurang Primary School Circa 1877 in the stunning Mandurang Valley Wine region is this magical period property comprising the renovated original Principal’s residence with high ceilings, polished floorboards, leadlight windows and panels, ornate mantles, wrought iron fireplaces as well as the separate original weatherboard school building.
The picture perfect five acre site is a living testament to the love, care and attention to detail that subsequent custodians have invested in each new chapter of this unique property’s history. With a sparkling inground salt water swimming pool, large dam in scenic bush surrounds, 0.5 acres of Shiraz grapes, several out buildings, a 2 meg water right and meticulously landscaped cottage gardens featuring tiered stone garden beds and paths, sweeping lawns, mature ornamental trees, flowering perennials and David Austin roses - this is truly a tranquil rural oasis only 10 minutes from Bendigo’s thriving arts and café culture.
The restored and modernised elegant family home features wide shady verandahs with colonial style timber fretwork framed by romantic ornamental grape vines and double French doors. The primary residence was built in 1877 as the School Principal’s residence. The spacious open plan kitchen-dining zone combines period elegance with a contemporary touch and features a solid timber kitchen with walk-in pantry, timber benchtops, dual sink and stainless-steel appliances including a Blanco 5 burner gas cooktop, electric wall oven and Smeg dishwasher. A study or fourth single bedroom, grand entrance and hallway large enough to double as a library complete the modern additions.
The restored four room Principal’s residence at the front of the house showcases the property’s numerous period features and provides an alternative front entrance. The central hallway leads to three double bedrooms, any of which could be utilised as a second living room. The luxuriously appointed master suite with pine lined ceiling, his and her built in robes, ceiling fan and wrought iron fireplace is serviced by the elegant family bathroom with fireplace and mantle, claw foot bath, shower, toilet and timber vanity.
Additional features of primary residence include:
•Split system heating and cooling and solid fuel heating in the open plan kitchen-dining-living
•Ducted electric heating and ducted evaporative cooling in the original Principal’s residence
•Large combined laundry/boot room with separate toilet
The existing 1877 weatherboard schoolhouse features:
•A classroom / living room with high ceiling, timber framed divided sash windows, original chalkboards and timber mantle, kitchen/dining with pine floorboards, boot room and utility room, spacious bedroom and combined bathroom / laundry with shower and hand basin
•Solid fuel heating & ceiling fan
•Basketball / Tennis court & school oval
•Brick paved circular Amphitheatre with fire pit
•All services to the building including power and plumbing
The five acre site includes:
•Bitumen and gravel circular driveway
•Fully fenced 10 metre salt water in-ground swimming pool with solar heating and sandstone paving
•Numerous outbuildings including an open machinery shed, Nissen hut (original CFA building), two car carport with additional open shedding to the rear and wine making shed with concrete floor and power (site of the original school toilet block)
•Potential to re-establish horse paddocks and repurpose outbuildings to accommodate a tack room, hay shed & float shed
•2 meg water right / 3 Water tanks
•Established vineyard featuring Shiraz grape varieties
•Large dam in scenic bush location
•Secure vegetable patch with kangaroo proof fencing
This unique heritage property on highly sought after Mandurang acreage presents a rare opportunity for emerging artisans, food, wine and hospitality industry professionals or purchasers wishing to realise their long held dreams of an idyllic country life.