Iconic Mirboo Farm - The Perfect Lifestyle Property
Set high on the green rolling South Gippsland hills, Mirboo farm is currently the site of the renowned Mirboo Garlic business, Australian trail blazers in the growing and marketing of local garlic and artisan food products.
The spacious, rambling family homestead is set in large mature gardens and is positioned to make the most of attractive rural views in all directions.
A classic country property, the house is an attractive mix of periods and styles. The main house was built in the late 1930s, has high ceilings, wide Japanese inspired corridors and well-proportioned rooms, all with the original Art Deco features still intact.
The more modern part of the house, including the large slate floored family room with a billiard table and adjoining snug lounge with a wood fire, was built in the 1980s and renovated again in 2000.
As you enter the panelled front door, set on a wide veranda, you will find the original formal dining and drawing/music room to your left and billiard room to your right.
Turn to your right into the spacious farm kitchen situated at the very heart of the home. The kitchen overlooks the deep north facing veranda and courtyard with conveniently situated vegetable and herb beds and features craftsman built blackwood cupboards, European appliances, cork floors, country style dining area and an unusual high stained glass lantern window.
A short walk down the wide corridor from the kitchen to the rear of the house, leads you to the 5 original bedrooms, all of which have Art Deco features and overlook the peaceful mature gardens or the courtyard. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and large built in robes. The other 4 bedrooms (2 of which are currently used as offices), have built in robes.
The central family bathroom and a separate second toilet service the rest of the house.
Externally the property is situated on just under 9.5 acres of rolling, highly fertile and fully fenced land with plenty of room for a few grazing animals.
The existing orchard has citrus, figs and apples, a chook shed and raised garden beds. 170,000 litres of rainwater tanks and very productive soil will allow purchasers to grow almost anything they wish.
There is a large garage/shed currently used for sorting and drying garlic.
A serene 1000 tree private koala and wildlife reserve on the property boundary completes this unique property.
While the garlic business is not part of the freehold sale, the current owners are happy to share garlic growing skills should the new owners wish to learn and for those who would like a little extra income in the future, plans are available to turn the dining/music room into a self-contained B&B unit. Plans available on request.
Mirboo farm is just 11 minutes picturesque drive to Mirboo North, with its schools, shops, cafes and brewery. 22 minutes to trendy Meeniyan and 2 hours drive to Metro Melbourne.
We recommend inspection as quickly as possible.
Contact Julia Merrington on 0435 791 114 for more details.