Marquee Homestead and Heritage Livestock Breeding Stud
Nestled in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, a just couple of kilometres from the bustling township of Loch sits ‘Gowan Brae', 345 Loch Poowong Rd, a large architectural modern home and separate studio cottage surrounded by 160 acres (with leases) of picturesque, prime and highly fertile land, currently used as a multi award winning Scottish Highland Cattle and Ryeland Sheep stud.
The home is the much loved country residence of the current owners and has been thoughtfully designed to make the most of the its exceptionally lush, rural outlooks, sweeping views and elevated position while maintaining its core function as a sustainable farmhouse.
Totally private and security gated, the main homestead is reached by a winding road screened by mature apple and damson plum trees.
An imposing Elm tree guards the front entrance of the main house, who’s oxidised Corten steel cladding and Western Red Cedar facade anchors it organically into the surrounding fully fenced and landscaped gardens.
Step through the spacious entry hall past its striking steel screen (one of many commissioned features of the property) into the extraordinary open plan living area, with soaring 5 metre high ceilings, a monumental artisan built stone chimney, Cheminee Phillipe wood fire, glowing Jarrah floors and expansive views of the green hills beyond.
The external sliding doors fully open and lead to the relaxed entertaining deck, with its European styled natural infinity pool, fire pit and French clay wood fired pizza oven.
Food and generous entertaining are central to ethos of the property and the oversized kitchen with its gleaming bespoke granite work surfaces, timber cabinetry, Falcon duel fuel stove, European appliances and large Butler’s pantry is Gowan Brae’s beating heart.
The farm is virtually self-sufficient and produces a cornucopia of produce from extensive kitchen gardens. Eggs and poultry including chickens and guinea fowl, heirloom orchards and the current owners have even planted 10 young oak trees inoculated with truffles which will mature in a couple of years for the next owners to enjoy.
After a rewarding day enjoying farm life the new owners will luxuriate in the king sized master bedroom with its mesmerising floor to ceiling 180° valley and hill views, walk in robes and bespoke stone ensuite bathroom.
Two spacious guest bedrooms with rural views share a central bathroom and toilet to complete the main house accommodation.
The free standing studio cottage has 2 bedrooms (one currently used as an office) a central bathroom, spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen area with a wood fire and private balcony.
Functional aspects of the residential properties include:
• Two active executive home offices, one in the main house with a built in library and one in the cottage which could also be used as a bedroom, both with high quality broadband access.
• A combined Laundry/mud room with an enclosed deck perfect for wet farm clothing and muddy pets.
• A large passive heating capacity, high quality wood fire using timber from the property and reverse cycle heating and cooling in the main house ensures comfort all year round and water will never run out with a massive 180,000 litres of house water (approximately)
The owner’s passionate interest and considerable investment in the improvement of their land and wellbeing of their award winning stock is visible throughout the property. The farm infrastructure list is long and comprehensive.
Key features include new or recently replaced fences in all 17 high carrying capacity paddocks.
Extensive water systems and infrastructure including 9 Dams, 27 troughs and 2km of fenced Bass river frontage.
Non slip modern Arrowquip yards, crushes and loading ramps for cattle and sheep, plus a disused dairy building.
External buildings include 6 sheds for all possible purposes. Rigorous farm management practice has seen a rigorously maintained professionally executed super and weed removal program and the implementation of a Vet approved Level 6 biosecurity plan. A full list of all improvements is available on request.
Gowan Brae is positioned just over 100km from central Melbourne and 30 minutes to the beaches of Inverloch. The cafes and distillery of Loch are just 5 minutes away.
For more information on this Marquee property please contact Julia Merrington from One lifestyle Real Estate on 0435 791 114 or [email protected]