SHELFORD 31 Mercer Street

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The Manse Estate c. 1872

The Location: Located on the edge of Shelford township, close to Inverleigh end Banockburn, 40 minutes to Geelong, 35 minutes to Ballarat and 1 1/2 hours to Melbourne, this magnificent property offers the rare opportunity to live in a peaceful rural location centrally located to two major regional cities and close to quality local infrastructure including restaurants and cafes amongst the best in Victoria. The township of Shelford is growing along with the whole region, protecting your investment over time.

The Land: Comprising 10.37 Ha / 25.5 acres (approx) Farming: The soil is rich and fertile allowing for a wide range of potential farming opportunities. There is currently a wheat crop growing due for harvest later this year. Development: On two existing titles this property has been re-zoned as “low density residential “with a minimum allotment size of .4 Ha / 1 acre (approx) (STCA). This will give the new owner the flexibility to enjoy the land holding in full or subdivide allotments now or later to suit their own requirements of density.

The Main Residence: The current owners purchased the original Presbyterian Minister’s Manse ideally sited to take advantage of valley views and set about undertaking a sympathetic and detailed restoration, in addition to the construction of a linked building that is a triumph of design that enhances and celebrates the original building. The result is a stunning residence that is the perfect blend of original character and modern family living. Features include large beautifully proportioned rooms with high ornate ceilings, polished timber flooring and feature fireplaces. Wide verandas wrap the home on three sides and provide numerous areas to relax as the seasons change. Accommodations include a large formal living room, formal dining, home office/library with bay window, four generous bedrooms including the huge master bedroom suite with ample walk in robe and deluxe en-suite bathroom, fifth bedroom or study, two additional bathrooms, large and inviting open plan living and dining room adjacent to the state of the art kitchen with large butler’s pantry that will excite those that love to cook, and a dedicated wine room. A powder room, full size family laundry and direct home access to the triple garage completes the package.

The Cottage: The current owners have also constructed an additional stand-alone cottage that is also sympathetic to the surrounding buildings that provides a multitude of opportunities for guest/family accommodation or B&B potential for extra income. Comprising large formal lounge/dining adjacent to the kitchen area, two generous bedrooms, main bathroom with separate toilet, family room or gymnasium.

Other important features: The property is connected to town water and has additional water storage of 70,000L, hydronic heating and ducted reverse cycle air-conditioning, landscaped gardens including an established kitchen garden with vegetables, herbs and citrus. The property is substantially fenced and additional shedding provides storage for equipment or extra cars as required.

For full property information, TEXT '31 Mercer' to 0428 444 841

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LOCATION: 31 Mercer Street, Shelford

Price: $2,200,000 - $2,400,000

Tony Young




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