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Hidden away on over 25 acres and steeped in history this property is situated in what is referred to as 'the jewel of Bruny Island'. Amongst the many tourist attractions visitors are drawn to Adventure Bay for its white sands and aqua blue, pristine water! This unique property, unlike any other allotment available in Adventure Bay, includes an established olive grove with olive pressing machinery shed and equipment.
Ideally set at the end of a no-through road, access is via a private and scenic driveway passing through rainforest. With no other dwellings in sight it's easy to be immersed in the nature that abounds this vast and picturesque landscape.
Bordered by other large acreages, there is a safe all-round clearance from bush and forest. The property has an early 1900's farmhouse, 12m long carport accommodating two vehicles, over 6m garage/workshop with a second over 6m olive oil press room with two additional carports and a garage. There is a sauna room and pump house as well as an enclosed vegetable garden/chicken run and chicken coop.
The olive grove of approximately 950 trees produce an annual crop of exquisite temperate climate extra virgin olive oil. Pressing machinery/facilities are included and the grove is fully irrigated by a dam and drip line system with a good boundary fence.
There are two dams, the largest is admired from the cottage windows and both are spring fed via a creek line running through the property.
The four-bedroom farmhouse is warmed via a wood heater positioned to radiate heat through the home. Features of the home's era include original hardwood floors and 10ft ceilings. There is a newly installed 1kw system of solar panels and solar hot water.
A spacious farm style kitchen is welcoming and additionally has a combustion stove. The combined bathroom/laundry area has lots of light via a full height glass brick panel and windows, there is also a separate toilet with hand sink. An enclosed 12m long sunroom also serves as an ideal sun-drenched entertaining area opening to a paved courtyard with pizza oven. The large covered 'L' shaped veranda at the front of the house is perfect to enjoy the view and serenity.
The home was built by some of the first timber felling settlers of the island and the tastefully renovated upstairs study/office shows the potential of further improvements if desiring to bring to guest accommodations specs, alternatively, the cottage is ready to enjoy as is.
On offer here is an invitation for an island lifestyle with a supplementary income. Sea views can be enjoyed from the most elevated corners of the property and the magical feel of this place hits you as you drive down the forest entry driveway!
There are two rain-water tanks with a large catchment area, on average 800 to 1000 mills of rainwater has been recorded a year and this location offers an ideal climate to live and farm. The parcel offers diverse variation in its form from flat, undulating and elevated sections, already an ideal site as a successful olive grove, could also lend itself to other farming scenarios including vineyard and vegetables.
The abundant wildlife on the property is both as entertaining as it is adored with too many to list, although, mention should be made of the much-loved white wallabies and echidnas, with wedge-tailed eagles circling above. Blackwoods, myrtles, wattles and eucalypts also grow on the property encouraging a variety of birdlife.
Located close to Adventure Bay beach and within a short drive to the South Bruny National Park with its popular walks, the jetty and boat ramp are also close by. The services of the township, including IGA, café, bowls club, community centre, fuel, restaurant and berry farm plus tennis court, outdoor gym, picnic and BBQ areas.
This parcel is an opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and would allow the envious lifestyle that Bruny Island offers. This is a peaceful oasis in a sort after location and with few properties available in Adventure Bay land of this size is a treasure.
Call Laureen, an island resident today to inspect this unique property and all that it has to offer!
Disclaimer: All information contained herein is gathered from sources we believe to be reliable. However we cannot guarantee its accuracy and interested persons should rely on their own enquiries.