This cosy 2-bedroom cottage sits on a level acre surrounded by serene rural landscapes. It has an open plan kitchen/dining/living area with a combustion heater, reverse cycle air conditioning, hardwood flooring and plenty of natural light. The recently renovated bathroom is equipped with walk-in shower and quality fittings. Both bedrooms are carpeted and have plantation shutters over the windows, one with a powered exterior awning as added insulation. A small room opposite the bathroom is currently used as a WIR, but could also be utilised as a study or storeroom.
A covered timber veranda wraps around eastern and northern sides of the house, from which one can enjoy watching the distant Grampians change with the fluctuation of light and weather. A raised gravelled area to the south enables outdoor entertaining or quiet contemplation. Separated from the house by a gravelled driveway and fence is a fire pit, with log seating, encircled by olive trees and natives. Further along is a 10mx4m bocce field and orchard, which includes stone fruit, mulberry, cherry, pear, chestnut, almond, walnut and quince trees.
The enormous 6mx12m powered steel shed is on a concrete slab and has built-in shelving with bench space. Alongside is a separate woodshed, also with concrete floor. Three rain water tanks service both house and garden. A large Potager-style garden has olive, bay, apple and orange trees, roses, plus many herbs and flowers to attract pollinators and other beneficials. With seven raised beds, there’s enough room to crop rotate all your vegetables. Native trees and shrubs were planted in 2021 along the property’s perimeter, to supplement existing windbreaks of ornamental pear and olive trees. The orchard, vegetable garden and fire pit are all securely fenced.
Views of the countryside constantly change with the seasons and every outlook is charming – from the swaying silver birches and native plants that grace the garden, to peaceful rural surrounds and the majestic Grampians beyond. Regular avian visitors include little silver-eyes, Thornbills and fairy wrens. Other frequently seen birds include fan-tails, eastern rosellas, wattle birds, magpies, kookaburras, wedge-tailed eagles and black cockatoos.
If you’re just entering the housing market, planning to downsize or longing for a quiet country retreat, then this property is definitely worth a visit.
Tarrington is located 9kms from Hamilton and 27kms from Dunkeld – southern gateway to the Grampians National Park and home to the famous Royal Mail Hotel. Local wineries include Hochkirch and Pierrepoint. Beautiful St Michael’s Lutheran church dominates Tarrington’s main street and the annual hay bale art display is a delight for all who pass through this little village around Laternenfest.
Property features include:
◦ Sealed road access
◦ Quiet location with panoramic views of district, including Grampians range
◦ Close proximity to Hamilton
◦ Nearby Hamilton to Tarrington bike trail (20km return)
◦ Modern bathroom
◦ 2 toilets
◦ R/C air conditioner and combustion heater
◦ Fully fenced
◦ Lockable shed to accommodate car and machinery
◦ Rainwater tanks (2 x 23,500 litres, 1 x 13,000 litres approx.)
◦ Low-maintenance garden
◦ Separate woodshed on concrete slab
◦ Wireless internet connection
◦ Abundant bird life, plus occasional visits from koalas and wallabies