As we have the pleasure of presenting to the marketplace for sale this fine property (read on) only 9 kilometres out of Port Fairy on 26 acres with one of its entire boundaries fronting the Moyne River, we decided to take the opportunity to share with you some background information about this perennial river of the Glenelg Hopkins catchment.
According to Wikipedia, the Moyne River rises near Stonefield, from the edge of the lava flows west-southwest of Penshurst. The river flows generally south, joined by two minor tributaries, and spilling into the Belfast Lough and then reaching its mouth and emptying into Port Fairy Bay in the Bass Strait near Port Fairy. The river descends 190 metres (620 ft) over its 82-kilometre (51 mi) course.
The mouth of the river has been significantly altered. The river originally spilled into the Bass Strait south of the town of Port Fairy through a series of narrow channels leading westward from the site of the present–day mouth. At that stage, the southern outlet of the Moyne, the Back Passage, was narrow and the opening to the sea was often too rough for boats to leave or enter the port; the main eastern outlet was blocked by a shallow sand bar. These navigational impediments led to the construction of a jetty from Flagstaff Hill and a boulder wall breakwater between Griffiths Island and Rabbit Island. Training walls constructed in the 1870s, curve from the northern part of Griffiths Island through the sand bar. These structures rapidly led to the accumulation of large amounts of sand on the north coast of Griffiths Island and back shore erosion north of the breakwaters. A protective stone wall was added in 1911.
And now, back to the property:
8 Toolong North Road, Port Fairy 3284.
North facing living areas, four bedrooms, a master with a WIR and ensuite. This sandstone style brick veneer home on approximately 26 acres is picturesque, especially with Moyne River frontage. The home is built for sunlight and space with strong architectural and sculptural qualities, optimizing contemporary living with large living spaces, central chefs kitchen, 9 1/2 to 12 ft ceilings, 2 bathrooms and a deck outside, perfect for the entertainer!
Slab construction with aluminium windows, tiled roof, doubled glazed clerestory windows, floating timber floors in the living areas, quality floor tiles in the bathrooms, wool carpets in bedrooms, and a combination of wooden Venetians & roller shade blinds.
Superb chefs kitchen with charcoal coloured bench tops, deep storage drawers, pantry, gas cooking and a dishwasher. Heating is delivered via ducted gas central heating (LPG), plus split system heating and cooling. In addition there is a ducted vacuum system and an Infinity gas hot water service.
Delightful aspect with northerly & easterly rural views, with also landscaped and established gardens and 26 acres of productive land, bore, two water tanks and three stock troughs. The soil varies in layers. Having beautiful Moyne river silty loam, layers of clay and volcanic rock. A vegetable patch that runs under the Mandala System, permaculture at its very best!
43 different types of vegetables, 40 fruit/nut trees that are beginning to produce, young fruit trees, apples and pears, nashi and many varieties of fig trees, all producing like mature trees. Peach and cherry trees began to produce last season. Mandarin and lime trees produced a couple of good sized fruit in their second year in the ground. There are also berries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and loganberries. Reduce your grocery bills, most of your meals can be made directly from your own produce!
An outstanding contemporary home ready for you to start creating your own dreams!