A tranquil and picturesque 20 acre family rural retreat set amongst rolling hills in a secluded valley. Commanding wonderful views over the property, the comfortable 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home has all modern conveniences. Only 45 minutes from Melbourne CBD, 10 minutes to Berwick Village with its cafes, restaurants, supermarkets etc or 15 minutes to Emerald Village and the puffing billy. Play tennis, wander around the farm or relax in the outdoor area and enjoy the peace and tranquility.
The home compound including tennis court, extensive lawned areas / gardens and long driveway is fully fenced. The property is divided into a number of paddocks used for grazing of cows and offspring. There are a significant number of mature native trees on the fence lines and in gullies and also a large dam on the property. The property is frequented by many species of native bird, wallabies, wombats and occasionally deer and fox. The dam attracts water birds and ducks. Given the rural setting, the area offers plenty of scope for hiking and cycling.
Guests are welcome to enjoy the main home, tennis court and gardens. You are welcome to enter the paddocks EXCLUDING those containing cattle but PLEASE close gates upon entering and exiting paddocks. Boots are available for guest use. Parents are advised to monitor children closely if they enter the paddock containing the dam the fencing around the dam is NOT childproof and near cattle troughs. Tennis racquets and balls are available for guest use. Also a set of boules. There are 2 spacious horse stables and dressage arena on the property that could be available by prior arrangement only. There is a gas barbecue available for guest use gas provided. Wood is provided for burning in the wood heaters. All bedrooms and the family room have reverse cycle air conditioning.
Harkaway is a small rural enclave in a "green wedge" zone within the Melbourne metropolitan area. Set in rolling hills it comprises a small village general store/cafe, school, meeting hall surrounded by a few houses but is largely comprised of small rural holdings. It is a truly special place.
Some local attractions that you might be interested in visiting during your stay include:
Emerald Puffing Billy
Emerald Bakery – very popular breakfast place especially on Sundays
Wilson Botanical Garden, Berwick
Old Cheese factory, Berwick
Cardinia Reservoir Park
Public golf courses nearby include -