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To rent - Solar powered cottage on organic farm – East Gippsland

Located in Goongerah, an isolated valley on the Brodribb River in East Gippsland, 70km north of Orbost. Suit one or two people, looking for an alternate lifestyle, or a quiet space to write and grow vegies. Phone and internet. No TV or mobile reception in the valley, but also no power bills or water rates :-)

Garden space available if needed. Large orchard on the property, dairy goats and chooks. Small bedrooms, outside laundry and loo. Sunny north facing veranda.

Firewood is essential for heating, cooking and hot water (wood stove does the three). 

Progressive, eco-friendly settlement of about 40 people.

3 ½  hours from Canberra or 6 hours from Melbourne.

For more information call Jill on (03) 5154 0145


GRAMPIANS.  Tree change with income!  After 28 years Angela wants to retire.  This established holiday accommodation business on flat farm land has provided one person with a comfortable lifestyle; TWO people would have a highly successful business.  Good will with returning rock climbers.  Three bedroom house, 6 x two bedroom cabins, 1 x one bedroom cabin, swimming pool, tennis court, 5 x 17,000 litre tanks, bore, piped Grampians Wimmera Mallee water, small dam, 17 acres/7 hectares, sandy soil.  One kilometre to national park, seven minutes to park walks and climbs.  $560,000.  Phone (03) 5384 3226.

NEAR SWIFTS CREEK.  The Black Hill Organic Herb Gardens.  A unique opportunity to purchase a sustainable lifestyle in a beautiful mountain valley, with the possibility to extend an established certified organic herb business.  This three acre property is adjacent to a permanent creek with fertile dark loam nurtured over the last 14 years with sustained organic practice.  It is bordered by 10 acres of creek reserve which merges with the Cassilis Historic park.  There is an established orchard, herb plantations, European and native trees.  The cottage has 2 attic bedrooms, and is built from timber, stone and mud brick.  A separate guest bungalow is next to a large double story artist's studio.  10 minutes to Swifts Creek which has a P-12 school, bush nursing centre, DWELP, supermarket, cafés, pub, and a welcoming community.  The herb business includes a drying/processing room, solid fuel heater and air conditioner.  Large workshop and carport.  1.5 kw solar array, Kubota 4WD cultivator, Jenquip herb harvester, Grey Ferguson tractor and 5hp pump included.  50,000 litres water storage with water licence.  A much loved property for those with a passion for organic agriculture and a great lifestyle.  

Penny and Rob (03) 5159 4554, email





TAMBO VALLEY.  This beautiful 50 acre block of river flats is located in the High Country of East Gippsland in the Tambo Valley.  Organically certified for five years this gorgeous block sits on the Tambo River.  It has a productive lucerne paddock, water for domestic and stock, water tank and trough pumped using a solar pump.  Able to be built on.  Rich fertile soil.  This block has beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.  $350.000.  


Phone 0429 148 033.

STRATFORD, GIPPSLAND.  Escape to the country with the benefits of living in town.  This fully restored historic home in Stratford in beautiful central Gippsland faces the Avon River and is a short walk from the main street and the rail line to Melbourne.  Quaint and quirky three-bedroom home with two light-filled living rooms, wood heaters and separate study with loft storage.  Fully renovated kitchen with large pantry featuring local timbers, period pressed metal and quality appliances.  Three separate bathrooms, one with disabled access, another with original claw foot bath.  The floor plan lends itself to the possibility of dual occupancy, ideal for a B&B subject to council approval.  Sustainability features include raised vegetable gardens, chook pen, solar electricity, rain water tanks and solar/heat pump hot water.  Stratford is a small, friendly community with two schools, swimming pool, active sustainability and Landcare groups, and a strong focus on the arts.  The Courthouse Theatre is the community hub with a film group, gallery, workshops, community choir and regular theatre and music performances.  The Avon River is on your doorstep and the beautiful Alpine Ranges, Gippsland Lakes and 90 Mile Beach a short drive away.  

Contact the agent: Lisa Wegener 0401 065 422.

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