252 Taggerty-Thornton Road Taggerty, Vic 3714

Sale by Negotiation
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252 Taggerty-Thornton Road Taggerty, Vic 3714

Sale by Negotiation

A Man Who Planted Trees and Established your Own Private Forest Lifestyle Home and Arboretum

Lifestyle - Taggerty Vic

Established as an agroforestry farm and Arboretum to show farmers that good quality timber trees can be grown on farms and provide valuable shade and shelter for farm animals.

Of the 10,000 trees planted over the last 28 years, the diversity of species is such that the property has become an arboretum. More than 130 species of tree and shrubs are now growing on the property.

The property also provides a sawlog resource to local sawmills and the timber industry with its wide variety of both native and exotic trees.

Planning application and concept designs underway for the construction of a visitor centre for the Arboretum business, ideal to include furniture maker workshops and crafts gallery.

Native bird life is now abundant and many species nest on the property so ecotourism and bird watching all real possibilities.

Soil temperatures tend to be lower in high summer because of the shade created by the trees. This could be considered environmentally beneficial.

Four permanent dams have the basis for aquaculture. Currently four types of native fish reside in the dams:
Murray Cod
Yellow belly
Silver perch or Macquarie perch.
There is also Carp in the house dam and it is believed that they may have come in as eggs on the feet of ducks.

A fifth dam has a small catchment and while it fills readily in the winter it does not have a big capacity for fish.

Many other enterprise activities are available. Immediately from Hay, Cropping, firewood.

Easily established would be a Seed orchard for native and deciduous; Pine thinning; Pulp for MDF; Educational/tourism tours (with or without Visitor’s centre); Supply of trees for landscaping homes and suburbs; Supply of trees for farms and cities; Raw logs and Timber Furniture; Truffles; Horseriding; Hazelnuts; Cattle or sheep; Fishing for Recreation and Tourism

There is a 4 Bedroom traditional well insulated Hardiplank clad house with verandah on three sides set in lovely gardens.

Kitchen and loungeroom renovated in 2010 with the floors laid with Blue Gum, kitchen in red Ironbark timber and new appliances too.

Foil board Insulation in ceiling and under the kitchen floor. The kitchen and loungeroom floor double thickness with 19mm Blue Gum flooring laid over existing 19mm chipboard flooring.

The 4 Bedrooms are carpeted. Small ensuite on Master bedroom. Main bathroom, toilet, and laundry separate rooms.

The inside of the house is 21.1m x 7.9m = 166.69m2, the verandah on three sides 1.9m wide. North, South and west.

Car port for two cars measurements 11.5m x 3.8m on east end of house, attached to house.

Concrete patio, wood fired pizza oven, and timber deck on south side of house with shade sail covering.

Drinking water is rainwater.

Solar panel system grid connected with 20 panels for a 7.5 Kw system.

NBN satellite dish

Septic tank sewerage disposal, refurbished in 2012.

8m x 16m x 3.6m colorbond shed with electric lighting, several power points, two roller doors, one personal access door and three windows.

Options for ongoing management, tenancy, business options available for discussion.

Property Features
  • Lifestyle
  • 4 bed
  • 2 bath
  • 2 Parking Spaces
  • Land is 42.78 hectare
  • 2 Garage
Real Estate Agent
Owner & CEO of EcoProperty Pty Ltd
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