140 Finley Road,
completely in awe of BamboosaA substantial Garth Chapman built residence echoing the traditional style of stately Queensland homes lies at the heart of this remarkable Noosa Hinterland acreage. Located on the on the northern shoulder of Eumundi barely a five minute drive from town, the desire to rehabilitate and preserve this wonderful slice of the hinterland is testament to the foresight and commitment of the present owners and rightly recognized by a 2016 Australia Day award from the Sunshine Coast Council.
A touchpad secures the sliding steel gate, a raised road runs parallel to a lake sized body of water and dappled sunlight finds its way through towering bamboo forests lining the access road. Over a causeway, a large machinery shed with roof mounted solar farm catches sun all day and an irrigated shade house is ready for propagation. One fascinating structure is a six sided yurt in an open field ringed by flowing creeks on the north arm of the Maroochy River. At the base of the rise to the main house a fantastic barn with fire engine red doors looks as if it grew out of the rich earth. Edging one of the dams, huts straight out of Gilligan's Island face a sandy beach and planked timber jetty full of the promise of cool fun to come.
Infrastructure and planning over two decades has been carried out with a holistic approach to the land and its resilience to climate change. Giant papyrus stands filter water courses through the property and an existing cabin borders one of three jetties. There is approval for another five cabins on this magical property, while the huge interest in permaculture, aquaculture and organically sourced food remains heart and soul of the enterprise.
The commercial aspect to the land from bamboo as a food source and recognized building product, is underpinned by income derived from development of further cabins and increasing existing bed and breakfast capacity. Rainforest walks, panning for precious metal in clear waters, platypus spotting, fishing for bass and crayfish, a wonderland for avid birdwatchers and naturalists, open fields perfect for team building, shoes off conferencing or simply time out with a soundtrack of nature for company.
With utmost privacy normally associated with more remote and larger acreage and the luxury of easy access to the world famous market town and a fifteen kilometre drive to Noosa Heads, the possibilities for expansion are limited only by your imagination. Sitting in registered farm forests, regenerated and remnant rainforest, nature is the star of the show and a legacy of care and love of the land is evident at every turn in the landscape
Features: approx 32 acres/pesticide free for two decades, Garth Chapman designed Queenslander, all buildings certified, elevator, wine cellar, residential barn as possible b&b hub with office and upstairs accommodation, passive income, registered farm forestry/ aquaculture license /bed and breakfast, office, beach bar, five dams, billabong, lake, solar farm, machinery shed, fire pit, yurt, certified buildings, frontage North Maroochy River, approval in place/ further cabins, 5 minute drive Eumundi and 20 to Noosa Heads.