Rural for sale

586 Wandering-pingelly Road,

Wandering, WA

6 5 16

BUSINESS opportunity or stunning COUNTRY SANCTUARY located in the scenic Hotham Valley. This property gives you the option of having both.

Enquiry code for this property: 1600

+167 acre property with bitumen road frontage, only 130 km south of Perth CBD.
+1100m2 multi-purpose rammed earth and steel building.
+Spacious rammed earth 2 bedroom 1 bathroom manager's residence.
+Swimming pool area with cabana.
+Two fully self-contained rammed earth cottages, approved for short stay accommodation.
+Industrial rate 3 phase power.
+Second 2 phase power transformer.
+Two equipped freshwater bores producing up to 4000 litres per hour each.

The main multi-purpose building was constructed in 1993 with 3.6m high rammed earth walls and a 6m high steel roof for Hotham Valley Estate, the second winery in WA to be listed on the stock exchange. It has been extended and remodelled and now covers more than 1100m2 and is divided into 4 main areas. At the southern end, the building houses a restaurant, kitchen, cellar door, toilets and upstairs, a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment with central living area and kitchen. The middle section of the building 30X12m is currently used as an art gallery and barrel room. It also has a store room and office included. At the northern end the 24X12m roof rises to 8 m and is open on two sides and is used as a winery processing area and next to it is a 18X8 m insulated store and a workshop.

Adjacent to the main building is the rammed earth managers/owners residence with verandas on two sides. It has spacious living areas with a kitchen, a separate entry/music room and 2 bedrooms plus 1 bathroom (ensuite) and separate toilet. Heating is through a slow combustion stove and electric floor heating in the living areas. The extremely well insulated house with great thermal properties only requires cooling by ceiling fans. Large upcycled multi pane sash windows give views over the gardens, native bush and the vineyards. There is also a beautiful pool with deck and large cabana.

Further south are two rammed earth self-contained cottages with front verandas. Both have a furnished bedroom/ ensuite, kitchen, fully furnished living/dining area. There is also a deck to the side accessible through French doors. The cottages have reverse cycle ac for heating and cooling. The cottages are approved for short stay accommodation. The accommodation is popular with both guests from the Perth metro area as well as eastern states and overseas tourists.

Further improvements are a 13X8 m general purpose shed, camping ablution block, two dams and two equipped fresh water bores capable of producing apx 4000 ltr/hr (tested over 48 hours). Water storage collected from the main roof is in 4 rainwater tanks totalling 260,000 litres of which 100,000 is stored on top of a hill for gravity fed water. A 20 acre reticulated vineyard was planted in 1987/88 with 8 varieties. The remainder of the property is open grass land, native old growth trees and a 5 acre water wise garden with 4 large ponds connected by streams and waterfalls with places to sit and reflect.

The winemaking part of the business is not for sale as the owners are relocating this. The restaurant and barrel room are currently licenced with a restricted tavern licence allowing for the consumption of wine, beer and cocktails on premises and the sale of wine for take-away. The current restaurant seats 32 and is equipped for that number. The kitchen has a wood-fired pizza oven, electric hotplates, dishwasher, fridge and freezers, there is no deep-fryer. All kitchen and restaurant equipment will stay. The licence is approved for up to 200 guests and includes a 5 acre garden area. The licence can be transferred to the new owners. The art gallery provides an income through commissions and as a function centre.

The property can easily be adapted to the requirements of the new owners. The possibilities include equestrian, wedding receptions, adult retreat, organic produce, and much more. The current zoning and location allows the property to be subdivided into smaller lifestyle blocks (subject to Council approval).

Enquiry code for this property: 1600
Last updated: 02:47PM on Sep 14th 2017
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