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Glenfine Gardens - Old world charm meets commercial potential

• Period property with a host of character features
• Stunning established garden and surrounds
• Historic church & function centre onsite
• 20-seat cafe and tea rooms
• Existing commercial licenses
• Ornamental pond and extensive water rights
• 1 hour from Phillip Island
• 86km from Melbourne CBD

Secure your future with this stunning slice of period heritage and local landmark that features a beautiful home and an income generating business. Glenfine Gardens comprises an exquisite two-bedroom solid brick art deco “gentleman’s residence”, 130-year-old fully restored timber chapel, modern function/reception centre, and charming tea rooms set among six acres of beautiful botanical gardens and verdant lawn.

Constructed in 1948, the master residence is a period showpiece. Virtually all original features are retained; authentic light fittings, bakelite door handles, internal etched glass doors, ornate cornices and curved glass front windows. The main entrance leads you through to the elegant lounge room bathed in light from the two traditional curved period windows.

The generously proportioned master and guest bedrooms each have customised built-in robes while the master bathroom suite features delightful red/cream mosaic tiling and a luxuriant claw-foot bath. The spacious bespoke “Farmers” timber kitchen features soft closing drawers and extensive storage recently renovated. Suitable for all entertaining needs and retaining original charm, coupled with the full suite of modern conveniences including a commercial grade stove, wood-fired oven and walk-in pantry.

The chapel and vestry are the property’s pride and joy, complete with original pews and antique organ in good working condition. There is also a modern 80-seat function / reception centre and a small café/tea rooms which can seat 20 guests. The function centre generates a healthy existing income and has proved a popular venue. The Chapel can be used for weddings, funerals, wine tasting’s and the odd opera.

Built in 1896, the building’s heritage aspects extend to the original white timber “Farmers Cottage”, complete with slow combustion stove and TV aerial with B&B potential. On the premises, there are two garden sheds, two large storage sheds, and an antique 1948 petrol pump next to the two-car garage, with the manager’s office created from a converted garage behind the carport. The property has access to the NBN.

Stunning botanical gardens and expansive lawns envelope the property, including a huge vegetable garden and fabulous fruit trees. Water for the glorious grounds will never prove a problem thanks to four rainwater tanks and large holding tank fed by spring water pumped via the nearby creek. The property is licensed to 10 megalitres of water rights, while the beautiful environs are graced with a picture-perfect ornamental pond with fountain and statue.

This stunning slice of charming period heritage past and present is less than an hour from the Melbourne CBD. To find out more about this exceptional property contact Janine Lum on 0419 113 447.
Last updated: 11:06AM on Dec 9th 2017
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