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Dreaming of solitude in the country?
Nestled into a secluded valley in the outer reaches of the Wombat Forest this gorgeous three bedroom character-cottage is the perfect place to get away from it all and get back to nature.
Situated in the Woodend, Castlemaine, Daylesford triangle, just a ten-minute drive from Malmsbury Station and V-Line from the city (+- 1 hr 20 mins), ‘Jalawija Cottage’ is the perfect place for the kids to grow up in the country and still be in touch with Melbourne, a bed and breakfast retreat or family weekender.
This lovingly crafted cottage is filled with quirk and character, includes hydronic heating via a classic old Stanley slow-combustion cooker, Victorian-era cast-iron ORB high-mount cistern, cast iron door furniture, Victorian light switches, beautiful timber flooring and dado paneling. Its cavernous attic-room, complete with its own hydronic radiator, is simply a joy to behold.
Local attractions include bush walks, riding tracks, gold mine history, local fishing and kayaking spots, the historical towns of Malmsbury, Castlemaine and Trentham whilst kangaroos, wallabies, kookaburras, black cockatoos, families of Australian choughs, wedge-tailed eagles and even the odd koala frequent the cottage grounds and enhance its perfectly balanced mix of lawns and natural habitat.
Wake up to stunning peace and the song of the kookaburras or currawongs, pick a fresh plum or cherry from two netted orchards, enjoy home-grown vegetables and feel secure in the extensive infrastructure that guarantees you a simple, sustainable lifestyle. ‘Jalawija Cottage’ is completely off-grid and features a reliable and efficient solar panel power system (1.8 kW solar panels (14 panels), 200 Amp hour 48V battery bank (8×6V batteries) and Selectronic 3.2kW inverter). 15000 gallons water storage, a dam and water sprinkler system further enhance the lifestyle guarantee.
Owner’s comment: “It’s been an absolutely wonderful place for the children to have grown up in”.